Photofacial is a term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology, primarily for boosting collagen, treating brown spots, and diminishing broken capillaries. Other names for photofacials are foto facials, facial rejuvenation and photo rejuvenation.
An IPL photofacial can treat a variety of skin conditions such as brown spots, broken capillaries, spider veins, and facial redness. An IPL photofacial delivers a bright blast of light at very high energy levels through a hand-held device. While some IPLs have cooling devices, it can be uncomfortable, even painful.
An IPL photo facial is a good choice if you have a number of different goals: plumper, younger-looking skin, faded brown spots, fewer broken capillaries and less overall redness, called diffused facial redness. The number of IPL photo facials you need will vary depending on the condition you're treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds.Photo facials work best in conjunction with a regular skin care routine that you develop with your esthetician.
Some spas that have LED (light-emitting diode) equipment. It is usually called light therapy, and LED facial, or LED treatment, but it is sometimes called a photo facial.
However, IPL and LED are completely different, so it's extremely important to understand which photo facial technology is being used. That way you are more likely to get the results you hope to achieve.
An LED photo facial is a very gentle treatment that uses narrow spectrum light to boost collagen, which creates plumper, younger-looking skin, or to kill the bacteria that causes acne.
This type of photo facial is more likely to be found in a day spa with a serious focus on esthetics.
LED photo facials are painless, cool and relaxing, and (unlike laser treatments) carry no risk of burning. The best results come after a series of photo facial treatments. To begin, a series of six treatments with a one-to two weeks between is recommended. After that, maintain with a treatment every month or two. It can be part of a facial or a stand-alone treatment.
LED photo facials are a good choice for people who want to boost collagen or treat acne. Their collagen-boosting, facial rejuvenation properties have been proven with medical research. The results won’t be as dramatic as plastic surgery, but it’s a gentler, more natural, less expensive way to go.