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IPL - Fotofacial Elos Technology
FotoFacial treatments revolutionized the non-invasive cosmetic skincare industry. A little over a decade ago, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) (also called FotoFacial) machines hit the market and a renewed focus on reversing the signs of aging began as Brown Spots from Agening & Sun Demage.

What is a FotoFacial and what does it do?

We use Syneron's SR (Skin Rejuvenation) and SRA technologies to rejuvenate and treat brown spots, melasma, pigmented lesions, broken capillaries, rosacea, and general skin tone and texture.

Syneron's technologies are some of the most advanced on the market, providing excellent results with no downtime. Syneron's unique dual energies of intense pulsed light and Radio Frequency (RF) allow us to treat deeper pigments and areas that can't be treated with other traditional lasers and machines. For more on the science behind Syneron's advanced technology and a gallery of before and after photos.

As your treatment series progresses, you will see noticable improvement, including the reduction or elimiation of blemished areas, lightening of brown sun and age spots, an improvement in general skin tone and texture, and less overall redness. This is a effective treatment method for both men and women, and for those in any stage of the aging process. FotoFacial treatments need to be done as a series, usually of five treatments. Your initial treatments will be done every 3-4 weeks. FotoFacial treatments are usually done to the full face, and sometimes the neck and chest, hands and arms.

What is a FotoFacial treatment like?

Before you begin FotoFacial treatments, you will discuss the procedure with one of the certified technicians, sign a consent, and if desired, take pre-treatment photos prior to your treatment.
To perform the treatment, your technician will use the Syneron system and SR/SRA treatment applicator(s). A cold conductive gel will be applied and the area will be pre-treated with a cold air chiller. Not only will this make the treatment less painful, but cooling the top layers of skin allows the RF to penetrate deeper into the skin, further heating the underlying areas to address pigments.
The treatment tip will be applied to the skin and a flash (similar to a camera flash) will pulse into the skin and target the appropriate areas. Multiple passes will be done to each area for the best results. Many offices simply do a single pass with their machines, but our technicians have been trained to do multiple passes and pulses.

 This allows the skin to achieve better results, faster.

What kind of results can I expect from a FotoFacial treatment?

Your skin may appear slightly red or warm for a few hours after the treatment, similar to a light sunburn. Rash-like mild edema or erythmia may be present. You can apply hydrocortisone to these sites. Makeup can be applied immediately after a treatment and you can resume any normal activities. There is no downtime with this procedure.
After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. In some cases, especially if you have a lot of dark spots, your skin may experience "coffee-grounding" which is pigmentation breaking up and lifting to the surface of the skin for exfoliation. This can just be rubbed off and it's a sign of improvement!. You should have realistic expectations and remember that multiple treatments are needed.