What is FotoFacial?
The FotoFacial Photorejuvenation treatment is an intense pulsed light (IPL) system that is extremely effective in treating brown spots and sun damage on the face, arms, chest, hands, or virtually any part of the body one would like to have clearer, younger-looking skin.*
Indications of potential FotoFacial treatment areas:
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Irregular pigmentation
Does a FotoFacial treatment also decrease facial redness and broken blood vessels?
Yes, the American Academy of Dermatology has deemed light therapy (offered by Dermacare of Gainesville) to be effective in treating facial redness, Rosacea, and broken blood vessels. A complimentary consultation will be helpful in determining if the FotoFacial is right for you or possibly one of our other lasers specific for redness. At Dermacare we have personally seen excellent results in treating sun damage whether it be brown or red hyperpigmentation.
What happens during a FotoFacial treatment?
During the procedure a series of visible light pulses are delivered to the targeted area. The light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by abnormal pigmentation. Some patients have described the sensation during treatment similar to that of a rubber band snap.
What should I expect after a FotoFacial treatment?
The heat emitted by the FotoFacial treatment treats the undesired lesions by triggering the natural healing process. Immediately following the treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker, and capillaries may be more visible. After a few days, the lesions will darken just prior to sloughing.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the amount of sun damage, a series of 3 to 5 treatments are typically recommended for optimal results, however results are frequently seen after the first or second treatment. The FotoFacial can be combined with other laser procedures, treatments, and/or skin care products to achieve maximum benefits.
Who can be treated?
The FotoFacial is ideal for patients with light to medium skin types who have sun-damage on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, etc. Proper skin evaluation is crucial to achieving the desired outcome. A complimentary consultation with one of Dermacare's consultants will be helpful in determining if the FotoFacial is the proper treatment.
Is FotoFacial FDA approved?
Yes, the FotoFacial (Intense Pulsed Light) device is approved for a variety of indications including benign pigmented and vascular lesions.
Call today for your complimentary consultation appointment to find out if FotoFacial Photorejuvenation is right for you, (352) 331-5355, or CLICK HERE to request an appointment by email.