Do you want better skin but do not want to undergo surgery or uncomfortable dermabrasion treatments? A photofacial may be the answer. Our rejuvenation treatment uses pulses of intense laser light to improve skin imperfections. Many clients choose this procedure for their face, but it can also be used on other skin areas such as the chest, neck, arms, hands, and legs.
There are number benefits of photofacial treatments, and they can reverse the signs of aging in both women and men. If you have skin issues, see if a photofacial is the right procedure for your needs.
Photofacials are performed with the Icon laser which restores the skin, removes pigmentation/dark spots and resolves acne and vein therapy.
1. Skin Restoration: The ICON laser distributes microscopic columns of energy that stimulate the production of collagen. Icon (1540) treatments are highly effective on facial wrinkles and skin tightening because of the collagen stimulation. The energy also targets pigment to break up cosmetically undesirable brown spots and pigmentation. Wrinkle depth and severity are minimized and tone and texture improved. Treatment plans can be adjusted to fit everyone’s lifestyle.
2. Dark spots/pigmentation: issues The ICON uses optimized light pulses to reverse some of the effects of sun damage and premature skin aging. The light pulses activate the immune system and encourage the body’s natural processes to fade unwanted dark spots and pigmentation. Icon photo facial treatments are safe for most skin types and can be used to repair skin flaws on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs
3. Acne treatment: Can reduce the appearance of acne and surgical scars with noninvasive laser treatments. Laser scar removal can significantly fade the appearance of acne and surgical scars to reveal your own beautiful skin.
4. Vein treatment: The ICON can treat spider and reticular veins effectively and without damage to the surrounding tissue. Laser light targets and constricts the blood vessels in the legs that cause spider veins, making them less visible at the skin surface. A non-invasive laser leg vein treatment session takes less than 30 minutes.
Candidates for Photofacial
You may be wondering who may want to typically seek out photofacial treatments. Anyone who has skin imperfections will benefit from the procedure, but common candidates include those with
The great thing is the procedure is safe for almost all skin types. It is also gentle, so there is no downtime after your appointment. Get back to your normal schedule immediately!
What results can you expect from a photofacial ICON laser treatment session? One of the things the laser does is stimulate collagen production. This helps to smooth wrinkles and revitalize the skin. The laser also boosts the immune system to reduce redness of the face and fade unwanted spots caused by age or the sun. Treatments can also reduce scars due to surgeries or acne.
Do you have veins in the legs that cause pain or embarrassment? The photofacial Icon helps to constrict these veins, reducing their appearance. Another benefit of the procedure is it improves areas of concern without causing any damage to the other areas of skin.
What to Expect During a Treatment Session
Photofacial treatments rarely last more than 30 minutes. The procedure itself is not painful, and the side effects are minimal. You may notice a little swelling at the treatment site and/or a sensation that feels similar to a sunburn. These should subside quickly after the session, and most people can return to work and their families. Depending on each individual, multiple sessions may be recommended to get the best results.
Contact Shreveport’s Top MedSpa
When choosing what medical spa in Shreveport to visit, make sure to consider Dr. Catherine Vanderloos! Dr. Vanderloos is an expert who is trained and experienced in photofacial and other medspa services. Contact our office at 318-865-4333 or schedule an appointment online to set up a consultation to see how we can help.