Photo Facials: The Non-Surgical Facelift

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Photo facials are quickly becoming one of the leading cosmetic procedures available on the market. A simple and non-invasive alternative to surgery or traditional facelifts, a photo facial can rejuvenate aging or sun-worn skin. Advanced photo laser technology makes this an effective treatment for all skin types, including sensitive or acne prone skin.

As we grow older, our skin becomes thinner and begins to sag. The effects of sun exposure also adds to the aging process, making our skin appear wrinkled and aged. A photo facial uses a laser on the skin to plump up the layers beneath the surface and increase collagen cells. This results in a reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, redness or rosacea and sun spots. It also makes pores smaller, which benefits those with acne prone skin.

Photo facial treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest and even hands. Skin will be noticeably smoother even after the first treatment. Due to the nature of the laser effects, it's an effective treatment for all skin types.

The appeal of the photo facial is not just the non-surgery component, but the time it takes for the procedure. Each treatment lasts only about 15 minutes to half an hour, and the minimal after effects, such as minor bruising, are short lived. It's quite common for patients to schedule a treatment during their lunch break.

While it is a relatively pain free process, you may feel some discomfort, such as a flicking sensation against your skin while the laser is in use. For those with an extremely low tolerance to such discomfort, you do have the option of a topical anesthetic to numb the skin during the laser application.

There are as many reasons to have a photo facial as there are people. Perhaps you've indulged in too much sunshine without enough sunscreen, leaving sun spots behind. Maybe you're discouraged by the lines and wrinkles you see in the mirror. Possibly you are self-conscious of acne prone skin or rosacea.

Whatever the reason, photo facials are a fantastic solution to improve your appearance, without resorting to costly surgeries. Results are seen immediately, not only in the improvement of your skin, but you may also discover yourself walking a little taller and holding your head a little higher. After all, nothing builds confidence like skin you are proud to show off, and photo facials are a great way to make that happen.

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