Photofacial Treatments: San Diego Spa Treatments & Facials

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When it comes to an overall look, it all starts with the face. People tend to look at someone's face before anything else, and when a person features smooth, lush and supple skin, it tends to affect how people view the rest of the person's appearance. While there are a few people who are blessed with naturally beautiful facial skin, most others need a small bit of help from time to time to maintain their youthful appearance. This is where the benefits of facial treatments come into play, and one of the more popular strategies in this regard involves a San Diego Photofacial. This procedure is described below.

What is a Photofacial?

Many people are beginning to hear more about how someone they know has received a San Diego Photofacial treatment, and while those who inquire notice the splendid results, many do not understand what this process involves. A Photofacial treatment is an advanced form of using a strong source of light to treat skin's imperfections such as dark pigmentations, skin flushing, or uneven skin texture on the face or any other area of the body. With this procedure, instead of using creams and cleansers that were long the hallmark of facial treatments, a Photofacial procedure makes use of technology in the form of light beams that are administered to the skin to treat and even out the skin complexion.

How Does a Photofacial Work?

Specifically, a photofacial is often referred to as an ‘IPL', which stands for Intense Pulsed Light. In this procedure, a hand-held device that delivers this pulsed light onto the skin with a high degree of intensity is used. This filtered broadband light penetrates through the surface area of the facial skin to be treated. The light works on the dermis, or interior layer of the skin tissue and treats any facial skin problems that include sun damage, pigmentations, skin flushing, large pores, and wrinkles and lines at their foundation. In addition, the photofacial treatment does not do any damage to the outer layer of the facial skin, also known as the epidermis.

How Long Does a San Diego Photofacial Treatment Take?

An advantage to using this strategy is that it can be completed quickly and easily. Generally, and though there can be exceptions, patients can expect a San Diego photofacial treatment to be completed in 15 to 30 minutes. There is also almost no recovery time, as many patients can apply makeup and return to work the same day, and there is little if any pain that results from this process.

If you would like to learn more about how you can achieve that fresh, smooth and youthful look on your face, contact the facial treatments professionals as Global Laser Cosmetics today to schedule an initial consultation.

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