Now that vacations are over, it’s time to stop neglecting your skin and get back on track with your anti-aging regimen. Even if you have been using sunscreen while out and about in the summer, you may have noticed a few sun spots take form on different areas around your face or other parts of your body (we’re talking to you arms, shoulders and neck!) and it’s time to take some action.
One of the easiest and most effective treatments used to tackle sun spots, age spots and freckles are Photofacials. Photofacials, also known as photo-rejuvenation, IPL or BBL laser treatments, use light to mend the damage caused by the sun and aging. Also used to treat redness and rosacea, photofacials are virtually painless and carry very little downtime. You may briefly feel a warm or rubber band snap sensation during the treatment but most clients easily tolerate the procedure with no numbing cream.
A thing to note about this treatment is limiting your sun exposure right before and after your session, otherwise, you would be undoing any progress made and potentially cause the spots to return sooner and be even deeper in the skin.
Because of the nature of the treatment, it is not safe for darker skin tones, (try an advanced chemical peel for very similar results) but make sure to consult with the treating provider if you have any questions or concerns on candidacy.
While it is most known to be used to treat dark spots, it also helps stimulate the collagen in the skin and minimize the appearance of pores, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Fine lines and wrinkles also become smooth and less noticeable. With all of these benefits, it is a great place to start for an anti aging maintenance regimen.
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