FotoFacial treatments physically improve the texture of your skin and now is the best time to have one. Chances are you won’t be spending many hours out in the sun when the weather is cooler and you spend more time indoors. That is why you should treat your skin to a smoother complextion, decrease fine lines, reduce pore size and fade those sun and age spots.
The FotoFacial procedure, sometimes referred to as an IPL, is best performed around this time of the year. Even though this blog is about FotoFacial or IPL, we want to take time to remind you that it is still important to use sun screen every day, because even a little exposure to sun can be damaging to skin any day of the year. Also, you never know when a short trip may turn into several hours of unexpected sun exposure. Keeping this in mind, we do want to let you know that winter and early spring is an ideal time to take care of any sun damage you incurred over the summer and fall.
Foto Facial is the best way to treat sun damaged skin along with other skin problems. Georgia Dermatology Center invites all those living in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, GA to call for a complimentary consultation (678-845-7494) to find out if a FotoFacial is right for your skin condition.
What Does a FotoFacial Do?
A FotoFacial is done to treat any type of sun damage like brown spots and age spots, uneven skin tone, large pores, broken capillaries, spider veins, fine lines and facial redness. It can also be used to create plumper, younger looking skin by boosting collagen production. The FotoFacial skin rejuvenation properties have been proven with medical research. FotoFacials (IPL) can also be used as an acne treatment and works by killing the bacteria that causes acne.
How Does a FotoFacial Work?
FotoFacial is a safe and non-invasive procedure that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency technology to diminish imperfections in your skin. This procedure has increased in popularity and recognition to the point where it is now one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures at Georgia Dermatology Center which is located north of Alpharetta in Cumming, GA. This remarkable and innovative treatment technology is FDA- approved for facial rejuvenation. The treatment requires no downtime and is especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, and backs of hands.
In most cases, FotoFacial does not exert its full beneficial effect in only one treatment and in some cases a patient may need up to five treatments over the span of twelve weeks. To optimize results, the expert skin care professionals at Georgia Dermatology Center often recommends a combination of treatments with superficial skin peels or microdermabrasion between the Foto Facial treatments. Each patient is different and the degree of their skin damage varies so the exact number of treatments is not the same for everyone.
It is important to remember, the sun can re-damage your skin again. If you want to maintain the results you have achieved, you must minimalize your sun exposure and always remember sunblock every day. If you know you are going to be out all day, protect yourself even more by wearing a hat, long sleeves, and sun glasses.
If you live in Alpharetta or Johns Creek, GA, you are just a short drive north to one of the best aesthetic dermatology centers in the entire metro Atlanta area. Georgia Dermatology Center is located in the Northside Forsyth hospital campus. Dr. Alexander Gross has been treating dermatology patients for over 25 years and has a complete Medical Spa with experience estheticians waiting to help you rejuvenate your skin.