November is Healthy Skin Month. It’s the perfect time to consider a photofacial. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it pay off to take care of it! Photofacials use light-based technology to boost collagen, lighten blemishes including wrinkles and treat acne.
What are the different types of photofacial?
Photofacials include light-emitting diode (LED) and intense-pulsed light (IPL) treatments. Both types of photofacials are “non-ablative,” meaning they do not remove or damage any existing skin tissue while rejuvenating the skin. The treatment is non-invasive.
An LED photofacial has a relatively low risk of side effects aside from reddened skin and increased sensitivity. However, IPL treatments are more intense and can be painful. It can take some time to heal from IPL treatments.
What’s in Juvenate Healing’s photofacial?
Juvenate Healing offers LED photofacials. Sometimes this is also called Color Light Therapy. LED photofacials are painless, cooling, and relaxing. Specific light wavelengths are used on the face to to gently boost collagen production, creating plumper, younger-looking skin. This procedure can also kill the bacteria that causes acne.
We couple the LED lights with serums specifically tailored for your skin needs.
While your skin should improve after the first treatment, you should expect a series of LED treatments to help clear up skin.
Can photofacial treat acne?
Yes, the LED treatment has two wavelengths that can be helpful for treating acne. Blue light, at 423nm, kills bacteria that causes acne and inhibits sebaceous gland activity. Typically sebaceous glands produce oil that can plug the hair follicles, leading to acne. Often, blue and red light are used in combination to help fight acne. Red light reduces inflammation and redness.
Can photofacial treat wrinkles?
Yes. Red light, at 640nm, has the highest penetrating power. The red light acts on skin cells called fibroblasts, which help produce collagen. In addition, some studies show that red light may help to restore hair for those with androgenetic alopecia, or male- and female-pattern hair loss.