Photofacials Specialist

Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care

Medical Spa located in Prairieville, LA

Photofacials at Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care in Prairieville, Louisiana, help with three different skin problems. If you’ve got vascular lesions like spider veins or rosacea, hyperpigmentation like age spots, and fine lines, a photofacial can revitalize your whole face at once. Call the office or click the online scheduler to find out how photofacials can help you achieve beautiful skin.

Photofacials Q & A

What is a photofacial?

Photofacials, also called photorejuvenation, are multipurpose treatments that address the common effects of sun damage. Over time, sun exposure can cause considerable skin damage, in three main ways:

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is marked by melanin spots on your face. Freckles are a common type of hyperpigmentation, and age spots (aka sunspots) are the most common form of hyperpigmentation as you age. 

Vascular lesions

Vascular lesions include spider veins, broken blood vessels, and even rosacea. Sun exposure can cause blood-vessel dilation and skin thinning, which makes vascular lesions more prominent. Sunlight is also one of the most common causes of rosacea flare-ups.

Lines and wrinkles

Repeated sun exposure can deplete your body’s natural collagen and elastin, which are both crucial for skin support. The result is increased fine lines and deeper wrinkles that can age you quickly. 

A photofacial addresses all of these problems at one time, during short treatment sessions at the luxurious Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care facility.

How does a photofacial work?

Photofacials use intense pulsed light to stimulate cellular turnover. Your Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care specialist hones in on the areas where you have sun damage. 

Intense pulsed light devices deliver broad-spectrum energy pulses to your skin. This scattered light treats many points on your skin at once. On your skin’s surface layer, the age spots and other hyperpigmentation absorb the intense pulsed light. The light heats up and shatters the hyperpigmentation. Then, your body absorbs and flushes the pigment out.

When your vascular lesions, like spider veins, absorb the light, they’re irritated and close off. Then, the vascular lesions wither away. The blood moves into other veins, and you dispose of vein tissue during normal lymphatic functions.

After treating hyperpigmentation and vascular lesions, your Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care practitioner directs the light energy to skin sublayers. As the light heats your deeper skin cells, it triggers cellular turnover. This starts collagen and remodeling. In the future, the new collagen and elastin blur lines, add support and improve tightness.

How often do I need photofacials?

It depends on your desired outcome. Most patients get the maximum benefit from 1-3 treatments, about a month apart. Because photofacials are gentle and noninvasive, you can even have them on a regular basis as part of your healthy skin routine. Talk to your aesthetics expert about an ideal treatment schedule. 

For photofacials from aesthetics care experts, call Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care or book online today.