The benefits of Fotofacial treatment
Fotofacial treatment is one of the most innovative and effective ways to rejuvenate your appearance without resorting to procedures that require downtime. Friends and family will be full of compliments when they notice your younger and vibrant look. Another term for Fotofacial treatment is Broadband light therapy. This is an advanced technology that dermatologists use to revitalize their patients’ face and skin without resorting to surgery.
How it works
Skin consists of three layers. As we age, the top layers lose their cohesiveness, and elasticity. In some case, even the bottom layer will begin to detach from the supporting muscles beneath the skin. The aging process occurs gradually for some, and rather quickly for others. In addition to sagging and wrinkles, aging skin also develops pigment issues. Fortunately, board certified dermatologists can offer several therapies and procedures designed to treat these skin issues.
Fotofacial therapy works by heating the upper layers of the skin. When heat is absorbed by the targeted areas, your skin cells are stimulated to generate new collagen. The end results will be the restoration of your skin to its natural beauty. If you have pigmentation issues, Fotofacial treatment can blend your skin’s natural colors. Nearly every patient reports smoother, more vibrant, and younger looking skin. Fotofacial can also target and eliminate the fine vessels that cause redness, and reduce pigmented lesions. Your dermatologist or clinician may recommend complimentary creams or medications to help improve skin tone and texture. He or she may also opt to treat skin issues with dermal fillers or laser therapy, to minimize sagging skin.
How it is used
Fotofacial treatments uses intense light energy that pulses gently on the skin. The light and energy effectively targets problem areas on the face, neck, back, chest, and hands. As mentioned above, the treatments stimulate the production of collagen, and encourages the growth of new cells in the upper layers of skin. Patients who undergo Fotofacial therapy notice remarkable restoration of some of the skin’s strength and elasticity. Your Charlotte dermatologist can tell you if you are a candidate for Fotofacial therapy. For most patients, gradual and cumulative improvement is achieved between 3-5 treatments, spaced about 3 weeks apart. There is little to no discomfort, and patients can apply makeup and return to normal activities immediately after treatment sessions. Getting started now will ensure your chances of having your face rejuvenated and healthy looking for the new year.
Younger, vibrant skin in Charlotte NC
If you are finding it difficult to live with aging skin, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide the most effective treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.
Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis of your aging skin.