Dermatology and Aesthetics Center of Utah

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Learn About Photofacials

The sun is good for your health but can also cause damage to your skin. You can treat sun-related damage like sun spots and discoloration with the noninvasive photofacials available at Dermatology and Aesthetics Center of Utah in West Jordan and Centerville, Utah. Amy Curtis, MD, FAAD, Leena Brown, MPT, PA-C, and the team can customize a photofacial treatment plan to improve the health of your skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage, acne scars, and rosacea. Find out if you’re a candidate for photofacials by calling the office nearest you or requesting a consultation online today.

What are photofacials?

Photofacials are a noninvasive treatment option that uses light energy to address common skin flaws like:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Discoloration
  • Enlarged pores

Photofacials can also improve the overall tone and texture of the skin on your hands, neck, face, and upper chest without much discomfort or the need for downtime.

How do photofacials work?

Photofacials use intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to trigger changes in the deeper layers of your skin. That stimulates your body’s natural healing abilities and increases collagen production, an essential protein in healthy skin. New collagen plumps your skin, so it’s smoother and looks younger.

The IPL energy helps constrict your blood vessels to address redness on the surface of your skin. Photofacials also target dark spots by breaking down excess melanin that gives your skin its color. The dead skin cells flake off in the days after your treatment, and your body also processes treated cells naturally as waste.

Photofacial sessions generally take less than an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Your results become more noticeable as you shed dead skin cells in the days after your treatment. The results can last for several months, and you can extend their longevity by staying out of the sun, using sunscreen, and practicing a daily skin routine.

Am I a good candidate for photofacials?

To determine if photofacials are right for you, the team at Dermatology and Aesthetics Center of Utah assesses the health of your skin and the conditions you want to treat.

They customize a photofacial treatment plan that typically involves three to five sessions scheduled four weeks apart to achieve your desired results.

As long as your skin is healthy, photofacials might be a treatment option for you. However, you might not be a candidate for photofacials if you have a tan or underlying skin conditions like melasma because the light energy can cause additional discoloration in your skin.

If you’re ready to reverse the effects of sun damage on your skin without surgery, call the Dermatology and Aesthetics Center of Utah office nearest you or schedule a photofacial consultation online today.