At Borealis Dermatology, we believe that everyone deserves to have clear, healthy, and glowing skin. That’s why we offer photofacials, a gentle and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin.
What is a Photofacial?
Photofacials are a type of light therapy that uses a variety of different wavelengths of light to target and destroy unwanted blemishes, such as sun damage, age spots, acne, and rosacea. The light penetrates the skin and causes the cells that produce these blemishes to die. This results in a smoother, more even-toned complexion.
Photofacials are a non-invasive treatment, which means that there is no downtime or recovery period. You can return to your normal activities immediately after your treatment.
Photofacials are a safe and effective treatment for most people. However, there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as redness, swelling, and bruising. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days.
If you are considering a photofacial, it is important to talk to Dr. Navin to see if it is right for you. He can assess your skin and determine if photofacials are the best treatment option for you.
Benefits of Photofacials
There are many benefits to photofacials, including:
- They can improve the appearance of sun damage, age spots, acne, and rosacea.
- They can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
- They can even out your skin tone.
- They can give you a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
- They are a non-invasive treatment with minimal downtime.
How Photofacials Work
Photofacials work by using a variety of different wavelengths of light to target and destroy unwanted blemishes. The light penetrates the skin and causes the cells that produce these blemishes to die. This results in a smoother, more even-toned complexion.
The specific wavelengths of light used in photofacials will depend on the type of blemishes you are treating. For example, blue light is often used to treat acne, while red light is often used to treat sun damage.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
The number of photofacial treatments you need will depend on the severity of your blemishes. Most people need 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
What to Expect After a Photofacial
Your skin may be red, swollen, and bruised after a photofacial. These side effects are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days. You may also experience some peeling or flaking. This is normal and should not be a cause for concern.
How to Care for Your Skin After a Photofacial
After your photofacial, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for caring for your skin. This may include:
- Using a gentle cleanser and moisturizer.
- Avoiding sun exposure.
- Using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Photofacials at Borealis Dermatology
At Borealis Dermatology, we offer photofacials using the latest and most advanced technology. Our treatments are performed by experienced and qualified professionals who will help you achieve the clear, healthy, and glowing skin you desire. We have two convenient locations in Garden City and Syosset, New York to provide our community with access to clear and healthy skin. To schedule a consultation or learn more about photofacials, please call us at (516) 246-8800 or schedule an appointment online.