This intense-pulsed light (IPL) eliminates brown spots, sun damage, broken vessels, and rosacea for a more overall even skin tone. It is a quick 30-minute treatment to brighten and improve skin tone by reducing the appearance of brown spots, redness and broken capillaries. After just one treatment our Denver clients are pleased with results! For maximum effectiveness, we recommend three to six treatments in total.
Cost of Photofacial
Price per treatment:
Individual spot treatment, $99 initial and $4 for each additional spot
Combine therapies to maximize your results.
10% off any 3 treatments
20% off any 6 treatments
25% off any 9 treatments
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What is a photofacial?
Photofacial is a quick, 30-minute cosmetic treatment using intense pulsed light (IPL) - also referred to as optimized pulsed light - to improve the skin tone by lightening brown spots and diffusing redness or broken capillaries.
How does a photofacial work?
A broad spectrum of light is scanned over the full face, targeting red and brown pigment. These targets absorb the light which is then converted to heat. The heat essentially lifts brown spots to the surface causing them to crust and flake off revealing a more even complexion. Blood vessels coagulate and are reabsorbed by the body, causing them to fade from view.
Does a photofacial hurt?
Some of our Denver patients liken the sensation to a rubber band snap. At Denver Laser Solutions, we recommend coming in a little early before your appointment. Then we can apply prescription-strength numbing cream to make the treatment more comfortable. Even though protective goggles are worn during the procedure, some clients can still see a bright flash of light. Usually they are more surprised by the flash than the actual sensation itself.
What is a photofacial’s recovery time like?
You may experience a feeling of redness, akin to a mild sunburn, which may last for a few hours. If we are treating many blood vessels, you may also experience minor swelling. Particularly in the cheeks and under the eyes. Over time, the pigmented sun spots will darken and start to crust over like cracked pepper or coffee grounds. These will eventually flake off in seven to ten days. Blood vessels may seem more visible immediately after treatment but they too will begin to fade from view.
How many photofacials will I need?
One treatment is effective at removing years of sun accumulation but a series of three to six treatments will be needed to see maximum results.
How long will results last?
Photofacials can bring about dramatic results to the skin. But having a good skin care regimen and wearing sunscreen every day will ensure you get the most out of your investment. Your aesthetician will go over proper use of skin care products during your visit.
Are there any side effects to photofacials?
With darker skin tones, if done incorrectly, it can cause hyper pigmentation.
What are the benefits of photofacials?
It clears and balances skin tone, helps correct broken capillaries and heals rosacea.
What is the downtime after photofacials?
If you have a special occasion, we recommend getting a photofacial approximately three to four weeks ahead of time.