Photofacials in Barrington, IL
Photofacials use high-powered light to rejuvenate facial skin and provide relief sagging, wrinkled or damaged skin. To learn more about photofacial treatments, please call (847) 393-4057 or contact Dr. David Van Dam online.
How do Photofacials work?
There are two primary types of photofacials (or fotofacials), LED and intense pulsed light (IPL).
- LED photofacials are a gentle treatment that stimulates collagen production. LED photofacials are less potent, but do produce results for younger-looking skin and acne-reduction.
- IPL photofacials are used to treat wrinkles, lines and provide total facial rejuvenation. The intense pulsed light used in this style of treatment is far more powerful, but has greater effects.
IPL photofacials are both more common and more effective. IPL photofacials can treat:
- Age spots
- Liver spots
- Brown spots
- Broken capillaries
- Spider veins
What is a Typical Photofacial Like?
The length of your IPL photofacial will vary depending on what skin conditions are being treated. Most photofacials fall somewhere between 30 – 45 minutes. During the non-invasive procedure, your healthcare provider will use a device to administer high-energy broadband light to your face. This light targets pigmentation and eliminates it, which reduces spots and wrinkles. As a positive side-effect, the intense pulsed light also stimulates collagen. When collagen is stimulated, your skin becomes tighter, supple and more youthful.
During the procedure, you will likely be provided with a covering to shield your eyes. The IPL can get hot, so most machines feature a built-in cooling fan. Your doctor may also provide a topical anesthetic to make the experience more pleasant.
How do I get a Photofacial?
An experienced provider can recommend a photofacial treatment plan that's tailored to suit your needs. Get started with a photofacial consultation: please call (847) 393-4057 or contact Dr. David Van Dam online.
Van Dam Dermatology & Laser Center
Address738 W. Northwest Highway
Barrington, IL 60010
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