Fotofacial uses IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy to diminish or fully eradicate the appearance of facial flushing, rosacea, redness, broken capillaries, age/liver spots, freckles, minor sun damage, fine lines and pores.
Treatment of Rosacea on face. * Individual results may vary.
All laser treatments will be monitored and supervised by Dr. Naficy.
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- How does Fotofacial work?
- How many treatments will I need?
- Am I a good candidate for Fotofacial?
- Are Fotofacial treatments painful?
- What will happen after the treatment?
- Should I be doing anything in preparation for my treatment?
- Combination Therapy: Combine Fotofacial treatments with Botox or Restylane for optimal results!
With so many clinics offering Fotofacial, how do i choose the right place for my treatment?
Lasers are medical devices which require training and knowledge - and above all, constant medical supervision - for safe and effective operation. Discount laser clinics might offer lower fees and faster treatment times, but they will not be able to offer you the same level of medical expertise offered by a reputable medical office - especially that of a Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.
How does Fotofacial work?
Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) pulses are directed at the age spots, freckles, flat pigmented birthmarks and other types of discolorations.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on your skin and hair type. Most patients will see significant improvement following multiple treatments performed in 3 weeks intervals. We offer special package rates for the purchase of a series of five treatments.
Am I a good candidate for Fotofacial?
New technology is making Fotofacial treatments effective for most skin types. Dr. Naficy and his trained staff will personally assess your skin and hair type to determine whether you are a good candidate for Fotofacial.
Are Fotofacial treatments painful?
You will feel some discomfort, which can be minimized by using a topical anesthetic (numbing cream) or by using a cooling mechanism such as the Zimmer.
What will happen after the treatment?
You may experience temporary redness, itching and/or swelling in the treated area, but this typically lasts a very short time and most people return to work or normal activity immediately after treatment.
Should I be doing anything in preparation for my treatment?
You should avoid sun exposure and tanning (including artificial tanning products and procedures) before and after your treatments. Also, to reduce the chance of bruising, you should discontinue the use of any blood thinners such as Coumadin, aspirin or other types of anti-platelet or anti-coagulant herbal remedies including Garlic, Ginger, Cayenne, Gingko, Gingko biloba, Selenium, Papaya, Bilberry and Vitamin E Tablets/Supplements.
Combination Therapy: Combine Fotofacial treatments with Botox or Restylane for optimal results!
Fotofacials work by canvassing the entire face, smoothing away various brown and red conditions and improving general texture and skin tone. Botox and Restylane work by targeting specific areas in the face, giving excellent results in smoothing out deeper lines and wrinkles. Combining Fotofacial treatments with Botox or Restylane provides a complement of general and targeted treatments, creating an overall rejuvenation system. Botox, Restylane and Fotofacial treatments can be performed during the same office visit to produce dramatic effects with minimal time investment.
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