Foto Facial® (rosacea & facial veins)
Atlanta Center for Vein’s FotoFacial® treatment utilizes a hand held device to emit intense pulses of laser light to penetrate deep into the skin’s layers and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, skin irregularities, rosacea symptoms and broken facial veins and capillaries.
The FotoFacial® system offers non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment for the face, neck and body. FotoFacial® combines controlled heat and light to gently improve redness, wrinkles, sun/age spots and skin texture and tone. Pulses of laser light pass through the skin, penetrating deep into the layers of the dermis, to enhance the skin by increasing collagen production and elastin to correct any textural irregularities and restore the skin to a more youthful appearance. The FotoFacial® system is non-ablative which means the surface of the skin is left unharmed while subdermal rejuvenation takes place.
Utilizing the energy from Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), FotoFacial® treatment provides safe and effective treatment for common signs of aging, such as wrinkles and age spots while improving skin tone and texture.
Treatments generally last 30 minutes and a cooling gel is applied to treatment areas for added patient comfort. FotoFacial® treatments are gentle with four to five treatments recommended for optimal results. With treatments spaced three to four weeks apart, the body must have time to naturally rejuvenate itself and allow the skin to heal on its own before subsequent treatments may occur. There is no downtime required and patients are able to immediately return to work and normal activities after their treatment.
How does FotoFacial® work?
Strong, yet gentle, bursts of laser light energy penetrate deep into the subdermal layers of the skin to provide an overall skin rejuvenation while addressing multiple skin conditions and irregularities. The pulses of light induce the body’s natural healing process and gradually improve signs of aging and appearance while simultaneously encouraging collagen and elastin production.
What can FotoFacial® treatments treat?
FotoFacial® gently and effectively improves the cosmetic appearance of the face, neck, hands, chest, arms and back. With the combination of laser light and heat energy, FotoFacial® improves the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, acne scarring, spider veins, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
Is there any downtime required after FotoFacial® treatment?
No. The skilled providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta will apply a cooling gel to the treatment areas to provide patients with added comfort during their treatment. Patients may also opt to use a topical anesthetic cream 30 minutes prior to treatments to provide further relief if necessary. There is rarely downtime required and patients can resume the use of makeup and return to their normal activities or work immediately following treatment.