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Photofacial for Light-skinned Individuals (skin types I-III)


If you have a light skin tone and are looking for a treatment that can reduce the appearance of facial veins, superficial pigmentation, or rosacea, a photofacial could be the solution for you.

A photofacial effectively eradicates dyschromia, a common condition associated with aging skin and includes both hypopigmentation and hyperpigmentation.

This revolutionary technology makes treatments easier, faster and more effective than other similar protocols.

PhotoFacial Technology: How it works

The photofacial treatment, also known as photo rejuvenation, uses light to stimulate collagen production for anti-aging while diminishing the appearance of hyperpigmentation and visible facial veins.

What to Expect During Your Photofacial

Prior to your treatment, our staff will provide you with a full consultation to determine if a photofacial is the right treatment for your needs. Once it's determined you're a good candidate for a photofacial, we will proceed with treatment or schedule you for another day to come in for your first in a series of treatments.

When you arrive for your photofacial appointment, a cream is applied to your skin and goggles will be placed over your eyes. This is to keep you comfortable during your treatment and protect your eyes from the intense light emitted from the device. Your provider will then use the handheld photofacial device to target and treat your skin.

Timing and Results Following Photofacial Treatment

With photofacials and other light and laser-based skin technologies, a series of treatments is required to see full results. The number of treatments you will need to see the desired effect varies. This depends on the amount of pigmentation, redness, and facial veins requiring treatment.

Following your treatment, your provider will provide instructions on how to care for your skin. This should be followed precisely to ensure the best results and to avoid further skin damage.

We recommend all patients, regardless of treatments, use an SPF 30+ sunscreen every day. This is especially important in light skinned individuals who are prone to freckling and sunburns. It's also advised that you wear wide-brimmed hats and protective clothing, use an umbrella that blocks UV light when possible, and seek shade. Limit your sun exposure and reapply sunscreen liberally if you're outside for long periods of time.

Other Treatments for Light Skinned Patients

If a photofacial isn't right for you, you can discuss other options for treatments and products. These recommendations will vary based on your skin type and concerns.

Why Choose Ultra Smooth Skin for a Photofacial Treatment

At Ultra Smooth Skin, our providers are fully trained and certified to perform light and laser treatments. Owner Lisa Williams ANP-C is licensed by the State of Arizona to perform light and laser based treatments as well as train and certify other providers in the use of these technologies. When you come to one of Ultra Smooth Skin's Gainey location in Scottsdale, AZ, you are entrusting your skin to some of the most well-trained and experienced providers.

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