Photofacial, also known as photo rejuvenation, is a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology for addressing a number of skin issues like age spots, sun damage, and open pores, wrinkles and fine lines. This medical facial is usually offered at medical spas, skin clinic, specialized resorts, and holistic care centres.
Photofacial treatments focus on using light energy to treat various skin-related issues such as discoloration, poor skin texture, and blemishes on the skin. There are two main types of Photofacials that you must be aware of which are Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Light Emitting Diode (LED).
Generally, IPL photofacials deliver pulses of the broad light spectrum onto the skin through the use of handheld devices. As the skin receives this energy, healthier cells are stimulated, which should help leave your skin feeling more refreshed.
On the other hand, the LED Photofacial treatment works by using the colors of LED lights rather than the broader light spectrum. Essentially, LED Photofacials are more tailored to specific issues which can make them more effective. For example, blue LED light is extremely effective in killing acne cells. So, by using this light source, such cells can be destroyed faster.
As LED Photofacial focuses on delivering low energy to your skin while IPL focuses on delivering high energy, there are advantages to each type of technology.
As there are several skin therapy treatments available, it can feel overwhelming to pick which is the best option for you. However, we will always suggest that you pursue Photofacial treatment when pigmentation or skin blemishes are an issue. Additionally, both the IPL and Photofacial treatments have several advantages.