Definition - What does Photofacial mean?

A photofacial is a medical procedure designed to reduce or reverse the effects of rosacea, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. The 30-minute procedure uses intense pulses of light that penetrate the upper layers of the skin. These light pulses cause collagen and blood vessels to increase activity. The results from the procedure are usually noticeable within a few weeks.

TheConsultation explains Photofacial

This procedure targets individuals that are experiencing blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin. Those who are considering photofacial treatment, consult with a medical provider or dermatologist as it's a medical treatment. The cost per session generally ranges between 500-600 dollars (US), although individual reviews have reported costs between $100 to well over $3,000.

The overall number of sessions will vary depending on the needs of the patient. While the overall downtime is minimal, patients may experience some redness or swelling.

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