How does a photofacial work?
Photofacials use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which is a non-laser therapy that involves shining highly concentrated and intense beams of light intermittently on the surface of the skin. The pulses of light target pigment and vascular irregularities, smoothing out the skin’s tone and texture.
What does a photofacial do?
Photofacials help to reduce the effects of aging & hyperpigmentation, leaving clients with younger, even, and healthier-looking skin.
Are photofacials safe?
Yes! As long as they are being provided by a trained professional, photofacials are very safe. At Still Beauty & Med-Spa, we take lots of measures beforehand to ensure our clients are good candidates for a photofacial. We always require a medical form to be filled out prior to the treatment and do a patch test to ensure your skin reacts well to the IPL.
Are photofacials painful?
No, there may be slight discomfort, but no numbing is needed, and the sessions are very quick. Some clients say it feels like a dull elastic band snapping against their skin, a pinprick, or sometimes they don’t feel anything at all! The Icon machine has a self-cooling tip that helps reduce any heat or pain.
Are there any side effects with photofacials?
There usually is some pink/redness to the skin afterward, but that will go away within a few hours.
Who shouldn't get photofacials?
IPL is not recommended for those with very tanned or naturally dark skin. Pregnant women should wait until after they have given birth before considering IPL. Patients taking Accutane must cease using the drug for at least six months before receiving an IPL treatment.
Photofacials are a laser rejuvenation therapy that stimulates collagen production and treats skin discoloration. It is a pain-free procedure that improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, spider veins, broken capillaries, age spots, rosacea, and sun spots. It uses IPL (intense pulsed light), where a handheld device is used to produce a spectrum of light, penetrating the deeper layers of skin. Typically three to six sessions are recommended, but improvements can be seen after the first treatment. Additional sessions may be needed to address larger or darker spots.
If you shave your body hair, you’ll spend around $10,000 on shaving products during your lifetime. You can save money and time by investing in laser hair removal with the revolutionary Icon® laser system with the experts at Still Beauty & Med Spa in Ajax, Ontario. Starting with a pre-treatment consultation to determine the best treatment regimen for your hair and skin type, your laser technician can zap away your unwanted body hair from just about anywhere on your body. If you’re ready to give up your razor, call to schedule your laser hair removal consultation today.
If you’re living with scarring from acne or surgery, it might make you feel self-conscious. Fortunately, the team at Still Beauty & Med Spa offers laser scar-reduction treatments with the innovative Icon® laser system that can reduce the appearance of your scars, leaving you with fresh, clear skin. If you’re ready to do something about your scars, call and schedule a consultation today to find out if laser scar removal is right for you.
Aging is something that happens to everyone. If signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, are making you look older than you are, contact the skincare experts at Still Beauty & Med Spa in Ajax, Ontario, to find out if skin resurfacing treatments can reduce your signs of aging. The team uses Icon® laser treatments to treat your skin and stimulate new collagen growth deep within your skin for a fresh, youthful appearance. Call today to schedule your consultation.
What is skin resurfacing?
At Still Beauty & Med Spa, the team offers Icon laser skin resurfacing treatments. Using cutting-edge technology, the laser not only thoroughly exfoliates your skin but also triggers new collagen growth deep within your skin. This treatment helps reduce the appearance of signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with a fresh and youthful complexion.
The team at Still Beauty & Med Spa offers skincare consultations. During this time, they examine your skin and talk to you about your concerns and current skincare regimen to determine the best treatments to improve the appearance of your skin. Though every client has different needs, most require a series of skin resurfacing treatments for optimal results.
What skin concerns does skin resurfacing correct?
Laser skin resurfacing treatments are versatile and can reduce the appearance of:
● Fine lines and wrinkles● Crow’s feet and smoker’s lines● Hyperpigmentation● Some scarring● Skin laxity
What happens during a skin resurfacing treatment?
During your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you relax on a treatment bed. Your skin care expert cleanses your skin before starting the treatment.
You wear protective goggles while your skincare expert directs the laser over your skin with a handheld wand. Treatment usually takes 30 minutes and doesn’t require any downtime to recover.
How should I take care of my skin after skin resurfacing?
Following your laser skin resurfacing treatment, you’ll need to avoid the sun. Make sure to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen and to stay indoors when possible. You will be provided a comprehensive post-care sheet after treatment. Your skin care expert offers information on skincare products to use after your treatments and other advice.
You may want to schedule regular facials to help optimize the results of your skin resurfacing treatments. The team at Still Beauty & Med Spa offers customizable facials to help with exfoliation and moisturization to support a healthy and youthful complexion. Facials are a great way to keep your skin looking fresh, and they often support your at-home skincare regimen to be more effective.