Photofacials are increasingly popular to San Francisco Bay Area residents. The Bay Area is known for tech-savvy consumers, many of whom want photofacials. What are photofacials? They are a skin treatment that uses a light-based technology to boost collagen and lighten the appearance of blemishes—requires high-tech equipment and is offered at medical spas, specialized resorts, and holistic care centers. There are many different types of photofacial procedures available, making it important to understand the difference between the various rejuvenation technologies.
Photofacials are different than your regular facial. The two most popular photofacial treatments are IPL (intense-pulsed light) and LED (light-emitting diode). LED treatments (often referred to as a non-IPL or “light therapy”) work best for minor skin problems since they act only on the outer layer of the skin’s epidermis. This treatment is often conducted via a handheld device or lamp and offered more readily in a day spa. For more serious conditions that affect deeper layers of skin (like age spots and wrinkles), IPL procedures work better. Whichever you choose, speak with an esthetician in our office first about developing a skincare routine that will prolong the effects of the treatment and prevent further damage.
If you’re looking for photo facials in Foster City or nearby communities such as San Mateo, Burlingame, or Palo Alto, contact our office for a consultation.