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Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Technology

FotoFacial | IPL | Alpharetta, GA | Dr. GrossDo you have sun damaged skin that resulted in age spots or uneven pigmentation? Then a FotoFacial is the best treatment to help remove those as well as broken capillaries, spider veins on the face, redness, and even acne. Georgia Dermatology Center uses the latest IPL system to perform the FotoFacial procedure. Patients come from all over north Georgia to seek this treatment including Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Duluth, Roswell, and Atlanta, GA.

A FotoFacial uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology. FotoFacial is not a laser, it is a light. IPL is a very bright light that is quickly pulsed to your skin with the mission to attract dead keratinized skin cells, blood and melanin. This is what causes the appearance of sun damage, age spots, diffuse redness from broken capillaries, rosacea, large pores, aging tissue, and fine lines.

The results from a FotoFacial can be very good, but it usually takes a series of treatments. The number of FotoFacials you need will vary depending on the condition you’re treating, the results you want, and how your skin responds. Typically, you will need 4 to 5 treatments spaced several weeks apart. The aesthetician at Georgia Dermatology Center may also recommend a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to be carried out in conjunction with the FotoFacial. It is also important that you follow a regular skin care routine that you develop with the aesthetician. They are experts when it comes to analyzing your skin and offering the best advice in creating your customized skin care regime.

What Occurs During a FotoFacial?

First the aesthetician will perform a basic facial cleanse, and a skin analysis with a bright light so she can see the condition of your skin and what needs to be done. Then she will apply a cooling gel to your face and cover your eyes with dark goggles to protect them. She chooses the proper head and settings for the machine, based on what she’s treating and how light or dark your skin is. The aesthetician will place the machine head against your skin, press the button, and it will deliver a flash of intense pulsed light.

Does a FotoFacial Hurt?

Most fotofacial machines have a cooling head. Most patients say it feels like a rubber band snapping. Some patients who have more uneven pigmentation may be less comfortable because the melanin that is being destroyed is attracting more heat and energy.

The FotoFacial procedure is performed in our Cumming, GA Med Spa. There is little down time but your face may have some redness which will fade in a day or two. Patients seek our FotoFacial procedure from Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Milton, Duluth, Roswell, and Atlanta, GA because of the excellent results it achieves.

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