A Photofacial is the popular skin rejuvenation treatment utilizing Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology to reduce the signs of aging and improve a variety of skin conditions including sun damage, vascular imperfections, hyper pigmentation, and acne. FDA cleared as safe and effective, IPL treatments are non-invasive, painless, and require no downtime. Replace aged, sun damaged skin with the youthful appearance of clear, even skin tones by calling Numa Spa, the premier Newport News Photofacial provider at (757) 223-5800 to schedule your free consultation.
Benefits of an IPL Photofacial?*
• Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
• Diminish age spots & other forms of sun damage
• Non-invasive treatment with no downtime
• Stimulate collagen production & Rejuvenate skin
• Correct pigmentation issues for even skin tone
• Improves redness & vascular lesions
• Improve active acne
Photofacial Before and After*
Photofacial before and after pictures are of real patients and demonstrate the amazing benefits IPL treatments can offer. While results may vary, Photofacial before and after images demonstrate vast improvement to acne, broken capillaries, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, brown spots, freckles & other forms of sun damage. *
How Does a Photofacial Work?
A Photofacial treatment is centered on Intense Pulsed Light technology. The intense energy penetrates the skin and stimulates numerous therapeutic responses within the body. This light is emitted in rapid pulses to avoid thermal damage to the skin and reduce discomfort during the treatment.¹
The main therapeutic benefits from Photofacials include:
Photo rejuvenation: A Photofacial emitting Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as Broad Band Light (BBL) heats up cells within your skin, triggering the production of collagen. Collagen is the protein responsible for maintaining the health and youthful appearance of the skin. After an IPL treatment, skin is revitalized and radiant, and continues to rejuvenate itself, gradually improving fine lines & wrinkles and correcting other irregularities.
Reduction of Vascular Imperfections: The photothermal energy delivered during a Photofacial causes the fine vessels below the epidermis to constrict, shrinking the vascular injuries that can lead to irregularities that can mar the skin, such as small, red facial veins, red splotches, and rosacea.
Improvement of Pigmentation problems: When the energy from the IPL is focused on pigment irregularities, such as age spots and other forms of sun damage, it can break up the accumulated melanin below the skin’s surface. The fragmented melanin is then absorbed by the body, greatly diminishing the size and appearance of brown spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation and other forms of uneven skin tone. IPL treatments also improve melasma.
Acne Clearance: A Photofacial using IPL technology can improve mild to moderate acne. Photofacials are often used in conjunction with other acne treatments and IPL’s can be especially helpful for individuals who are not good candidates for prescription acne medication. Clinical research suggests IPL treatments clear acne in two ways: first, IPL energy constricts the blood vessels that sustain the sebaceous glands hindering the glands ability to produce sebum. Sebum is the oil your skin produces to protect itself, but the overproduction of sebum often leads to acne break outs. The second way IPL Photofacials treat acne is by destroying the bacteria that accumulates on the surface of your skin contributing to acne breakouts.
When will I see my Photofacial results?
Because IPL treatments stimulate collagen production, Photofacial results take time to fully appear. While results may vary, some immediate benefits, such as the reduction of redness can be seen in many patients after the first treatment. The reduction of brown spots also manifests fairly quickly following an IPL treatment. Other Photofacial results, like acne clearance and improvement of fine lines and wrinkles may take a bit longer to manifest. Remember to maintain your Photofacial results by actively protecting your skin against sun exposure.
How many IPL treatments will I need?
The amount of Photofacial treatments needed for optimal results depend on the individual and the concern being treated. A patient’s skin type and the amount of UV damage can also affect the amount of Photofacial treatments needed to achieve the desired outcome. For example, patients with darker skin tones typically have a larger volume of melanin, requiring more treatments using a lower intensity of wavelength to avoid thermal injury.
The specific issue being treated also determines the amount of treatments for optimal Photofacial results. Vascular imperfections caused by broken capillaries can see impressive Photofacial results after a single treatment. Other issues, like the redness associated with Rosacea can be significantly improved with 5 to 7 Photofacial treatments.* However, experiences may vary. During your free consultation, your skin care specialist will customize a treatment plan that is personalized to your skin type, condition, and desired outcomes.
How much does a Photofacial cost?
Photofacial prices depend on various factors including the issue being treated and the amount of treatments needed for optimal results. However, Numa Spa is distinguished for providing the highest standard of care at some of the best Photofacial prices Newport News residents can find. During your free consultation, your skin care specialist will discuss Photofacial cost and available payment options.
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Why Choose Numa Spa
Numa Spa is the premier Photofacial Newport News provider, distinguished for pairing great experiences with great results. Patient’s come to Numa Spa to relax in a luxurious spa setting while receiving excellent care from highly trained skincare professionals. Transform yourself with flawless, radiant skin by calling Numa Spa at (757) 223-5800 to schedule your free consultation.