About Sun Damage Photofacials
When you are concerned about how your skin looks because of dark spots or sun damage, OneSkin Dermatology can perform a skin examination at our Chambersburg, PA office to determine if you'll benefit from a sun damage photofacial. A sun damage photofacial is a rejuvenating skin treatment for adults with hyperpigmentation concerns on their neck and face. A photofacial is a noninvasive process that can be highly effective and create impressive outcomes. Board-certified dermatologist Rachel Day, M.D. uses intense pulses of light energy that raise the temperature of the skin cells to start the natural healing process and increase the production of collagen. In time, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved skin tone and fewer spots.
A photofacial reaches the deeper layers of your skin to correct several complexion problems (particularly brown lesions and sun spots) with minimal or no recovery time. The best candidates for these treatments at OneSkin Dermatology will have many issues with their complexion, such as rosacea, sun damage, brown spots (hyperpigmentation), rough texture, visible pores, redness, melasma, sun and age spots, or dilated capillaries. Dr. Day will examine your complexion to determine if you will benefit from a photofacial during your initial consultation.
A sun damage photofacial can be completed at our office in around 20 – 30 minutes in one of our treatment rooms. To prepare for the photofacial, your aesthetician will wash and dry your skin before protecting your eyes with special shields. The photofacial is performed using a handheld wand that will pass over the skin while emitting laser energy pulses. While many patients may have mild discomfort throughout the photofacial, it's usually bearable given the speed of the treatment.
What to Expect
There usually is no significant recovery time with a photofacial treatment, but you may leave our office with a little redness and swelling. This will subside naturally in a few hours, but you can apply cosmetics to mask it if you prefer. OneSkin Dermatology suggests you apply a cream to the treated skin to minimize any irritation and promote healing. You can also take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory to help decrease swelling. Over the next 2 – 5 days, the blemishes under the skin will rise to the surface and then flake away. It is necessary to apply sunscreen to your skin as often as possible after a photofacial treatment and to not pick at the flaking skin. While you will have some improvements after your first treatment, you will attain ideal results with multiple photofacial treatments. Rachel Day, M.D. suggests most patients get 3 – 6 sessions done monthly at OneSkin Dermatology.
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Even if you didn't think much about your skin's health when you were young, during the aging process, skin damage, hyperpigmentation, and other irregularities may become visible. We encourage you to find out more about sun damage photofacial treatments by contacting our Chambersburg, PA office and making an appointment for a skin assessment with Dr. Day. With sun damage photofacial treatments at OneSkin Dermatology, we can reach the deeper layers of skin to help give you a radiant glow and a healthy complexion.