Photofacial, also known as photo-rejuvenation is a fast, non-invasive, and non-ablative color corrective skin treatment that employs high-intensity pulses of broadband light to effectively treat skin pigmentation & photoaging.
Laser Photofacial Decolletage
$650.00 – $1,755.00
WHAT DOES IT TREAT?
Laser Photofacial treats sunspots, pigmented lesions, and freckles while promoting skin tightening and helping improve skin laxity, volume loss, wrinkles and pigmentation. One of the main benefits of photo-rejuvenation lies in its ability to treat a wide variety of conditions and it is less invasive with shorter downtime. The lasers used are less intense, non-ablative and non-wounding. They stimulate the collagen growth and tightening of the underlying skin.
Note: This treatment is approved for skin types 1 – 3 on the Fitzpatrick Scale. Take the Quiz to learn your Fitzpatrick Type.
- How Does It Work?
- Who Is It For?
- How Long Does It Take Per Session?
- How Often Do I Need It?
- Before Treatment
- During Treatment Care
- Post Treatment Care
This treatment is approved for skin types 1 – 3 on the Fitzpatrick Scale. Do You Know Your Fitz? Take The Quiz to find out.
Each session takes approximately 30 minutes.
We recommend 3 sessions, spread 4 weeks apart.
- Pregnancy or nursing
- Accutane within the last 6 months
- Active bacterial, fungal, or viral infections of the treatment area
- Open wounds in the treatment area
- Tanned or sunburnt skin (2-4 weeks)
- Tattoos (including microblading)
- Photosensitizing medication and topical skincare
- Recent facial treatments such as chemical peel, microneedling, microdermabrasion
- Keloid scarring
- Recent treatment with Botox or filler
- Implanted medical devices (pacemakers, cardioverters, etc.)
- Avoid sun exposure 4-6 weeks before and after treatment. Strong sunscreen (SPF 30+) should be applied to the area if sun exposure is unavoidable.
- Do not tan! If the skin is tanned (natural sunlight or tanning booth) 2 weeks before treatment, you may develop hyperpigmentation (white spots) after treatment which could take months to clear.
- The use of self-tanning skin products MUST be discontinued 2 weeks before treatment. Any residual self-tanner should be removed prior to treatment.
- Avoid bleaching, plucking, or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment. The melanin-containing hair must be present in the follicle as it is the “target” for the laser light.
- You may be asked to stop any topical medications or skincare products 3-5 days before treatment
- If you have had a history of perioral or genital herpes simplex virus, you may be recommended prophylactic antiviral therapy. Follow the directions for your particular antiviral medication.
- The skin should be cleaned and shaved the night before or the day of the appointment.
- The use of a topical anesthetic is optional.
- The DCD cryogen cooling device or air cooling will be used with the laser to cool the skin during treatment.
- Safety considerations are important during the laser procedure. Protective eyewear will be worn by the patient and all personnel in the treatment room during the procedure to reduce the chance of damage to the eye.
- Immediately after treatment, there may be erythema (redness) and edema (swelling) of each hair follicle in the treatment site, which may last up to 2 hours, or longer. The treated area will feel like a sunburn for a few hours after the appointment. The redness may last up to 2-3 days.
- A topical soothing skincare product such as aloe vera gel may be applied following treatment if desired.
- Makeup may be used immediately after the treatment as long as the skin is not irritated.
- Avoid sun exposure to reduce the chance of hyperpigmentation (darker pigmentation).
- Use a sunblock (SPF 30+) at all times throughout the course of treatment.
- Avoid picking or scratching the treated skin.
- Do not use any other hair removal treatment products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis, or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area for 6 weeks after the laser treatment is performed. Shaving ONLY should be done between treatments.
- Several days to weeks after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur and this appears as new hair growth. This is NOT new hair growth. You can clean and remove the hair by washing or wiping the area with a wet cloth or loofah sponge.
- After the axilla (underarm) is treated, you may wish to use a powder instead of a deodorant for 24 hours after the treatment to reduce skin irritation.
- There are no restrictions on bathing except to treat the skin gently, as if you had sunburn, for the first 24 hours.
- Do not work out or go in a hot tub or sauna for the first 24 hours.