What is LHE Photofacial?
A Light and Heat Energy (LHE) Photofacial is a treatment used to improve the appearance of sun damaged skin, age/sun spots, rosacea and broken capillaries. The light energy stimulates the production of collagen.Thus as this new collagen forms, there is a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles as well as improvement in skin discolorations and mild acne scarring. The skin becomes smoother and more even in tone. There is a high degree of patient satisfaction with LHE Photofacial treatments. A LHE photofacial can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, hands, back, arms and legs. Often, the LHE Photofacial is combined with Botox injections or other corrective skincare to enhance the results. There is little or no downtime after an LHE Photofacial.
LHE Photofacial Treats:
Rosacea (redness and flushing of the skin), broken face vessels, pigment inconsistencies, aged skin, large pores, sun damage, brown spots, telangiectasias, liver/age spots, & hyperpigmentation.
What To Expect During a LHE Photofacial Treatment
The area being treated is thoroughly cleansed. Thereafter, a topical numbing cream is applied to the area for 20 minutes. Pulses of light energy are delivered to the targeted area. Patients describe the sensation as similar to a rubber band snap. Once the LHE Photofacial treatment is completed, a moisturizer and sunscreen are applied.
A LHE Photofacial treatment takes 30 – 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How Many IPL Photofacial Treatments Are Required?
For optimal results, a series of 3 – 5 treatments are usually required. The treatments are 3 – 4 weeks apart. To maintain the results, followup treatments may be given once a year.
Possible Side Effects of a LHE Photofacial
Immediately following treatment, the skin usually appears red. Brown pigmented spots darken, and capillaries are more visible. The lesions will continue to darken until they flake off or are absorbed by the body. In rare instances, swelling, bruising and/or blistering may occur.
PhotoFacial advantages over laser skin resurfacing:
The absence of downtime, minimal discomfort, ease of treatments earns a high degree of patient satisfaction.