Are FotoFacial procedures painful?

Aging and the UV rays of the sun can take a toll on your skin, and leave it looking far from its best.  When the skin loses elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines quickly develop. Thankfully, cosmetic procedures such as FotoFacials can counter these effects,and restore the skin’s youthful glow. But are FotoFacial procedures painful?

FotoFacial RF treatments
FotoFacial RF is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that combines intense pulsed light (IPL), and radiofrequency (RF) energy. The procedure can be safely used on the face and neck, as well as the rest of the body.

FotoFacial delivers multiple wavelengths of light to the skin, which makes it effective for treating a range of skin conditions such as rosacea, sun damage, enlarged pores, spider veins, hyperpigmentation, and age spots.

How it works
The RF heat stimulates collagen production, and contributes to the tightening of the skin. Collagen also helps to fill in wrinkles, which contributes to the smoother appearance of the skin. A series of 4-6 treatments is recommended for best results. However, this may vary depending on the severity of the condition.

Is it painful?
FotoFacial RF is not painful, but patients will feel a warm sensation during treatment. Discomfort is usually minimized by the application of numbing cream prior to the start of treatment. This helps to keep the outer epidermal layer cool, while the deeper dermal layer is being treated. Should there be any discomfort after treatment, ice is applied to the area.

FotoFacial RF gets rid of skin discolorations, and also renewsthe health and vitality of the skin.

Contact the Skin Care Center, Chicago, IL to find out more about FotoFacial procedures. Call 773-296-3636 to schedule an appointment with our Chicago office. We also have offices in Glenview (847-901-0252),and Lake Forest (847-234-6121).

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