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May 15, 2021

Is a PhotoFacial Painful or Totally Worth It?

Filed under: Uncategorized — dr_wiesman @ 1:48 pm
a before and after image of a woman with age spots

Years of sun damage can leave behind freckles and dark spots that cause you to feel more self-conscious about your appearance. If you’re tired of trying the various over-the-counter products at your local drug store that promise outstanding results but leave you feeling disappointed, it may be time to consider a PhotoFacial in Chicago. But is it too painful to endure? Are the results worth the temporary discomfort? A cosmetic surgeon is here to explain what you can expect with this type of treatment and why it’s a worthwhile investment.

How Does a PhotoFacial Work?

A PhotoFacial uses what is known as Intense Pulse Light (IPL) to target problem areas (i.e., dark spots, freckles, sun damage), boost collagen production, and create a more even, beautiful appearance. Your cosmetic surgeon will use a handheld IPL to emit pulses of light through the skin that break up damaged, blotchy areas. As a result, you will notice a significant decrease in the appearance on the surface of your skin. Also, the procedure helps to produce more collagen, which can help to minimize wrinkles and turn back the clock on aging.

Is It Uncomfortable or Painful?

Is it painful? No. Can it be uncomfortable? Yes. Many patients admit the laser feels a bit like a rubber band snapping against the skin. This is the same type of sensation felt by individuals who undergo laser hair removal. Although it may not sound like the most relaxing method of treatment, the results you’ll achieve certainly make it worth the temporary discomfort.

It’s important to remember that depending on the part of your body that is receiving treatment, some areas are more tender than others and can cause more discomfort than others. When meeting with your cosmetic surgeon, do not be afraid to discuss your concerns.

What Are the Benefits of a PhotoFacial?

By choosing to enhance your appearance with the help of a PhotoFacial, you will discover there are many great benefits to this form of treatment. Instead of resorting to more extensive and invasive methods to treat your damaged areas, you can move forward with a minimally invasive solution that:

  • Is versatile in treating everything from freckles and sun damage to spider veins, age spots, rosacea, and even pigment blemishes
  • Allows you to embrace a more youthful and vibrant appearance that also helps to boost your confidence
  • Creates a more even skin tone
  • Boosts collagen production and minimizes the look of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Is quick and easy to perform, requiring only about 30 minutes to one hour of your time
  • Requires little-to-no downtime after treatment is complete

A PhotoFacial can give you younger-looking, healthy, beautiful skin, so don’t let the fear of minimal discomfort keep you from achieving the results you desire.

About the Author
Dr. Irvin M. Wiesman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who leads a team of experts at Natural Beauty Med Spa. Offering IPL PhotoFacials to clients with dark spots, sun damage, rosacea, and other skin imperfections, he can produce long-lasting, life-changing results. Using advanced technology and modern techniques, Dr. Wiesman is committed to providing only the best possible solutions. If you are looking to turn back the clock and achieve a more youthful appearance, contact us at (312) 981-1291 to find out if you are eligible for an IPL PhotoFacial.