Fotofacial Details Beverly Hills
Fotofacial® is a light based office treatment that addresses sun damage, browns, reds, and fine facial lines. The treatments are very comfortable and the face is ready for makeup right after treatment. Typically, treatment consists of 4-5 sessions at 3-week intervals all with very little down time. Dr. Steinsapir believes that the facial tightening seen with a well-done series of Fotofacials® rivals what is seen with radio frequency techniques such as Thermage®. Your Fotofacial® can be combined on the same day with other minimal down time services like BOTOX®, Fillers, and chemical peels.
Studies of the skin after Fotofacial® demonstrate increased dermal collagen. Fotofacial® is perhaps the only skin treatment out there that actually decreases the appearance of pores. Laser treatments, especially ablative lasers like CO2 and Erbium, tend to pull the pores open as the skin heals. This effect often diminishes over time. However, this does not occur with Fotofacial®. The intense pulse light based treatment of Fotofacial® penetrates into the skin without damaging the epithelium, the outer layer of the skin. The Fotofacial® stimulates collagen in the skin around the pore decreasing the appearance of the pore over several treatments.
Downtime is minimal from these treatments. There will be a little redness in the skin for several hours after the treatment. Make up can be applied immediately after the treament. Browns in the skin tend to darken and flake out of the skin over a 7-10 day period. This is usually not too noticeable and the flaking is consistent with what is seen following a mild sunburn.
If you have previously had a Fotofacial® or series of treatments and were not impressed, don’t dismiss the value of this treatment. Many offices don’t tailor their treatments for the individual and instead use general guidelines for power setting in treating their patients. Unfortunately, this will not optimize the treatment of the given individual. Dr. Steinsapir does not allow nurses or “technicians” to perform these procedures in his office. Instead, he personally performs every Fotofacial® to maximize your benefits. Learn what Fotofacial® can do for you. Call now to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Steinsapir.
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When I lived in the Bay Area Patrick Bitter Jr., M.D. did several Fotofacial® for me. Is Dr. Steinsapir familiar with Dr. Bitter?
- What exactly is a Fotofacial®?
- I have veins in my lower eyelid. Will the Fotofacial® address these?
- I get cold sores. Will this be a problem with my Fotofacials®?
- I previously had a series of Fotofacials® a few years ago. Would I benefit from more Fotofacials®?