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A FotoFacial is a laser skin rejuvenation that stimulates the production of collagen to improve the effects of sun damage, rosacea, fine lines, large pores. The IPL FotoFacial can target almost any pigmentation concern you have, to reduce sun damage, even out facial colour, and improve tone and texture in the process.

PhotoFacial Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, London Ontario

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About FotoFacial to eliminate signs of aging & UV exposure:

Fade the appearance of skin imperfections and uneven skin tones caused by the sun, as well as uneven skin tones caused by rosacea, spider veins and age spots with FotoFacial RF Pro®. This unique photofacial treatment that addresses a number of cosmetic skin concerns for the face and body (also known as FotoBody™ RF treatments).

The treatment involves directing high energy light waves at your problem areas to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles. IPL energy boosts the production of collagen, the building block of healthy skin. With higher levels of collagen, your skin becomes remodeled to make it healthier and stronger.

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One FotoFacial RF Pro® treatment will achieve the optimal degree of enhancement to all components of your skin, unlike other Fotofacial treatments that use only one type of technology. Many patients look into the Fotofacial treatment for the following benefits:

  • Treats rosacea, flushing, redness, ruddy complexion, broken capillaries and spider veins of the face. All these “pink” vascular based conditions of the skin improve by up to 80%.
  • Can help reduce the look of sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation and multiple freckles. All these “brown”, melanin based conditions of the skin improve, on average, by up to 80%.
  • Eliminates chronic photoaging with improvements of up to 80%.
  • Sun damage and the signs of aging that develop on the hands, neck and chest can be improved by up to 80%.
  • Significantly improves overall texture.

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Where can a FotoFacial be used?

The full face, neck, hands and body may be targeted. Although it’s called a FotoFacial, it doesn’t mean it’s only for your face! You can use it on other parts of your body with results that are just as safe and effective.

Photodamage is damage caused by the sun and can result from either intentional or unintentional tanning and exposure to UVA and/or UVB rays. While all of us will live part of our lives enjoying the sunlight, excessive exposure can lead to a number of skin issues, both minor and serious. As we get older many of these problems can become even more evident and require aesthetic procedures to properly treat. Most often, photodamage manifests in visible signs like wrinkling, uneven coloring and texture, freckles, the appearance of red marks (or noticeable blood vessels), scaly skin patches, liver/age spots and thinning skin.

These signs will appear on the areas of the face and/or body that are most frequently exposed to sun. Usually photodamage will become evident on the ears, neck, arms, legs, arms, face, chest and back of hands.

This treatment is also safe for patients with darker skin shades. Regardless of your skin tone or type, our medial team will make sure that your treatment is performed safely. However, you should know that the risk of changes in skin pigmentation may be higher with darker skin tones.

Treating Rosacea

The condition is not dangerous but can be quite uncomfortable, resulting in an appearance the patient may find quite unattractive. Although there is no cure for Rosacea, the skin condition can be managed. Laser technology is a common method of treatment that can control redness, treat damaged skin, reduce the swelling of blood vessels and discoloration.

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How Does a FotoFacial work?

FotoFacial RF Pro® Treatments are quite gentle. FotoFacial RF Pro® uses Elos™ technology, a combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Diode Laser, and RadioFrequency (RF) energy to achieve the optimal degree of improvement to all components of targeted skin. The treatment uses the RF energy to calm the skin and reduce dilated blood vessels, thereby eliminating redness and the ruddy complexion associated with Rosacea.

This treatment has no downtime when improving redness, rosacea, pinkness, spider veins, pores and texture. The results are amazing! It is recommended that 4-6 procedures spaced over a couple of months are performed to achieve the best results.

After the FotoFacial RF Pro® treatment, you may experience some short term redness in the area which will go away shortly. No other side effects are generally reported. Protect the treated area from sun exposure. There is no downtime.

If you have recently sunbathed and are tanned, then you may need to reschedule your session. Tanned skin is an indication that it has been damaged, which means a FotoFacial treatment would be riskier for you.

FAQ's About FotoFacial

A FotoFacial is a rejuvenating treatment that combines the benefits of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and RF (radiofrequency) technologies to treat signs of UV damage and aging. These two forms of light energy work together when applied to targeted areas with a special handheld device. Among the many reasons patients choose FotoFacial treatment are pigmentation and UV-damage issues – spider veins, pink and brown blemishes, age spots, freckling – and signs of aging including wrinkles, lines, and enlarged pores. FotoFacial treatment can also be of benefit in calming the redness of rosacea, smoothing acne scarring, and resolving melasma

The average cost for a FotoFacial treatment is usually between the range of $300-$600$, and three to six treatment sessions are typically recommended.

FotoFacial Results can last many months to a year. Results last longer when paired with a high quality skin care program and protection from the sun. A maintenance treatment every 6 months gives the best results

FotoFacials can be mildly uncomfortable or painful, depending on the patient. The sensation has been compared to the brief stinging of the pulsating light to a rubber band flicking them in the face. The sensation of a mild sunburn in the treated area can also be reported by some patients, while others feel nothing at all.

First, the treated area is cleansed. An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. When the pulse of light is delivered, the sensation is similar to a snap of a rubber band. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel of lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. Following the treatment, a sunscreen is applied. For sensitive skin, a cool compress is applied following the treatment.

Patients will see the greatest results after 3 to 6 months after completing a series of treatments spaced out a month apart for each session. The skin will start to improve its appearance about 2 to 3 weeks following each FotoFacial treatment

Each FotoFacial treatment typically takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete.

There is no real recovery time post-treatment of a FotoFacial. There may be some mild side effects immediately following the procedure that will diminish and subside over the next week. Red spots, brown spots, crusting, and light bruising are common side effects that are generally very mild and subside within a few hours/days.

Yes, FotoFacial treatment results are permanent, however, the skin is still susceptible to additional sun exposure damage. It may be recommended to maintain a schedule of 1-2 treatment sessions per year following the initial treatment.

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