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Photofacial

The light your skin needs
What is?

It is a photo-rejuvenation that uses AFT technology, an advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology and the best that exists on the market, with the aim of eliminating the signs of age, pigmented and vascular lesions.

This treatment improves the texture and tone of the skin, reverses lesions caused by the sun (hyperpigmentation), controls the signs and symptoms of rosacea, treats vascular lesions and reduces the appearance of enlarged pores, giving a healthier, youthful and luminous appearance to the skin.

How it works?

It is applied in a series of gentle pulses on the area to be treated and, without damaging, the light penetrates the superficial layers of the skin.

At Dr Marta Beauty Clinic we use Alma® Harmony technology that offers us two treatment heads, depending on the type of injuries we are treating:
AAFT 570, for the treatment of pigmented lesions:

Pigmented lesions can be effectively removed through selective photothermolysis of the melanin chromophore present in the skin. This result can be achieved through the use of this AFT 570 head, which concentrates its energy emission in a 570nm.

Since it is in this beam that the most important energy absorption peaks are found, the light will be absorbed by the pigment leading to its elimination. This head works in a traditional way, positioning the head in the area we are treating, applying only one pulse at a time, using higher powers.

Dye VL, for the treatment of vascular lesions:

The Dye-VL head is a pulsed light head with special technology, which concentrates the energy emission in a very narrow beam of light, between 500 to 600nm, and is accompanied by an integrated cooling system. This concentration of photos in this wave interval, makes this mode extremely effective in cases where the chromophore is a hemoglobin, since it is at this moment that it shows the peaks of energy absorption.

Another distinguishing feature, compared to other technologies that use pulsed light, is that this head has two working modes:

  • VL mode (static mode): works in a traditional way, positioning the head in the area we are dealing with, applying only one pulse at a time, using higher powers, being done only on skins with lower phototypes (lighter skins).
  • SVL mode (dynamic mode): it works through a constant movement of the head in the area we are treating, accumulating several consecutive pulses using lower frequencies, being carried out in all types of skins since it is more selective.

After treatment, the skin begins its natural healing and regeneration process.

Who is a candidate?

Photofacial is effective on all skin types (depending also on the head to be used during treatment) and provides a complete solution for:

Eliminate dark spots:

  • Efelides (“freckles”)
  • Nevus (signs)
  • Nevus (sinais)
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • “Coffee with milk” stains

 

Eliminate pink and / or vascular stains:

  • Telangectasias
  • Rosacea
  • Cuperose
  • Angioma
  • Vascular “spiders”
  • Flushing (redness of the skin)
  • “Port wine” stains

How long is the session?

Between 60 to 90 minutes. The treatment starts with a deep cleaning and extraction of the skin, followed by the pulsed light treatment.

Is it painful?

No. Most patients report feeling only a slight sensation of heat.

The handle also has an integrated cooling system, ensuring comfort and safety throughout the treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes. Rigorous clinical studies and scientific publications, worldwide, ensure their effectiveness and safety.

This treatment has no side effects and does not leave any sequelae on the skin, being able to do your daily routine with total normality immediately after treatment.

How long do the results last?

The results are permanent in the treatment of imperfections that already exist in the skin. However, this treatment does not prevent the appearance of future signs of age or sun damage.

It is important to have a daily face care routine, namely the application of sun protection, and maintenance is recommended every 3 months in order to maintain the results.

How often should it be done?

4-6 initial sessions should be carried out monthly. The results are visible from the first session.

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