Photo Facial +RF

Photo Facial +RF is used to improve the appearance of red and brown skin discoloration, as well as tighten and refine the appearance of the skin. This process is also known as photo rejuvenation

Photo Facial +RF treatments are most commonly used for:

  • Lightening and removing pigmentation marks/ sun spots/age spots, and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body
  • Lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated capillaries and thread veins/ blood vessels/capillaries on the face, neck and chest
  • Helping to control flushing and general redness
  • Improving skin texture through collagen stimulation which leads to a tightening and lifting effect on the skin

 

Photo Facial +RF almost always consists of a series of 3-5 treatments, usually one every four to six weeks. The benefits of photorejuvenation treatments are achieved with little discomfort and minimal risk.

How does the Photo Facial +RF treatment improve the appearance of blood vessels, rosacea, and age spots/freckles?

The treatment device pulses a range of lightwaves and radio frequency that are then tuned and targeted at hemoglobin (the red blood cells in the blood vessels) or melanin (the brown pigment in freckles and pigment marks). The light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed resulting in damage to the vessel wall or fragmenting of melanin pigment. These break down and are then absorbed by the body, to be flushed away.

How long does it take for Photo Facial +RF treatments to work?

Most people require a course of treatments to achieve significant improvement. In most cases 3-5 treatments are done about 1 month apart. You can expect to see improvement with each treatment, but it’s common for your response to be slightly different to each session. The more sun damage or redness you have, the more likely you are to need a full five treatments. Some cases of severe redness or brown spots require more than 5 treatments but you can expect to see gradual improvement over time. Tightening of the skin takes longer to acheive as the results are dependant on collagen regrowth which can take up to 3 months after the treatment course has finished.

Do Photo Facial +RF treatments hurt?

There may be mild discomfort during the treatment and. having experienced the treatment myself, I can help you manage that and most patients tolerate it very easily. The pulses feel like a hot snap on your skin but this lasts less than a second and the treatment tip then cools your skin immediately. The first treatment is usually the slowest to allow you to get used to the sensation, and as s your skin begins to clear, the treatments usually become less uncomfortable.

How do I know it’s right for me?

During an initial consultation we’ll discuss whether or not Photo Facial +RF treatment is right for you, complete a medical questionaire, and if you feel you want to go ahead, we’ll also do a patch test. This patch test allows you to experience how the pulses will feel during the treatments and it confirms that the treatment is safe for your skin. This initial consultation is the perfect time to ask lots of questions.

 

What will my skin look like after the Photo Facial +RF treatment?

The skin expected to look slightly redder immediately after the treatment but this reduces quickly and usually looks completely settled after two to five days.

Veins/ capillaries can darken after treatment but will reduce as the heated capillary walls break down and are flushed away by your body’s own waste system.

Freckles and pigmentation tend to look darker for 3-7 days. Crusting can occur, which may last up to ten days.

 

What results can I expect from Photo Facial +RF treatments?

After the treatment, your skin will feel smoother and have a more even tone. A gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing, age spots, and fine lines will be more visible after each treatment.

How long will the results last?

Everyone is unique and the results will depend on the initial condition of your skin and your own body responding to treatment. With good home care and maintenance treatments your improvements can be long lasting and ongoing.

Keeping your skin protected from UV light by staying shaded and wearing high SPF is crucial. Continueing with periodical maintenance treatments and having a good skin care routine will help maintain your results.

If you want to maintain collagen growth, a treatment every 3 – 6 months is recommended. Other conditions are more variable.

How does an Photo Facial +RF treatment increase collagen?

The light energy passes through the outer layer of skin and gently heats the cells in the deeper layer of skin where the new cells are reforming. These cells then start to produce more fresh, new collagen and elastin, which plumps the skin, improves texture and fine wrinkles, and gradually has a firming and lifting effect.

Prices

Photo Facial +RF Rejuvenation Single Course of 3
Full Face £120 £300
Chest £120 £300
Cheeks + Nose £100 £250
Cheeks + Chin £100 £250
Neck £80 £200

 

Consultation + Patch Test FOC

 

Patch testing and consultation is required before first treatment.

 

Pigmentation/Age Spots Single Course of 3
Small Area

 

£40 £100
Up to 5 mins

 

£60 £150
5 – 10 mins

 

£80 £200

 

Consultation + Patch Test FOC

 

Patch testing and consultation is required before first treatment.

 

 

Small Veins/ Capillaries/ Cherry Angiomas Single Course of 3
Small Area

 

£50 £120
Up to 5 mins

 

£75 £185
5 – 10 mins

 

£100 £250
 

 

 

 

 

Consultation + Patch Test FOC

 

Patch testing and consultation is required before first treatment.