What Is A Photofacial? Do I Need One?

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Today’s incredible medical advancements and cosmetic technology offer both women and men a variety of ways to refresh their appearance while forgoing an invasive surgery. Dermal fillers, BOTOX®, and skin rejuvenation treatments like a photofacial or HydraFacial® are just a few of the ways to improve specific skin issues without significant downtime. Photofacial or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy treatments are one of the most popular facial rejuvenation options that ZO Skin Centre offers its patients in the greater Dallas area. 


In the popular Highland Park area of Dallas, TX, the experienced team at ZO Skin Centre offers several ways to achieve radiant, healthy skin. Photofacial therapy is a professional treatment to reduce or eliminate the signs of sun damage, minimize rosacea or hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This noninvasive treatment has been touted for its amazing results while improving the texture and tone of your skin in the process. Let’s take a look at how photofacial treatments can bring your best skin forward and how the professionals at ZO Skin Centre can help. 


Benefits of photofacial skin rejuvenation 

Most of us know that taking care of our skin should be a priority — our skin is the largest organ of the body. Limiting sun exposure, following a daily skin care routine, and regular professional facial treatments can help individuals maintain a youthful, vibrant look while keeping their skin healthy. Photofacial or IPL therapy treatments are one of the ways you can have healthy skin and look younger without the need for invasive surgery. Nonsurgical facial rejuvenation with photofacial treatments can tackle a variety of skin concerns, including: 





Enlarged pores  


Sun damage  



Vascular lesions from broken blood vessels or rosacea  




Photofacial therapy 

IPL photofacial treatments offer patients in the greater Dallas area a way to target a broad range of skin concerns. Photofacials are generally safe for all skin types and complexions, but an assessment will ensure that this is the right treatment for your skin. The professional staff at ZO Skin Centre utilizes Lumecca by InMode technology to offer a high-end photofacial skin rejuvenation option to their Dallas-area patients. Unlike a typical laser treatment that uses only one wavelength of light, IPL photofacials utilize a broad spectrum of light that can target a wider range of skin imperfections.  


Your photofacial treatment 

The ZO Skin Centre will first asses your skin, listen to your aesthetic concerns, and ensure that you will get optimal results from a photofacial or IPL therapy session. At the beginning of photofacial therapy, patients put on protective eyewear and a cooling gel is applied to the target area. A handheld device will project the light energy deep into the facial skin, causing microscopic lesions that will reveal a fresh, new layer of tissue. Photofacial treatments also promote an increase in collagen production, which is the protein that the body produces naturally to give skin a firm, healthy look.

Most IPL treatments take about 45 – 60 minutes, depending on the patient’s skin condition and treatment area size. Patients typically only experience slight discomfort during the procedure, sometimes described as a "pinching sensation." For optimal results, patients should return to ZO Skin Centre for an additional 3 – 5 photofacial treatments, scheduled every three weeks until complete.  


Photofacial results 

The immediate results of a photofacial are skin that looks brighter and slightly tighter in appearance. The patient’s skin will be red or slightly inflamed following the photofacial therapy session, but there is no necessary downtime required. Patients can go about their normal daily activities immediately following treatment. The slight redness will generally only last a few hours, and a cold compress can be applied to the target areas to reduce that time if needed. Direct sun exposure should be avoided for a least a week, and as always, you should protect your skin with sunscreen at all times.  


Rejuvenating your skin with a light treatment like a photofacial can help your complexion look and feel younger. IPL photofacials offer a personalized way to treat unwanted skin issues while promoting your skin to increase the anti-aging help of collagen production. Noninvasive skin rejuvenation treatments like a photofacial can revive your appearance and give your skin that youthful glow again, with the additional benefit of being a less expensive option than a more invasive procedure.  


Give your face a fresh, rejuvenated appearance without the need for any unnecessary downtime by letting the experienced team at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, help you reach your aesthetic goals. Schedule a consultation today and sit down with one of our trained professionals to develop an effective treatment plan that incorporates photofacial therapy treatments into your regular skin regimen so you can look fabulous!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.