Victoria's Healthy Aging & Wellness Centre
In Royal Oak, District of Saanich, Victoria, BC
FotoFacial RF, or Photo Rejuvenation, with RF (Radio Frequency)
Tones, Eliminates & Corrects - One session at a time!
What Is FotoFacial RF?
Unlike lasers that are composed of light consisting of a single wavelength, the FotoFacial RF (sometimes referred to as Photo Rejuvenation or IPL Photo Facials) delivers pulses of light consisting of multiple wavelengths enabling it to target several skin conditions simultaneously. Photo Facial RF was designed to restore the softness and radiance of your skin without the side effects associated with traditional resurfacing modalities. Radio Frequency (RF) uses heat to induce collagen contraction and subsequent skin tightening. In marrying Intense Pulsed Light and Radio Frequency energy into one treatment, FotoFacial RF treatments were created & offer one of the most effective, high–tech, non–invasive forms of light based skin enhancement treatments. FotoFacial RF is the first and only machine to combine intense pulsed light with radio frequency for maximum safety, effectiveness and comfort.
What Results Can I Expect From a FotoFacial RF Treatment?
The FotoFacial RF safely and comfortably treats Rosacea, spider veins, sun damage, age spots (also known as freckles, brown spots or sun spots), as well as uneven skin tone created by brown and red spots. In addition, because it uses bipolar radio frequency, FotoFacial RF will simultaneously stimulate collagen production leading to softer wrinkles and tighter pores. The results are progressive and your satisfaction will increase with each successive treatment with up to 90% improvement. The end result is smoother, healthier, younger looking skin.
What Does The Treatment Feel Like?
You will experience a warm sensation during your treatment, but there is practically no discomfort. This is minimized with the use of numbing cream which is applied to the skin 20 minutes prior to the scheduled FotoFacial RF™. A forced air, skin–cooling system, the SynerCool, provides an additional degree of comfort. The procedure may take up to an hour and can be performed on the face as well as the neck, chest, and hands. There is no downtime and you can return to your normal daily activities without delay. Improvements in skin tone and texture, as well as colour and overall redness are visible after each session, but a series of 5 to 6 treatments is recommended for optimal results. A microdermabrasion treatment is usually performed between FotoFacial RF treatments to enhance the penetration of the light and Radio Frequency energy. Your skin therapist will customize a skin care regimen to accelerate your results and help you maintain your improvements once you complete your series of treatments.
Who Is A Good Candidate For An IPL FotoFacial RF Skin Rejuvenation Treatment?
Anyone interested in softer, smoother, healthier–looking skin can benefit from FotoFacial RF Rejuvenation treatments. Sun damage, uneven skin colour, and even redness and flushing associated with rosacea are substantially improved. Fine lines and wrinkles gradually appear softer while pores are refined. Broken capillaries, freckles & ruddy complexions are dramatically reduced. FotoFacial RF provides progressive, long lasting results, leaving you with softer, younger looking skin.
Third Generation IPL with RF (Radio Frequency) Skin Tightening. This innovative Photo Rejuvenation technology sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions. Radio Frequencies combined with Intense Pulsed Light deliver comfortable, customizable and multi-synchronized pulsing to provide effective, safe treatments for rosacea, benign brown pigmentation from sun damage and photo-aging and enlarged pores, while improving lines & skin laxity. IPL-RF is ideal for treating age spots as it treats the entire face evenly and improves texture, colour and refinement with virtually no down time, and it features “contact precision cooling” for added safety and client comfort.
Fifth Generation state of the art Photo Rejuvenation with RF Therapy - involves an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) Laser type technology with the amazing firming effects of Radio Frequencies - a treatment breakthrough that can greatly improve and help correct a variety of benign skin conditions, such as: enlarged pores and other signs of skin aging, including unsightly small veins, rosacea, age spots, wrinkles and skin laxity. It offers a safe, non-invasive solution, with no downtime which is customized to your individual skin conditions and skin type, followed by continuous and outstanding superior results!
Customized Photo Rejuvenation with RF can Tone, Eliminate and Correct all in one!!!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is a Photo Rejuvenation with RF treatment like?
After cleansing, a cold gel is applied to the area to be treated, and you will wear protective eye goggles as the IPL emits a bright light. The smooth and cooling glass crystal from the IPL hand-piece where the pulse of light is emitted is gently held to your skin. You may feel a slight tingling sensation during the double pulsing, but not a painful, stinging or intense snapping sensation like an elastic rubber band against the skin as in older type IPL technologies. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that provide excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects, and guaranteed satisfaction. Depending on the extent of surface areas to be treated, (partial or full face), each treatment can take as little as 20 minutes.
Why are multiple treatments necessary?
Depending on the number of conditions you are treating, and the severity of the individual problem, a series of five or six treatment sessions are recommended for superior results. You can return to work the same day and resume all regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk, and it preserves the wonderful “no downtime” feature that clients appreciate so much.
How do other treatments compare to Photo Rejuvenation with RF?
While there are lasers that treat red spots, other lasers that treat browns, others for wrinkle reduction & skin laxity and yet others are used for resurfacing facial skin. No technology provides the long-term improvement of complexion and texture except for the IPL Photo Rejuvenation with RF program- all without the slightest interruption of your busy lifestyle.
What conditions can Photo Rejuvenation with RF treat?
Imperfections from sun damage, photo-aging, enlarged pores, dull complexion, broken capillaries and other facial imperfections or abnormalities. IPL with RF technology improves both the superficial and deeper skin layers and rejuvenates the skin, while at the same time delivers beneficial thermal energy to deep tissue. After a series of treatments, you can see significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and the appearance of smoother revitalized skin. The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, the chest, arms and hands.
What will my skin look like after the procedure?
Your skin may look slightly flushed temporarily. This mild “glow” will usually not be noticed by other individuals. You can apply foundation to it right away!
Is the procedure painful?
You will experience a slight sensation as the pulses of light are passed over your skin. This sensation is very mild and easily tolerated. To provide you with the utmost in comfort and Maximum treatment intensity, we recommend the application of a topical aesthetic cream 40 minutes prior to your treatment.
How many treatments are required?
On average a series of 5 to 6 treatments is scheduled about 4-6 weeks apart. Depending on the intensity of your skin concerns a few individuals may benefit from 2 –3 additional sessions. You will be the judge of when you are truly satisfied with the appearance of your skin. Each IPL-RF treatment takes no longer than 30 minutes. Allow extra time for any additional bonus skin enhancing treatments. (As above)
How long will the results last?
The results are achieved from the treatment series and can be expected to last several years or longer. However, with the passage of time and with environmental exposure and health issues, the skin ages as we do. Photo Rejuvenation with RF will provide benefits and significantly reverse many of the visible signs of skin aging. To maintain your long-term results after your initial treatment series, it is recommended to follow up with maintenance treatment once or twice per year. Where a predisposition to rosacea exists, follow-up sessions should be performed.
What areas can benefit from IPL Photo Rejuvenation with RF?
Areas which are generally exposed to sun such as the face, neck, chest and hands can all benefit from these effective treatments.
Do I require a consultation before I schedule a treatment?
Yes. We require that you be seen in consultation prior to you first IPL with RF treatment. Although these treatments are non-invasive, they must be customized for your individual skin conditions, as such your skin must be assessed by one our professionally trained technicians prior to scheduling your first treatment. During your consultation any concerns or questions will be addressed.
Are there any side effects after using IPL with RF?
Photo Rejuvenation with RF is a safe and effective treatment option. Any side effects are mild and temporary. These can include redness, bruising or temporary darkening of age spots.
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