Photofacials

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What is a Photofacial?

A photofacial, also known as a foto facial, is a cosmetic procedure that treats hyperpigmentation or broken capillaries. The procedure is also used to promote the formation of collagen, or the protein that is found in the skin’s connective tissues that contributes to softness and elasticity. Collagen plumps up the skin’s structure so wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed out and are made less noticeable.

Photofacials make use of either intense-pulsed light, also referred to as IPL, or an LED or light-emitting diode type of technology. The LED photofacial is a gentle treatment method and is primarily used to encourage the formation of collagen and create a more youthful facial appearance. LED photofacials are recommended for acne sufferers as well as for treating rosacea and large pores. The procedure is as painless as it is relaxing.

An IPL photofacial is a type of laser treatment and is used to treat more serious skin conditions, such as broken capillaries, spider veins, erythema (redness), and brown spots. However, unlike an LED photofacial, the IPL facial can be rather painful.

Medical research shows that LED photofacials do stimulate the production of collagen. While you won’t receive the same dramatic facial results as opting for plastic surgery, these kinds of broad spectrum facials still make it easy for a woman to look younger or enjoy a flawless complexion at a more affordable price.

 

How many treatments are required?

Usually the best results can be obtained by undergoing a series of LED facials every other week. Thereafter, maintenance can be performed every other month. Should you require a more intense photofacial, or IPL treatment, you’ll need to schedule a series of six 30-minute treatment sessions, with each procedure scheduled once every three or four weeks.

 

What does the IPL procedure involve?

If you believe a photofacial may benefit you, you’ll need to set up an appointment for a consultation. Before an IPL treatment, the facial area is cleansed and prepared with a gel solution. The gel is replaced with a sunblock after the session. Photofacials—LED and IPL—typically take no longer than a half hour.

 

What to expect after the treatment

After the first scheduled treatment and following recovery, you’ll notice that your skin is remarkably smoother. Expect to experience some redness or swelling immediately after the procedure. Some patients may bruise and blister, too. Cold compresses or ice packs are used, if needed, for redness and swelling. However, photofacials usually don’t cause the recipient to experience any downtime as patients can usually return to work on the same day they receive the treatment. Any discomfort can be easily resolved by taking pain medication and using a topical anesthetic cream.


Now those who are new to the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery world probably have no idea what a photofacial is. That is exactly why Dr. Whitlock and his team are here to help and assist you.

A photofacial, also known as a foto facial, is a cosmetic procedure that treats hyperpigmentation or broken capillaries. The procedure is also used to promote the formation of collagen, or the protein that is found in the skin’s connective tissues that contributes to softness and elasticity. Collagen plumps up the skin’s structure, so wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed out and are made less noticeable. Whether you have many wrinkles or smile line from againg, or you have lost some of your collagen production or your skins elasticity, a photofacial may be right for you.

Dr. Whitlock and his team working at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center have a deep understanding of many different practices and procedures for cosmetic use.

Photofacials make use of either intense-pulsed light, also referred to as IPL, or an LED or light-emitting diode type of technology. The LED photofacial is a gentle treatment method and is primarily used to encourage the formation of collagen and create a more youthful facial appearance. By promoting the production of collagen, your body is able to create more elastic skin. This means that your skin will most likely be tighter, smoother, more youthful looking. After all, we always joke about needing to find the fountain of youth, what are we going to do when we realize Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center has known for years and offers these services.

LED photofacials are recommended not only for those looking to turn back time. They’re also recommended for acne sufferers as well as for treating rosacea and large pores. The procedure is as painless as it is relaxing. Now an IPL photofacial is a type of laser treatment and is used to treat more serious skin conditions, such as broken capillaries, spider veins, erythema (redness), and brown spots. However, unlike an LED photofacial, the IPL facial can be rather painful. Tulsa Cosmetic medical research shows that LED photofacials do in fact stimulate the production of collagen. While you won’t receive the same dramatic facial results as opting for plastic surgery, these kinds of broad – spectrum facials still make it easy for a woman to look younger or enjoy a flawless complexion at a more affordable price. Especially with the Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery team offering free consultations with Dr. Whitlock himself.

Usually the best results can be obtained by undergoing a series of LED facials every other week. Thereafter, maintenance can be performed every other month. The perfect office space for these treatments is located at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center. Should you require a more intense photofacial, or IPL treatment, you’ll need to schedule a series of six 30-minute treatment sessions, with each procedure scheduled once every three or four weeks. That is what Dr. Whitlock and his wonderful staff and team at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center suggest.

If you believe a photofacial may benefit you, you’ll need to set up an appointment for a consultation. Now again, this first consultation is absolutely free if you meet at the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center with Dr. Whitlock.

Before an IPL treatment, the facial area is cleansed and prepared with a gel solution. This way, we are able to defend against harmful bacteria, or irritation from finding its way into your healthy skin. The gel is replaced with a sunblock after the session. Photofacials—LED and IPL—typically take no longer than a half hour. We do recommend more than one session. You should be scheduling one 30- minute session every week, or every other week. But first, consult with your Dr, and Dr. Whitlock when deciding how many sessions you made need and how often you should be scheduling them. Our team is fully staffed, and have been highly trained for every procedure and surgery the Whitlock Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery team offers.

After the first scheduled treatment and following recovery, you’ll notice that your skin is remarkably smoother, brighter, and tighter. Expect to experience some redness, irritation or swelling immediately after the procedure. Some patients may bruise and blister, too. We do offer some assistance for these side effects. Cold compresses or ice packs are used, if needed, for redness and swelling. However, photofacials usually don’t cause the recipient to experience any downtime or any needed recovery time as patients can usually return to work on the same day they received the treatment. Any discomfort can be easily resolved by taking pain medication and using a topical anesthetic cream. However, you should not be taking any sever pain medication. If you would like to discuss what types of pain reliver, or other sources of pain relief that have been Dr. Whitlock approved, address these concerns in your next meeting.

Or if you go online to whitlockcosmetic.com, you will find a plethora of information about Dr. Whitlock, his team, the Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery Center, and regarding all the services they provide. While you are on our website, you’ll notice a box in the bottom right corner that says, “Schedule your free consultation today”. That’s right the first initial meeting is free. We would like you to experience, or “try before you buy” our services. When it comes to cosmetic services, Tulsa Cosmetic Surgery is one of the most highly sought-after procedures or surgeries. Which is why you need to decide along with your physician if our services are for you. Not only will Dr. Whitlock ask you a series of questions, but he’ll also perform some standard health tests, to ensure that you are healthy, and what ever procedure, treatment, or surgery will not negatively affect your body in any way, shape or form. Get started today for the low price of nothing down. If Dr. Whitlock decides to move forward with the procedure, we would be happy to discuss with you the pricing options.

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