Specialized PhotoFacial RF in Canada: HealthMedica

By: Acne Treatment Clinic Healthworks Yorkville  09-12-2011
Keywords: Intense Pulsed Light, Pulsed Light

FotoFacial RF™ treatments are full face, neck, hands or body treatments using Intense Pulsed Light and RadioFrequency energy combined in the same pulse. These gentle, no-downtime treatments are used to improve the cosmetic appearance of the face, neck or body. The FotoFacial™ procedure has increased in popularity and recognition to the point where it is now one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in North America. The procedure has been featured in Allure, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vogue, USA today and numerous national and regional Television shows. Many Hollywood stars and TV personalities rave about the FotoFacial™ and credit this procedure for the renewed health and vitality in their skin. The FotoFacial RF™ is the next generation in high-tech skin enhancement.

Are You A Good Candidate?

FotoFacial RF™ treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following cosmetic skin concerns for the face and body (also known as FotoBody™ RF treatments):

  • Rosacea, flushing, redness, ruddy complexion, broken capillaries and spider veins of the face. All these “Pink” vascular based conditions of the skin improve on average between 50-75% percent with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
  • Sun spot, age spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, cholasma, mask of Pregnancy, multiple freckles. All these “Brown”, melanin based conditions of the skin improve, on average, 50-75% with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
  • Chronic sundamage and photoaging improves by 50-75% with FotoFacial RF™ treatments.
  • SunDamage and aging signs of the hands, neck (Poikiloderma) and Chest skin can be improved by 50-75% percent with FotoBody RF™ treatments (FotoFacials™ for the skin of the body)
  • Wrinkles and skin laxity. Unlike other more basic forms of Photorejuvenation, the FotoFacial RF™, with its synergy of simultaneous Intense Pulsed Light and powerful RadioFrequency energy produces industry leading non-ablative wrinkle and skin laxity improvements of up to 70% without downtime; a claim that no other device or procedure has been able to boast.

What Results Might I Expect?

All patients notice a consistent improvement in the appearance of their skin. The degree of improvement is gradual and persistent over the 15-18 week program and 5-6 FotoFacial RF™ treatments. The noticeable and significant changes that have been reported include: Improvement in pink and brown discoloration, spider veins, pink and brown blemishes, sundamage, age spots, pore size, acne scarring and wrinkles. The degree of improvement can vary but averages 50-75% improvement in anything that is Pink and Vascular or Brown and Melanin in nature. The improvement in fine to moderate wrinkles, acne scarring, skin texture irregularities, laxity and smoothness is 50-75%.

How Does It Work To Better Skin Appearance?

Each pulse of the FotoFacial™ RF device, the Aurora sends two types of energy into your skin, Intense Pulsed Visible Light and RadioFrequency energy, that act synergistically to enhance the skin. Energy is given up to brown spots, blood vessels, and redness to gradually and gently lessen or eliminate these blemishes. The RadioFrequency energy also produces significant amounts of collagen, elastin and ground substances in the dermis, the thick undercarpet of the skin, resulting in a noticeable and significant smoothening of fine to moderate wrinkles and textural irregularities of the skin.

Does It Hurt And Will I Miss Work?

The FotoFacial RF™ treatments have a tolerable level of discomfort. The discomfort can be greatly reduced, or even eliminated by the use of a topical anesthetic cream applied to the skin 30 minutes prior to the scheduled FotoFacial RF™. Forced air, skin cooling systems, the SynerCool™ can provide an additional degree of comfort. After each treatment, patients can apply makeup and return to normal activities. The FotoFacial RF™ treatments have proven to be low risk, are associated with few complications and patients rarely have downtime or have to miss work or regular activities.

How Long Do The Skin Enhancements Last?

At the completion of the FotoFacial RF™ program the skin will have achieved a noticeable and consistent degree of improvement that over 90% of patients are very happy with. Occasionally, some patients desire an even greater degree of improvement and these patients will sign up for additional procedures Most FotoFacial RF™ patients will just desire to maintain the nice skin enhancements they achieved from the program and, for these satisfied patients, a single maintenance FotoFacial RF™ treatment is recommended every 2-4 months to keep the skin looking vital, even, smooth and youthful.

About The Technology

The FotoFacial™ RF procedure is delivered by the Aurora™ device. The Aurora™ device uses proprietary ELOS™ technology. ELOS™ (Electrocal Optical Synergy), marries all benefits of intense pulsed light and optical energy for the treatment of vascular and pigmented discolorations with the wrinkle and tightening benefits of radio frequency (RF) energy. FotoFacial RF™ treatment and the fist pass is with the Aurora IPL-RF FotoFacial head, but subsequent passes performed at each visit adds some additional treatments over wrinkled and lax areas with a special head that combines a laser diode and very energy RadioFrequency energy in the same pulse. This ELOS™ combination of diode laser and RF in the same pulse greatly enhances the wrinkle smoothening and skin tightening effects of IPL-RF alone. The Galaxy FotoFacial RF™ can also employ a specialize treatment head for large, stubborn facial vessels and lower lid dark circles that are due to venous engorgement. The FotoFacial RF™ Galaxy is performed on a Galaxy device with also contains the Aurora FotoFaical RF Head.

Keywords: Intense Pulsed Light, Pulsed Light

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