Whenever you notice signs of sun-damaged skin, your first thoughts might be those of nervousness and distress because of a condition you are not certain can be resolved. There is good news, however, in that signs of sun damage can be reversed with treatments that will not interfere with your lifestyle. FotoFacial RF treatments combine Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy and radio-frequency (RF) energy to give you the best of both worlds in the realm of skin restoration.
Whenever you are exposed to the sun, the ultraviolet rays stimulate the skin to produce more melanin as a way of protecting itself against those harmful rays. It is the additional melanin that gives the skin the darker tone that many people desire in the form of a tan. Whenever exposure to the sun happens repeatedly over the years, dark spots can appear. This is because of concentrated melanin in certain places, leading to what is commonly known as sunspots.
Whenever IPL treatments are used, these spots will dry up and flake off. The new cells that replace the old ones will not be affected by the additional melanin. Consequently, the skin will have a more normal appearance afterwards.
When radio-frequency energy is combined with IPL treatments, the skin will produce additional collagen and elastin. These two substances give the skin more firmness and let it keep its shape without the tendency to sag and wrinkle, as it tends to do with age. The reason age causes this is the body produces less collagen and elastin as you grow older. When FotoFacial RF treatments stimulate the body to produce more of these chemicals, the end result is the same type of skin that is associated with a youthful look.
It usually takes a series of treatment sessions to achieve the desired results. The treatments will be scheduled a certain amount of time apart. Once the series is complete, a maintenance treatment may be recommended at intervals of several months, depending on your situation.
FotoFacial RF treatments are gentle, non-invasive and require virtually no downtime. If you have sun-damaged skin that you would like to have restored to its youthful look, you should have a talk with our team at Finesse Cosmetic Surgery in Waltham about how these treatments may benefit you. You can also discuss any other skin problems with them. Skin restoration may end up being simpler than you thought. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!