Photofacial Skin Treatments – Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
Clear, beautiful skin is everyone’s goal. When we are children, we have clear, flawless, blemish-free skin, but many factors conspire to frustrate us as we become adults. As we grow older, new blemishes on our skin seem to appear with each passing decade. Fortunately, many of these imperfections are quite superficial and can be minimized or eliminated with medically based treatments. At Consultative Skin Care, we offer a complete range of skin treatments, including the latest Photofacial technology, also known as Fotofacial. Every patient at our Minneapolis St. Paul medical spa receives a thorough evaluation and consultation to find the ideal solution for any skin issue. Photofacial skin care is one of our many treatment options.
Is Photo Facial Treatment Right for You?
Photofacial skin care treatments are often the treatment of choice for the following conditions, among others:
- Pigmented Lesions – Commonly called age spots, sun spots, or even liver spots, these superficial light brown lesions are actually Solar Lentigines, and are caused by sun-exposure. As we age, our skin is less able to recover from sun damage, and these spots become more common. A related lesion, which covers a larger, more diffuse area is called Actinic Bronzing. Photo Facial treatment is effective for these lesions in many cases.
- Vascular Lesions – These are superficial red or purple veins just under the skin’s surface. Such lesions include Rosacea (facial inflammation) and Spider Veins (tiny blood vessels that appear just under the surface of the skin. Depending on the severity of these lesions, Photofacial treatments can minimize or eliminate many of these lesions.
- Other Skin Problems – Photo Facial treatments may also be used on other superficial skin problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles and acne. Your medical skin care consultant can determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.
If you have any of these skin conditions, your medical skin care professional at Consultative Skin care will evaluate you carefully, and recommend the best skin care treatment option for you. Every patient and every condition is unique, and different treatment are needed for different skin types. When Photofacial treatments are the best choice, Consultative skin care has the state-of-the-art technology and expertise to help you get the results you want.
Your Photofacial Experience at Our Minneapolis Medical Spa
Photo Facial treatments are quick and easy. After a brief skin preparation, a wand-like handpiece is passed over the affected area of your skin. The handpiece emits pulses of powerful light that are tuned to the wavelength needed to break up the pigment in the lesion. You may feel the pulses of light as a gentle snapping sensation, but there is little or no discomfort during the procedure.
After your treatment, pigmented lesions will darken slightly, then fade away over the next two weeks or so. Vascular lesions usually undergo graying or blanching immediately. A slight reddening may appear in surrounding areas. The tiny veins will then fade away over a couple of weeks. If the lesions don’t completely disappear after one treatment, additional treatments will further diminish them.
Consultative Skin Care – Photofacial Skin Care in Minneapolis St. Paul, MN
As a total medical spa in the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro, Consultative Skin Care offers the latest technology needed for all types of skin care treatments. Our medical setting gives you the assurance of the right environment. Our highly trained and experienced medical professionals mean that your condition is properly evaluated and treated. Call us soon to schedule a skin evaluation and consultation. We’ll help you understand every option available for your skin treatments and help you select the right treatment for your unique needs.