Are broken capillaries darkening your day? Is rosacea making you seeing red? Does sun damage have you heated? Or maybe it’s hyperpigmentation that makes you feel spotty? Don’t let your skin problems dull your spirit – they’re already dulling your skin! Thankfully, technology has brought us the ultimate weapon in the fight against the harsh effects of time and sun exposure.
Fotofacial RF is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment for men and women that features revolutionary elos technology from Syneron. Unlike many other laser procedures, Fotofacial RF skin rejuvenation treatments are non-ablative and require no downtime!. Safe and effective for men and women alike, Fotofacial RF skin rejuvenation treatments combine pigment-seeking pulsed light with the power of specific radio frequencies, creating one powerful treatment that corrects the following issues more effectively than any lotion on the market:
- Enlarged pores
- Sun damage and sun spots
- Age spots
- Hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and discoloration
- Rosacea and redness
- Broken capillaries (red and/or purple spots)
- Decline of skin texture
The treatment program includes 4-6 sessions at three-week intervals.
Each treatment is approximately 30 minutes long.
Single Sessions: Face $275 Neck & Decollete $250
Specially priced packages available
Ultimate Glow Facial
Turn back the hands of time with the “Ultimate Glow Facial.” Ninety minutes of pampering, and highly effective treatment. This facial begins with a deep pore cleansing, mild exfoliation, soothing facial massage, and a custom masque to balance and revive the skin. Then a blend of vitamins and antioxidants are infused into the skin by IPL (Intense Pulse Light) to rejuvenate and correct imperfections. This luxurious treatment ends with a silky moisturizer and solar protection cream that will leave your skin youthful and vibrant.
90 Minutes $325
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Best Candidates for FotoFacial RF?
Anyone who suffers from cosmetic conditions of the face and body including:
- Sun damage
- Aging with wrinkles, skin laxity and a decline of skin texture
- Rosacea, redness and broken capillaries (“red spots”)
- Sun spots, age spots and hyperpigmentation (“brown spots”)
What is FotoFacial RF? The Magic of Elos?
Syneron Medical is the leading global manufacturer of aesthetic devices used to treat the skin. In the past, the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures involved the use of lasers or intense pulsed light to penetrate the outer layers of the skin (the epidermis) and to heat the tissues lying deep within the lower layers of the skin (the dermis). The problem with these procedures is the risk that the high energy needed to reach the target area will overheat the surrounding tissues and cause damage to the skin.
Syneron’s latest technological innovation is a non-surgical treatment that penetrates the skin without overheating the surrounding tissues. Elos (electro-optical synergy) combines intense pulsed light (IPL) with radio frequency (RF). The use of two different forms of energy (light and electricity) creates a synergy:
- The light-based component (IPL) converts optical energy into heat and selectively pre-heats the target area beneath the outer layers of the skin
- The electrical component (RF) directs the current to the target area within the lower layers of the skin and creates thermal heating.
Elos, the combination of electro and optical energy, permits the use of lower levels of light and heat that do not affect that epidermis and are safe for all skin types and skin color.
How is FotoFacial RF performed?
The procedure is simple. The area to be treated is covered with a thin layer of clear gel that is conductive to radio frequency. The hand piece of the machine is dynamically cooled and is pressed against the skin to reduce the surface temperature. The hand piece delivers gentle pulses of light and electrical current that penetrate the skin and are directed to the target area.
How long is the Treatment Program?
Each treatment lasts about 30 minutes. Because the treatments are gentle, most people require 4-6 sessions at three-week intervals. The improvement with be gradual, but steady. After the completion of your treatment, your skin will be rejuvenated.
How Does the Treatment Feel?
Initially, you will feel a brief sensation of a “warm pinch” as the energy from the light and current penetrates the skin. As the treatment proceeds, you will feel a warm and tingling sensation.
How Will I Feel After the Treatment?
Most people have no side effects from the treatment. Some people appear “flushed” for a few hours after the treatment due to the heat generated by the energy. The treatment does not affect the outer layers of the skin. As a result, there is no “down time” and most people return to their normal activities as soon as the treatment has been completed.
Are the Treatments Safe and Effective?
Yes. The combination of pulsed light and radio frequency permits the use of lower levels of energy that is safe for all skin types and skin color. The pre-cooling of the skin and the targeting of energy prevents the overheating of surrounding tissue. There have been many clinical trials to test the effectiveness of Elos technology. Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr. reports that 88% of his patients observed a smoother skin with visible improvement in fine wrinkles, pore size and pigmentation. Dermatologic Surgery, 2000. His patients report a 50-75% improvement in redness, flushing, fine wrinkles, broken capillaries, pore size and skin smoothness. A study published in Cosmetic Dermatology in 2005 concluded that the system is “safe and effective”. A recent study by Professors of Dermatology at St. Louis University and Northwestern University concluded that “RF treatment is safe, easily tolerated and effective” and results in “an overall improvement in skin texture”. Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, March 2009.