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The sun is out!!



Who doesn’t like sun bathing? With summer here, kids out of school it only means one thing, “Time for summer vacation!”   What better vacation than going to the beach! Although we don’t think much of it when were out having fun, the sun can cause quite some skin damage.
Most people think that sunburns are the most damage the sun can do to your skin. Truth is with time all of the sunburns and being in the sun can also cause wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin and as if that isn’t bad enough it can also cause you to age!! Looking older is the last thing we want!
So now that you know about all the damage the sun can cause lets give you ease of mind and talk about what you can do to help reverse it! The Paragon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa offers a wide variety of treatments to help your skin. Before beginning your treatment we have the ability to show you how much sun damage your skin has by taking a couple 3D images using our Vectra! How neat is that? A PhotoFacial is what you want to go for when treating sun damage.
 

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PhotoFacials are used to target and treat age spots,pigmentation, and sun damage! It is also used to help lessing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is a 30 minute procedure has no down time and best of all you walk out with rejuvenated skin!
 
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PHOTO FACIALS, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN  APPOINTMENT.
   


 

What To Expect From A Photofacial
A photofacial or IPL, is a 30-minute procedure in which intense pulses of light are used to penetrate deep into the skin. Photofacial then causes collagen and blood vessels below the epidermis to constrict, reducing redness and age lines. The procedure involves only minimal discomfort, while the redness and swelling that sometimes occur after treatment disappear shortly. Most benefits of a photofacial occur gradually in the weeks following treatment
DAY OF THE PROCEDURE
Before the procedure begins, make sure your skin is free of any tanning products or makeup. Avoid prolong sun exposure and any topical retinoids. Your skin will be cleansed and a cool gel will be applied to the treatment area, both to lubricate the handpiece and cool the skin. You will be given eye protection to protect your eyes from the bright flashes of light.
DURING THE PROCEDURE
During the IPL/photofacial procedure, you will feel a warm sensation caused by the handpiece. Some patients describe the sensation to a light “snap” from a rubber band. The number of pulses you receive will depend on the size of the area being treated. Following the procedure, your skin care specialist may help you in icing down the treatment area to help soothe any discomfort from the procedure. This is often unnecessary, however, as IPL/photofacial treatment causes very little pain.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
The recovery time from an IPL skin procedure is often very short, as there is very little damage done to the skin during treatment. Depending on the skin condition you are seeking to remedy as well as your skin type, the redness that is present following the procedure may persist for a longer or shorter period of time. The side effects of IPL/photofacial treatment dissipate within a few hours for many patients. For some patients, however, the redness or dark spots may take a week to fade. Patients treated for severe acne sometimes experience longer recovery times, though they are often amazed by the results when the side effects wear off.


 
 
LEARN MORE ABOUT PHOTFACIAL OR OUR MED SPA SERVICES, PLEASE CONTACT US (817) 473-2120 OR EMAIL [email protected] TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT