A photofacial is a type of IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment that helps to address issues with age spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea, and more. The light from a photofacial treatment penetrates down into the deeper layers of skin to treat the problem areas at their source.
At the beginning of your session, your treating physcian will review any areas of concern and examine the treatment area. A comprehensive exam and history will let them know of any factors or skin conditions which may affect your treatment or healing time.
Before your treatment, you should avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels, injections, aspirin/ibuprofen, and any topical creams or products on the area to be treated.