IPL Photofacial

Recapture Smooth, Even, Unblemished Skin

If bleaching creams, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels haven’t helped with your brown spots or patches and your texture and pore size aren’t what they used to be, Advanced Photofacial from Cutera will help you achieve your skin care goals!

Advanced Photofacial is Better Photofacial technology is very dependent upon the laser being used. For the past couple of years only one photofacial technology has produced good results. This technology is the dominant one used throughout the D/FW Metroplex, typically requiring 5 treatments. Our Advanced Photofacial Skin Therapy by Cutera at Dermalase is a more recent technology with superior results to any other photofacial technology. It is twice as fast and requires half the treatments for superior results-and no messy gel!

Frequently Asked Questions

Let’s face it-we have all spent time in the sun we regret. In fact, sun damage (also known as photoaging or photodamage) is the main culprit behind coarse, deeper facial wrinkles, freckles, age spots (also known as sun or liver spots), leathery skin texture, dull-colored skin, and enlarged pores.

Experts agree: most sun damage originates from incidental, or everyday, exposure. Look at your left cheek and left arm. If they have more spots, larger pores, and slightly rougher texture than those on the right, you are seeing the effect of chronic sun exposure from driving without wearing sun protection. Depending on how advanced your photoaging, facial wrinkles may be visible only when you speak, smile, frown, or otherwise show emotion. If photoaging continues, collagen production in the dermis decreases at the rate of about 1% each year, leading to more lines and sagging skin.

Advanced Photofacial is Better Photofacial technology is very dependent upon the laser being used. For the past couple of years only one photofacial technology has produced good results. This technology is the dominant one used throughout the D/FW Metroplex, typically requiring 5 treatments. Our Advanced Photofacial Skin Therapy by Cutera at Dermalase is a more recent technology with superior results to any other photofacial technology. It is twice as fast and requires half the treatments for superior results-and no messy gel!

Immediately following each treatment, the treated area may be pink or slightly red in color, similar to a light sunburn. This will fade after two to twelve hours. Patients may return to work or other normal activities (avoiding sun exposure) with or without makeup directly after each procedure. During the forty-eight hours following your Advanced Photofacial treatment, most hyperpigmentation (or brown spots) will darken, resembling pepper flakes on the skin. Your practitioner may recommend an exfoliating treatment a week following your Advanced Photofacial in order to reveal the less highly pigmented and smoother skin beneath.

Advanced Photofacial works well for many people and gives a beautiful result. As with any procedure, maintenance may be required. Maintenance recommendations will vary, depending upon your level of severity and lifestyle. Staying out of the sun and wearing a 30 SPF Sunblock or greater will reduce the need for frequent treatments.

Many patients love the effects on their faces so much that they choose to have their necks, chests, arms, backs, and even legs treated. The effect is a return to skin with reduced pigment and sun spots along with a renewed brightness as healthy, younger skin is known to be.