West Houston Dermatology

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What is a Photo Facial?

Flawless skin is beautiful, and each year Houstonians spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to improve its appearance, whether the skin is marred by past sun damage or by conditions we cannot help.  A simple procedure to improve flaws such as brown spots, age spots, rosacea, enlarged pores, dull complexion, or broken capillaries is a photo facial (a/k/a foto facial).  A photo facial is a laser treatment that uses a series of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) from a Luminus laser.  Without damaging the skin, the IPL is applied by a series of gentle pulses to the affected skin areas.  The IPL light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by dilated blood vessels and/or the dark pigmentation in the skin.  The IPL causes your body to produce collagen and connective tissue, which makes the skin healthier and smoother.   Dr. Stephen Mahoney of West Houston Dermatology is a top rated cosmetic dermatologist and an expert in photo facial techniques.  Contact West Houston