We all strive for clear, smooth skin. Unfortunately, desert climates aren’t as forgiving when it comes to our skin.
The sunshine is indeed enjoyable but can leave our skin damaged with irregular pigmentation.
While several cosmetic treatments can restore our skin, photofacials are among the most requested treatments for skin rejuvenation.
Photofacials for Desert Skin
One of the first cosmetic procedures you learn during medical aesthetics training is the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial. This method of photo rejuvenation improves the tone, texture and appearance of the skin.
A “photofacial” is the term used for the treatment itself and is the process of removing skin concerns with IPL. The handheld device uses wavelengths of light to target skin discoloration, occurring after several years of sun exposure. This form of treatment is popular because it essentially has no downtime.
A series of five to 10 treatments will:
- Reduce hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage
- Erase broken capillaries
- Smooth roughly textured skin
IPL therapy also stimulates new collagen production to reduce fine lines, minimize pore size and increase skin elasticity. Photofacials can even treat stubborn acne scars and reduce unwanted hair.
A non-ablative photofacial treatment can be administered relatively quickly.
- A handheld device delivers precisely-calibrated pulses of multi-wavelength light into the innermost layers of the dermis.
- As the light heats the skin tissue, it remodels aging collagen while sparking the creation of new collagen to even out the skin’s tone and texture.
Photofacials are not just a face-only treatment. IPL treatments can be administered to the back, chest, neck, arms and hands.
Photofacial Training at National Laser Institute
Are you considering a career as a cosmetic laser tech? National Laser Institute offers medical aesthetics training that can be completed in as little as two weeks!
Our Comprehensive Laser Course is the most popular among students looking for a training program that combines didactic theory with clinical hands-on training.
The first half of the course is spent in the classroom where you will learn things like facial anatomy, laser biophysics, tissue interaction and patient care.
Clinicals are spent in an educational setting where you will watch live laser demonstrations and have the chance to perform these treatments to gain real-world experience.
In two weeks, you will learn and feel comfortable and confident in administering several skin treatments, including laser hair removal, tattoo removal, acne reduction, radiofrequency skin tightening and body contouring.