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Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include transient redness and increased or decreased pigment in the treated area. Minimizing sun exposure can reduce these side effects.

What are the post treatment procedures?

Immediately after your treatment the area is cleansed and you can return to your normal activities. There is virtually no down time, and you may go right back to work. Do not suntan for the next week, and avoid any excess sun exposure for the next month.

What results might I expect?

FotoFacial RF is primarily a treatment to improve color and texture of sun damaged skin. Results may vary, but one can reasonably expect a 50-75% improvement in redness, spider veins on the face, brown blemishes, melasma, and sun damage spots. A lesser and more variable degree of improvement can be seen in fine wrinkling, pore…

Is there down time?

One of the greatest benefits of a FotoFacial RF treatment is that there is usually no down time. The only limitation after a procedure is to minimize sun exposure, which can be accomplished by hats and judicious use of a broad spectrum sunscreen. Some patients do experience a slight temporary darkening and peeling of their…

What should I expect during a treatment?

During this in-office procedure, a thin layer of cooling gel is applied to the desired body part. Dr. Newman then employs a hand piece which passes over the area utilizing a series of pulses to deliver the energy. Some patients may experience discomfort which is almost always well tolerated.

Does it hurt?

Most of our patients report a tolerable level of discomfort during the procedure, and usually no pain or a slight burning sensation for a few hours afterwards. For their comfort, patients are provided with a topical anesthetic cream which may be applied 60 minutes before the procedure.

How does is work?

FotoFacial RF utilizes advanced technology which delivers pulses of optical and radio-frequency (RF) energy selectively into the brown and red blemishes on the skin without damaging the normal areas. It also has been shown to strengthen the skin by increasing collagen and elastin, which can lead to improvement in skin texture and may smooth fine…

Are there any side effects?

Side effects can include transient redness and increased or decreased pigment in the treated area. Minimizing sun exposure can reduce these side effects.

What results might I expect?

FotoFacial RF is primarily a treatment to improve color and texture of sun damaged skin. Results may vary, but one can reasonably expect a 50-75% improvement in redness, spider veins on the face, brown blemishes, melasma, and sun damage spots. A lesser and more variable degree of improvement can be seen in fine wrinkling, pore…

What should I expect during a treatment?

During this in-office procedure, a thin layer of cooling gel is applied to the desired body part. Dr. Newman then employs a hand piece which passes over the area utilizing a series of pulses to deliver the energy. Some patients may experience discomfort which is almost always well tolerated.