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Dr. Michael Kulick
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Photofacial (Overview)

Photo facial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology. Photo facials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen production. Either an ipl (intense pulsed light) or an ndyag laser is used. Normally there is little to no downtime following a procedure.


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What is the definition or description of: photofacial?

What is the definition or description of: photofacial?

Cosmetic Dermatology: Photo facial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology. Photo facials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen production. Either an ipl (intense pulsed light) or an ndyag laser is used. Normally there is little to no downtime following a procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kulick
28 doctors shared insights

Photofacial (Overview)

Photo facial is a generic term for a skin treatment that uses some kind of light-based technology. Photo facials have a number of different uses, but are mostly used for treating brown spots, broken capillaries, and boosting collagen production. Either an ipl (intense pulsed light) or an ndyag laser is used. Normally there is little to no downtime following a procedure.


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Is there evidence that either red light or photofacial therapy will treat the constant redness from rosacea?

Yes: There are data regarding the use of ipl, photo facial for the treatment of rosacea. The extent to which benefits are seen will vary from patient to patient and a thorough consultation with an experienced care provider will help give you some good guidance. Be sure to review before and after pictures and reviews prior to consenting to any treatments. ...Read more

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Kindly i want ask about the ipl photofacial treatment future side effects and how it works? Does it cause wrinkles? Senescent skin?

Kindly i want ask about the ipl photofacial treatment future side effects and how it works? Does it cause wrinkles? Senescent skin?

IPL photofacial: It works very well for individuals with fair skin. There are no known long term side effects. The most important risks are burns or color change in the skin. ...Read more

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Does a photofacial help reduce or prevent acne from coming back? I have acne that tingles before surfacing and hurts. Feel very deep in my cheeks.

Does a photofacial help reduce or prevent acne from coming back? I have acne that tingles before surfacing and hurts. Feel very deep in my cheeks.

Acne/ Photofacial: Photofacial or ipl treatments are helpful in reducing acne breakouts by killing p. Acnes, the bacteria implicated in the acne cycle. It also helps control inflammation. Isolaz uses vacuum & broadband light (bbl) to loosen and extract oils, dirt and blackheads from pores. Bbl, reduces redness and destroys acne-causing bacteria. Acne control is an ongoing process. Optimal skin care is critical. ...Read more

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How many photofacial treatments will i need? The photofacial treatment seems too easy to be true. Is it really effective? How many times will I have to be treated by my doctor before my age spots are completely gone? .

Photofacial: Generally - few treatments - 3-6 - depending on a lot of factors. The specialist treating you will be a good guide there. It really works and works well. Very popular after the summer as well. You will be very glad you did it! ...Read more

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Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

Will photofacial get rid of cystic acne?

Unlikely: See your medspa doctor for a skin analysis to see if you could undergo a series of laser skin care treatments. I usually combine the isolaz with the cool breeze after doing a microdermabrasion. It is a series of treatments and your doctor will prescribe medication to use between trips. If you want to avoid accutane, discuss with the doctor and she will help you with creams or other options. ...Read more

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Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Indian brown skin. Uneven skin tone. No acne. Micodrmabrasion, Micronedling, Photofacial, PRP, colagen, hyluronc acid or glycolc peel, whch is better?

Leave it alone: None of these are likely to "help". Please forgive my frankness. Many folks have "poikiloderma", skin of varying colors. If you have freckles and don't want them, a sunscreen may help some. Nobody worth knowing cares whether your skin tone is "uneven". Appearance is about physical fitness and how you carry yourself and interact with others. Focus on what you can manage and you'll look fantastic. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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Am i dying ?

I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more

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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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