Image Revolution Health and Wellness

Medical Spa & Medical Marijuana located in Randolph, NJ

A photofacial is one of the latest advances in nonsurgical, minimally invasive skin rejuvenation. If you’re looking for a quick and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin, Image Revolution Health and Wellness in Randolph, New Jersey, offers photofacials to help patients address a wide range of common skin concerns. Led by Shumaila Alam, MD, and Matthew McGuire, MD, the practice specializes in safe, personalized cosmetic medicine. To find out how a photofacial can enhance your appearance, call the office or request an appointment online today!


What is a photofacial?

A photofacial is a treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to trigger healing deep within the layers of your skin. IPL delivers different wavelengths of light (similar to a photo flash) to your skin that is then converted to heat. This heat destroys unwanted pigment like freckles or age spots and triggers your body’s natural healing process and collagen growth. 

IPL targets the deeper layers of your skin without damaging the top layer. This results in minimal skin damage and a speedy recovery.  As your skin heals and builds more collagen, the skin becomes smoother, more toned, and younger appearing. 

Who is a good candidate?

Photofacials are great for patients with fair, untanned skin looking to combat the early signs of aging and skin damage. Photofacials can help you address many common skin concerns, including:

  • Freckles
  • Birthmarks
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Spider veins

Photofacials allow you to address your skin concerns while improving the overall quality of your skin. Treatments effectively improve the texture and tone of your skin. 

Photofacials aren’t recommended for patients with darker skin because treatments can result in unwanted pigment changes.    

What should I expect from the procedure?

During your consultation at Image Revolution Health and Wellness, your doctor works with you to develop a personalized treatment plan based on your skin and desired outcome. Most patients need a series of three to six treatments to achieve their desired results. 

During the procedure, your doctor cleanses the treatment area and applies a topical numbing cream. A cooling gel is also applied to the skin. Your doctor gives you dark glasses to protect your eyes from the intense pulsed light. 

Once you’re prepared, your doctor guides the handheld photofacial device along the treatment area. Treatments are quick and easy, typically taking no more than 30 minutes. 

After the procedure, it’s normal to experience redness, swelling, or slight stinging. You’ll need to keep your skin protected from the sun as you heal. You should also use a cleanser and moisturizer formulated for sensitive skin. 

Photofacials require no downtime so that you can return to your normal routine right away. Your skin remains sensitive for the next few days as you heal. 

After the procedure, many patients schedule periodic maintenance treatments to upkeep their results. 

To find out if a photofacial is right for you, book an appointment by phone or request one online today.

Individual results may vary.