For a Clear, Even Skin Tone
Photofacial treatments (also called Photorejuvenation) even out skin tone and remove skin imperfections such as:
Sun Spots and Freckles
Rosacea and Flushing (not including acne rosacea)
Spider Veins and Broken Capillaries
Leaving you with more youthful, luminous skin.
All of our treatments are performed by professional, fully-qualified Medical Aestheticians and supervised by Dr. Erik Hegmann, M.D. So you know you'll be getting the safest, most effective treatment possible.
….And if any questions or concerns arise, Dr. Hegmann will be there to take care of you.
Photofacial Before and After Photos
How Photofacials treat Rosacea, Flushing and Spider Veins
How Photofacials treat Pigmentation, Sun Spots and Brown Spots
Frequently Asked Questions
+ Will a Photofacial work for me?
That depends on a number of factors, for example: The type of lesion, your lifestyle, and the colour of your skin. Darker skin types must be treated with extra care.
In order to find out if photofacials will work in your particular case, it is best to book a consultation to discuss your concerns with Dr. Hegmann and his staff.
+ Does it hurt?
Before treatment, some patients prefer to use numbing cream, which will be applied to the area and left on for 30 minutes. The numbing cream is very effective in making the treatment comfortable.
In addition, the tip of the hand piece is continuously cooled, so the skin is being soothed even as the treatment progresses.
+ Is there any down time? What will I look like afterwards?
After the treatment, you will look slightly pink, as though you had a mild sunburn. This should resolve within 2-24 hours and can be soothed with cool compresses, if necessary.
Sun spots and other pigmentation will initially appear darker right afterwards, and will naturally slough off after about a week.
For rosacea, the skin tone will appear less red within a week.
Most people feel quite comfortable resuming normal activities right after treatment.
+ How much does it cost?
The price varies with the size of the area to be treated, but typically, a full-face will cost $300 per treatment. As you will usually need a series of treatments, we offer a discount with the purchase of a package of 4 - 6 treatments.
+ Is it permanent?
Photofacials areconsidered an excellent control for rosacea and pigmentation problems.
After your initial series of treatments, you may be given special creams to help to prolong and maintain your results. However, you may wish to come in for a touch-up every few years after your initial series of treatments.
Touch-ups usually only involve 1 treatment.
Why We Chose the Palomar Icon™ System
The Palomar Icon™ is the only Intense Pulsed Light System available in Ottawa that offers the patented Skintel™ Melanin Reader. This device measures the actual amount of melanin in your skin before each treatment, so the settings can be tailored precisely to your needs.
For example, if you had spent a lot of time in the sun since your last treatment, your skin will be more tanned. If the settings on the laser are not adjusted to account for your tan, you run the risk of being burned.
The Skintel™ will record a higher level of melanin in your skin, and the laser settings will be adjusted accordingly. This will ensure you receive a safe treatment every time, while still maximizing its effectiveness.
**No other system available today can offer you this level of protection.
The Palomar Icon™ is the most powerful intense pulsed light system available today.
More power means each treatment will be more effective. And you will require fewer treatments.
The Palomar's patented Advanced Contact Cooling™ system, cools the skin continuously during your treatment.
For a safer, more comfortable treatment.
Palomar Medical Technologies is recognized as a world-leader in the research and development of cosmetic lasers. Many major advances in laser technology have been based on Palomar research.
This means you're getting the best treatment available on the market today.