Dr. Sarah Shell
Naturopathic Medical Doctor
Chandler AZ

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photo facial
A photofacial, is a gentle, light-based skin rejuvenation therapy for the treatment of sun damaged skin, pigmentation irregularities, small veins, rosacea and acne. Another popular appeal is the visible reversal of the early signs of aging. Gentle pulses of light are used to selectively target the individual concern. When operated by an experienced physician under medically customized settings, current research shows that we can optimize gene expression to naturally slow the signs of aging. Reprogram your genes and discover the essence of natural beauty.

How does it work?
Broadband light (BBL) uses a handheld device that emits painless, flashes of light while simultaneously transferring heat and energy to specific pigment and vascular targets. Your doctor will customize treatment parameters according to your particular concern. Pigment irregularities and damaged skin cells will rise to the surface of the skin and flake off for the next several days post-treatment. Commonly referred to as the photofacial, this is the most effective, non-invasive procedure available to reverse sun-damaged skin, produce a flawless complexion, and slow the signs of aging from a molecular level.

What is photo-aged skin and how is it reversible?
Photo-aging is the term used to describe the compounded aging effects that UV light exposure has on our skin. Although it speeds up the aged appearance of skin, photo-aging is NOT apart of our natural aging process and it can be reversed. To truly appreciate the dramatic aging effects of sun damaged skin, you can compare the sun-protected skin of your upper forearm to the sun-aged skin of the back of your hand. Sun exposure is virtually unavoidable in Arizona and it’s important to remember that UVA light can penetrate through our car windows. Despite the absence of a sunburn, powerful skin-aging and carcinogenic effects are still present. Clinical findings of photo-aged skin typically include pigment changes (sun spots, hyper- and hypo-pigmentations), textural changes (wrinkles, dry skin, large pores), vascular changes (spider veins, blemishes), increased laxity and thinning. Chronic sun damage is also the source of many common degenerative changes such as the little red dots that we start to see in our 20-30’s (cherry angiomas) and even pre-cancerous lesions such as actinic keratosis. The photofacial is the most highly demanded treatment for the reversal of sun damage, and rightfully so.

How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments you need will vary depending on the condition of your skin, the results you want and how your skin responds to each treatment. Depending on the severity of symptoms, notable improvements are commonly noticed after one treatment. MedRoyal typically recommends a minimum of 3 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart, before following a maintenance protocol of 1-2 treatments per year. Following successful treatment of sunspots or sun damaged skin, it is recommended to maintain a diligent routine of sun protection to prevent recurrent skin damage. A maintenance protocol will help to maintain improvements and address any new sun damage that may have accumulated. You should consult your MedRoyal doctor before booking an appointment for a photofacial, especially if you are prone to getting sunburned or if you are sensitive to light. Patients with an untreated medical condition should notify the doctor prior to laser and light-therapies. MedRoyal doctors are primary care physicians, providing acute, chronic and preventative medical care. Schedule a consultation with our doctor to see if you are a good candidate for photofacial therapy.

Benefits of a Photofacial (Skin Rejuvenation) with Dr. Shell:

  • Improve Sun-damaged skin
  • Pigmentations: brown spots, sun spots
  • Vascular lesions: rosacea, visible veins
  • Texture: fine lines, wrinkles, large pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne
  • No downtime
  • Painless.
  • Performed by a doctor. A licensed physician, certified in laser medicine and procedures, will complete your treatments following a discussion of reasonable expectations.

855 S Dobson Rd. Ste. 2
Chandler, AZ 85224

Phone: (480) 783-0708 Fax: (480) 336-2311