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Pigmented + Vascular Lesion Treatment

The term "Photofacial" refers to the treatment of pigmented and vascular lesions on the face. Using the MaxG for photofacial treatments allows for clearing of benign pigmented lesions, actinic bronzing, and telangiectasias, can reduce the redness associated with rosacea, and provide rejuvenated-looking skin through intense pulsed-light treatments.

If treating both pigment and vascular lesions simultaneously, the pigment may resolve before vascular.

Pre-treatment Cautions:


Pre-treatment cautions for light-based treatment includes, but is not limited to: Allergies, skin type, medications, clients who are currently taking blood-thinning medications, blood disorders, Tretinoin and topical retinoids, heat urticaria, herpes I or II within the treatment area, diabetes, cosmetic fillers/implants, unprotected sun exposure or the use of tanning beds or tanning creams and menstrual dysfunction/PCOS.

Other conditions:

  • History of vitiligo, eczema, psoriasis, allergic dermatitis, and autoimmune diseases

  • Risk of paradoxical hair growth - this can occur in people of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean descent and those who have an ill-defined hairline with no obvious transition of the hairline to the face

Be advised that we may recommend a qualified practitioner to evaluate you before undergoing laser or pulsed-light treatment.

Pigmented + Vascular Lesion Contraindications:


If a person to be treated meets any of the following contraindications, no light-based treatment should be administered.

  • Persons taking Accutane within six months of treatment

  • Individuals using systemic steroids

  • Gold Therapy

  • Healing response issues

  • Active infections

  • Open lesions

  • Darker skin types 

  • History of light-induced seizures

  • Pregnancy

  • History of skin photosensitivity disorders

  • History of hypertrophic scars or keloid formation

  • Treatment of skin cancer

  • History of radiation therapy in the area to be treated

  • Active viral or bacterial infection

  • Person is unwilling or unable to follow post-treatment care instructions

A consultation is required before you begin treatments. We are required to carefully screen all potential candidates for treatment. Any cosmetic or dermatological skin condition must be correctly diagnosed and treated by a practitioner prior to treatment. During your consultation, we will perform a test spot so we can evaluate and assess tissue response and minimize possible side effects. 




Post Treatment:


Keep in mind that you will experience some crusting and epidermal damage, which resolves within a 1-4 week period. 

  • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually lasts two-twenty-four hours but can persist up to seventy-two hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, but it usually resolves in 2-3 days. 

  • Until redness has been resolved, it is recommended to avoid the following:

    • Cosmetics to the treated area​

    • Swimming

    • Hot Tubs, Jacuzzis, and Saunas

    • Hardcore activities that cause excessive sweating and body temperature to rise

    • Sun exposure and tanning beds

    • Aggressive scrubbing and exfoliants in that area

    • No picking or pulling at darkened lesions

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