What happens if I stop having a photofacial?

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  • I'm having a photofacial, is it safe to stop?"
  • I'm having a photofacial and want to know what happens if I stop."
  • I'm thinking of getting a photofacial in the future, but do I have to continue once I start?"

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Do you have any of these problems or concerns?

If you have had a photofacial and your skin tone has improved, you may be worried about many things, such as whether you will stop and your skin will return to normal.

So, in this article, I will explain, from a medical standpoint, in an easy-to-understand manner, "What happens when you stop having photofacials?" from a medical standpoint.

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Can I stop the photofacial?

I'm thinking of stopping the photofacial...but if I stop, will my spots suddenly increase?"

Are you worried, "I don't know if I can stop the photofacial..."?

The conclusion is that it is possible to stop, since there is basically no sudden worsening of the situation.

However, considering the mechanism of photofacial, there is a "preventive" aspect to spots, so naturally it may be better to continue the treatment in the future.

Therefore, the decision to "stop or not to stop" depends on each individual's situation, as it must be made after consulting with one's financial situation and other factors.

If judged only medically, it is "good to continue on a regular basis" because it is expected to have a preventive effect on blemishes.

What happens when I stop the photofacial?

Next, I will give a medical explanation of what happens when you stop the photofacial.

To do this, we will first tell you how the photofacial works and what kind of effect it has.

Photofacial is a machine that delivers a special light called IPL (Intense Pulsed Light).

This light acts on three major areas to produce the effect you seek.

(1) Melanin pigment←Main action of photofacial
By destroying melanin pigment, which is the cause of blemishes, the spots are faded.
Melanin pigment builds up under the skin in a mille-feuille-like fashion. Photofacial does not eliminate all melanin pigments at once, but rather gradually removes them.

(2) Act on small blood vessels
It works on redness and rosacea by acting on the tiny blood vessels under the skin. (Redness and rosacea are caused by these tiny blood vessels. Medically, we call it telangiectasia.)

(iii) Action on the dermis (deep under the skin)
There is a deep place under the skin called the dermis. This is where collagen and elastin reside (you have heard of them, right?). The effect on collagen and elastin is expected to stimulate the production of more collagen and elastin, resulting in firmness and elasticity.

What do you think?

Did you understand how photofacial works and its effects?

So now let's move on to "What happens when we stop?" Let's think together about "What happens if we stop?

If we stop, it means that the three effects mentioned earlier will cease to exist.

Melanin pigment is always produced as a physiological phenomenon. So, if you are alive, new melanin pigments are gradually produced. In other words, to use the previous expression, a new layer of mille-feuille is created.

If the photofacial is continued, it will act on this "new mille-feuille layer" (new melanin pigment) so that this melanin pigment will not show up as "spots" in the future.

Conversely, if you stop, it is possible that "this new mille-feuille layer" will show up as a blemish in the future.

The two effects on the dermis (deep under the skin) are also not "permanent," so there is no possibility that if you stop using them, the elasticity of the skin will become weaker than if you had continued with the treatment.

If I start a photofacial, do I have to continue?

Now, let me turn to those who are thinking about starting a photofacial.

Once I start the photofacial, do I have to keep doing it?"

How many times should I continue?"

Do you think that you are not?

In conclusion, if you want to see a change in your appearance, we recommend that you take at least 5 sessions.

As mentioned earlier, Photofacial is not a machine that "destroys all melanin pigments in a single session," so repeated treatments will produce "effects that can be seen with the naked eye.

Even if you do not feel the effect with the naked eye, rest assured that melanin pigment is reduced under the skin.

Do I have to continue it all the time?" As for the question, in terms of reducing melanin pigment (≒preventing spots), I think it would be good to continue it as a regular maintenance.

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Photofacial is a procedure that can be performed on an ongoing basis to realize its benefits. Each person's situation may be different, so please consider this while consulting with yourself.

Also, if you would like to know more about photofacials, please refer to this article for a detailed explanation of photofacials.

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