fotofacial_250Elos combination technology of light energy and radio frequency offers a gentle way to restore and rejuvenate skin. Skin imperfections caused by age and sun, rosacea and broken capillaries are treated to restore a youthful and healthy appearance of the skin. A series is recommended. $250 per session.

FotoFacial with Oxygen Infusion

FotoFacial treatments have redesigned the way skin care is done in today’s cosmetic industry. Clearing issues such as pigmented lesions and benign vascular –– including telangiectasias, rosacea, poikiloderma, and angioma –– is now made simple.  Our office has performed over 8,000 FotoFacials.  We uses the technology of Syneron’s elos skin rejuvenation system which delivers industry-leading results our clients love.  While our master aestheticians are independent contractors at Renew Medical Spa, they work in collaboration with Dr. Jin Lee, a board-certified medical director.

What does Fotofacial do exactly?

Skin Rejuvenation (SR) lasers powered by the revolutionary elos Technology use a combination of radio frequency and intense pulsed light therapy. These highly-selective light energies are absorbed by hemoglobin and pigmented lesions but not significantly absorbed by the normal dermis. These electrical energies selectively heat blood vessels while minimizing the effects of pigmented structure treating brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, and general skin tone. Syneron’s technology is one of the most advanced on the market, providing superior results with no downtime.

The dual energies  –– radio frequency and pulsed light delivered by Syneron’s SRA head –– allow us to treat deeper pigments and areas that can’t be treated with other traditional lasers and machines.  For a closer look at the amazing science on Syneron’s elite technology and gallery of before and after photos, please visit

FotoFacials are great for men and women alike, and those in any stage of the aging process. FotoFacial is done in a series of five, three-to-four weeks apart. Further treatments are performed every three-to-six months in order to maintain the effects. FotoFacials are non-ablative (no tissue is removed), and safe enough to do over a lunch hour.

Can I treat other parts of the body other than the face with FotoFacial?

FotoFacial is generally done on the face, neck, and chest, though hands and arms can be done as well.  There are exceptions for treating other areas such as legs, back, etc. for blemishes and scars left from prior surgeries or other injuries.

What is a FotoFacial treatment like?

Before you begin the FotoFacial treatments, we will discuss the procedure at length, ensuring no contraindications exist that would need to be addressed. A consent will be completed and signed, and pre-treatment photos will be taken.  Prior to the treatment clients may opt for a numbing cream, although the majority of our clients do not need it. We have mastered the art of performing FotoFacials at comfortable levels while still achieving phenomenal results. Our method of doing FotoFacials typically takes a little longer during each treatment, but we feel it is better to take the extra time and perform safe levels of extra passes as opposed to using higher levels and fewer passes like many “laser mill” spas do in order to herd in more clients.

Pre and Post FotoFacial Treatment

We begin all of our laser treatments with an enzyme, chemical, or micro-scrub peel to allow for deeper penetration of light therapy.  We also follow all FotoFacial treatments with an oxygen infusion for quicker healing of epidermal skin. A cold conductive gel is then applied to pre-treated areas of the skin. Syneron’s SRA treatment applicator(s), gently makes contact with the skin and delivers the energy pulse.  Most clients say if feels like a warm snap to the skin.  A flash (similar to a camera flash) will occur with each pulse. Multiple passes are made using different levels during the treatment.  Many “laser mills” will only do a single pass with their machines, allowing for more FotoFacial treatments do be done in a day. We have been performing multiple passes for over fifteen years, and we believe multiple passes allows the skin to achieve better results, faster. Our FotoFacial  treatments take sixty minutes due to the pre- and post-prepping steps   enzyme peel and oxygen infusion  we include in all FotoFacial procedures.

What are the after effects of a FotoFacial, and what results can I expect?

Typically your skin may appear a little red or warm, some edema, or swelling, may occur for a short time after the treatment   similar to a sunburn.  Hydrocortisone can be applied to these sites if necessary. Because there is no downtime, you may apply make-up and resume normal activities right after the treatment.

In some cases, after your first treatment, your skin may appear darker in certain spots. This is known as “coffee-grounding” which is pigmentation breaking up and lifting to the surface of the skin easily removed by light exfoliation. Though this is normal, it might not happen at all.

How much is a FotoFacial with Oxygen Infusion?

Our prices for FotoFacials are based on our high level of experience and the added benefits of working in collaboration with Dr. Jin Lee.  As our aestheticians work fully as independent contractors, they have more flexibility to offer clients this service at a fraction of the typical cost.  For this reason we include a mini-facial (enzyme peel and oxygen infusion) to all laser treatments, adding value to the service.  Most offices will charge $2,500 for a series of five treatments of FotoFacials ONLY.  We offer to our clients a FotoFacial and enzyme and oxygen facial for $1,500 in a series of five treatments. These two services combined at full price at many other medical offices is $3,250. Because we do not inflate the price for the original series, we use the same pricing for maintenance treatments as for our standard treatments—$300.

What sets us apart in performing Fotofacials?

We will take the time to listen to your needs and give you the care you won’t likely receive from non-licensed aestheticians who are primarily laser technicians, paid by the hour to get as many clients in as possible. Most laser technicians need to meet a quota on sales of treatments and products. Therefore, they are generally pushed into overselling the FotoFacial treatment in order to meet higher commissions. These types of medical spas are considered “laser mills,” employing non-licensed technicians who often perform extraneous FotoFacial treatments.

When performing an unnecessary amount of FotoFacials, one potential risk is bringing up melasma. Melasma resembles pigmentation, and unlicensed aestheticians can easily mistake it for pigmentation. Contrary to information some laser spas might provide, FotoFacial will not get rid of melasma, and it can actually make it worse. It is important that the aesthetician or laser technician knows how to detect melasma over regular sun damage.

Our master aestheticians have advanced clinical backgrounds, enabling them to safely perform chemical, enzyme, or microdermabrasion treatments before all their FotoFacials. This step done before a FotoFacial will allow for deeper penetration of the pulsed light and radio frequency. Furthermore, at the end of all of our treatments we infuses our clients’ skin with a mineral-based peptide oxygen infusion.  We considers this step extremely important because it cools the skin down to a normal temperature and pushes the vitamin-based infusion with oxygen deep into the epidermis where it helps heal the heated epidermal tissue.


Because your service is reserved especially for you, a 24-hour cancellation notice is required in order to avoid a $75.00 service charge.

We ask that new clients please allow three-to-four weeks when booking first appointment.