The natural consequences of aging on our skin include sun damage, freckles, age spots, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and redness caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Photorejuvenation reduces these signs of aging using non-invasive, painless pulses of light to produce clear, vibrant-looking skin that you can be proud of.
What signs of aging can be reduced with photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation can reduce the appearance of many signs of aging on our skin, including sun damage, freckles, age spots, acne scarring, enlarged pores, and redness caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Treatments can also improve the appearance of birthmarks and uneven pigmentation.
How does photorejuvenation work?
Photorejuvenation works by using non-invasive, painless pulses of light to even out pigmentation, reduce redness and stimulate collagen growth for an overall fuller and younger-looking appearance.
Patients may experience mild discomfort during the procedure, similar to the feeling of a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
Are any special preparations needed before this procedure?
Patients should notify their doctor of any medications they are taking or any recent procedures, as these may interfere with treatment. Your doctor will advise you if and when medications should be discontinued.
In addition, patients with a history of scarring, bleeding, keloid formation or poor healing may want to reconsider treatment with photorejuvenation.
How long does recovery take?
There is no recovery time and low risk of complications, an advantage over other treatment methods such as microdermabrasion and laser peels, which cause temporary redness and swelling. However, patients will need to protect their skin from the sun after treatment, as it will be more sensitive than normal.
How many sessions will I need?
Multiple sessions of about 30 minutes each are performed every 4-6 weeks until the desired result has been achieved. Results will be noticeable after the first few treatments and will continue to improve as treatment progresses.
Are there any possible side effects?
Patients often look as though they have a sunburn for several hours after treatment. Although rare, there is a risk of mild swelling, blistering, infection and scarring after this treatment.