Services - Photorejuvenation

 

What is Photorejuvenation (IPL)?
Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure unlike any other skin resurfacing treatment. The skin is not subjected to harsh chemicals or the intense after-care of other facial rejuvenation procedures. Cooling technology protects the sensitive surface layers of the skin, allowing the laser light to penetrate to a deeper level and stimulate new collagen growth.  Photorejuvenation uses a intense pulse light and energy rather than a true laser to rejuvenate the skin.  This process is more gentle and more flexible than a true laser treatment.  Pulses of concentrated light are directed onto the skin and absorbed by the melanin for pigmented lesions and blood for vascular lesims.

 

What does the procedure do? How does it work?
Photorejuvenation uses an infrared laser to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. The procedure combines a cooling plate and a laser to give patients optimal results with the minimal inconvenience. The protective cooling plate is applied to the skin, allowing the laser light to pass harmlessly through the upper layers of the skin and stimulate those cells deep below the surface which produce natural collagen. The collagen and elastin fibers continue to multiply after your treatment, and you will continue to see improved results over the months ahead.

 

Photorejuvenation Treats:

  • Brown spots

  • Red spots

  • Rosacea

  • Telangiectasia

  • Melasma

  • Sun spots

  • Age spots

  • Liver spots

  • Large pores

 

Is the procedure painful?
Photorejuvenation can be performed on any facial area -- around the eyes, mouth, cheeks, and chin with minimal discomfort. A topical anesthetic cream can be used on extra-sensitive areas. However, no injections are needed.

 

How long does a treatment take?
Laser Rejuvenation treatment is a quick, easy procedure for which many patients come in during their lunch hour.  The procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes.  Those who wear facial cosmetics can reapply their makeup right away, and freely carry on with their day. 

 

How long will I take to heal?
One of the most outstanding features of Photorejuvenation is that there is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. After a session, the area may appear red for up to an hour. However, makeup can immediately be applied. No wound is created; therefore, there is no healing time required.

 

How many treatments are needed?
Clinical studies suggest that at least two treatments are needed to stimulate new collagen growth.  Regular touch-up treatments are also recommended to sustain the continued growth of new collagen.