Photo-Rejuvenation is a series of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments that improve the appearance of Rosacea, flushing and sun-damaged skin, age spots, skin texture, and photo aging. Treatments can also improve skin texture, the appearance of mild acne scars and reduce fine lines. Additionally, this treatment involves little to no “down time”. Normal activities resume immediately.
How Does The Treatment Work?
An intense light is applied as a series of gentle pulses to the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. Heat then impairs the targeted vessel or lesions, and the body begins a natural healing process. Lesions darken before they flake off or are absorbed by the body. Treatment can take place as frequently as every three weeks.
IPL Photo-Rejuvenation at Work :
What are the benefits of Photo-Rejuvenation?
IMPROVE APPEARANCE DUE TO: sun spots, age spots, dull complexions, uneven pigmentation, large pores, early signs of aging.
TREAT: red flushing skin – rosacea, broken capillaries.
REDUCE: fine lines, active acne, mild acne scars.
Enjoy healthier, smoother, younger looking skin with more even tone!.
Minimal discomfort & no recovery time!
Is The Treatment Painful?
IPL works in a minimally invasive manner to thermally destroy the hair. This is what makes the treatment so fast and comfortable. Two or three days after the treatment, stubble may reappear. This is not new hair growth, but simply the body shedding the unwanted hair; including the bulb.
Photo-Rejuvenation In Treating Rosacea:
Millions of people have undesirable redness and/or sun-damaged skin. Sun exposure, alcohol, medication, stress and aging often worsen the appearance of Rosacea. Rosacea is a common skin condition characterized by redness and flushing skin. Photo-Rejuvenation can control flushing and redness.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, a series of treatments are usually recommended. Some patients see significant improvements with 2-3 treatments while others might require more. Follow-up treatments may be needed once a year to maintain desired results.
What Is Treatment Like?
Treatment time is usually about 30 minutes. After the Photo-Rejuvenation make-up may be applied The area to be treated is cleansed then the light treatment is delivered, accompanied by only a minor sensation of discomfort. After treatment, the area is cleansed again, and a sunblock is applied. For those with sensitive skin, a cool compress may be applied following treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. Right after treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker and capillaries may be more visible. In rare instances, temporary swelling and/or blistering can occur. It is important to protect treated skin for at least 8 weeks following treatment.
What improvements will I see?
Many patients see a 70% – 90% improvement following treatment and most patients are very happy with their results. After successive treatments skin will look clearer and have a smoother texture.