Photorejuvenation refers to the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to treat conditions related to sun-induced skin damage. IPL uses a broad spectrum of light which is primarily absorbed by melanin and oxyhemoglobin and is effective in reducing the appearance of sun spots, freckles, unwanted blood vessels, rosacea and broken capillaries.
How Does it Work?
The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology penetrates the tissue and creates heat, targeting the skin imperfection in a controlled manner. The body’s natural processes then clear the lesion debris, while collagen and elastic fiber stimulation occurs, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance.
Is it right for me?
Photorejuvenation is not suitable when you have active infections, viral, fungal or bacterial diseases, inflammatory skin conditions or skin cancer. Risks may include redness, swelling, scarring or change in pigmentation. During the treatment, you may experience a warm/prickling sensation as the laser is applied but the treatment is gentle and should not feel uncomfortable.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Photorejuvenation treatment works with your skin to remove your imperfections and stimulate collagen and elastic fiber production over a sequence of treatments. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some redness. Your provider will advise you to stay out of direct sun for a few weeks following the treatment and apply sunscreen. Typically, 2-6 sessions with 2-4 weeks in between are needed to achieve optimal results for most skin concerns.