Photo-Rejuvenation with IPL(Intense Pulsed Light) is the absolute latest technology developed to rejuvenate the skin, reducing the appearance of sun damage, age spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, uneven skin tone, and to refine large pores and skin texture. Due to the nature of treatment, intense pulsed light energy can be applied to the sub-surface skin layers for gentle and gradual results with reduced side effects and no patient downtime. This treatment is, unlike laser treatments, non-invasive and patients can return to work the same day!
Frequently Asked Questions
Photo Facials lead to restoration of even-toned, smoother skin
Who should consider Photo Rejuvenation?
If you are suffering from:
- Age spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Photo Aging
- Mild acne scars
- Large Pores
- Dark Circles around the eyes
- Fine lines
Photo Facial Treatment
The area to be treated is prepared by cleansing and applying a cool gel. If desired, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to minimize any discomfort. The pulses of light are then distributed to the treatment area varying from 15 to 45 minutes. At the completion of the treatment, the gel is removed from the skin and purified. A cool compress may be applied to the area after treatment to sooth sensitive skin. Daily activities can be resumed immediately following a Photo Rejuvenation treatment.
Frequency of Treatment
The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient. Significant improvements may be seen after 2 to 3 treatments, however, 5 treatments are normally recommended for best possible results. Patients achieve a high level of satisfaction following treatment recommendations seeing from 70% to 90 % improvement toward more even toned, smoother skin.
Are there side effects from Photo Facials?
Although side effects are rare it is recommended that prior to photo rejuvenation, exposure to the sun be reduced several weeks before and after treatment. Treatment can effect capillaries making them more visible, pigmentation may appear darker and the skin may look flushed. These side effects would be visible directly following treatment. Temporary swelling and/or blistering may occur but is very rare.
Photo Rejuvenation and Rosacea
Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness and flushing of the skin.
Common Causes of Rosacea:
- Exposure to the sun
- Alcohol consumption
Photo Rejuvenation treatment reduces the flushed appearance of the skin which minimizes the necessity for antibiotics and cortisone creams.