If procedures like laser resurfacing require a recovery period that you do not have time for, you may want to consider skin rejuvenation using Photorejuvenation (IPL), one of the latest procedures to improve the appearance of aging skin.
Photorejuvenation is perfect for those whose skin reflects early signs of aging and who cannot afford the recovery time associated with other procedures.
Photorejuvenation or “light facials” work without the deep resurfacing caused by high energy pulsed CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers.
Instead, photorejuvenation delivers pulses of light to the skin, thereby stimulating collagen renewal. After several treatments, the newly-produced collagen and elastin result in smoother, younger-looking skin.
While it is not a substitute for other procedures, photo rejuvenation can be used to enhance the results of other cosmetic procedures such laser resurfacing, face lift and chemical peels.
Though all parts of the skin respond to photo rejuvenation, it is most effective in treating face, neck and chest.
Photo rejuvenation can improve:
· sun damage
· fine wrinkles
· irregular pigmentation
· the appearance of large pores
· brown age spots
· dilated capillaries
Patients with minor wrinkling, blotchiness and obvious facial blood vessels can expect good results. Those who have deeper wrinkles and scars will require more treatments.
Each treatment takes about 45 minutes. Treatments feel a little like a rubber band being snapped on your skin; anesthesia is not required.
Skin will appear flushed right after treatment and capillaries may be more visible. Age spots may also appear slightly darker for a few days after the first treatment. These changes will diminish gradually, however. You will see visible improvement after each treatment.
Many people see an improvement after their first treatment.
Avoid tanning before and after Photorejuvenation treatments as tanning will enhance uneven skin color.
A series of 6 treatments at 4 week intervals is recommended for best results. Maintenance treatments twice a year are recommended.