Photo-Rejuvenation (IPL) This treatment stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin which gives the skin a much more youthful texture. A series of intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments can improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, age spots, skin texture, broken capillaries and rosacea.
These treatments are also effective for mild acne scars, as well as reducing pores and fine lines. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
Following conditions can be treated:
- Fine wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Age spots
- Sun damage
- Small facial veins
- Acne scars
- Brown spots (freckling)
Glenoaks Laser Center Photo-rejuvenation FAQ’s
- What is Photo-Rejuvenation?
Photo Rejuvenation, is an Intense Pulse Light (IPL) treatment that can correct sun damage, large pores, acne scars, freckling, irregular pigmentation, redness.
- What is Intense Pulsed Light?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a treatment breakthrough that can correct a variety of benign skin imperfections, such as signs of aging, facial broken capillaries, brown spots, etc.
- What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
- How many treatments will I need?
From 5-6 treatments, at 4-6 weeks interval will produce the desired results.
- How long will it take to recover?
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, and resume most of your activities right away.
- What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade.
- Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment.
- What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the areas to be treated and the type of the procedure performed.
- What aftercare do I need?
You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.