Laser Photo Rejuvenation includes various non-invasive cosmetic treatments that use natural energy from light to improve the skin. During photo rejuvenation procedures, targeted areas are treated without damaging the surrounding areas. An example of what can be treated using this procedure is spider veins. These veins are targeted without damaging the skin layers surrounding those vessels. And this is what makes photo rejuvenation more precise.
How does Photo Rejuvenation work?
Light energy, known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), targets specific chromophores within the skin. These are the skin sections that are naturally receptive to light. The light is applied onto the skin such that the targeted chromophores absorb energy from this light. After absorption, the light energy turns into natural heat, which then damages the absorbing cells.
The skin cells get damaged as a result, which forces the body to begin healing and repair. Your body will correct the damaged skin cells and generate new ones that will replace the old ones that are too damaged to repair. Photorejuvenation consists of a series of about 3-5 treatment sessions done once every three to six weeks.
What is Photo Rejuvenation used for?
- It lightens the skin and reduces redness, dilated, and broken blood vessels on the face, neck, and chest.
- It can be used as a rosacea treatment.
- It improves skin texture by boosting collagen levels.
- It controls flushing.
- It removes age spots and brown blotches on any part of the body.
Duration of the Procedure
The procedure takes about 30-90 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
Mild discomfort may be felt during the treatment, and with time, you become more comfortable.
Healing and Recovery
The healing time after a photo Rejuvenation session depends on the area being treated. For instance, age spots and freckles will look darker for about 3 -7 days before crusting occurs, which may last for up to 10 days. You should start seeing results after a couple of weeks but remember that you might need to go back for more sessions.
How long will the results last?
The results will depend on how good you take care of your skin. If you expose your skin to the sun without using sunscreen, then the skin issues will return. It is better to take care of your skin and continue with the annual maintenance treatments. If the therapy maintains your collagen levels, it is best to have the procedure done every 6-12 months. The IPL treatment does not make you more sensitive to the sun; it can be done at any time of the year.
How to prepare for a Photo Rejuvenation treatment?
- Protect your skin using a sunscreen every day or by wearing hats.
- Avoid excessive sun and self-tanners for 2-4 weeks before the treatment.
- If you are on certain medications, you may be asked to discontinue them temporarily.
- It is advisable to avoid this treatment when you are pregnant.
Side Effects of IPL
The side effects of IPL treatment include:
- Mild redness
- Temporary swelling
- Occasional bruising
- Accentuation of the brown spots
The information mentioned above guides the patients in detail about Intense Pulse Light treatment and how it benefits the skin. If you want to know more, visit the Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® clinic, or book a free consultation. Our experts will explain the procedure to you in the consultation session and will answer all your queries.