Benefits of Photorejuvenation:
- Effective treatment of Rosacea, Telangiectasia (small blood vessels on the skin), Age Spots, Fine lines
- Stimulates collagen growth
- No downtime
- Non-invasive and safe treatment using IPL technology
Look younger, be happier and feel healthier with Photorejuvenation. This safe, non-invasive procedure is tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction. With photorejuvenation at Second Skin, you will improve facial skin imperfections including fine lines, wrinkles, rosacea, age spots and uneven pigmentation and vascular lesions, and small spider veins. It’s simple… photorejuvenation treatments result in consistent, visible improvement of the skin with no downtime, little discomfort, and minimal risk. Call us and get started on a younger looking you right away!
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) system is a safe, FDA approved technology to correct the appearance of damaged skin, leaving skin looking healthy and youthful. As we age, our skin is exposed to the harmful UV rays, smoke and other pollutants. Our skin undergoes a transformation; visible and invisible signs of aging appear. These signs of aging can now be addressed with an IPL photorejuvenation.
Frequently asked questions about Photorejuvenation
What is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation is the safe and reliable process of using a Intense Pulsed Light to treat facial redness and flushing from rosacea, as well as multiple symptoms of aging skin. Symptoms include fine lines, red blemishes, mottled coloration, broken blood vessels, pigment discoloration such as freckles and age spots, enlarged pores, coarse or rough skin, loss of skin tone and elasticity, and general sun damage. The result is a youthful, smooth and revitalized appearance.
What are treatments like?
The IPL hand-piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. A treatment generally lasts about half an hour. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. But, this will give way to healthy, young-looking skin. After photorejuvenation you can return to work the very same day and resume all regular activities, there is absolutely NO DOWNTIME after this procedure.
What areas can be treated with Photorejuvenation?
Treatments can be applied on any part of the skin, but are especially effective in improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest and hands.
How soon will I see results?
After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone. Best results are achieved after 4 to 6 treatments. Depending on the number of conditions you are treating and the severity of the individual problem. Some individuals may require the addition of a skin care product regime to achieve optimal results. You can return to work the very same day and resume all your regular activities immediately.
Who is a candidate for Photorejuvenation?
Whether you're a man or a woman, if you are showing the signs of aging and sun damaged skin, you should consider Photorejuvenation to help you look as young and healthy as you feel. A brief consultation with our medical esthetician at Second Skin is the best way to find out. Whether you’re looking to improve the look of your face, hands or chest, we are here to help.
What are the side effects of Photorejuvenation?
The appearance right after treatment is similar to what you will see after a good exercise workout. The flushing and redness will last from a few minutes to several hours after treatment. This will give way to healthy, young-looking skin.
Is Photofacial permanent?
After completing the Photorejuvenation series, healthy new skin cells form, creating the new growth of healthy tissue. Once your desired results are achieved, approximately two to four maintenance treatments, depending on the patient, a year are recommended.
Does it work on broken capallaries?
Broken capillaries respond dramatically to Photorejuvenation. After your treatment, dilated or broken blood vessels decrease, gradually fade and slowly disappear.
Does it work on acne scars?
Acne scars that have color (red or brown) will appear less severe after Photorejuvenation treatment.
Does it minimize pore size?
After a series of treatments are completed, the patient will notice improvement in the skin texture and the appearance of enlarged pores.
Can I tan during the treatment series?
Extreme sun exposure is not recommended. A patient who has casual sun may be treated. It is always advised to apply sun block to treatment areas to insure maximum results.
Can you treat other areas of the body besides the face?
Yes, many areas can be treated. The neck, chest, shoulders, forearms and hands are the most commonly treated.
What is the treatment like?
PhotoFacials consists of five, thirty to forty five minute, treatments spaced two weeks apart. Intense pulsed light is passed along the skin of the face, and in some instances, neck and chest. Patients describe the sensation as feeling like the snap of a rubber band.
When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
Patients experience NO DOWN TIME. However, it is best to plan to put ice on the treated area for at least 20 minutes or longer after treatment. This reduces redness and swelling. In most instances, normal activities can be resumed immediately.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments depends on the size, location, depth and color of the lesion; the patient’s skin type and the level of expected outcomes. Some patients report a visible change in 7-10 days. Strict sun protection, of course, is a necessary component in healthy skin care programs. The treatment protocols recommend a patient to undergo a four to six treatment regimen for maximum benefits.
Who should not have the procedure?
A Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation is not advisable for patients with connective tissue disease or autoimmune disorders. It is not advisable for pregnant women, nor is it safe for recently sun-tanned skin or in those who may receive excess sun exposure in the immediate weeks following treatment. It should not be performed on patients taking Accutane or for six months after stopping Accutane. The procedure is not usually performed on patients with active acne cysts, large pustules, or highly active Rosacea. Most photosensitive medications such as antibiotics, anti anxiety, sulfa drugs, birth control pills and anti-hypertensive medications are not a concern. In patients who get fever blister attacks (herpes) on the face, an anti-herpes medication should be taken prior to treatment.
How does IPL work?
Intense Pulse Light works by producing light energy at a specific wavelength, which is selectively absorbed by the red and brown age spots. This heats up the pigment and breaks it up into smaller particles which eventually fall off the surface of the skin or get re-absorbed by the body’s white blood cells.