Photofacial Rejuvenation is a series of treatments that improves sun spots, age spots, dull complexion, uneven pigmentation, rosacea, and early signs of aging.
What is a treatment like?
Treatments may vary from 15 to 45 minutes. First, the treated area is cleansed and a cool gel is applied. When the pulse light is delivered, the sensation of discomfort is minimal. After treatment, the gel is removed, the skin cleansed, and a sunblock is applied. A topical anesthesia can be used for maximum comfort for sensitive skin a cool compress is applied following treatment.
Are there any possible side effects?
Side effects are rare. Immedately following treatment, the skin may appear flushed, brown pigmented spots may appear darker, and capillaries may be more visible. In rare instances, temporary swelling and.or blistering can occur. Limiting sun exposure for several weeks before and after treatment will greatly minimize the risk of complications.
What improvement will I see?
Patients have a high degree of satisfaction with their results. Many have seen 70% to 90% improvement. After successive treatments, the skin will feel smoother and appear to have a more even tone.
How does the treatment work?
An intense light is applied in a series of gentle pulses over the treatment area. Without damaging the skin, the light penetrates through the skin and is absorbed by the abnormally dialated vessels or pigmentation. The heat impairs the vessel or lesion, and the body begins its natural healing process. The lesion will darken before it flakes off or is absorbed by the body. Treatment can be given as frequently as every three weeks.
How many treatments will I need?
For optimal results, a series of 5 treatments are recommended. Some patients see significant improvements in 2 to 3 treatments; others require more. Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain results