What is Photorejuvenation?

December 11, 2018
Photorejuvenation treatment

What is Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is a treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL), a non-laser light source, to fix pigmentation issues, like sun damage, brown spots, and freckles, and vascular abnormalities such as redness, broken capillaries, spider veins, and rosacea. Photorejuvenation also minimizes pore size and fine lines, stimulates dormant skin cells, and promotes new collagen to grow.

IPL technology works by emitting high-intensity pulses of broadband light deep into the skin without harming the surface area. People who have blotchy, sun-damaged, or discolored skin, or whose skin is affected by large pores, freckles, or wrinkles, may benefit from an IPLTM photofacial. The procedure is also quick and involves no downtime, making it a convenient option for people with busy schedules. Those with dark or deeply tanned skin sometimes experience complications following IPLTM photofacial treatment. Patients should discuss such issues with a trained dermatologist before undergoing treatment.

How Photorejuvenation Works:

During IPL™ photorejuvenation treatment, high energy light waves are used to reduce or eliminate many common effects of aging, including facial wrinkles and skin discolorations. IPL™ light also encourages the production of collagen, a natural protein that fills in wrinkles, making the skin smooth and supple. With each treatment, the results of IPL™ photorejuvenation become more pronounced. Five full-face IPL™ photofacial/fotofacial sessions spaced three weeks apart are normally required for optimal results.The discomfort level of photorejuvenation depends on a person’s threshold for pain.  Often times, a topical anesthetic is applied 10 to 30 minutes before treatment, but further pain management is not necessary.

Process:

A photorejuvenation treatment requires you and the doctor to wear protective eyewear.  Skin is first cleansed and coated with a thin layer of cool gel, then the doctor or technician places a handheld device with a smooth glass surface onto the skin that pulses flashes of light. Each pulse causes a snapping or burning sensation that can be compared to the snapping of a rubber band or quick match burn. Once the treatment is finished, the gel is wiped off and a cold compress may be applied for several minutes to alleviate any discomfort. Moisturizer and sunscreen is applied as a last step.

Duration:

30 minutes to 1 hour

Session:

Usually 6 treatments are recommended, each performed every of 3 to 5 weeks. Maintenance procedures after the initial series are recommended once every 3 to 4 months.

Risks and Benefits

IPL™ photorejuvenation involves relatively little discomfort and no downtime. Unlike many laser techniques, the procedure is nonablative, meaning no skin is removed during treatment. This contributes to the relatively easy recovery and low risk associated with the IPL™ photofacial/fotofacial, while allowing patients to return to their everyday routine immediately. However, potential risks include bruising, blistering, scabbing, and changes in the skin’s pigmentation, although most of these issues soon disappear.

Skin image clinic Faridabad provides Photorejuvenation treatment, But its depend on your skin type , and Dermatologist at clinic will advice you after analysing your skin that Photorejuvenation  treatment is required or not.