Laser Skin Rejuvenation/Photorejuvenation
Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that helps treat a variety of skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, acne and sun damage. The treatment requires little recovery time and minimal to no side effects. At Sudbury Med Spa, we offer a variety of photorejuvenation treatments that can help to restore the natural beauty of your skin.
What Does the Photorejuvenation Treatment Entail?
Photorejuvenation uses lasers, intense pulsed light, or photodynamic therapy to penetrate the skin and stimulate collagen production. It can be used on any part of the body and helps rejuvenate aging skin with discoloration.
Intense pulsed light treatments (IPL)
This is an extremely powerful light that releases light deep into the skin. The wide range of wavelengths used in IPL treatment makes it especially useful for people with multiple skin issues and extensive discoloration spanning the face, arms or back. Unlike a laser which just uses one wavelength of light, an IPL uses multiple. This also makes IPL therapy less damaging to the skin.
Light-emitting diode treatment (LED)
LED photofacials are differentiated from IPl by the procedure used. Unlike IPL which uses a broad spectrum light, LED facials use different colors and wavelengths targeted to the specific skin issue. LED facials use blue light for acne treatment, red for collagen stimulation and fine lines treatment.
What are the Steps Involved in a Photorejuvenation Procedure?
During the treatment, your eyes will first be covered with a protective shield. Before beginning the treatment, a cold gel will be applied to your face. In case of an IPL treatment, a handpiece will be moved around your skin’s target area. With IPL, you may experience mild discomfort or tingling and with LED treatment, there is no discomfort at all. Once the treatment is completed, a cold compress and sunscreen will be applied to your face.
Preparing for Your Treatment
For best results, there are certain pre-treatment steps you can take. Before treatment, you will be asked to minimize sun exposure and tanning for at least a month before treatment. Alcohol and certain medications like ibuprofen and aspirin are also off-limits for a week pre-treatment. You may also be asked to moisturize regularly use and avoid using topical creams like retinoids on the skin. Inform your doctor about using any blood thinners or prescription medications prior to treatment.
On the day of treatment, you will be asked not to wear any makeup or use any skin products.
What is the Recovery Duration and Expected Results?
Mild redness and stinging post-treatment are to be expected and will disappear after a few hours. You are also free to apply makeup to the area. The benefits of photorejuvenation include improved and even skin tone and a reduction in fine lines, scars and brown spots. You may need to undergo multiple treatment to attain your ideal results which will be noticeable after 3-5 months. However, you will notice improvements within a mere week. The duration of the results will also depend on the extent of your skin concerns and the size of the area being treated.
Schedule a Consultation
Contact Sudbury Med Spa today to schedule a consultation for your photorejuvenation treatment today. Our team can go over the treatment options we offer and the benefits of each treatment so that we can find the one that will provide you with your ideal results.