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Photorejuvenation Skin Treatment

Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment that is making use of intense pulsed light (IPL),  or photo-dynamic therapy in order to treat some skin conditions and treat the effects of photo-aging like wrinkles, textures and vessels and brown spots on face.

PhotoRejuvenation is facial rejuvenation’s newest and improved form. Lasers are making use of focused and targeted light but photorejuvenation treatment makes use of IPL (Intense pulsed light).This kind of light can be absorbed by the brown and red pigment in the skin. Unlike lasers, which use collimated, focused light, PhotoRejuvenation uses intense broadband light.  A chilled crystal is used in order to protect the surface of the skin and avoid any damage that could be caused. It also reduces the downtime of the treatment. This treatment has no downtime, only a slightly visible skin response that can be covered using makeup. The primary use of this kind of treatment is to reduce the effects of sun damage (redness-vessels-brown spots) but it can also improve fine lines and wrinkles and give a smoother and softer skin.

Photorejuvenation is a treatment that can be applied on any area of the body.

Will PhotoRejuvenation treat Rosacea?

Yes. It is not exactly a cure for rosacea, but can actually improve rosacea symptoms, encompassing enlarged pores, excessive flushing, inflammatory acne and broken blood vessels. In fact, PhotoRejuvenation is considered to be the standard treatment for Rosacea treatment. If someone suffers from Rosacea, a series of therapies using Photorejuvenation can greatly improve the quality of life.

What can I expect during treatment?

Before treatment, a cold gel is applied to the area being treated and you are given protective eyewear. During treatment, your Medalase provider will apply the surface of the PhotoRejuvenation hand piece to the skin. Very bright pulses of therapeutic light will then be delivered to the skin surface in a systematic fashion until the entire area is covered.

How long does the procedure take?

Around 30-40 minutes. You may return to your daily activities immediately after treatment there is no downtime. Before leaving the laser center you may want to apply some mineral makeup to cover the mild skin’s reaction.

What can I expect post-treatment?

Some mild redness may appear that usually lasts just a few hours. . Brown spots may darken immediately after treatment, and areas of redness may intensify. Within the next day or so, darker spots may develop a fine flaky covering that will shed over the course of the next few days to reveal the fresh, even skin underneath.

What improvements can I expect?

PhotoRejuvenation brings about gradual changes over the course of the treatments. After the series of treatments is complete, you should notice an overall decrease in the amount of unwanted brown and red pigmentation from sun damage, a more even overall skin color, and a greatly improved skin texture.

How many PhotoRejuvenation treatments will I need?

On average, five PhotoRejuvenation treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. However, each person is unique and during your complimentary consultation, your Medalase Consultant will guide you in creating a treatment program that best meets your individual needs and goals.

How long will the results last?

With good sun protection (SPF 30) and Medalase’s customized at-home skincare regimen, results from a full series of treatments generally last for years. It is important to understand, however, that the damage one sees on their skin now is from sun exposure many years ago, and the manifestation of that damage (creation of new brows spots and blood vessels) will continue with age. Therefore, many people wish to perform maintenance treatments on a schedule that is right for them. For some people this means 1 every 3 to 4 months, and for others 1 every year is perfectly adequate.

How should I prepare for my treatments?

Avoid tanning (sun bathing or tanning bed) while undergoing your series of PhotoRejuvenation treatments, since your skin will be more susceptible to over-reacting to the intense light. Your Medalase provider will recommend a companion at home skincare program to enhance and maintain your results.

Are there any risks or side effects associated with PhotoRejuvenation?

While side effects are generally confined to mild discomfort during the procedure and short-term redness post procedure, rarely stronger side effects can occur including heavier scabbing of the skin or blisters. The Intense Pulsed Light devices that perform these treatments are quite powerful, making it important that the people performing your treatment are thoroughly trained in evaluating skin types and properly adjusting treatment settings to balance the needs of an effective treatment with maintaining safety. Because of these devices affinity for pigment, it is equally important that you be completely honest with your treating provider regarding recent sun exposure.

About Nicole Brooks

I am a special effects make up artist working for television and theater. I have a degree in aesthetics and cosmetology and I have developed a great interest in the area of hair removal and laser skin treatment. Through this website, I want to help people find more information about laser treatments and decide what treatment is the best for their needs.

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