Photorejuvenation treatments are full face, neck, arm, hand or chest treatments using pulses of visible light that improve redness and flushing, as well as the visible signs of sun damage and aging such as brown age spots and skin blotchiness.
Photorejuvenation was developed as an innovative method to rejuvenate and improve skin. A non-laser device called an Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) delivers pulses of safe, effective, visible light. Specific settings are selected by your doctor to maximize improvement. A series of six or more treatments are performed at three to four-week intervals.
The Photorejuvenation treatments result in consistent, visible, permanent improvement in the skin with no downtime, little discomfort and minimal risk. With Photorejuvenation treatments, red skin tones will be effectively eliminated and brown age spots and sun damaged aging skin will be improved.
If you are considering IPL or laser rejuvenation in the Boston area, learn how you can enjoy a refreshed complexion from the professionals at SkinCare Physicians. Request a consultation online or contact us at (617) 731-1600 to schedule your appointment.
Photorejuvenation treatments are beneficial in the treatment of the following:
Photorejuvenation treatments can be used on any part of the skin. They are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck and chest, arms and hands.
You can expect to see a gradual improvement in overall skin color, brown sun spots, flushing and dilated capillaries. Many people with rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.
Individuals with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother, more uniform in color, with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size, and fading of sun spots. Photorejuvenation can be combined with other skin enhancement and wrinkle reduction procedures including injectable fillers and BOTOX® in Boston.
Each treatment takes approximately twenty to thirty minutes. A minimal amount of discomfort can be expected. Most patients require no anesthetic cream as the chilled hand piece makes the procedure quite comfortable. Occasionally, we use LMX 5 or other topical anesthetic creams. There is generally no discomfort after treatment. Immediately following treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed, and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear slightly darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours to a few days.
Even after the first treatment, the skin will often feel smoother and have a more even tone. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. Six treatments are performed for optimal results. For some patients maintenance treatments are beneficial, and can be performed about three to four times a year to help maintain the effect and also to continue to improve the skin.
The best candidates for Photorejuvenation treatments are:
At SkinCare Physicians, our doctors and staff are highly experienced with laser resurfacing for Boston area residents using IPL technology. To get started, request a consultation online to come visit with us.