What is Photorejuvenation with IPL®?
Photorejuvenation is an innovative technology that uses intense pulses of light to fade or eliminate benign pigmented or vascular lesions while diminishing the size of pores and fines wrinkles leaving your skin smoother with a more youthful appearance. It is used in both men and women to enhance and improve skin color, texture and tone.
Photorejuvenation is perfect for those whose skin reflects early to moderate signs of aging and who cannot afford the recovery time associated with other procedures such as laser resurfacing or a face lift.
The light pulses work by coagulating small capillaries under the skin, by breaking up the pigment associated with age spots and by stimulating collagen formation in the dermis. Best of all there is usually no down time with photorejuvenation.
At Sanders Medical we use the Lumenis M22 advanced IPL device for photorejuvenation. The Vasculight is regarded as one of the best, most sophisticated and effective IPL devices in use today. Don’t be duped into IPL treatments with Spa grade devices that are under powered and give inferior results.
Photorejuvenation can improve:
Redness and flushing
Facial veins and capillaries
Sun damaged skin
Irregular pigmentation, age spots and birth marks
The appearance of large pores
Acne and acne scars
The appearance of the skin prior to a face lift
Post laser resurfacing redness
Overall complexion and tone even in those without visible sun damage
Even if you do not have much sun damage to your skin a series of photorejuvenation treatments will improve skin texture leaving you with a softer more youthful appearance. Photorejuvenation treatments when combined with microdermabrasion give an even better result.
Photorejuvenation is usually performed on the face, neck, back, arm and hand areas to reduce the signs of aging and improve skin texture.
Each treatment takes about 20 minutes. There is a sensation of heat with the light pulse but anaesthesia is not required.
Skin will appear flushed right after treatment and capillaries may be more visible. Age spots may also appear slightly darker for a few days after the first treatment. These changes will diminish gradually. You will see visible improvement after each treatment but a series of 5 treatments is recommended at 2 week intervals to achieve optimum results. Maintenance treatments twice a year are recommended.
Avoid tanning before and after Photorejuvenation treatments as tanning will lead to further skin damage.