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Photo Rejuvenation

Improve your complexion by treating skin concerns such as freckles, rosacea, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, redness, blotchiness, enlarged pore size, and uneven pigmentation with photo-rejuvenation.

Take advantage of one of the best technologies for overall skin improvement! Using Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy, an advanced version of intense pulsed light (IPL), we restore even coloration to, and improve the texture of, the face and body by treating a variety of skin concerns such as freckles, rosacea and diffuse redness, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin color, enlarged pore size and uneven pigmentation.

BBL photorejuvenation delivers targeted broad spectrum light energy to problem areas of the skin. For example, if you have pigment damage (age spots) from unprotected sun exposure the melanin causing the brown spots absorbs the BBL energy. When the energy is absorbed, the targeted skin element is then reabsorbed by the body. BBL energy also stimulates skin cells to generate new collagen, making skin smoother and more vibrant.

Where can photorejuvenation be used?

Although the face, neck, chest and hands are the most common treatment areas, photorejuvenation can be used on all parts of the body. BBL photorejuvenation is often used to treat rosacea because it can successfully resolve the dilated blood vessels and redness without impacting surrounding healthy skin, greatly reducing episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.

What does a photorejuvenation treatment consist of?

Bright broad spectrum light is transmitted through a handpiece with an integrated thermo-electric cooled sapphire plate that keeps the treatment area safe and cool. The broadband light technology ensures more efficiency and greater treatment response control. BBL has the single widest pulse width range and the most uniform light density in the industry and double or triple pulses can be delivered for advanced treatments.

Prior to the treatment it is very important that the area to be treated is not tanned and that self tanning products have not been applied for at least two weeks. Tanned or self-tanned skin is not safe to treat with photorejuvenation.

Your treatment begins with cleansing the area to be treated. A clear, cool gel is then applied to the treatment area. Protective eye wear is provided to shield your eyes from the light energy. The sapphire cooling plate is held adjacent to the skin and the pulses of light are applied. A brief warmth or a snapping sensation may be felt during the moment that the pulse is occurring. Treatments are painless, though a topical anesthetic cream can be applied 30 to 60 minutes prior to the treatment if desired. Immediately following the treatment the skin may appear flushed and brown spots may darken. You may feel a warm flush, like a light sunburn, for half an hour after the treatment. Cooling gel can be applied after your treatment to diminish this warmth. Over the next several days, the brown spots subsequently flake off. Treatment time typically ranges from 20 to 45 minutes.

When will I notice the effects of a photorejuvenation treatment?

Even after your first treatment expect to see a decrease in redness, broken capillaries, irregular pigmentation, pore size and fine lines. Improvement is gradual as your body’s own repair mechanisms rid the skin of the unwanted pigment, remodel reactive blood vessels, and increase collagen production. Your end result is a significantly more even skin tone, impressive improvements in skin texture and a more luminous, healthy complexion. You may experience dramatic results after one or two treatments, though a series of four or five treatments may be chosen for optimal results.

What is the downtime after a photorejuvenation treatment?

There is virtually no downtime. Makeup can easily cover the pigmentation changes and you can return to work and assume all usual activities after a treatment. Sunscreen use is strongly recommended after photorejuvenation treatments.

What happens as the effects of a photorejuvenation treatment wear off?

The improvements in pigmentation and redness reduction are long lasting. Good homecare and sun protection enhance the longevity of your results. Often a series of four or more treatments are recommended at three week intervals. Maintenance treatments may be performed as needed.

Are there other alternatives to photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is a beautiful adjunct to chemical peels and microdermabrasion, which can also address skin pigmentation and texture abnormalities.