A Handy Guide to Photorejuvation IPL Laser for Beginners

What is photorejuvenation useful for?

Photorejuvenation has the following uses:

  1. It can be used for lightening and getting rid of sun spots, age spots and brown marks on your skin and other parts of your body.
  2. It is used for lightening and getting rid of the redness, dilated blood vessels, rosacea, and broken blood vessels on your skin.
  3. It helps in controlling flushing.
  4. It helps in improving the texture via collagen stimulation and improves the pore size by reducing the oiliness temporarily.

How does the photorejuvenation help in improving the appearance of blood vessels and other skin issues?

The laser or the IPL device produces a range of light waves which are then targeted at haemoglobin or the melanin. The light beam passes via the skin and is sucked away either by haemoglobin or melanin which damages the vessel wall or segregates the melanin pigment. Then, these tiny vessels and the melanin pigment are sucked away by the body making them less visible.

How long does the photorejuvenation take to show results?

Mostly 3 to 5 months which encompasses full sessions of 3 to 5 treatments about a month apart. There are many visible improvements with each treatment. The more redness or sun damage you have, the more it is possible for you to have a full-five treatments session. In some cases or brown spots or severe redness need more than 5 treatments. You can see the expected results over time.

Do these photorejuvenation treatments hurt?

You might experience a mild discomfort during the treatment, but in most of the cases, the removal of dilated blood vessels, freckles, age spots or fine lines are tolerated easily. The first treatment might give you the zings mostly. When your skin begins to clear overtime, these treatments become more comfortable as well. These treatments normally take up to 30 to 90 minutes which is dependent on the size of the treatment spot or area.

What are photofacial treatments like?

When you visit a laser center, you will be proceeded to a laser room. The expert will put on special glasses or eyepads to protect your eyes. Then a cool gel is applied on your skin. Then the smooth glass surface of the handpiece is kept on your skin and the pulses of light then flash. There might be some stinginess in the beginning which might resemble the snapping of a small rubber band. When the treatment is done, the gel is then wiped off your skin, cleans it with a warm cloth and applies some moisturizer with sunscreen. In case of any swelling, ice pack is provided to be kept on the affected area for a few minutes.

Post Author: Clare Louise