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Photorejuvenation/IPL

Photorejuvenation/IPL

What It Is

Photorejuvenation uses intense pulse light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) technology to improve a variety of skin conditions such as sun damage or rosacea. It is a non-invasive procedure that boosts collagen production without damaging the skin.

This unique photorejuvenation treatment has the ability to treat a wide range of skin conditions as a result of sun damage such as fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, aging hands, small facial veins, and so much more. Our team of Skin Care Specialists are able to customize your treatment to fit your unique needs and desired results by selecting an appropriate wavelength and filter. As a result, you will see skin that is smoother, softer, and more youthful.

Treatment Areas

Photorejuvenation, also known as photofacial, is individually tailored to suit your skin type. It can be used to treat any area of your body, although the most popular areas are those that receive the most exposure from UV rays and sunlight. This includes the face, hands, neck, shoulders, chest, and back. Photorejuvenation has also been proven to effectively treat patients with rosacea or chronic redness.

How to Prepare

Photorejuvenation is not recommended on tanned skin or darker skin types. It is best to wait until your tan has faded before proceeding with treatment. Photorejuvenation can be combined with microdermabrasion to further enhance results.

Photorejuvenation is a safe, non-invasive procedure for those who seek to reverse the signs of sun damage or treat rosacea. Many of our patients report minimal pain or discomfort during the procedure, however it can vary depending on your pain tolerance as well as the depth of your treatment. During your initial consultation, our team of Skin Care Specialists will discuss your needs depending on the condition of your skin, and make the best recommendations based on your unique needs.

How It Works

The photorejuvenation treatment will gently heat up the outermost layers of the skin by delivering light energy in precise pulses directly to the skin. This sensation is similar to that of a rubber band snapping on the skin, and many patients find this very tolerable. The specific area for treatment will absorb this heat and promote the production of collagen in the skin cells, which will aid in the rejuvenation of your appearance by smoothing and increasing the vibrancy of the skin.

This form of photorejuvenation will target and eliminate surface veins that result in facial redness, as well as reduce the melanin in the skin that produces discolouration and pigmentation. The procedure typically takes around 30 minutes to complete, although this can vary depending on the size of the treatment area as well as the type of procedure that is being performed.

Results

Immediately following your photorejuvenation treatment, you’ll notice that the skin is smoother and more vibrant. Your results will continue to improve in the following weeks, and you may see that fine lines, wrinkles, and pores will be reduced in appearance. Discolouration, pigmentation, and sun spots will also be less apparent.

At different points in our lives we all battle with skin imperfections that we wish we could get rid of. Photorejuvenation is a fantastic procedure because it can treat a wide variety of skin conditions no matter what your age.

  • Improves sun damage
  • Reduces the signs of aging
  • Corrects age spots and birthmarks
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Treats redness and blood vessels from rosacea
  • Gets rid of unsightly small veins and blemishes

Your full results will depend on the condition of your skin, and the number of treatments you receive. Our team of Skin Care Specialists will be able to provide you with all the information you need to know to maintain your results for as long as possible.

To achieve the best results from Photorejuvenation, a series of three to six treatments is usually recommended. This will provide you with gradual, natural improvement with excellent long-term results. Each session lasts 30 minute and is performed in the privacy of our Mississauga cosmetic surgery clinic. Makeup can be applied immediately afterwards and with no down time it is a great treatment to book during your lunch hour.

Improving your skin’s health can involve a variety of approaches. During your complimentary consultation, our Skin Care Specialist will design an individual skin rejuvenating program tailored to meet your specific needs and budget. Photorejuvenation is most effective in a series of 3 to 6 treatments performed three to four weeks apart. Cost-effective packages are available. To learn more about Photorejuvenation, IPL and BroadBand Light call us at 866-731-0431 or request an appointment to book your free consultation.

Aftercare and Recovery

Photorejuvenation is a gentle, non-invasive procedure with very little downtime. The large majority of our patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment and can even apply makeup right after.

You may experience mild redness in the treatment area after treatment. This is normal and should resolve on its own within a few hours. For patients with darker skin tones and prominent pigmentation, brown areas may become temporarily darker for a short period of time, and this should peel off on its own within 1 to 2 weeks.

In order to ensure you have the smoothest recovery period possible, it is important to follow the instructions provided you for post-treatment care. This will ensure you get the best, long lasting results as possible.

Potential Complications

Photorejuvenation is a fairly gentle procedure and is specially designed to minimize downtime for patients. Rarely, some patients can develop bruising in the treatment area although this can be easily covered by makeup.

Myths and Facts

There is a common myth that laser treatments are harmful to the skin because it causes it to thin out and weaken. This could not be further from the truth! The controlled heating of a laser treatment will actually stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin to replace damaged skin, which strengthens it! Repeated laser usage will also not damage or weaken the skin, as long as your laser provider thoroughly understand the equipment limitations being applied to your skin. You can rest assured that here at McLean Clinic, all our Skin Care Specialists are true experts in the field and can help provide you with the result you desire!

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