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Those people looking to enhance the appearance of their face would represent an ideal candidate for photo rejuvenation treatments. Although skin conditions vary from person to person, the more common include: Red, flushed faces Sun-damaged skin Hyper-pigmentation Enlarged Pores
Photo rejuvenation offers many advantages, including: No recovery time Achieving healthier and smoother looking skin Reducing pore size More even skin tone Reducing redness and flushing caused by rosacea Reducing the size of wrinkles Enhancing appearance and boosting self-confidence Becoming less self-conscious about appearance Regaining a more youthful look
Those considering photo rejuvenation should first find a qualified cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist to perform the procedure. During a free consultation, we can learn more about you and vice versa. This visit gives the us a chance to evaluate the current state of your skin and discuss options that will help you achieve a desired look. A consultation also gives you the opportunity to address your goals and expectations for your treatment and to ask any questions you might have. These visits also allow the us to inform you of the benefits, precautions, treatment response, adverse reactions, method of administration and other important information.
A photo rejuvenation procedure can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated. During the procedure, pulses of intense light are delivered to the skin through very specific filters. The level of energy is delivered in specific settings to maximize the results. The tissues absorb the light energy which stimulates the production of collagen. With new collagen forming, your aging skin begins to soften. Fine lines and wrinkles are decreased and the redness with rosacea can be dramatically reduced. This procedure is repeated in a series of six treatments, every three to four weeks, in order to achieve optimal results. The number of treatments can vary depending on the area and the skin's condition. Even after one treatment, most patients notice a smoother look and feel to their skin. Improvements will become more evident with every treatment.
Most patients describe the treatment like that of a rubber band being snapped on their skin. For those people sensitive to pain, a topical anesthetic may be applied.
Post-operative discomfort from photo rejuvenation is minimal to non-existent. Bruising and redness may occur, but this is temporary.
Photo rejuvenations can have a lasting effect on the patient. However, this treatment does not prevent the skin from aging. Patients will still continue to age, and a follow up treatment is usually done after a year or so. Otherwise, if the patient does not undergo further treatment, their skin will revert to a pre-treatment appearance. For those patients undergoing photo rejuvenation to treat rosacea, the redness and flushing can be reduced by 80 to 90 percent.
Photo rejuvenation has been considered as a safe procedure worldwide. The photo rejuvenation only affects the targeted tissues and leaves the surrounding tissues intact. The only concerns would be short-term redness, bruising and short-term darkening of age spots. A limitation on this procedure is that it cannot treat patients with excessive sagging skin. Photo rejuvenation can be combined with a facelift to achieve a more complete facial makeover.
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