If you’ve ever been curious about photo rejuvenation treatment and its effects, there’s no better time to schedule a free consultation. You don’t have to be naturally gifted with a clear complexion to be happy with your skin. Photo rejuvenation makes it possible to enjoy a blemish-free face by reducing unsightly spots and treating the normal signs of aging.
What is Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenation—often referred to as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and photo facial—is a non-surgical dermatological process that involves the use of light technology to remove facial blemishes like sun spots, wrinkles, and discolored skin.
Through the constriction of collagen and blood vessels, clients can remove dark spots on face and target age spot removal. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes with lasting results that often occur weeks after the treatment.
How it Works
Clients will begin by putting on protective eyewear. Using a hand piece with a glass or laser surface and cooling gel for your skin, the technician will apply pulses of light to your skin that will feel mildly uncomfortable—comparable to the sensation being snapped by a rubber band. Beneath the skin, high-energy light waves are working to heat and stimulate collagen production to smooth wrinkles, target sun spot removal, and improve the elasticity and color of your face.
Most clients will elect to receive a full treatment of five sessions scheduled three weeks apart. Individuals with darker skin tones and those who tan regularly will not achieve the same results.
Recovery and Down Time
Because the procedure is non-invasive, photo rejuvenation requires very little to no recovery. Pain is not residual; however, your face may appear red and irritated for several hours after the treatment.
While clients with sensitive skin may experience redness, bruising, and scabbing up to a week after the procedure, it’s important to understand IPL is still working below the epidermis for lasting results. Take extra care to protect your face by avoiding UV rays and wearing ample sunblock—especially in sunny San Diego.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
To find out if you’re an ideal candidate for photo rejuvenation, contact the skin care professionals at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic. We’re open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and would be happy to recommend all treatment options applicable to your goals during your free consultation. Call 619-583-7555.