Photo-rejuvenation treatments are used for skin conditions that cannot be improved with surgery or semi-invasive procedures, such as chemical peels. Photorejuvenation is typically used as a complementary treatment to other treatment. During Photorejuvenation treatments, the physician uses pulsed light, thermal or chemical devices to treat skin conditions and wrinkles. After the procedure, as the skin begins to heal, the body produces new cells. The result of the procedure is improved skin texture, a reduction in fine wrinkles and a reduced appearance of scars, sunspots, age spots and freckles. Photorejuvenation is also used to treat certain vascular lesions, including matted telangiectasia, lentigines, cherry angioma, and spider angioma and spider veins.
What happens during the Photorejuvenation treatment?
The physician may use a laser device or an impulse light device, depending on the specific condition being treated. Each type of laser device is designed for a specific skin condition. Impulse light devices are more recent technologies. The physician applies a cold gel to the area being treated. The physician may also apply a topical anesthesia during the procedure. During the treatment, the patient may feel a slight stinging sensation. The patient may need multiple treatments, and treatments are typically scheduled three to four weeks apart.
When can normal activities be resumed after the Photorejuvenation treatment?
Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the treatment. Patients must follow all post-operative instructions to ensure that the treatment area heals properly. Improvements to the treated area will be incremental.
Is there any pain after having a Photorejuvenation treatment?
Patients may experience slight redness after the treatment.
To learn more about our Photo-rejuvenation Treatment, please call 713-461-4945 today to schedule a consultation.