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Photorejuvenation FAQ's

Posted by Dr Ash Dutta on 23 September 2014

What is Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™), a breakthrough technology, to treat and correct a variety of skin conditions such as irregularity of colour (brown and red spots), poor skin texture, small veins, and signs of aging due to sun. It offers a safe, non invasive solution that can be tailored to your individual condition and skin type, providing superior cosmetic results and outstanding satisfaction.

How is the Photorejuvenation procedure performed?

A cold gel is usually applied to the area to be treated, and you may be given dark glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the IPL™ hand piece is gently applied to your skin and pulses of light are applied. You may feel a slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band. An anesthetic cream may be used, but is seldom required. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that provides excellent long-term results, minimal adverse effects and high satisfaction. Each treatment takes about twenty to thirty minutes.

What are IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation?

IPL Technology improves the appearance of photo aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photorejuvenation for face and body. IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation help restore a more youthful appearance without the patient downtime.

Are patients satisfied with the results of this gentler, more delicate approach?

IPL Skin Treatments using Photorejuvenation are recognised for a very high measure of patient satisfaction. Patients are very pleased with treatment results because the process treats the full face, neck, chest or hands, rather than addressing a single isolated area or imperfection. With a series of treatments, IPL technology can help restore a more youthful appearance without patient downtime or a prolonged recovery necessary after other types of treatments.

Why are multiple treatments necessary?

A series of treatment sessions may be recommended. You can return to work the same day and resume all your regular activities. By dividing the full program into several treatments, the procedure provides gradual improvement with very low risk and “no downtime”.

How do other treatments compare to Photorejuvenation?

No technology provides the long-term improvement of complexion and texture of the IPL™ Photorejuvenation program – all without the slightest interruption in your busy lifestyle.

What conditions can Photorejuvenation treat?

Imperfections from Sun Damage and Photo-aging. Enlarged pores, dull complexions and other facial imperfections or abnormalities can be treated with IPL™. After a series of treatments, you can see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and the appearance of smoother, revitalised skin. The same treatment can be used effectively on the neck, the chest, and the hands.

Broken Veins and Capillaries

IPL™ therapy can eliminate damaged veins and capillaries by removing virtually all traces of these unsightly blemishes.

Symptoms of Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin aliment that leaves people red-faced from dilated blood vessels and chronic flushing. IPL™ can successfully treat dilated blood vessels and redness without injuring the surrounding healthy skin, while greatly reducing the episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness.

For more information, visit our page on Photorejuvenation or book a free consultation today!