Are you looking for a safe, comfortable technique to achieve more youthful, radiant skin?
Photo Rejuvenation may be the answer! At COL Clinic, our laser practitioner can help your facial skin return to its youthful appearance with the notable effects of photo rejuvenation. Our goal is to ensure you receive the best technology available to date.
What is Photo Rejuvenation?
Over time, skin begins to show the effects of aging. Factors like sun, gravity and hormones can speed up the aging process. The collagen found in the skin begins to break down and result in fine lines around the eyes and lips, deeper lines and grooves in the brow, and much more. Overtime, the face loses that youthful and vibrant appearance. Various procedures can help treat skin conditions and restore youthful appearances to faces. Photo rejuvenation treatments, using advanced technology, can treat aging skin in safe, easy, gentler and effective manner.
Photo rejuvenation, is a non-invasive procedure that only treats the needed areas while leaving the surrounding tissues intact. This provides the client with smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin. While typically performed on the face, photo rejuvenation can also treat the neck, chest and hands.
People looking to enhance the appearance of their face, neck, and hands 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
- Enlarged Pores
Benefits of Photo Rejuvenation
- 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
- No recovery time
Where do I begin?
During consultations, our practitioners can learn more about the clients and vice versa. This visit gives us a chance to evaluate the current state of the client’s skin and discuss options that will help the client achieve a desired look. Consultation visits also provides the opportunity to address their goals and expectations for their treatment and to ask any questions they might have. During visits also laser practitioners advise the client of the benefits, precautions, treatment response, adverse reactions, method of administration and other important information.
How is Photo Rejuvenation Performed?
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 light are delivered to the skin through very specific probes. 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, the client’s 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 3-6 treatments or more, 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 clients notice a smoother look and feel to their skin. Improvements will become more evident with every treatment.
How Much Pain is Associated with Photo Rejuvenation?
Most clients 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.
What is the Recovery Like?
Post-operative discomfort from photo rejuvenation is minimal to non-existent. Bruising and redness may occur, but this is temporary. The Technician may advise post-op instructions that should be followed. This can include using sunscreen and avoiding the usage of any harsh skin cleansers. Applying anti-wrinkle and anti-aging products with photo rejuvenation facilitates the better results.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenations can have a lasting effect on the client. However, this treatment does not prevent the skin from aging. Clients will still continue to age, and a follow up treatment is usually done after a year or so. Otherwise, if the client does not undergo further treatment, their skin will revert to a pre-treatment appearance. For those clients undergoing photo rejuvenation to treat rosacea, the redness and flushing can be reduced by 80 to 90 percent.
What Are the Risks and Limitations of Photo Rejuvenation?
Photo rejuvenation has been considered a safe procedure worldwide. Photo rejuvenation only affects the targeted tissues and leaves the surrounding tissues intact. The only concerns would be short-term redness, bruising & short-term darkening of age spots. A limitation on this procedure is that it cannot treat clients with excessive sagging skin. Photo rejuvenation can be combined with a facelift to achieve a better facial makeover.
* The results may vary from person to person.