What is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation (IPL), also known as "Light Facials", can be used to restore your skin and reduce the appearance of sun damage, fine wrinkles, freckles, irregular pigmentation, large pores, rosacea, brown age spots, dilated capillaries, and scars. It works without the recovery time required of other procedures, including pulsed CO2, Erbium YAG lasers, and surgical alternatives.
How does it work?
IPL delivers pulses of light into the skin to stimulate collagen renewal. After several treatments, the newly produced collagen and elastin result in smoother, younger looking skin.
Is Photorejuvenation right for me?
Photorejuvenation works well to combat early signs of aging. While it is not a substitute for other procedures, it can be used to enhance the results of other procedures such as laser resurfacing, face lifts, and chemical peels. Patients with minor wrinkling, blotchiness, or facial blood vessels can expect good results from Photorejuvenation alone, but those with deeper wrinkles and scars would do best with a different treatment. You can discuss your options to determine what's best for you during your consultation with Dr. Horton. Though all parts of the skin respond to photo rejuvenation, it is most effective in treating face, neck and chest.
What is the treatment like?
Each treatment takes about 45 minutes. People commonly report that the treatment feels a little like snapping a rubber band on your skin. Anesthesia, and the risk that comes with it, is not required. A series of 6 treatments at 4 week intervals is recommended for best results, with maintenance treatments twice a year thereafter.
What is the recovery period like?
Skin will appear flushed immediately after treatment, and capillaries and age spots may appear to be more prominent for a few days after the first treatment. These changes will diminish gradually. Many people see a noticeable improvement after just their first treatment.
You should avoid tanning before and after Photorejuvenation for best results.