Your skin takes a lot of hits as you go about your day. UV rays from the sun, hot showers, and even a nice dip in the pool can all damage your skin and leave it looking dull and aged. Over the years this damage builds up until you're eventually left with scarring, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other unfortunate flaws that seem impossible to get rid of. It isn't impossible though.
Whether your skin has become damaged due to sun exposure or the simple fact of aging, photo rejuvenation can help you turn back the clock and get smooth, glowing skin.
Photo Rejuvenation Gets You Natural Results
Photo rejuvenation uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to remove unwanted facial markings and even out your skin tone. IPL based treatments work on wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, veins, and even stretch marks. The best part is that the results are natural. IPL creates small, controlled wounds on your skin, encouraging your body's natural healing process to kick in. This results in new, healthy skin cells forming giving your face that coveted all-natural glow.
What To Expect From Your Treatment
This is a non-surgical procedure that's performed in your doctor's office. There is little pain involved, and many patients describe it as a light sunburn type of feeling. You will likely need anywhere from three to five treatments to fully address your issues, depending on the specifics, and there is a three to six week recovery period after each treatment.
The recovery process itself couldn't be much easier. Immediately after the treatment, you will experience some redness, swelling, and superficial blistering. These symptoms will subside quickly and you shouldn't expect to have any permanent markings. Simply follow your doctor's instructions and stay out of the sun for a while and you'll be ready for your next treatment in no time at all.
Photo Rejuvenation Isn't Just For Damaged Skin
We've talked a lot about damaged skin, but that isn't all that IPL based treatments are good for. You can also use them to treat many skin conditions including:
If you have any of these conditions and feel that you would benefit from this procedure, get in touch with a doctor. They will be able to tell you more about what to expect from the treatment and whether or not it is right for your condition.
IPL Treatments Vs. Laser Treatments
IPL based treatments do sound similar to laser treatments, and many patients wonder why they would want one over the other. They both have their place and there are some key differences that give them different applications. In particular, IPL treatments use broad spectrum light while lasers use a single wavelength. You don't need to know the deep science behind it, it suffices to say that IPL is better at treating certain pigmentation problems. If you're still wondering whether or not photo rejuvenation is right for you, the best way to find out is to get in touch with a doctor who specializes in these treatments.
Are you looking for an experienced cosmetic surgeon to perform your photo rejuvenation? Dr. DeMercurio has over 9 years of experience in the field and his clients hold him in very high regard. Please, contact us at The Florida Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today to find out more about this treatment and whether it is right for you.