Skin rejuvenation offers the opportunity to refine your appearance; making your skin look and feel more healthy and attractive. It can reduce wrinkles, sun spots and loose skin, improve skin texture and color, and remove blotches or damaged blood vessels.
Although there are several methods of skin rejuvenation, here in this office we perform light based treatments.
Light based treatments are non-invasive procedures, targeting red and brown pigment, leaving the skin with a smooth texture and a more even complexion. The end result yields a more youthful appearance. These treatments are a safe, effective and popular way to improve the signs of aging from the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
Any man or woman who shows the signs of aged and sun-damaged skin is a candidate for light based skin rejuvenation.
Before treatment, a cold gel is applied to the area to be treated. During the treatment, a smooth glass surface is gently applied to the skin, delivering precise pulses of light to the area being treated. Light based treatments are usually pain-free, but an anesthetic cream can be used if the light pulses are uncomfortable. Some patients compare the sensation to a mild pinch or the snap of a rubber band. Treatments usually last 20 minutes, and a complete program usually includes three to five sessions. Many patients see significant improvements in two to three treatments. Follow up procedures once a year help maintain the results. After treatment, patients can immediately return to normal routines and activities. Occasionally evidence of treatment such as redness or blotchiness last an hour or two.
In an effort to provide gradual, natural- looking improvement with very low risk, several treatments spread out over the course of a few months will achieve the best results.
Pigmented lesions will darken slightly after treatment, and then fade away after about 7-10 days. Vessels (visible veins) generally undergo immediate graying or blanching and the surrounding area may redden. The vessels then fade after 7-10 days. Most people experience some mild temporary redness, similar to a sunburn, in the treated area shortly after treatment. This does not interfere with normal activities and usually subsides within a few hours.
Any are, except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arm, hands, legs, etc. can all be treated quickly and safely.
Light based systems and lasers are very similar, however, the light based system removes lesions in a much safer way. In addition, this system has different size handpieces which helps to customize the treatment to best address your specific concerns.