TREATMENT

Photo rejuvenation

TREATMENT

Photo rejuvenation

Photo rejuvenation

(IPL / LASER)

Photo rejuvenation Intense Pulse Light (IPL) or Photo-rejuvenation (LASER) are two very effective and safe anti aging treatment options for sun damaged or aged skin offered at the CosMedik clinic. This treatment is so popular because it has multiple benefits – it can improve the color, texture, and tone of the skin by fading brown spots, reducing redness and blood vessels, and tightening the skin and reducing pore size.

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Treatment & technology 

 
 
 

CosMedik has selected intense pulsed light (IPL) technology platforms that help correct complexion imperfections such as pigment spots caused or heightened by exposure to sunlight and which also diminish the appearance of certain vascular problems such as couperosis and rosacea—all in a single session.

One of the main advantages of intense pulsed light (IPL) is its ability to reach various depths beneath the epidermis, allowing the technology to be used for different purposes depending on the condition being treated. A cut-off filter inserted into the device’s universal applicator establishes the wavelength at which light reaches the different layers of skin where it delivers its therapeutic benefits. Photo rejuvenation requires that the light spectrum reach between 515 and 560 nanometers in depth. Delivered by a series of pulses, the emitted light seeks out colour contrasts beneath the skin to dry out and eliminate tiny blood vessels and visible brown or red spots.

The results are visible and will appear gradually. As well as a temporary darkening of spots, you may experience increased redness and normal desquamation following the treatment. There is no downtime. Photo rejuvenation is an effective and recognized treatment that promotes a unified complexion and restores skin’s youthful appearance.

CosMedik

Treatment & technology 

 
 
 

CosMedik has selected intense pulsed light (IPL) technology platforms that help correct complexion imperfections such as pigment spots caused or heightened by exposure to sunlight and which also diminish the appearance of certain vascular problems such as couperosis and rosacea—all in a single session.

One of the main advantages of intense pulsed light (IPL) is its ability to reach various depths beneath the epidermis, allowing the technology to be used for different purposes depending on the condition being treated. A cut-off filter inserted into the device’s universal applicator establishes the wavelength at which light reaches the different layers of skin where it delivers its therapeutic benefits. Photo rejuvenation requires that the light spectrum reach between 515 and 560 nanometers in depth. Delivered by a series of pulses, the emitted light seeks out colour contrasts beneath the skin to dry out and eliminate tiny blood vessels and visible brown or red spots.

The results are visible and will appear gradually. As well as a temporary darkening of spots, you may experience increased redness and normal desquamation following the treatment. There is no downtime. Photo rejuvenation is an effective and recognized treatment that promotes a unified complexion and restores skin’s youthful appearance.

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Areas that can be treated with photo rejuvenation

We already know that ultraviolet rays alter skin cells by breaking down their DNA chain and negatively impacting the natural production of melanin, collagen and elastin. This partially explains the appearance of brown hyperpigmentation patches, light spots, freckles and dilated blood vessels seen on certain parts of the body.

Since skin on the face, neck and décolleté is more susceptible to UV exposure, intense pulse light (IPL) treatments can be very beneficial. The back and hands are also popular treatment areas.

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How many treatments will I need?

3 to 5 sessions with a minimum frequency of one per month are normally needed to achieve the very best results. Your skin has its own built-in memory and can “remember” lesions from over the last 10 years.  The therapeutic benefits of intense pulsed light (IPL) are cumulative so it’s important to follow up to help create a radiant-looking complexion. Subsequently, a light yearly maintenance session ensures that your results are maintained over time.

What should I do prior to my photo rejuvenation treatment?

Here are some of the basics.

  1. For 2-4 weeks before your treatment, avoid self-tanners and excessive sun.
  2. You may be asked to discontinue minocycline, tetracycline, doxycycline or Retin-A/Renova several days prior to each treatment.
  3. You may be asked to avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve one week prior to treatment unless medically indicated to help prevent bruising.
  4. Protect your improved skin with sunscreen every morning. Hats and sunglasses are also good protection from the sun.

Who should not get these treatments?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should postpone this type of treatment as well as anyone who has been exposed to sunlight in the months before and after each session. Booth tanning, self-tanning products and taking photo-sensitizing medication are forbidden.

What conditions can be treated?

  • Sun damage
  • Redness and small veins
  • Rosacea
  • Red discolouration and enlarged pores caused by acne
  • Brown pigmentation, age spots and freckles
  • Dull complexion
  • Fine lines and mild scarring

Can photo rejuvenation be used in combination with other procedures?

Yes! This treatment complements and enhances other anti-aging treatments such as laser resurfacing with ProFractional laser™, Botox® Cosmetic injections, Injectable fillers, chemical peels and microdermabrasion to keep skin healthy and attractive.

Will the IPL Photo rejuvenation treatment make me more sensitive to the sun?

No, it does not. You can have the treatments done any time of the year but summer is more difficult if you pick up color easily in the sun. The good effects of the treatments won’t last very long if you are getting much sun exposure. You can wear a sunscreen every morning to protect your skin and decrease redness, brown spots, wrinkles, and avoid skin cancers.