Shedding Light on Photo Rejuvenation
After more than 15 years of serving Atlanta-area patients, at Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center we recognize that each patient has unique goals and needs for their treatment with us. That’s why our menu of services is so extensive—because we strive to give each patient the best possible treatment for their desired results. This week, we’re answering your questions about one of our procedures that has helped countless patients achieve brilliant skin: photo rejuvenation.
What skin conditions does photo rejuvenation treat?
Because it enhances the quality of the skin at multiple levels, photo rejuvenation can address a wide variety of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, facial redness, and uneven skin texture.
How does photo rejuvenation work?
In a nutshell, photo rejuvenation uses a laser to send pulses of light into the targeted layers of the skin. Unlike some other treatments, photo rejuvenation is non-ablative, which means that it does not remove or perforate the surface skin. Instead, the treatment focuses on creating a smoother complexion and stimulating the body’s production of collagen, a substance that gives the skin firmness, elasticity, and youthfulness.
What can I expect from the treatment?
Photo rejuvenation is a brief and gentle treatment, typically lasting only around 30 minutes and involving very little discomfort—some patients liken the sensation to a light snap from a rubber band. Results begin to be visible after one treatment, although the number of treatments needed for optimal results varies from patient to patient. For instance, hyperpigmentation from sun damage can typically be treated in one or two sessions, while other patients may require four to six sessions. Because the treatment is non-ablative, photo rejuvenation also requires no downtime.
Am I a good candidate for photo rejuvenation?
Ideal candidates for photo rejuvenation are those who are seeking to diminish facial redness or signs of aging, like wrinkles and age spots, in a non-invasive way. This treatment works best on those with a lighter skin tone, although patients should schedule a consultation to discuss how photo rejuvenation can work with their skin to address their concerns. Patients should also be prepared to follow specific instructions for maximizing their results, like avoiding sun exposure and wearing SPF 30 or higher in the days and weeks following the treatment.
Photo rejuvenation is one of many versatile treatments we offer to help our patients achieve the skin of their dreams, so we encourage all our patients to learn more about their skincare concerns and the treatment options we have available. For skin care tips and information on Laser Lights services, explore our website or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.