What is photo rejuvenation?Time takes a toll on your skin due the natural aging process, which is exacerbated by exposure to the elements. As you age, you may notice fine lines forming around your lip, eye, nose, and mouth areas. Additionally, pigmentation problems and sun spots may begin to develop. Photo rejuvenation is a high tech, comfortable technique for addressing these and other common skin problems.
Photo rejuvenation is similar to laser resurfacing, but gentler. It utilizes intense light energy, which has a broader spectrum of wavelengths than laser devices do. The light is delivered to the skin in short intense pulses, for maximum effectiveness while minimizing discomfort and downtime.
Treatable conditionsDue to the gentleness and versatility of the photo rejuvenation procedure, it has many potential applications. It is commonly used to treat:
- Shallow wrinkles and fine lines.
- Rosacea (a chronic, acne-like condition characterized by facial redness and thickening of the skin).
- Redness or flushed appearance to the skin.
- Sun damage.
- Enlarged pores.
- Hyperpigmentation and age spots.
Photo rejuvenation treatment at Dr. W DermatologyThe procedure is very comfortable, and it only takes about 15 to 30 minutes. A trained laser technician will use a handheld device to apply light energy to the treatment area. Special filters are used to customize treatment, targeting your specific skin concerns.
Your skin absorbs this light energy, which stimulates the production of new collagen. A series of treatments is typically recommended. The exact number will depend on several factors, including the nature of your skin condition, the area being treated, and the way your skin responds to treatment. For most patients, between five and eight photo rejuvenation sessions are needed to achieve optimal results.
Photo rejuvenation combination treatmentsThis gentle light therapy is a popular solution for anti-aging, although photo rejuvenation alone can’t turn back the clock. Complementary facial treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox injections may be recommended for best results.
Photo rejuvenation is one of many wonderful anti-aging and skin enhancement options available at Dr. W Dermatology. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (281) 771-0494. You can visit either of our convenient locations; one is in Katy, and the other is in Houston. We would love to help you look and feel your best.