Skin rejuvenation is also known as photofacial or fotofacial, based on the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology. As most of us age, we begin to see visible signs of sun damage, uneven pigmentation and other dullness on our skin. This aged look may include freckles, age spots, rosacea, wrinkles, spider veins, enlarged pores and dark circles under eyes, ect. Photorejuvenation is the only procedure that can effectively treat these eyesores all at once for both men and women. With the help of skin rejuvenation, great improvement can now be accomplished with little or no "downtime" and with very minimal discomfort.
The Palomar LuxG handpiece utilizes the optimal wavelength of light to target and clear the vascular and pigmented lesions, which slowly disappear as your body's natural healing process progresses. Doing so also stimulates cells in the target areas, which is necessary for smooth and youthful looking skin. The Palomar's proprietary dual-filtering technology provides for wavelength-specific photorejuvenation treatments, delivering results clinically proven to be as good as or better than the "gold standard" lasers.
Photorejuvenation can be used on any part of the skin. They are especially effective for improving the appearance of the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother and their sun spots fading. Many people with rosacea see an improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications with photorejuvenation.
Each photorejuvenation procedure takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many areas are treated. A mild amount of discomfort can be expected. Immediately after treatment, the skin may appear red and flushed and tiny capillaries may appear more visible. Brown spots generally appear darker. All of these changes gradually fade over a period of hours or few days.
Most patients notice improvement even after the first photorejuvenation treatment. These improvements are gradual and will be more visible after each treatment. For most patients, a series of 3 to 5 treatments is appropriate. Some patients will benefit from additional treatments.