What is Facial Photorejuvenation?

One step closer to a youthful look

Photorejuvenation, also known as a “photofacial”, is a non-invasive treatment that is used to correct a variety of skin imperfections, sun damage and various effects of aging. The advanced Broad Band Light (BBL) technology at the Medical Cosmetic Clinic utilizes a broad spectrum of laser light to safely treat unpleasant age spots, sun spots, freckles, facials veins, redness and rosacea, and provides skin tightening with a reduction of the size of pores. The BBL photofacial is the most effective form of photorejuvenation currently available on the market. Results are seen on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms.

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How it works

Photorejuvenation is an approximate 15-30-minute procedure that utilizes intense pulses of light which penetrate deeply into the skin. The pulses of light cause a constriction of collagen and blood vessels under the skin. This construction reduces redness and the look of age lines in the skin. The BBL technology targets damaged cells, stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Pigmented skin areas, such as sun spots, are pushed to the surface of the skin and peel off naturally. The end result of photorejuvenation is a younger looking even and bright skin tone.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Photorejuvenation is gentle and noninvasive. There is usually no need to apply a topical anesthetic cream beforehand. However, if you are more sensitive to pain or feel discomfort during the procedure, let the technician known and they will provide you with a topical cream to numb affected areas being treated.

Depending on your skin type and the goals of treatment, the average amount of treatments required is between 2-4.

A photofacial treats conditions including (but not limited to): rosacea and skin redness, unwanted or excessive freckles, broken and/or damaged capillaries, damage due to the sun, uneven pigmentation, age spots, sun spots and liver spots.

Following treatment, you can expect to see redness in the treated area. The area may even feel like you have a minor sunburn. You may possibly see swelling for 24-48 hours following the treatment. Pigmentation will become darker and in 7-14 days you can expect to see the pigmented areas flake off naturally.

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