Thursday, 13 March 2014

Are you looking in the mirror and not liking what you see?

The reflection looking back at you doesn't feel like yourself. You notice fine lines and crow feet around the eyes, uneven skin, maybe even some sagging skin. Unfortunately we all get there one day...Fortunately there are many things you can do to improve your skin and reverse some of the ageing.

There are Botox injections, Dermal fillers, Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Radio Frequency, Photo Rejuvenation, Skin needling, Thread lifts, and surgery.

Today I will be talking about Laser and IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatments.

What is Photo Rejuvenation?

IPL Photo Rejuvenation Treatment
Most of the damage to our skin is caused by the sun. Photo rejuvenation uses light frequencies to reverse this damage.

Photo Rejuvenation is a safe, non invasive treatment that treats the affected areas without damaging the surrounding skin. It is non-ablative and there is no downtime, you can return to work or your daily activities right away. There is very little pain and minimal discomfort.

How does IPL Photo Rejuvenation work?

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) produces a polychromatic, non-coherent light beam. Because of its broad spectrum it is attracted by many different elements in the skin which enhances the therapeutic properties of IPL.

The light penetrates the skin and gets converted into heat energy. The water and proteins in the deep layers of the skin heat up stimulating fibroblasts and encouraging the production of collagen and elastin. The skin fibres recover some of their lost elasticity and tighten the skin, the collagen contracts remodeling the fibres.

The collagen matrix regenerates producing even skin texture and reducing fine lines.

    How many Photo Rejuvenation treatments do I need?

    A course of  4 to 6 sessions spaced every 2-4 weeks is recommended for best results.
    Maintain a beautiful skin with a good skin care regime

    We also have to remember that the sun, pollutants, free radicals and the environment will continue to damage our skin. Once you have gone through a course of Photo Rejuvenation treatments and achieved a satisfactory level of improvement, it is important to maintain it. A good Skin Care regime, the use of daily sunscreen, no smoking, and keeping away from the sun and tanning beds will help to keep your skin looking bright and young. However, despite all your care you may need a maintenance treatment once a year.

    Are there any side effects to IPL Photo Rejuvenation?

    Some side effects are temporary redness of the skin, scabbing and peeling. These symptoms should disappear within 1-3 days after treatment.

    Other possible side effects are hypo and hyper pigmentation. It is important to keep the treated area out of the sun 4 weeks before and after each treatment to avoid hypo or hyper pigmentation. Sunscreen should be worn every day.

    Contraindications of Photo Rejuvenation:

    • Pregnant women
    • Diabetes
    • Autoimmune deficiencies 
    • Healing deficiencies
    • Propensity to keloid scarring

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