Cosmetic Surgery Ottawa

Smooth and Refine Your Skin with IPL Photofacial Treatment

If procedures like laser or erbium skin resurfacing requires a recovery period that you do not have time for, you may want to consider skin refreshing using Photorejuvenation technology, one of the latest services offered to help improve the appearance of aging skin. Dr. James Lacey’s Medical Skin Care Clinic offers state of the art IPL system referred to here as the Elite Vasculight technology.

A before and after comparison of a face that has received IPL cosmetic treatment.The effects of this particular laser light machine are directed towards reducing or eliminating both brown spots and facial vascular skin changes. Photorejuvenation is perfect for those individuals whose skin reflects early signs of photo aging and who cannot afford the recovery time and potential complications associated with other more aggressive skin care procedures.

How it Works

Photorejuvenation or “intense pulsed light” treatment works without damaging the deep dermal layer as is the case with resurfacing caused by high energy pulsed CO2 and Erbium YAG lasers. Instead, photorejuvenation delivers pulses of light to the skin, thereby stimulating collagen and elastin renewal, removal of pigmentary and vascular changes, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin. Patients with minor wrinkling, blotchiness and obvious facial blood vessels can expect good results. Those who have deeper wrinkles and scars will require various adjunctive management.

Photorejuvenation can be used to enhance the results of other cosmetic procedures such as laser resurfacing, face lift and chemical peels.

Though all parts of the skin respond to photo rejuvenation, it is most effective in treating the face, neck and chest.

Photorejuvenation can improve:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular pigmentation
  • The appearance of large pores
  • Rosacea
  • Brown age spots
  • Dilated capillaries

Each treatment takes about 45 minutes and feels like a rubber band being snapped on your skin; anesthesia is not required.

Skin will appear flushed right after treatment and capillaries may be more visible. Age spots may also appear slightly darker for a few days after the first treatment. These changes will diminish gradually, however, and you will see visible improvement after each treatment. Many people see an improvement after their first treatment.

Avoid tanning before and after Photorejuvenation treatments as tanning will enhance uneven skin color. On occasion, excessive swelling and facial burning may occur. A series of 3-6 treatments at 4 week intervals is recommended for best results. Maintenance treatments twice a year are recommended.

Finally, it should be mentioned that such treatment is often best used in combination with skin care options.

You can book a consultation for Photorejuvenation by clicking here.

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