Photo Rejuvenation

Why Photo Rejuvenation…?

  • You want clearer, more even looking skin.
  • You want to minimise pigmentation or freckles.
  • You want to reduce redness or broken capillaries.
  • You want to reduce acne or acne scars.
  • You want a fast, reliable rosacea treatment.
  • You want to boost collagen production.
  • You want to reduce wrinkles.
  • You want to look younger.

 

Do…

  • Avoid strong sunlight in the weeks before treatment.

 

Don’t…

  • Let your skin become tanned on the area to be treated. This is very important. If you have a tan, your skin will be particularly sensitive to UV light and the Photo-rejuvenation treatment could leave your skin with hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.
  • Get a spray tan for at least 4 weeks before.
  • Use any products on your skin on treatment day, unless your therapist has asked you to do it.

Do…

  • Keep your protective eyewear on for the entire treatment.

 

What happens during Photo Rejuvenation…?

  • Your therapist will conduct a skin assessment and determine your skin type using the Fitzpatrick skin type scale.
  • Your therapist will determine the treatment parameters and record them in the IPL machine.
  • Your therapist will cleanse your skin with a gel and wipes to remove any traces of makeup or residue from skincare products.
  • Your therapist will apply a conductive gel to your face and neck.
  • During treatment, you will feel the handpiece just above your skins surface. This aims a flash of light at your skin and your therapist will work methodically over the entire area, making sure it has all been covered. This can take up to 40 minutes. Alternatively, your therapist can perform spot treatments for red veins or pigmentation, which will take less time.

 

If you feel one of these steps has been missed or hasn’t been done well, please stop your therapist and let her know. When you work together with your therapist, you will get the best possible results.

Do…

  • Expect your skin to be sensitive, slightly swollen and a little red. This can last for up to 2 days.
  • Apply aftercare/healing products as recommended by your therapist. It is important that you follow the recommended routine to ensure best results.
  • Wear clothing and sunscreen (SPF 30+) to protect the treated area(s) from direct sun exposure.
  • Reapply sunscreen throughout the day. It is imperative to the success of future treatments and skin health to protect the skin from sun exposure whilst undergoing rejuvenation treatments.  Please ensure no sun exposure on the treated area for at least 4 weeks before or after treatment.

 

Don’t…

  • Apply cold compresses to reduce swelling – this can affect the success of your treatment.
  • Scratch or pick at any scabs or blisters that may form. They should heal naturally within 1-2 weeks. Also do not eat hot, spicy foods or drink alcohol. These can aggravate broken capillaries and rosacea, and affect the success of your treatment.
  • Wash your the face with hot water or use spas and saunas. Avoiding these activities will help to make your treatment more effective.

 

What happens next…?

  • If you had any brown spots on your skin, these may darken. Similarly, if you had any redness on your skin, it may intensify. Both of these will subside in a day or so.
  • If you were having treatment for pigmentation, you should find that most of it will have disappeared with only one treatment.
  • Rosacea and broken capillaries may require a couple of treatments to achieve the result you’re looking for.
  • Your skin tone will continue to improve over time as the treatment boosts collagen and repairs damaged skin tissue.