Photo Rejuvenation - Frequently Asked Questions

How Does it Work?

IPL fires out a broad spectrum of light that is precisely calibrated to hit the areas of higher concentration of melanin such as sun-spots and age-spots and to reach deep into the lower layers of your skin. Hitting these spots acts to damage the tissue and the body’s natural processes will work to carry away this damaged tissue and replace it with fresh healthier skin. While hitting the inner layer of your skin stimulates these cells to create more collagen. More collagen works to firm up your skin, diminishing wrinkles, and sagginess. Overall you end up with rejuvenated younger looking skin.

How long does the treatment take?

This varies depending on the area being treated but generally each treatment takes about 45 minutes.

What can I expect following the treatment?

You will see gradual changes following each treatment but won’t get the overall effect until you have had at least five treatments. There may be some redness in the area treated for a few days following the treatment, but make-up can be gently applied over it.

What conditions can Photo Rejuvenationtreat??

The overall appearance of ageing skin is primarily related to the quantitative effects of sun exposure with resultant UV damage to the collagen and elastic fibres of the skin. This results in skin imperfections such as: skin laxity, dull complexion, enlarged pores, mottled pigmentation, excessive freckling and red and brown sun spots. IPL minimises or eliminates red and brown spots, evens out skin colour and texture and minimises red or flushed appearing skin.

Why are multiple treatments necessary ?

Depending on the number of conditions you are treating and the severity of the individual problem, a series of five or six treatments may be recommended. Each treatment takes about 45 minutes.

Is it painful?

A slight sting, like the snapping of a small rubber band will be felt but this is a totally bearable level of discomfort.