Photorejuvenation is a cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. As most of us age, we begin to see visible signs of sun damage. Time and lifestyle choices also affect the appearance in our complexion. This aged look may include freckles, rosacea, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin color, redness of the face and neck, enlarged pore size and uneven pigmentation. Photorejuvenation is the only procedure that can treat vascular redness, the appearance of rosacea, pigmented brown spots, sun damage, skin texture, and collagen structure all at once. With the use of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL™) technology, dramatic improvements can now be accomplished with little or no “downtime” and with very minimal discomfort.
Photorejuvenation treatments are beneficial for the treatment of:
Photorejuvenation reduces the overall redness, flushing and tiny blood vessels associated with the condition and often improves the acne breakouts which are common.
- Sun damage to the face (photo-aging)
Photorejuvenation reduces some fine wrinkling, freckling and irregular pigmentation and creates a more smooth appearance to the skin and even some reduction in pore appearance.
- Sun damage to the chest and back (photo-aging)
Photorejuvenation reduces the freckling and irregular pigmentation to the chest and/or back and improves the overall appearance of the skin. Also reduces the redness on the chest associated with excessive sun exposure.
- Sun damage to the hands and arms (photo-aging, also called “liver spots”)
Photorejuvenation reduces the freckling and irregular pigmentation to the hands and even the arms with improvement in the thin-skin appearance of sun damaged hands.
What results can I expect?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing, and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother, with a decrease in fine wrinkles, reduction in pore size and the fading of sun spots. Many patients with rosacea see improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.
What is involved in Photorejuvenation treatments?
Each treatment takes approximately 45 – 60 minutes. Individuals with sensitive skin may prefer to use a topical anesthetic cream, which is applied 30-60 minutes prior to treatment. Typically, there is no discomfort after a Photorejuvenation treatment. Immediately following the procedure, the skin may appear more red and flushed, while brown spots will generally appear darker. Over the next several days, the brown spots continue to darken and then subsequently fade away, leaving younger and smoother skin.
When will I see results?
After your first treatment, your skin will feel smoother and will have a more even tone color. Improvement is gradual and will continue to be more visible after each treatment. Many individuals experience dramatic results after only 1-2 treatments; however, five treatments are usually performed for optimal results. Some patients benefit from additional treatments, although your exact number will be determined by Dr. Kovak.
Dr. Kovak has been practicing cosmetic medicine for over 20 years. With two locations in the Chicago area, one in Oakbrook Terrace and another in Rockford, he has helped patients across the country improve their appearance. Schedule a consultation today to discover how PhotoRejuvenation can help you look younger and healthier.