Photo-rejuvenation is one of the best methods to reverse signs of Ageing
The method of photo-rejuvenation provides longer-term benefits, improving both the firmness and overall texture of the skin, as well removing areas of superficial pigmentation and capillaries that together cause the visible signs of photo-damaged skin. Alongside all the above, sun-damaged skin often causes changes in the texture of the skin. Skin can become rough and dry, with fine lines occurring around the eyes and mouth.
These symptoms can now be treated using the combination of facial chemical peels with IPL (intense pulsed light) procedures. The use of a medical grade Glycolic peel prior to the photo-therapy removes layers of dead skin cells allowing better penetration of the light into the skin. IPL can quickly remove brown and red areas and stimulate production of new collagen.
Benefits of the treatment:
● Long-term results
● non-invasive quick treatment
● NO injections or surgery involved
● Improvement of the firmness of the skin
● Improvement of the skin texture & elasticity
● Improvement of lines and wrinkles
● Collagen stimulation & re-modeling
● Closure of large pores
● Removes vessels and pigmentation
● Affordable monthly treatments
● Minimal discomfort during the treatment
● Ani-ageing effect guaranteed
Many people in their thirties and older suffer from sun-damaged facial skin, which can present itself in many forms: wrinkles and fine lines are often accompanied by dry and rough skin, mottled skin tone and areas of abnormal pigmentation. Age or sun spots and freckles are frequently seen types of ‘superficial’ pigmentation, and although benign, they can become an issue of cosmetic concern. Vascular irregularities can also contribute to overall skin tone irregularities. Advanced Medical Grade IPL can takle all these issues during a short course of treatments providing a stable and long lasting result.
How does Intense Pulsed Light work?
Intense pulsed light system releases precisely controlled shot pulses of filtered light that removes brown spots and broken vessels and stimulate the fibroblast cells within the skin that produce collagen and elastin. This improves the radiancy and tightness of the skin, controlling enlarged pores, and giving a more uniform complexion.
How is the treatment carried out?
The skin thoroughly cleansed, and then a mild, relaxing natural Glycolic skin peel is applied. This technique removes the top layers of dead skin, leaving the skin feeling smoother and refreshed. You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of chilled gel is applied to the area to guide the light into the skin. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated. The chilled gel is removed, the area is cooled and Aloe Vera Gel is applied to sooth the skin.
Am I suitable for treatment?
Yes, almost everyone is suitable, the ideal patient is fair skinned but IPL system has pre-programmed settings to maximise results for different skin types. If there are any areas of broken skin, treatment is delayed until the area has completely healed. At the first consultation after collecting your medical history and your skin assessment you medical practitioner will decide if you suitable for the treatment.
How does the treatment feel?
No anaesthesia required and most patients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable and liken it to a pin prick.
Is it safe?
The skin of some patients becomes quite red after treatment. Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form. 'however, most patients experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. A cooling pack will be applied to the skin to ease these symptoms. You may see a darkening of any pigmented spots before they flake off, leading to an evening of skin tone. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is deposited within the dermis. Some patients notice a slight swelling over the cheekbones, which may last up to 3-4 days.
Prior to any treatment the qualified specialist will provide a full consultation. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment. A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and if you wish to proceed a written informed consent is obtained and a test patch is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light.
You will not be hustled or pushed into buying anything at your first consultation. It is designed and designated to provide necessary knowledge and understanding of the treatment and the technology used to assist you in making your own decision. Children from 16 years of age can have these treatment at Laserina Clinic if it is recommended by their GP.