Also known as intense pulsed light or photo facial
Photo rejuvenation by laser, uses Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, which helps reduce the appearance of some of the most common skin woes, including melasma , sun spots, brown spots and broken capillaries. Many people desire a clear complexion but even with the most carefully planned and executed skincare regimen, blemish-free skin can be difficult to achieve. This is a minimally invasive skin procedure and it can also treat signs of aging such as wrinkles or age spots. it a popular procedure due to its very little recovery time and few side effects.
Many people who consider IPL photo rejuvenation also consider laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, fillers, facelift, eyelid surgery and brow lift.
|WHERE IS IT DONE|
|Out Patient Procedure Room|
INCISIONS, STITCHES & SCARS
HOW IS IT PERFORMED?
This technique acts by stimulating the production of collagen (a protein) within the skin. The light of a wide range of wavelengths from the source heats up the collagen beneath the skin thus stimulating its growth. The new collages grows in the space around it and fills it. During the procedure the patient will be wearing eye shields to protect from the Laser beams.
This is useful to treat:
- Fine lines on the face
- Acne pits
- diffuse redness
- Capillary – haemangiomas
- Brown spots
- Skin discoloration
IPL can also be used for to remove unwanted hair.
|REST AT HOME BEFORE RESUMING OFFICE WORK|
|No downtime. Can resume regular office work after the procedure.|
AFTER CARE AND RECOVERY
A sunburn feeling may persist for up to 24 hours after the procedure. This is normal and would eventually subside.
Avoid hot water and sun exposure to the treated area for at least 2 days.
In very few cases, scabs and blisters may form on the treated area , the patient should refrain from picking them and allow them to heal on their own.
Patient may notice a darkening of the blemishes on their skin for upto 2 weeks. Once the
skin sheds the results will be visible. They should notice that the blemishes have faded and appear lighter than before.
Healing occurs at different rates across individuals, hence it is important to realize that the recovery period also varies.
|FOLLOW UP VISITS|
|4-6 sittings with a gap of 3-4 weeks between each.|
HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS LAST?
The duration for which you can appreciate the results of the procedure depend largely on the types and area of blemishes that were being treated.
For basic treatments, two to six sessions might be needed with a gap of four weeks between each.
It is important to note that, the process of natural ageing will continue and with that new wrinkles or blemishes can occur. The patients often choose to undergo multiple sessions of this therapy over a period of several years to tackle this.
Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon
Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for follow-up and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.
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LIMITATIONS & RISKS
This is a very popular procedure, and one of the reason for this is because it carries very few risks. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during the consultation.
Some risks specific to photo rejuvenation include
- Inflammation: Slight burning after the procedure is experienced by most patients, and some will see light scabbing, blistering, or crusting. These are normally seen issues and over a period of few days they subside, but if they continue to persist, contact the doctor.
- Bruising, slight bleeding, or scarring: These are very rarely experienced. These occur typically when the treatments are performed with very little gap between each, or after an excessive use of IPL therapy.
- Herpes Simplex virus reactivation: Individuals who are prior infected with this virus may experience a reactivation. The doctor usually prescribes an antiviral medication to tackle this.
You can minimize certain risks by following the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.