Photorejuvenation works for sun-damaged skin, age spots, skin texture, flushing, Rosaceas, broken capillaries and photo aging. The rejuvenation doesn’t stop there for it also improves mild acne scars, correct dark circles around the eyes, reduces fine lines and even large pores. It is no secret that we often look for ways to either minimize or eradicate the effects of our hectic lifestyles.
What are the Two Types of Photorejuvenation?
There are two types of Photorejuvenation procedures based on the broadband light used, namely IPL and LED.
- Light-Emitting Diode Treatment (LED)
LED Photorejuvenation utilizes different colours and wavelengths that are specific to the skin issue being treated. For instance, red light is used to stimulate collagen production to treat fine lines and wrinkles, while blue light kills bacteria to treat acne.
On the other hand, LED green light works the same way as with IPL; it breaks pigmentation for easy absorption, making it effective in reducing brown spots and other melanin-related problems.
- Intense-Pulsed Light Treatments (IPL)
IPL is a powerful broad-spectrum light that produces high-intensity light energy pulses deep into the epidermis, which causes collagen fibres and blood vessels to constrict without damaging the skin’s surface layer.
This occurs as a result of red blood cells and melanin immediately absorbing the light deep within the skin, damaging the targeted areas. Furthermore, pigmentation breaks up while, at the same time, cell turn over occurs rapidly, which then causes a more even complexion.
How Does IPL Photorejuvenation Work?
Using a series of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments, photorejuvenation is a dynamic non-ablative process that works in a low influence non-ablative manner to rejuvenate our skin.
A series of gentle pulses is applied over the treatment area without damaging the skin as a gentle light penetrates the skin. This will be absorbed by the abnormally dilated vessels or pigmentation. The heat causes damage to the vessel or lesion and then the natural healing process begins. The process will entail the darkening of lesions before it is either absorbed by the body or flakes off.
The treatment takes around 15 to 45 minutes depending on the affected area. A cool gel will be applied to the area and once a pulse of light is delivered, you will feel a sensation similar to a snap of a rubber band. Later the gel will be removed and the skin cleansed. A sunscreen is applied to the area. For maximum comfort, topical anesthesis can be used to elevate the minimal pain. A cool compress often works for sensitive skill after the treatment is administered.
How Many Sessions Does It Require?
For aesthetically pleasing results, it is recommended that the whole face is treated rather than a limited affected area. Effective treatment can be attained through a series of four to six procedures in 3 week intervals. However, an individual will see substantially visible improvements even after the first treatment, and we will notice results more after 10-14 days post-treatment. The full result will be visible in 3-5 months.
What are the Uses of Photorejuvenation in Singapore?
Due to the rejuvenating effects of Photorejuvenation, one can finally achieve a smoother and younger look. Because of its well-known benefits, there are many established IPL Photorejuvenation clinics found in Singapore.
IPL, in particular, is a cosmetic device popular among Singaporean clinics and professionals. Various interchangeable filters are used in IPL machines to produce intense light of different wavelengths to achieve therapeutic results.
In the said country, IPL is commonly used for different purposes, which includes:
- Hair Removal
- Skin Rejuvenation
- Reduced Skin Redness
- Pigmentation Removal
- Acne and Acne Marks
Are There Any Side Effects of Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation has practically no side-effects and causes little downtime when compared to other treatments like microdermabrasion and laser resurfacing, thus allowing you to resume your normal activities immediately.
The side-effects of Photorejuvenation are minimal to rare, and which may include the following:
- may appear flushed
- brown pigmented spot might appear darker and can sometimes last for a week
- capillaries might be visible
- temporary swelling and blistering (rare)
- treated dark spots may sometimes crust, making it hard and flake