Photorejuvenation treatments tackle redness and brown spots on the face with little or no downtime. This is also called Photofacial, Fotofacial or IPL, it is a non-invasive procedure that makes your face look more youthful by removing sun damage, signs of rosacea and reducing pores or acne spots. Although it's been around for about 10 years, it remains one of the most popular treatments due to its low downtime and effective results.
Most people need 5 treatments one month apart to achieve optimal results, although occasionally 3 is enough. Brown spots get slightly darker and then disappear (unless you are using a Q-switched laser when they do scab over first), red vessels disappear or get lighter and smaller, skin will get smoother as new collagen is built up and pores tend to appear smaller. If you have rosacea, your redness and blood vessels will be reduced and facial flushing will occur less frequently and be less intense.
Advanced Dermatology has multiple technologies to accomplish these goals: ELOS (IPL with Radiofrequency) (Elight or ELOS Plus by Syneron) as well as laser (Genesis a 1064 nm Laser, VBeam, a 5955 nm laser and Qswitch, a quality-switched laser for brown spots or other pigmented lesions). Why so many? Each device has some unique features so that we can tailor it to your exact needs.
To make your skin more responsive to light, we may apply a prescription liquid called Levulan to the target area. This can reduces the number of photorejuvenation treatments (because it makes each one stronger) and also improves acne, skin pores, and pre-cancerous lesions called actinic keratosis. This procedure is called photodynamic photorejuvenation (also known as PDT).
We may also combine several techniques to tighten or reduce wrinkles or improve texture or pores even further. E3 combines photorejuvenation with sublative (Ematrix) and Sublime technologies for a complete non-invasive reduction of pores, texture, wrinkles, scars, sun damage. (See Combination Laser Treatments for further information. Each of the sub-headings under photorejuvenation give you more specifics about each piece of equipment we have.
Areas of treatment include