What to expect?
Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by an experienced dermatologist who will address any questions and concerns you have before getting started. Once you’re all settled and rearing to go, you’ll be shown into a private room. The session takes place on a comfortable treatment bed. All you need to do is sit back, relax and let your dermatologist do the rest.
Some photorejuvenation treatments can cause mild discomfort and may require a bit of downtime. That being said, it’s nothing that paracetamol and a few hours at home won’t fix, and the results are totally worth it.
If you’ve opted for a laser photorejuvenation treatment, the technician will use a unique frequency and wavelength to treat your specific skin condition. The lasers will then resurface your skin through an energy-emitting device placed close to your chosen treatment area. If, however, you’d prefer to go for a thermal photorejuvenation treatment, radio-frequency technology will be used. The heat that comes from it penetrates the deep layers of your skin, which tightens up existing collagen and helps to stimulate more of the good stuff. Oh yeah! And then there’s a chemical photorejuvenation treatment, where a clever chemical solution will be applied to make your skin peel in order to reveal the fresh, revitalised skin underneath. Decisions, decisions...
Know before you go
- Not sure which photorejuvenation treatment will work best for you? Ask the experts at your chosen clinic. They’ll be more than happy to help!
- Some photorejuvenation treatments can cause mild discomfort and may require a bit of downtime. That being said, it’s nothing that paracetamol and a few hours at home won’t fix, and the results are totally worth it.
The sciencey stuff
Whether your chosen treatment uses lasers, intense pulsed light or photodynamic therapy, the aim is always the same: to remove the effects of photoaging. In English, this includes wrinkles, spots, scarring and rough textures. Invented by Thomas L Roberts III back in the 1990s, it’s been impressing people globally ever since. But how does it work? By inducing controlled wounds on the skin, it prompts the skin to heal itself by creating new cells. As a result, it reverses the signs of photoaging by removing the damages that once were. Consider it a little pain for plenty of gain!