Photorejuvenation

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Wrinkles and dark spots can become a problem when it comes to having healthy and young-looking skin. Photorejuvenation is the first step to revitalizing your skin to its soft, youthful glow! Photorejuvenation will benefit you by:

  • Providing smooth and healthy looking skin
  • Shrinking wrinkles
  • Creating a more even skin tone
  • Reducing redness from skin

If Photorejuvenation is the solution you are looking for, call Old Town Medspa and set up your appointment. Don’t wait to make your skin look better than ever!

How Many Photorejuvenation Treatments Are Required?

While most patients see results within 10-21 days after their first photorejuvenation treatment, we often recommend that patients undergo a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. 

Old Town Med Spa recommends spacing your photorejuvenation treatments about four weeks apart. We follow this schedule to align with the body's natural cell turnover. Since a skin cell lives approximately 28 days, and photorejuvenation treatments speed up that process, the four-week schedule allows the cells to turn over and the skin to recover. 

By the four-week mark, the skin should be back into its normal state and ready for a new treatment. 

While the number of photorejuvenation treatments necessary varies by client, most clients benefit from three to five treatments to see younger, evenly toned skin. 

Photorejuvenation results are permanent. However, the skin remains susceptible to additional damage from sun exposure. Therefore, many patients choose to maintain their results by attending one or two photorejuvenation treatments yearly after their initial series.

What Areas Can Benefit from Photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation treatments refine the skin's texture and fade or even eliminate discoloration in the skin. The main skin concerns treated through photorejuvenation include:

  • Sun damage
  • Broken capillaries
  • Aging 
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines

Although most patients choose photorejuvenation treatments on their faces, you can also safely target skin concerns on the neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms, hands, and legs. If you're experiencing sun damage or skin concerns in multiple body areas, you can use photorejuvenation to restore your skin entirely. 

Since photorejuvenation uses various wavelengths, it's an ideal treatment option for large areas of the skin to obtain a uniformly clear, youthful look.

Are Photorejuvenation Treatments Painful?

Photorejuvenation treatments are one of the safest, light-based facial treatments. Patients who undergo these procedures typically experience little to no pain. However, some particularly sensitive patients report a mild, brief, stinging pain, no worse than a flick of a rubber band on their skin.

Is the Recovery from Photorejuvenation Fast and Easy?

The downtime from a photorejuvenation treatment is minimal. Immediately after your treatment, your skin may appear flushed. This reaction is entirely normal. Since photorejuvenation treatments use different wavelengths to target different conditions, the recovery period may differ based on your concern. 

For example, patients undergoing photorejuvenation treatments to target redness, broken or dilated capillaries, or rosacea may see redness and slight swelling after their treatment. Those reactions often last around 24 hours or slightly longer for patients with sensitive skin.

The recovery from photorejuvenation is typically fast and easy. Within 10-21 days after the first photorejuvenation treatment, the skin will look and feel smoother and more even. Subsequent treatments dramatically reduce redness, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What Are the Best Ways to Maintain Photorejuvenation Results?

The most important way to care for your skin after your photorejuvenation treatments is to avoid sun exposure and apply a high-quality, high SPF sunscreen to your treated areas daily. 

In the days after your treatment, avoid irritating the skin with harsh cleansers, exfoliants, hot showers, or massages. When you discuss your treatment goals with the expert team at Old Town Med Spa, we will also go over individualized skin care instructions to protect your photorejuvenation results. 

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