How Photorejuvenation Works to Refresh Your Skin

Do you struggle with unwanted pigmentation on your skin -- like sunspots, rosacea, spider veins, visible capillaries, and other signs of photoaging? It might be time to try photorejuvenation treatment to refresh your skin for a younger, smoother, and more even appearance.

Dr. James Volpe and the rest of our team here at GLO Aesthetics are happy to offer our patients aesthetic procedures for younger, healthier-looking skin. With photorejuvenation, you can see the effects of the IconⓇ laser technology and how it offers refreshed skin and banishes issues associated with photoaging.

What photorejuvenation is and what it can treat

According to a 2009 study that was published in the medical journal Dermatologic Clinics, “Photorejuvenation is the process of using laser and light sources for returning skin to a more youthful appearance.” 

The process helps to minimize the effects of aging and especially those caused by sun exposure (also known as photoaging), such as spider veins, brown or discolored patches on the skin, or unwanted wrinkles. Photorejuvenation can treat all of these issues and more with the use of Icon’s laser technology. 

How the treatment works

Photorejuvenation treatment delivers gentle pulses of light that are directed toward the unwanted sun or age spots, spider veins, and other problem areas. The pigments in the skin absorb the light and then are cleared out by the body’s natural waste removal systems. This results in a more even skin tone and also kickstarts collagen production in order to tighten and rejuvenate skin. The overall effect is a more youthful appearance as well as minimization of the signs of sun damage. 

What to expect from photorejuvenation treatment

Fortunately, photorejuvenation treatment doesn’t require much downtime, nor does it carry many risks. When you choose this option to refresh your skin and minimize pigmentation issues, you aren’t removing any skin, which makes the treatment noninvasive and nonablative. 

Although you should be able to return to work and other normal activities right after the procedure, your skin might feel sensitive for several hours, such as the way it would feel after a sunburn. Dr. Volpe recommends avoiding hot water for a few days in order to let the skin heal fully.

In some cases, more than one treatment might be necessary in order for you to achieve the best results possible. Dr. Volpe discusses the course of treatment with you, so you know exactly what to expect during and after your procedure. Photorejuvenation with the Icon works on a variety of skin types, and while it targets unwanted pigmentation, it doesn’t harm the surrounding skin.

Photorejuvenation for refreshed, revitalized skin

Whether you’re dealing with the effects of long-term sun exposure, age spots, spider veins, or simply dull, weary-looking skin, photorejuvenation could be the best possible choice for safe, easy skin revitalization. If you’re interested in making an appointment at our office in Philadelphia, call 215-385-1121 or request an appointment online. 

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