As we age, we begin to see changes in our appearance. We may gain weight, our hair color may change, and we may develop a wrinkle or two. This development of fine lines tends to be a more difficult change to deal with, as it takes time and effort to find the right product to treat and prevent these lines.
In order to treat wrinkles, it’s important to understand the factors that cause them. Researchers have found that one of the leading causes is sun exposure. With sun tanning being a popular regimen, the skin tends to become over exposed to UV rays, which is why it’s important to wear sunscreen with at least 15 SPF. Another cause of fine lines to be aware of is smoking. Along with the other medical issues that it can cause, smoking is a reason for aging with discolouration, and fine lines within the skin.
When understanding the treatment of fine lines, you should know the importance of the collagen within the skin, and how it is essential. If the skin’s collagen begins to break down, it will cause the natural elasticity of your skin to loosen. Once this begins to happen, the skin will become thinner, fine lines form, and it can lead to sagging in the skin, and suddenly, there’s a wrinkle. However, there are solutions. Studies have found that one of the most effective treatments for the renewing of collagen is photo rejuvenation.
For Skin Affected by Aging, Environmental Damage and Rosacea
Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) Allows the the Light to Penetrate More Deeply for Better Results
Performed Under the Supervision of a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Photofacial Treats These Issues
Photo rejuvenation, also known as a photofacial, has been scientifically proven to address a number of complexion irregularities caused by the environment:
Spider veins (technically known as telangiectasias)
A study in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, found that almost 82% of patients experienced a fair to excellent clearance of spider veins after an average of less than 2 sessions.
Widespread Redness and Inflammation (diffuse erythema)
In the same study, almost 73% of patients experienced a fair to excellent clearance of diffuse erythema after an average of less than 2 sessions.
A study conducted by researchers at Stanford University found that if you undergo just 2-3 photo rejuvenation sessions every year, the gene expression of your skin will be more youthful. As a result, your skin will have better collagen structure resulting in a smoother, less wrinkled and less blotchy complexion. In fact, patients who had routine photorejuvenation sessions over the course of 10 years had significantly younger looking skin that was visibly and texturally better than when they first started their treatments!
The Stanford University study also found that a long term treatment plan reduced the signs of sun damage and strengthened the skin against further sun exposure.
Photo rejuvenation is an effective treatment that can achieve the results you want, but only when performed by an experienced Medical Aesthetician.
Stanford University conducted a separate study finding that with just 2-3 sessions of photo rejuvenation every year, your skin will be more youthful with no indication of fine lines. This will be a result of better collagen structure, as well as a smoother, less blotchy complexion. Most patients who practiced routine photo rejuvenation sessions, for a period of ten years, found that they developed significantly younger looking skin. Their youthful skin also had a visibly better texture than when they first started wrinkle treatment.
We have helped models, celebrities and socialites beautify their complexion, so that they can be confident knowing that they’ll look flawless while under scrutiny of the camera. You can achieve the same beautiful skin at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic.
Photofacial Rejuvenation Technology
Photofacial rejuvenation utililzes a synergistic combination of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Radio Frequency (RF) and Infrared (IR) technologies to give you the clearer, firmer, younger looking skin you want in just a few sessions — no matter what your age or skin type! You will find that the positive impact on the quality of your skin lasts for a long time, as proven by the aforementioned Stanford University study.
The face, neck, chest and hands can be treated.
The following complexion irregularities can be addressed:
- fine lines and wrinkles
- sagging skin
- enlarged pores
- pigmentation problems
- broken capillaries and spider veins
A high intensity light is used to correct these skin conditions with virtually no down time and minimal discomfort. Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA), a topical medication that allows the light to penetrate more deeply, may also be used during these treatments. Incorporating IPL into a skin care program will rejuvenate the skin, making the complexion more uniform and the texture smoother.
The skin is protected with a chilled treatment head and a cooling gel. Some patients may also prefer to apply a topical anesthetic cream before each treatment for enhanced comfort. The light passes into the skin and when it reaches the desired target – liver spots, broken and dilated blood vessels, wrinkles and other skin conditions – converts to heat energy. The heat eliminates the skin condition over a series of treatment sessions. Treatments are scheduled based on the skin condition, its extent, and severity.
We will provide detailed pre and post treatment care and instructions during your consultation.
If you’d like to learn more about the Intense Pulsed Light procedure, contact us now to book your confidential medical appointment. We’ll show you before and after Intense Pulsed Light photos from our patients.