A beautiful complexion may be a universal desire, but sometimes it takes more than diligent skin care to achieve clear, flawless skin. Fortunately, photorejuvenation using advanced intense pulse light (IPL) technology can drastically reduce the appearance of some of the most common skin imperfections, including increased pigmentation, brown spots, and other signs of sun damage. At Laser & Aesthetics Studio of Winter Park, Dr. Gene Krishingner, Jr. uses photorejuvenation technology to help you achieve your best possible skin. Call the office in Winter Park, Florida, or book your appointment online today.
Photorejuvenation uses advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) technology to deliver a broad spectrum of light to the deepest layers of your skin in gentle pulses. As the light energy seeps through each dermal layer, most of it is absorbed by melanin, the pigments that give your skin and its flaws their color.
Once these melanin cells absorb the laser energy, they become less stable and begin to break apart into tiny particles, which are eventually absorbed by your immune system. In addition to breaking up the melanin clumps that form pigmentation spots, the treatment also stimulates collagen growth to help tighten and refresh underlying skin.
Photorejuvenation is a safe, effective, and non-invasive way to correct the most common skin pigmentation issues, including:
In addition to improving or correcting pigmentation problems, photorejuvenation can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve overall skin texture, and tighten visibly large pores. It can also help address:
Dr. Krishingner and his team perform photorejuvenation treatments with the Palomar Icon™ laser by CynoSure®, the most advanced form of IPL technology available.
The Icon laser has the only FDA-approved Skintel® melanin reader, which is designed to help eliminate the possibility of hyperpigmentation during treatment.
During the procedure, you’ll wear eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas. The treatment itself may cause mild discomfort — most patients describe the sensation as similar to having a rubber-band snapped against your skin. If you have a low tolerance for discomfort, Dr. Krishingner can apply an anesthetic lotion before you begin.
Your session may be as short as 30 minutes or closer to an hour, depending on the area being treated. Because photorejuvenation treatments are non-invasive and have virtually no side effects, you can resume your normal activities immediately.
Immediately following your photorejuvenation treatment, you may notice a slight darkening of the unwanted pigmentation. Within a few minutes, you’ll also see a mild reddening around individual brown spots, which will gently peel away in the days that follow.
Any areas of diffuse pigmentation will fade gradually, leaving your skin looking clearer and younger over time.
Most patients who want to reduce or correct pigmentation problems require multiple photorejuvenation sessions to get the results they’re after — you can expect to see beautiful, more uniform-looking skin in just two to four sessions.
*Individual results may vary