Photo rejuvenation refers to therapies which are light based but are not laser treatments.
Two photo rejuvenation treatments offered at the Groot DermaSurgery Centre are the LimeLight and the Xeo Intense Pulsed Light systems. The advantages are that the treatments are fast, the recovery time is short, and the risk of side effects is low. More than one treatment session is usually necessary.
The Limelight is a non-ablative treatment that targets unwanted pigment and vascularity of the skin. The advantage is that large areas of diffuse brown and red discoloration such as the arms or legs can be treated at one time.
The Xeo Intense Pulsed Light system is also a non-ablative treatment which targets diffuse redness of the skin and pigmentation. It is often used in combination therapies such as the 3D Rejuvenation to achieve a synergistic benefit.
Description: A light-based treatment that penetrates the skin without visible wounding to the skin surface; to treat sun damage, age spots, irregular pigmentation and diffuse redness
Length of Procedure: 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on size of the area treated.
Anesthesia: None required; although analgesic may be recommended
Recovery Time: One to several weeks depending on the area treated, for example legs take much longer to heal.
Treatment Frequency: One to two treatments. One touch up is provided without charge if performed within 4 months of the initial treatment.
Risks: Pigment changes, blisters, scars although rare may occur.
Duration of Results: Varies depending on the extent of the damage and the area treated. Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain results.
Description: A light-based treatment that penetrates the skin without visible wounding to the skin surface. Used to treat diffuse redness such as rosacea and uneven pigment.
Length of Procedure: 30 minutes to one hour depending on the size of the area being treated.
Recovery Time: Redness which fades rapidly after a treatment
Treatment Frequency: Several sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.
Risks: Pigment changes, blisters, scars may occur but are rare.
Duration of Results: Follow-up treatments may be necessary to maintain results.
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