Photorejuvenation IPL and Photofacial
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What is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation is also commonly referred to as
Photofacial, this treatment is a laser-like procedure based
on Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and electrical energy. This
procedure removes the skin imperfections secondary to sun
and aging such as brown patches, sun damage and uneven
pigmentation. Facial veins, red patches, and Rosacea also
respond very well to this treatment.
Other benefits of this treatment may include reduced pore
size, scar improvement, and textural improvement. This leads
to a more youthful, smoother, and suppler skin. Another
major advantage of this technique is how gentle it is on the
skin, allowing patients to continue with their normal daily
activities, and no downtime! At The Weksberg Centre for
Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, Ontario we currently house
the VascuLight Elite and Lumenis One Photorejuvenation
How does Photorejuvenation and Photofacial work ?
The pulsed light passes through the outer surface of the
skin and penetrates into the lower layer of the skin known
as the dermis. Cells called fibroblasts are stimulated into
producing more new collagen. Over several treatments, the
collagen smoothes and softens the appearance of your
wrinkles, pores, and textural irregularities.
Do I need a consultation ?
Yes, prior to your first treatment you will need to schedule
a consultation to meet with Dr. Fred Weksberg and his staff
of highly qualified Laser Technicians and Nurses at The
Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, Ontario
to discuss your treatment options.
Our expert technicians or nurses will meet with you first to
assess your goals and expectations. They will ask for full
medical disclosure to confirm that you are a good candidate
for this treatment. Dr. Weksberg will then meet with you to
review your history and course of treatment. Most patients
require 5-6 treatments to achieve maximum optimal aesthetic
skin rejuvenation. During your consultation Dr. Weksberg and
his highly trained, experienced staff, will customize a
treatment plan for your individual needs. Your laser
technician or nurse who performs your treatments will
recommend a comprehensive home skin care program to optimize
and maintain cosmetic improvements you obtain with your
What can I expect after my Photorejuvenation
Most patients return to work or regular activities right
after treatment. You may experience minor redness, swelling,
or a tingling sensation which usually disappears in 1-2
hours. Makeup can be applied immediately. Bruising is very
rare, however if it does occur it is usually very mild,
fading away within 5-10 days. Photorejuvenation is a very
safe cosmetic procedure.
Is everyone a candidate for Photorejuvenation ?
This procedure is an effective way to treat most skin types,
however very dark skinned patients do not benefit from this
treatment. Tanned patients must delay treatment for 4-6
weeks after sun exposure in order to fade the tan. The extra
pigment from tanning will absorb some of the pulsed light
and may cause a skin reaction. Artificial tanning creams
must be stopped 4 weeks prior to your appointment as well.
After my series of Photorejuvenation treatments is
their any maintenance ?
On average, you will follow-up for maintenance treatments
3-4 times a year, typically in the spring and fall. These
maintenance treatments are to remove any damage you may have
incurred over the summer and winter months.
Are Photorejuvenation treatments painful ?
At The Weksberg Centre for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto,
Ontario our patients tell us that the procedure is virtually
painless. There may be a slight tingling but very little, if
any discomfort at all. Some people may find that when
treating sensitive areas such as the nose, it is momentarily
uncomfortable, feeling a slight pinch or "zap".
Are their any Alternatives to Photorejuvenation ?
The present trend in today's society is non-surgical
treatments with as little downtime as possible. This
includes safe alternatives such as
Fraxel laser resurfacing,
(such as Juvederm, Restylane, and Perlane). VascuLight
laser, Yag laser, electrocautery and in some areas
Sclerotherapy can address the clearing of veins and redness.
Your patient co-coordinator can address these options with
you during your personal consultation at The Weksberg Centre
for Cosmetic Dermatology in Toronto, Ontario.