As your frontline defense against the world, your skin undergoes a considerable amount of abuse throughout your life. And the effects can begin to pile up as the years go by, leaving your skin looking a little worse for the wear. If you’d like to freshen it up, restoring a youthful glow to your face, photorejuvenation is the perfect solution.
At Z-ROC Dermatology, our goal is to bring out the best in your skin by erasing some of the signs of the past, giving you a clear outlook moving forward. Through innovative laser treatments and intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies, we have more tools than ever before to help our patients in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, put their best faces forward.
If you’d like to explore how photorejuvenation works to refresh your skin, here’s a look what it can accomplish.
The signs of the past
To understand how our photorejuvenation works, it’s helpful to take a look at why your face is accumulating those ever-increasing signs of wear and tear. Let’s start with the enormous burden your skin is under to protect your body from foreign invaders, such as harmful bacteria or the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Day in and day out, your face, quite literally, takes a hit for your health, shielding and protecting you from the many perils you encounter.
And it does its job well, but not without incurring some damage along the way. From facial veins to age spots and from wrinkles to acne, the battle scars can add up, leaving your skin dull, uneven, and decidedly less vibrant.
To make matters worse, as the years pass, your skin cells slowly lose their ability to quickly regenerate and bounce back from this exposure. This leaves them unable to keep up with the relentless damage that often comes at the hands of photoaging, primarily from exposure to the sun.
Shedding light on the matter
To breathe new life into your skin, we offer a treatment called photorejuvenation, in which we rely on intense pulsed light to clear away the damage and pave the way for healthier skin growth. Using IPL, we send different wavelengths of light energy into your dermis where your pigment absorbs the energy as heat. This energy can break up areas of hyperpigmentation, as well as surface blood vessels, leaving only the tiniest particles behind, which your body flushes out naturally.
Clearing the way forward
One of the biggest advantages of our IPL technology is that the wavelengths travel harmlessly through the outer layer of your skin, or your epidermis, and target the problematic areas below the surface. This means that you won’t have any downtime after each treatment because all the work is happening inside your tissue.
The treatments themselves are well-tolerated by our clients, though you may experience some temporary discomfort. We can use a topical numbing agent and a cooling technology to keep you comfortable as we deliver the light energy into your skin.
Most of our clients benefit from a series of treatments, which we space apart by several weeks, giving your body time to flush out the destroyed cells and blood vessels. As you progress through your IPL treatments, your results will gradually reveal themselves. Approximately 6-12 weeks after your final photorejuvenation treatment, you’ll be rewarded with vibrant skin that’s more evenly toned.
If you’d like to refresh your face through photorejuvenation, please give us a call so we can set up an appointment. Or you can use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation.