Photo Rejuvenation Specialist

Rainier Laser and Aesthetics Center

Aesthetic Clinics & Laser & Medical Spa located in Enumclaw, WA

Redness, blotches, and spots are three common skin concerns involving unwanted color and an overall uneven skin tone. At Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center in Enumclaw, Washington, you can get photo rejuvenation treatments using an intense pulsed light (IPL) to break apart pigments and clear your complexion. To find out if this treatment is effective in meeting your goals, call the clinic or book a consultation online today.

Photo Rejuvenation Q & A

What is photorejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation is a light-based noninvasive skin treatment that makes your skin shine. The procedure uses multiple intense pulsed light (IPL) wavelengths to penetrate many layers of your skin at once, allowing for an overall gorgeous finish. 

During the treatment at Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center, you wear a protective eye cover as bright flashes of light target your skin, much like flashes from a camera. 

While the light reaches the lower and middle layers of your skin, it doesn’t harm or hurt the top layer. This means that there are few if any side effects following the procedure.

The pigmented cells in your skin absorb the energy from the light and break into tiny particles that your body can easily disperse and absorb. You may need to attend multiple sessions to optimize your photo rejuvenation effects.

What can a photorejuvenation target?

Photorejuvenation works best in treating skin imperfections associated with tones that differ from your natural skin tone. You see a reduction or full elimination of blemishes that are red, brown, or otherwise discolored.

Specifically, you can get photo rejuvenation treatments to target and reduce:

  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Acne
  • Rosacea
  • Spider veins

Additionally, photo rejuvenation treatments may improve your skin’s firmness and vibrancy. You and your Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center provider can discuss your expectations for treatment during a consultation and decide if photo rejuvenation is the best fit.

How should I prepare for photo rejuvenation?

Photorejuvenation requires several changes to your lifestyle to prepare. Your provider gives you specifics if you have questions, but generally, you must avoid these products and activities for about two weeks before your appointment:

  • Waxing
  • Sunlight
  • Tanning beds
  • Chemical peels
  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen
  • Vitamin A and retinol creams

If you successfully avoid these, you heal smoothly after your treatment. Be sure to let your provider know if you have any skin conditions before you undergo the treatment as they may require you to take additional steps to prepare.

If pigmented blemishes and lesions are stopping you from appreciating your skin, call Rainier Laser & Aesthetics Center or book a consultation for photo rejuvenation treatments online today.