What is Photorejuvenation?
Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive procedure that helps tighten and contour your skin with no surgery, no injections, and little to no downtime. Ubora uses a laser to help remove effects of photoaging such as wrinkles, spots, and textures. Our laser treatment stimulates your body’s natural renewal of collagen, which creates subtle, natural looking results on and off the face.
How It Works
Phototrejuvenation works by delivering light and heat energy through a handpiece to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis). This handpiece also has a cooling tip that protects the superficial part of the skin (epidermis) from injury. The heat energy causes the deeper tissues to contract to decrease the appearance of lines. Eventually new collagen develops and remodels to give an even firmer appearance to the skin. This technique is non-ablative in that it does not cause damage to the surface of the skin.
Photorejuvenation strengthens the collagen in the skin without surgery and reverses the signs of aging by:
- Tightening the skin
- Lifting the eyebrows
- Tightening loose skin around the chin, jaw and neck
- Softening the appearance of scarring caused by acne
- Softening deep forehead creases and laugh lines
Multiple sessions of about 20 minutes each are performed every 4-5 weeks until the desired result has been achieved, usually 3-6 treatments. Results will be most noticeable after the first few treatments and will continue to improve as treatment progresses.
Photo rejuvenation can have a lasting effect on the patient. However, this treatment does not prevent the skin from aging. Patients will still continue to age, and a follow up treatment is usually done after a year or so. Otherwise, if the patient does not undergo further treatment, their skin will revert to a pre-treatment appearance.
Preparation / Typical Procedure
You should notify us if you are taking any medications or recently underwent any procedures, as these may interfere with the treatment. Your Nurse Practitioner will advise you if and when medications should be discontinued. In addition, patients with a history of scarring, bleeding, keloid formation, cold sores or poor healing may not be ideal candidates for photorejuvenation. Please tell us if you have any of these conditions.
Following the Procedure / Aftercare
Immediately after the treatment, patients will experience temporary mild redness, potentially followed by subtle darkening and peeling of their freckles and brown spots over the next few days. There is no significant downtime and a low risk of complications — an advantage over other more aggressive skin rejuvenation methods such as deep chemical or laser peels (which may cause significant redness, crusting and swelling). However, patients should wear sunscreen and avoid intense sun exposure after treatment, and should not undergo treatment if their skin is tanned or darker than usual.