Get Rid Of Unwanted Pigmentation With Photorejuvenation
What Is Photorejuvenation (IPL With Levulan)?
At Skin Renew Laser & Vein Clinic, we offer enhanced photofacial treatments that combine IPL technology with aminolevulinic acid (Levulan) for optimal results. This procedure is ideal for those:
- with pre-cancerous cells
- with moderate to severe Acne or Acne Rosacea
- seeking to reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles
- wanting a more consistent and even overall skin tone and texture
What Is Levulan & What Does It Do?
Levulan is aminolevulinic acid (a photosensitizing agent), which is applied to the skin prior to the photofacial. Once applied to the skin, Levulan is only absorbed by the abnormal cells. After the Levulan has been on the skin for an hour or more, the IPL laser is then used in conjunction with the Levulan to target the problem areas within the skin and destroy the abnormal cells. The result is smoother, even, clearer looking skin.
Will The Procedure Be Painful?
Most patients experience slight discomfort during the procedure, such as a stinging or burning sensation, but no serious pain is associated with the treatment.
Will I See Results Immediately?
Results will not be immediate, but each session should offer increased results. Depending on your situation, you may need anywhere from one to four treatments scheduled three to five weeks apart. When you discuss your goals with our trained professionals, they will be able to give you a better idea of how many treatments may be required. They will also discuss pre and post treatment instructions with you.
What Happens After The Treatment?
After a treatment, you may experience some swelling and redness, in addition to a darkening of the treated areas. You may also experience some bruising and peeling after the treatment. Significant improvement of the treated areas is usually noticeable within a week of receiving a treatment, and improvement typically continues throughout the following weeks.
If you’d like to know more about Photorejuvenation with Levulan, please call us at 615-376-7700 — Our knowledgeable professionals can help you decide if it’s the right treatment for you and your needs.
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