Photorejuvenation helps to renew and refresh the appearance of your skin including more uniform color and softer supple skin by treating photo damage and other blemishes related to aging and active lifestyles. Our state of the art lasers, light and other energy sources will target abnormalities and also stimulate new collagen generation. Popular treatment areas are the face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders.
- What to Expect
- How it Works
- Patient Experience
What to Expect
Results of your photo rejuvenation/phototherapy with the Excel V or the Sciton BBL (broadband light) include healthier, smoother and more vibrant skin should be noticeable even after your 1st treatment and will gradually improve as more treatments are done. You will enjoy reduced redness (caused by sun damage, rosacea or stretch marks), more uniform skin coloration including reduction of brown spots and other irregular pigmentation, smaller pores and overall improved skin texture.
Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgeries Patient Comments
I am very pleased with the results I experienced having my facial [Photorejuvenation] treatments done; some here (Iron Mountain) and one in Appleton. My skin is smoother and brighter. My dark spots are unnoticeable now.
- Thanks, C.E.
The Photorejuvenation treatment, performed by Dr. Hotchandani, resulted in a terrific outcome, effectively erasing years from the appearance of my hands.
How Does it Work?
Photorejuvenation will remodel the skin’s architecture, target irregular pigmentation or make room for new healthy cells to restore normal dermal functionality, reduce redness, which results in a fresh, more youthful appearance.
To get technical, a Photorejuvenation procedure consists of a laser or light source delivering energy to various chromophores (colored bodies) like melanin, blood with or without oxygen, or water at varying skin depths. Depending on the device used and delivery settings, chromophore targeting may:
- stimulate collagen regeneration and remodeling of skin proteins
- collapse unsightly veins causing redness from Rosacea – sun damage from stretch marks
- target pigmented lesions such as age spots and solar lentigo
- ablate, or remove, 10 to 50 microns of the outer layers of the skin
Ask about our state of the art devices used in Photorejuvenation:
- Cutera® Excel V™
- Sciton™ BBL
A Photorejuvenation procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes. The pulses of energy are relatively painless, and any slight discomfort usually subsides within seconds. Depending on your skin type and current degree of skin health, multiple treatments spaced three to four weeks apart may be recommended for best results. Redness immediately after the procedure usually fades within hours.
What are the characteristics of a good candidate for Photorejuvenation?
If you are concerned about red or brown spots, skin texture, pore size, or fine lines, you are probably a good candidate for Photorejuvenation. Nearly everyone is a candidate as everyone spends time in the sun and undergoes the natural aging process. Dramatic results can be achieved on a wide variety of skin types. Due to a high affinity to melanin that exists in dark skin, laser treatments may not be advisable on darker skin types.
Is Photorejuvenation safe?
All of the Photorejuvenation/Phototherapy procedures offered at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery have demonstrated excellent safety profiles in clinical trials. The most common side effects involve redness, swelling, and rarely pigmentation changes but clients usually experience great improvement in due time.
Are Photorejuvenation treatments painful?
Most patients feel minimal discomfort during the procedure itself. Pulses feel like a tingling sensation or pinch, and a topical anesthetic is made available for those with a low threshold for pain. Post-procedure discomfort may feel like sunburn, and may be remedied with over-the-counter pain medication as recommended by our well qualified medical staff.
What is the recovery time I should expect?
Immediately following treatment, the skin is normally slightly red for a few hours and could be swollen for up to 48 hours. You will be able to resume normal activities immediately.
How can I improve and maintain results?
Following your scheduled treatment regimen, it may be recommended to do maintenance treatments periodically. Longevity of results will improve if you follow recommended skin care regimen including use of sunscreen, avoid tanning beds, and avoid other activities like smoking that will damage your skin.