Treatment for Sun Damaged Skin and Wrinkles
Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation at Houstonian Medical Associates
We’re pleased to offer Enhanced Skin Rejuvenation, a revolutionary skin treatment to eliminate and reduce pigmentation, broken capillaries, wrinkles andimprove facial toning. It is most often performed on the face and neck.
What are the benefits?
Skin Rejuvenation is ideal for eliminating broken capillaries, wrinkles, rosacea, spider veins, age spots/sun spots, large proes, freckles, flushing and pigmentation varieances.
How does it work?
Laser light is absorbed by pigmented areas where it is converted to heat, causing a breakup in the pigment. In broken capillaries and spider veins, the laser energy is absorbed by the pigment in the blood and collapses the unwanted vein. For wrinkles and skin toning, the laser stimulates collagen growth.
When will you see results?
Effects are cumulative. After the first treatment you will see improvements to broken capillaries, small facial veins and some pigmented areas within a few days. Other improvements such as wrinkle reduction and toning will be more subtle and may take one to three months. Friends may suggest that you look more rested. With each subsequent treatment, subtle changes will accumulate until you have achieved the improvement you desire.
How often can you have it done?
A series of four to eight treatments, spaced two to four weeks apart, is our standard recommendation. Occasionally, more treatments may be needed for certain individuals or conditions. Periodic occasional maintenance treatments may be prescribed for optimal, lasting results.
What can you expect immediately post-treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience some redness and swelling. The redness and swelling usually dissipate within one to three days however, darkened pigmentation may persist and peel lightly for up to one week. Makeup can be applied to the treated area immediately, if necessary. Additionally, hair growth may be impaired in the treated area, although it is not the intended purpose of this particular treatment. It is extremely important to apply a moisturizer with SPF30 sunblock and avoid sun exposure on a daily basis to prevent additional sun damage.
How long does it take?
This treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. Prescribed topical anesthetics should be applied 30-90 minutes before the treatment time if needed.