Among modern methods of correcting the appearance of the skin, photorejuvenation of the face occupies one of the leading positions. This is explained not only by the good effectiveness of the procedures, but also by the fact that this technology is gentle, allowing you to return to daily activities immediately after the session.
Photorejuvenation – what is it?
Women who care about their appearance will certainly be interested in photorejuvenation of the face – what it is, what problems it helps to deal with, how it is done, etc. This is a relatively “young” technique that began to be used in our beauty salons a few years ago, but quickly gained popularity among ladies of different age categories. The essence of the method lies in the impact on the epidermis of an intense pulsed light flux emitted by special equipment. In the skin layers, light energy is converted into thermal energy, which has the following effect:
- acceleration of microcirculation in the vessels;
- improvement of metabolic processes;
- activation of the synthesis of collagen and elastin fibers;
- elimination of inflammatory processes.
Photorejuvenation – does it hurt or not?
For some women, one of the first questions before the procedure is whether it will hurt during facial rejuvenation. It is impossible to give an objective answer to this question, because. Everyone has a different pain threshold. Often, no discomfort, except for a slight tingling, tingling, unexpressed burning sensation, occurs during the session. In extreme cases, women complain of pain, which may be due to a very low pain threshold or an incorrectly selected length of light radiation.
Photorejuvenation – how many procedures are needed?
It should be understood that facial skin photorejuvenation is not intended to provide a positive result immediately and after a single procedure. The effect of the sessions is cumulative, because. regeneration processes in tissues do not proceed quickly. In view of this, depending on the type of skin defects, two to six visits to the salon with an interval of approximately 1-2 weeks can be prescribed to eliminate them. To maintain the achieved effect, the course of facial rejuvenation can be repeated 1-2 times a year.
Photorejuvenation of the face – effect
In most cases, after a full course of photorejuvenation of the face, the result can be assessed after a month. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that, due to the individual characteristics of the organism, the skin of each woman may react differently to the same type of exposure, so sometimes the desired result does not quite coincide with reality. In general, in any case, after photorejuvenation of the face, before and after the procedures, the appearance is transformed for the better. The main achievements of the course of sessions can be called:
Photorejuvenation of the face – indications
Photorejuvenation for the face is recommended in the presence of various skin imperfections associated with natural age processes, the action of adverse external and internal factors. The solution of a wide range of problems becomes possible due to the use of several types of devices that emit light rays with certain characteristics. The task of a specialist is the correct selection of equipment and setting the necessary parameters.
Indications for which photorejuvenation of the face is applicable are:
- shallow wrinkles;
- sagging skin tissue;
- enlarged pores;
- unhealthy complexion;
- areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin;
- acne rashes;
- oily skin type;
Photorejuvenation – contraindications and consequences
Like any cosmetic technique, the procedure under consideration has its limitations, if ignored, adverse consequences are likely. Photorejuvenation of the face has numerous contraindications, and the specialist must warn about this at a preliminary consultation so that a medical examination can be carried out before the procedure, if necessary.
Photorejuvenation contraindications include:
- open skin lesions in the intended area of impact;
- dark skin tone;
- recent tanning (including self-tanning);
- increased body temperature;
- acute diseases of the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, lower respiratory tract;
- herpes in the acute phase;
- varicose disease;
- blood clotting disorders;
- ophthalmic pathologies;
- dermatological diseases;
- oncological diseases;
- reduced immunity;
- serious hormonal disruptions;
- severe form of hypertension;
- feverish state;
- psychoneurological disorders;
- the presence of a pacemaker, metal structures in the body;
- breastfeeding period.
In addition, a few days before the procedure, you should stop taking antibiotics, retinoids, antipsychotics and other drugs that have a photosensitizing effect. To avoid the development of hematomas, you can not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen. After the procedure it is forbidden:
- visit the sauna, bath for a week;
- sunbathing for two weeks;
- apply alcohol-containing skin products for three days;
- drink alcohol during the week.
If the recommendations for sessions are not followed and in the case of individual reactions of the body in response to exposure to radiation, some adverse reactions may occur:
Facial rejuvenation in summer
Another contraindication to the procedure in question can be called the summer period, because. At this time, solar activity is high. Under the influence of ultraviolet radiation, unwanted pigmentation may form on the treated skin, and photorejuvenation will not give a positive effect. It is better to conduct such sessions in the cold season on cloudy days.
Photorejuvenation of the face at home
Photorejuvenation at home is now available, thanks to the invention of portable devices for self-application. Before buying such a device, it is definitely recommended to consult with a specialist – not only about the choice of the device, but also about the possibility and correctness of its use. In addition to the device for photorejuvenation, for the procedure you will need goggles and a special gel that prevents burns.
Photorejuvenation at home – apparatus
Devices for home sessions are produced by different manufacturers, have different characteristics and purposes. We list several common brands of devices:
- Silk’n Reju;
- Yakhroma honey;
Having purchased a device for photorejuvenation, you cannot immediately use it “in full force”. To begin with, it is recommended to test for sensitivity by treating a small area of skin with one light flash. After a day, the result should be evaluated and, if there is no redness, swelling or other undesirable reactions on the treated area, the device can be used. Otherwise, it is recommended to try to reduce the power and check the home photorejuvenation machine again.
Photorejuvenation – pros and cons
When deciding whether a facial photorejuvenation procedure is right for you, it is worth evaluating all the positive and negative aspects. The indisputable advantages of the technique include:
- minimal trauma;
- short rehabilitation period;
- long-term effect.
The disadvantages are:
- the need to repeat sessions;
- the presence of a large number of contraindications;
- high price.