Photo rejuvenation uses lasers, intense pulsed light, or photodynamic therapy to treat skin problems and remove effects of aging such as wrinkles, spots and textures. Photo rejuvenation also involves inducing of controlled wounds on the skin and the help the skin to heal itself by creating new cells.
Photo rejuvenation is most commonly used lightening and removing sun spots, age spots, and brown blotches on the face, neck, chest, hands and other areas of the body. Photo rejuvenation is also used for lightening and reducing redness, rosacea, dilated blood vessels and broken blood vessels on the face, neck and chest. Photo rejuvenation helps to control flushing. Photo rejuvenation consists of 1-6 treatments, usually one every three to four weeks. The laser device emitting a range of light waves are then tuned and targeted at haemoglobin or melanin. The light beam passes through the skin and is absorbed by either haemoglobin or melanin resulting in damage to the vessel wall or fragmenting of melanin pigment. These tiny vessels and the melanin pigment are then absorbed by the body, rendering them less visible.