- Cosmetic Dermatology
- Photorejuvenation Treatments
Intense Pulsed Light / Pulsed Dye Laser / Photodynamic Therapy
Photorejuvenation can use laser and light-based technology to improve skin texture and accentuate skin tone. Different photorejuvenation treatments are available to address numerous skin conditions, including acne, acne scarring, wrinkles, fine lines, age spots, sun damage, and birthmarks. Additionally, photorejuvenation can reduce redness caused by rosacea. Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron provides an assortment of non-surgical photorejuvenation procedures that yield minimal-to-no downtime. Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), Pulsed Dye Laser treatment (PDL), Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), and PicoSure® laser skin resurfacing can each be tailored to meet the needs and procedure goals of each patient undergoing photorejuvenation at our NYC practice.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL)
Intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), also known as broadband light photorejuvenation (BBL), uses a concentrated beam of light energy to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, red spots, underlying blood vessels, rosacea, sun damage, and age spots. Pulsed light is delivered to the lower layers of your skin, disrupting blood vessels that cause redness, improving blemishes or age spots, and stimulating collagen production to firm skin.
Pulsed Dye Laser Treatment (PDL)
Pulsed dye laser treatments, often referred to as PDL treatments, utilize pulsed light energy to reduce scars, birthmarks, rosacea, redness, small vein patterns, sun damage, wrinkling, and fine lines. Pulses of light are directed to the skin’s lower layers, improving the appearance of your skin and promoting the growth of new collagen fibers to enhance skin structure.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic Therapy, often abbreviated as PDT treatment, can treat acne, acne scarring, sun damage, and precancerous lesions (actinic keratosis) using a combination of light energy and topical medication. During PDT, a specialized photosensitizing medication is applied to the skin. This solution is absorbed by the damaged skin cells over a period of time. Light energy is then directed to the treatment area and activates the medication, effectively destroying damaged skin cells and achieving a clearer-looking complexion.
PicoSure® Laser Treatment
The PicoSure® Laser can enhance skin texture by reducing fine lines, wrinkling, pigmentation issues, acne, and acne scarring. PicoSure® delivers rapid bursts of laser energy to the skin, improving skin tone and spurring on the production of new collagen fibers to enhance the firmness and elasticity of your skin. PicoSure® technology is faster than nanosecond technology and can deliver laser energy at 1 trillion bursts per second.
|Intense Pulsed Light
||Utilizes a concentrated beam of light
||Can improve the appearance of skin and encourage the production of collagen
||Treats wrinkles, fine lines, rosacea and redness, sun damage, and age spots
|Pulsed Dye Laser
||Sends pulses of light energy to the target area
||Can enhance complexion and spur on collagen formation
||Treats wrinkles, fine lines, scarring, birthmarks, rosacea, redness, age spots, and sun damaged-skin
||Minimal-to-no healing time
||Combines light energy and topical medication
||Can accentuate skin texture and stimulate the growth of subsurface collagen
||Treats acne, acne scars, sun damaged skin, and actinic keratosis (precancerous lesions)
||Minimal-to-no recovery time
|Delivers PicoSure® laser energy at 1 trillion bursts per second
||Can resurface skin and promote vibrant texture while encouraging the growth of collagen fibers
||Treats fine lines, wrinkling, pigmentation issues, acne, and acne scarring
How Many Photorejuvenation Treatments Are Required?
Numerous photorejuvenation treatments are usually necessary and can be completed weeks apart. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your photorejuvenation procedure during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Photorejuvenation?
If you would like to reduce blemishes, age spots, acne inflammation, acne scarring, redness, rosacea, sun damage, wrinkles, or fine lines, photorejuvenation treatment may be right for you. Patients looking for a non-invasive solution to enhance skin texture with minimal-to-no downtime may also be candidates for photorejuvenation. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether photorejuvenation treatment is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Photorejuvenation treatments do not typically require local or general anesthesia. A topical numbing cream can be used to reduce any discomfort.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Photorejuvenation Treatment?
Photorejuvenation patients can expect mild redness or sensitivity in the days following treatment. You can generally resume daily activities immediately, but our team advises that you limit your exposure to the sun, frequently apply sunscreen, and moisturize to aid in healing.
What Kind Of Photorejuvenation Results Can I Expect?
Photorejuvenation treatments can achieve natural-looking, long-lasting results. Patients can improve complexion and enhance skin texture.
How Do I Get Started With Photorejuvenation?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your photorejuvenation treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.