The science behind photo-rejuvenation treatment

Posted on 26 Jul, 2012

Photo rejuvenation treatment is used to treat superficial signs of ageing, including sun damage, pigmentation problems, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. It can even be effective on rosacea, enlarged pores and thread veins.

The treatment is non-invasive and causes only minimal discomfort, making it perfect for people who want to look more youthful but without resorting to cosmetic surgery. But how does it work?

Photo rejuvenation treatment explained

Using a special kind of laser, light is directed at the target areas. This light is absorbed by the pigment in the skin, resulting in:

• Breakup of the pigment to leave a clear complexion
• Heat generation to collapse thread veins, spider veins and broken capillaries

This application of the laser also causes the lower layers of the skin to be heated, causing it to produce more collagen. Over a period of around 8 to 10 weeks (although it continues for up to a year) after the treatment, collagen production continues and the skin heals itself. The new cells that are created act as a new foundation for the skin, reducing wrinkles, improving skin tone and smoothing the skin.