Laser resurfacing is a technique used during laser surgery wherein molecular bonds
are disassociated by laser. It is used for the treatment of wrinkles, solar lentigenes,
sun damage, scars, stretch marks, actinic keratosis and telangiectasias or "spider
It can be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat from the chin and jaw area.
The skin may be wrinkled after fat is removed and laser resurfacing can help tighten
and smooth over the new contours.
Type 1 photorejuvenation refers to the treatment of small dilated blood vessels (telangiectasia)
and irregular superficial pigmentation (dyschromia). Treatment over three or more
30-60 minute sessions can give excellent long term results. At Shropshire Skin Clinic
these treatments are carried out with one of our IPL treatment heads.
IPL treatment may also have a beneficial effect on skin quality including fine lines
and pore size, however, this effect (Type 2 photorejuvenation) is far less reliable.
Unless blood vessels and pigmentation are a problem we would generally recommend
other approaches to type 2 rejuvenation including Lux1540 fractional laser, skin
care products, prescription only retinoid creams, microdermabrasion and skin peels.
Photorejuvenation is a skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light or other thermal
or chemical methods to treat some skin conditions and remove wrinkles arising from
Before Photorejuvenation treatment
After 3 full face IPL Photorejuvenation treatments