One of the world's leading breast implant surgeons
IPL Photorejuvenation is a gentle treatment that uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to repair a range of skin conditions and pigmentation problems. Photorejuvenation treatments can resolve skin issues such as sun spots, age spots, freckles, visible veins, and rosacea with directed non-laser light, while promoting natural collagen growth.
What can photorejuvenation do for me?
Photorejuvenation can treat skin issues all over the body! Such skin issues and conditions as:
Hyperpigmentation such as melasma or sun spots
Fine lines and wrinkles
Beautiful results happen here.
If you are targeting a specific skin issue, you will notice over a series of treatments that the targeted problem will begin to fade. If you are treating acne scars or hyperpigmentation, those issues will gradually smooth out, so that your skin looks softer and more evenly toned.
Come in for a consultation with one of our certified team members to see how photorejuvenation can help you with your cosmetic goals!
Am I a candidate for photorejuvenation?
If you have any of those apparent skin conditions that you’d rather not see when you look in the mirror, then photorejuvenation might be the right treatment for you. The first step to determine your candidacy is to schedule a consultation and to have your skin assessed by a member of our certified medical staff. They will be able to determine what will be the best treatment for you and if you will be able to experience improvement through photorejuvenation for your particular skin condition. In general, people with a lighter skin tone will experience better improvements due to the nature of the treatment. People who are pregnant or on certain hormones or medications may not be able to undergo this treatment.
How does photorejuvenation work?
Photorejuvenation is non-ablative, meaning that it does not take away anything. What it does do is target only the skin issue areas specifically, leaving the healthy skin around that protected and safe. This reduces the downtime significantly, leading to faster healing.
The custom light energy creates pinpoints in the skin that cause the treatment area to heal. It also targets the deeper layers of the skin so that the full depth of the skin issue can be treated.
There are other options for photorejuvenation as well that do not involve the use of lasers. These options can be discussed with one of our professional team members so that you can be directed toward the best form of photorejuvenation for you.
What is the difference between photorejuvenation and laser skin resurfacing?
Photorejuvenation treats many of the same things that laser skin resurfacing treats but it is a far gentler treatment. Photorejuvenation will take four to six treatments where laser skin resurfacing may only take two or three treatments.
The upside is that photorejuvenation is so gentle that there will be minimal to no downtime, where with laser skin resurfacing you will require a few weeks for your skin to heal.
How do I know which one is right for me?
This depends on the conditions you are looking to treat. If you are looking to avoid downtime and only have target areas and conditions that you are looking to treat, then photorejuvenation will be preferable. If you are looking for a more thorough treatment, especially on your face, and looking to do it once, then laser skin resurfacing may better suit your needs. Some of the issues they treat are the same, so really it may just come down to the amount of recovery time as the deciding factor.
One of the world's leading breast implant surgeons
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We remain open to continue serving the transgender community
With the safety and well-being of our patients and staff as our highest goal, Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal are determined to provide needed medical care and planning.
VIRTUAL CONSULTATIONS: we continue to be busy with phone and video visits providing access to all patients interested in gender confirming surgery
FOLLOW UPS: we continue to provide needed care for our existing patients by phone and video, and in person when medically appropriate
SURGERY: we are currently performing surgery with proper safety measures in place
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. To the best of our ability, we pledge to keeping you safe, healthy, connected, and informed during COVID-19.
We feel deeply for the disruption that coronavirus has likely caused to your lives. Amidst the restrictions in place, we realize that virtual consults, follow ups, and booking future surgical dates may not meet all your needs.
If there is more we can do for you as a medical practice, we want to know.
Please reach out and let us know other ways we can help. We have set up points of contact at 415-530-5335 and [email protected] to hear your suggestions.