As the skin gets older, it naturally stars to display signs of wear and tear. Thanks to modern photo rejuvenation therapy, however, you can reverse two of the most noticeable effects of skin damage: sun damage and aging.

What’s the secret behind photo rejuvenation? The procedures are also known as photofacials or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. During treatment, a physician uses a specialized machine to target problem areas of the skin with high-energy pulses of light.

No two patients are alike when it comes to photo rejuvenation. Everybody has gone through a different journey in life, and your skin tells a part of that journey. That’s why the physician will finely adjust the machine to best suit each patient’s skin.

Different patients also have different goals for their skin, including:

-Reduce the effects of aging, including wrinkles and fine lines

-Heal sun damage

-Reduce redness

-Treat age spots, acne scarring, and other skin blemishes

The procedure currently has a “95% Worth It Rating” on RealSelf.com, where you can view real pictures of patients who recently underwent treatment.

There’s never a better time to undergo photo rejuvenation than right before summer. Having a clear complexion in the months leading up to summer can keep your skin looking its best.

IPL is also an effective treatment for those who don’t apply sunscreen as often as they should – or didn’t realize the damaging effects of the sun in the past.

Thanks to better sun awareness today, people are more careful about sunscreen.

Often Called the “Lunch Hour Procedure”

Some people call photo rejuvenation the lunch hour procedure because it’s so quick and easy. Some clinics can perform IPL treatment in as little as 5 minutes. There’s no downtime and little risk for side effects or complications.

The procedure is also painless. Some patients will request a numbing cream to anesthetize the skin – especially in sensitive parts of the body. But many people will find that it’s not required for most parts of the body.

IPL is only available at a select few clinics and private practices across Vancouver. South Granville Laser & Skin Care Centre is proud to offer the treatment. Learn more about photo rejuvenation therapy in Vancouver and schedule your first appointment today!

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