What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation/Photofacials?
Dr. Matta uses the Palomar Medilux to reduce pigmented lesions (sun spots or age spots), vascular lesions (broken blood vessels, rosacea, spider veins and cherry hemangiomas), melasma (dark spots on the face usually in response to UV light and pregnancy) and improve overall skin texture and body. It is also useful to reduce the appearance of scars.
What areas can be treated?
Although most common for the face, chest and hands, rejuvenation can be done anywhere on the body.
What should I expect after treatment?
Pigmented (dark) lesions will darken after treatment then fade away after about 10-14 days. Vessels generally go grey immediately after treatment and then fade over the next couple of weeks.
How many sessions will I need?
Most people will notice an improvement from even one session, but it is recommended to complete a course of 3-5 sessions over a period of a few months.
What are the risks?
As with any laser procedure, there is a small chance of first degree burn or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation after treatment. The risks are minimized by preparing properly and avoiding sun tanning for 6 weeks prior to treatment. Click here for more details.