Diode Skin Rejuvenation therapy, aka photofacial, is a way to improve the color and texture (skin tightening) of your skin without surgery. It can undo some of the visible damage caused by sun exposure -- called photoaging. You may notice it mostly on your face, neck, hands,
DSR uses light energy to target a certain color in your skin.
When the skin is heated, your body gets rid of the unwanted cells, and that gets rid of the thing you’re being treated for. It can treat a range of skin conditions at the same time.
After DSR, you may look younger because your skin tone is more even. And since the light doesn’t hurt other tissue, you can get better quickly.
It works best if you have pale or light brown skin.
Talk to your esthetician if you want to lessen or get rid of:
Talk to your doctor first if you:
DSR isn’t a good idea if you:
On the day of your appointment, avoid using perfume, makeup, and scented products that can irritate your skin.
How well DSR works can depend on what you want the treatment to fix.
Redness: After one to three treatments, light therapy can get rid of 50%-75% of broken blood vessels for most people. They could completely go away. While treated veins don’t come back,
new ones might show up later.
If rosacea causes your face to flush, DSR can be a good alternative to laser therapy. You may have better results if:
Sun Damage: You may see 70% less of the brown spots and redness caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Hair Removal: You’ll get the most benefit if you have light skin and dark hair. It may not work at all if you have dark skin or blond hair.
Acne: DSR may help if you have acne or the scarring it causes. You may need about six sessions to notice a difference. Research is continuing.
DSR is safe when done by a trained technician. But the treatment could cause hormonal brown spots to flare up. You could have other unwanted side effects.
Your skin could:
Talk to your Esthetician if you feel sick after your treatment or your symptoms get worse.
Before the procedure, don’t:
Once you’re there, an esthetician will rub gel on your clean skin. You’ll wear dark glasses to protect your eyes. The handheld DSR device will go right on your body. The session will probably last 20 or 30 minutes.
Large areas could take an hour or more.
While most people are fine with the light pulses, the treatment could sting a little. It might feel like someone is snapping a rubber band on you. Your esthetician can give you numbing cream to put on 30-60 minutes before treatment starts.
It may feel like you have a sunburn for 4-6 hours after you’re finished.
Ice handle will circulate on your skin to make you feel better before
end of the treatment.
Your skin may be red or bruised for a day or two. Some of your brown spots may get darker, but they should peel off within a few weeks.
While you heal:
Most people get between three and seven sessions. It depends on the condition you’re treating. You’ll wait 2-4 weeks between each visit. It may take several weeks for you to notice any changes in your skin.
DSR can make your skin look better, but it can’t stop future aging. It also can’t help the condition that affected your skin. You can get follow-up treatment once or twice a year to maintain your look.
These options also may treat your skin spots, fine lines, and redness.
This uses small crystals to gently buff off the top layer of your skin, called the epidermis.
it is an exfoliating treatment that removes peach fuzz and dead skin with the tiny scrape of a scalpel. This is similar to a microdermbrasion effective but removing peach buzz.
This is similar to a microdermabrasion, except it uses chemical solutions applied to your face.
This removes the damaged outer layer of the skin to promote growth of collagen and new skin cells. Lasers use only one wavelength of light in a concentrated beam. IPL, on the other hand, uses pulses, or flashes, of several types of light to treat multiple skin issues.