Who does not love taking selfies? With mobile phones and tablets having high resolution cameras, people have fallen in love with taking photos of themselves or their family and friends. The question is, are you ready for the camera? Do you have facial imperfections like vascular redness, pigmented brown spots, or sun-damaged skin that make you camera shy? Here at Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York, these flaws can be treated through photorejuvenation in New York.
If you are considering photorejuvenation or what is also known as photofacial or fotofacial, you will have to go through this three-step process in preparation for the procedure.
Ask yourself if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
Remember that photorejuvenation is not for everyone. There are several factors that determine your eligibility such as your medical history, skin color, and your tendency of scarring. A consultation with our team of experts is a good place to start.
Know how to prepare for photorejuvenation.
If you are a good candidate, be sure to avoid sun exposure for two weeks before treatment so the results will not be affected. You also have to wear sunscreen.
Understand what happens during the procedure.
The procedure usually takes 30 minutes only. Before treatment, a topical anesthetic may be applied to the treatment area. A cooling gel is also used. The pulses of light are then applied to your skin. For the next couple of weeks after treatment, your body removes the tissue that is affected during treatment. This gives the skin the chance to rejuvenate itself, giving you a fresher and healthier appearance.
Photorejuvenation does not have any downtime, and redness from the procedure can be covered by putting on makeup.
For more information on photofacial and to schedule your photorejuvenation appointment, give us a call at 212-391-8600 today. We look forward to your visit!