Non-ablative Skin Rejuvenation for Sun-damaged Skin (Photofacial)

Non-ablative skin rejuvenation is a cosmetic procedure, which involves using light, laser and different forms of energy-treatments to reduce the effects of sun damage.

Why opt for non-ablative skin rejuvenation for sun-damaged skin?

It should be noted that non-ablative skin rejuvenation doesn’t work like dermabrasion or laser resurfacing as it doesn’t focus on removing the top skin layers. The procedure can be completed in very less time, which is usually up to an hour with no or limited downtime.

Things to know

The procedure starts by using micro beams of laser energy to congeal affected tissues, through the epidermis in the dermis. The natural healing system of the body works on creating new and healthy tissue, which replaces the affected tissues, and thereby, the skin looks healthier and younger.

What are the possible risks?

As with cosmetic procedures, there are always a few risks, but these can be minimized when an experienced doctor is dealing with the case. These risks include

  • Limited temporary lightening or darkening of the skin
  • Scarring

What are the costs?

Medical insurance doesn’t cover the costs of non-ablative skin rejuvenation for sun-damaged skin, as it is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. You doctor will check the condition to finally offer an estimated costs.

Getting prepared for the procedure

Your doctor will check the medical history and complete a physical exam. He will also talk of the possible risks and expected outcomes in detail. If you are susceptible to cold sores, make sure to let the doctor know abvout the same. All kinds of sun exposure should be avoided before the procedure.

Things after the procedure

The recovery time for non-ablative skin rejuvenation is limited, but the improvements may seem to be gradual and the effects may take months for full effect. A series of treatments may be necessary.

Talk to your doctor for the options.