Lovers to relax under the rays of the summer sun, as a rule, consider getting a tan a useful activity. Here are just a passion for "sunbathing" can lead to negative results and irreversible consequences.
Likewise, photorejuvenation — in capable hands with accurate dosing of the intensity and duration of exposure to light rays, a good therapeutic effect can be achieved. But the slightest mistake becomes the cause of health problems.
What is a photo rejuvenation procedure?
Special equipment produces light pulses of various lengths - from 400 to 1200 nm. Brief photoflash effect on the skin, instantly heating the problem areas without affecting the healthy surrounding tissue. The effect of heat causes the protein in the cells to collapse, which leads to their destruction (for example, fragile capillaries, pigment formations). After the destruction of the destroyed cells, the formation of new, healthier.
Benefits of photorejuvenation
Cosmetologists claim that photorejuvenation has the most gentle effect compared with other procedures in aesthetic medicine. In contrast to the laser beam, which acts more aggressively on skin cells, light pulses delicately treat problem areas.
Indications for photorejuvenation
To the procedure of photorejuvenation, in theory, anyone can apply (if there are no obvious contraindications). Most often, this procedure is carried out in order to:
- Removal of irregularities of the skin.
- Alignment of aging and loose skin.
- Getting rid of unhealthy complexion.
- Removal of age spots and spider veins.
The procedure of photo rejuvenation is not as harmless as it may seem at first glance. Therefore, there are a number of contraindications for its implementation:
- individual hypersensitivity of the retina or skin to light;
- neuropsychiatric diseases;
- the presence of tanning or fresh traces of tan obtained under direct sunlight;
- neoplasms of the skin, cancer of internal organs;
- the need to receive some medical preparations 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the expected date of the procedure;
- peak acute infectious diseases;
- pregnancy and lactation.
Photo rejuvenation results
Many patients note the visible effect immediately after the first procedure, although in order to consolidate the result it is recommended to complete the entire planned course. The skin acquires a beautiful and healthy appearance, is smoothed in the tonality of color, evens out in relief. The most important thing is that collagen production is activated, which leads to an increase in skin tone and elasticity. Some women call the subsequent period "second youth".
But there is a downside. Doctors say that after photo rejuvenation, slight reddening, swelling, peeling or burning sensation may appear in the treatment area. According to the plan, all the symptoms disappear as soon as possible immediately after the procedure. But in practice, a feeling of discomfort often accompanies a woman for the next 2-3 weeks. This is not surprising, because inside the skin it seems to have “burned” in the sun, and then the rehabilitation period began. And even when outwardly everything is beautiful, inside in the subcutaneous layer there is a rapid growth of some cells and the death of others.
Are you ready for a long feeling of discomfort? Are you ready to constantly control yourself not to comb the itchy skin with your fingers? But if you think about it, then the safety of the procedure lies only in the fact that the light pulses are fed in metered portions to the problem area of the skin. And if the beautician makes a small blunder, the healthy epidermis will be processed, which leads to certain thoughts about the consequences of such an error.
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You decide whether to take the risk and sign up for the procedure of photo rejuvenation or leave your beauty in a natural way. If we consider that this trend has become widespread quite recently, no one can guarantee your safety 100%. At one time, tanning in tanning beds was also considered safe, but every year more and more people question this opinion ...