How do I prepare for a IPL/ photo rejuvenation procedure?

Your surgeon will provide thorough pretreatment instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for treatment.(laser machine repair)

In advance of your procedure, your surgeon will ask you to:

  • Moisturize regularly, avoid too much exposure to the sun, and wear sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher
  • Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing
  • Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding
  • Refrain from taking certain antibiotics and topical creams such as retinoids (Retin-A) that affect skin sensitivity
  • If you are living with the herpes virus, your plastic surgeon may ask you to take antiviral medication to reduce the chance of an outbreak on the day of the procedure.
  • Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after treatment for safe recovery.

The morning before your photo rejuvenation procedure, you should not apply any makeup or skincare products. Your face will need to be thoroughly cleansed before the treatment can begin, but this may be done at the office before treatment. It's possible that your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.

Photo rejuvenation is usually performed on an outpatient basis. Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after treatment and to stay with you at least the first night.

What can I expect on the day of IPL/photo rejuvenation treatment?

Your photo rejuvenation treatment may be performed in an accredited hospital, free-standing ambulatory facility, or office-based surgical suite. Most photorejuvenation procedures take at least twenty to thirty minutes, depending on the number and types of blemishes being treated but may take longer.

  • Medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure.
  • A topical gel or forced cool air may be used to keep your skin from feeling too much heat.
  • For your safety, various monitors may be used to check your heart, blood pressure, pulse, and the amount of oxygen circulating in your blood.
  • Your surgeon will follow the treatment plan discussed with you.
  • After your procedure is completed, you will be taken into a recovery area where you will continue to be closely monitored.
  • You will probably be permitted to go home after a short observation period unless you and your plastic surgeon have made other plans for your immediate post-treatment recovery.

Aftercare and Recovery

Your surgeon will discuss how long it will be before you can return to your normal level of activity and work. After surgery, you and your caregiver will receive detailed instructions about your postsurgical care, including information about:

  • Normal symptoms you will experience
  • Potential signs of complication

See options for short-term recovery locations in Aftercare and Recovery (Planning Toolkit).

Immediately after the procedure

Immediately following the procedure, you may feel as though you have a sunburn, though this feeling will subside within twenty-four hours. Typically, patients experience no side effects within one to two days of the procedure. Though it's unlikely, some scabs or blisters may appear after a photorejuvenation treatment, and these should not be picked at. Your doctor may advise you to avoid hot water and prolonged sun exposure for up to two days following your procedure. Any other instructions your doctor provides should be followed for maximum results with minimal side effects.

Recovery time frame after IPL / photorejuvenation

Though most physical side-effects will subside within forty-eight hours, patients may find that the blemishes on their skin darken for a period of up to two weeks. This is because the skin needs to shed for the results to be visible. Eventually skin blemishes will fade to a lighter appearance than before the treatment.
Your surgeon will also provide detailed instructions about the normal symptoms you will experience and any potential signs of complications. It is important to realize that the amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among individuals.

How Long Will the Results Last?

The length of your photorejuvenation results will depend largely on the types of blemishes you are treating, as well as how large of an area or how many areas you wish to improve. For basic IPL treatments, most patients will need to undergo two to six procedures spaced four weeks apart.

Photorejuvenation can often significantly reduce issues such as brown spots, flushing, or spider veins for a long period of time. However, the procedure does not stop the skin from aging, so it's possible that new wrinkles or blemishes will appear over time. For this reason, some patients choose to undergo pulsed light therapy multiple times over a period of several years.

Maintain a relationship with your aesthetic plastic surgeon

For safety, as well as the most beautiful and healthy outcome, it's important to return to your plastic surgeon's office for follow-up evaluation at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes in your skin. Do not hesitate to contact your surgeon when you have any questions or concerns.

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