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How Does Photorejuvenation Work?

How Does Photorejuvenation Work?

Aging skin is inevitable, but many of the perceived signs of aging aren’t caused by age alone. They’re caused by the sun and its damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays.

Just because the sun has injured your skin over time, however, doesn’t mean that you have to live with the damage. Photorejuvenation erases and even reverses the signs of aging caused by UVA and UVB energy with its own powerful, safe, light-based laser energy.

Our team at Maria Cole Family Practice in Odessa, Texas, recommends Icon™ treatments for women and men who want to undo the damage of time … and time in the sun. Here’s how the Icon helps your skin renew itself with its ThreeForMe™ treatments.

One treatment, two passes, three targets

A single ThreeForMe laser treatment offers a trifecta of benefits. With just one treatment your aesthetic expert uses the laser in two different ways while they erase three major signs of aging:

With the first pass of the laser, they target sun spots and facial veins. With the second pass of the laser, they treat fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture.

Pass one: remove lesions and veins

The first pass of the Icon uses the technology known as intense pulsed light (IPL). Our aesthetician calibrates the Icon to target excess melanin (i.e., pigment) that’s found in visible veins, sun spots, and other hyperpigmented areas on your skin.

The IPL shatters the excess pigment and vaporizes unneeded, broken blood vessels with multiple wavelengths of light. Your body naturally and easily eliminates the shattered lesions over the next several weeks. 

Pass two: rebuild the skin’s strength and elasticity

The second and final pass in your Icon session is with a microbeam laser that heats up the inner layers of your skin. The laser creates tiny, controlled wounds that fire up your body’s repair system.

While repairing the microwounds, your skin starts to ramp up production of the proteins collagen and elastin. You have collagen and elastin in abundance when you’re young, which is why youthful skin is so thick, flexible, and firm.

With time, your body slows its production of collagen and elastin, so that it doesn’t replace old, worn out strands of these proteins as rapidly anymore. The consequence is that your skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity.

In addition, when you expose your skin to sunlight, the UVA and UVB rays wreak further havoc on collagen and elastin. That’s why you develop wrinkles, fine lines, and creases: Your skin isn’t as strong and resilient as it was in your youth.

But, the Icon revs up your skin’s production of both collagen and elastin as your body works to repair and rebuild itself. Over the next few weeks and months, your skin produces enough collagen to undo the ravages of sun exposure and age. 

One to three sessions

You may need anywhere from 1-3 sessions of ThreeForMe Icon treatments. You need to wait about a month between sessions to give your skin time to repair itself and rebuild its structure with new collagen and elastin. 

The wait-time also lets you see how positively the Icon affected your skin quality. As the weeks go by, you notice that your sun spots, brown spots, and age spots fade. Your visible facial veins are no longer visible. And your skin is smoother, thicker, and more pliable, with fewer to no lines or creases.

Don’t give in to time or sun damage: Reverse the signs of aging with the Icon laser by booking your first session today. Call our team at 432-200-9087 or reach out via our online message form

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