PHOTO-REJUVENATION AT HOVE SKIN CLINIC
We specialise in the techniques designed to rejuvenate the skin and reverse the signs of ageing. Photo-rejuvenation uses lasers and photoactive chemicals to stimulate collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin. It is ideal for those wishing to improve fine facial lines around the eyes, lips and outer cheeks. It is also used to treat age-spots (solar lentigines). We recommend 4-6 treatments using a new form of Intense Pulsed Light (The iPulse Laser), which delivers excellent results with minimal 'down-time'. It can be combined with conventional therapies include dermal fillers and Botox® injections. Dr Russell Emerson is a leading expert on this technique in the UK and has many years experience using laser systems.

 

 

How does photo-rejuvenation work?
Intense Pulsed Light is a light produced by a flash-lamp in the spectrum of 515-1200nm. The light penetrates deeply into the skin and produces Type I collagen synthesis that thickens the skin and helps improve fine lines and wrinkles. It also stimulates the blood supply improving the feel and smoothness of the skin.

Clinical Pictures of Photo-Rejuvenation Using the iPulse Laser

What are the side-effects of treatment?
Most patients experience some redness for up to 48 hours following treatment and swelling may also occur. Any brown lentigines (sun-spots) may darken for 10-days before peeling off. Blistering and crusting of the skin may rarely develop and the risk of scarring is extremely small. It is very important that patients do not have laser therapy within 4-weeks of an overseas sunny holiday as melanin pigment in the skin absorbs the laser light and cause a higher risk of side-effects. We are also more cautious with laser therapy in darker skinned individuals. We advise using sun-blocks before, during and after treatment for a minimum of 2-weeks. A factor SpF 30 is usually adequate.

How much does treatment cost?
We usually charge £
120 per session and advise 4-6 sessions at 3-4 weekly intervals for maximum improvment. The treatment can be combined with Botox® injections, which usually cost £220-£260 depending on the areas injected.