Dark Spot Removal/ Skin Photo Facial/ Skin Rejuvenation FAQ

Treating acne, sun damage, rosacea and naturally occurring pigmentation are some of the most common procedures with regards to improving complexion and overall appearance of the skin. Chemical peels and topical treatments were thought to be the best available solution until laser and infrared technology pushed the boundaries, yielding lasting, more impressive results.  Skin rejuvenation improves damage to the skin that is predominantly caused by age and sun exposure, pigmentation lightening, and the reduction of small wrinkles. Over time, your skin loses its elasticity and strength, causing unwanted blemishes and wrinkles to form.

How does the procedure work?

ADVATX BRIGHT: The combination of high powered yellow and infrared laser energy to improve skin tone, texture and overall dermal health by targeting the vascular components of melasma, dyschromia, sun damage and unwanted pigment while simultaneously reducing wrinkles, limiting oil production and shrinking pore size.

ADVATX Clear: Combining pure yellow and high-powered infrared laser energy to eliminate rosacea, acne, acne scars and undesired vascular abnormalities such as telangiectasia, hemangiomas and venous lakes, restoring the skin to a more youthful and healthy state

During a skin rejuvenation treatment, our laser emits light over the desired treatment area. The light energy inflicts controlled dermal damage which leads to subsequent collagen remodeling while preserving the skin’s epidermis. The treatment leads to regeneration of the skin structure, tightening of the skin, a reduction in pore size, brightening of pigmentation, and a reduction of small wrinkles.

What is the procedure like?

Patients may experience light warming and a slight prick, especially over areas with pigmentation. However, the treatment is well-tolerated by most patients and generally does not require any anesthesia or numbing.

How long in between treatments?

Patients should wait a minimum of 4-6 weeks between each laser treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

For optimal results, patients should receive 2 to  6 treatments or as new lines or spots recur. Receiving a treatment every 3 months or so is a good maintenance interval, however, many spots, fine lines, and other blemishes will see significant improvement after a single treatment or two.

How do I prepare for my treatment?

Ensure the treatment area is clean and that all cosmetic products or tanners are removed an hour or so before treatment. If makeup or tanner is removed immediately before treatment, the skin may appear more red than it’s natural tone. To ensure the best results, the targeted area must be as “normal” as possible.

What should I do after my treatment?

Avoid excessive sun exposure and tanning activities and wear sunscreen daily.

What should I do after my treatment?

Patients can cool the skin after treatment with a cold compress for as long as desired. If crusts form, allow them to heal naturally. Do not interfere with any scabbing; doing so can lead to infection and unwanted side effects. Apply sunscreen daily and avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning activities.

Photo skin rejuvenation Aftercare

IMPORTANT! Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds to the treated area. Once the scabbing process is complete, ALWAYS apply broad spectrum SPF 50 or higher to the area for a minimum of 3 months following your last treatment. This skin is still healing and can EASILY become damaged by any UV rays and may cause hyperpigmentation and/or premature aging.

  • Taking collagen, vitamin C and L-lysine supplements over the course of your healing process can give your immune system and collagen production a boost.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Do not use AHA’s, BHA’s, Retin-A or Renova for 72 hours following treatment.
  • Avoid direct sunlight for 72 hours following treatment. 
  • Wash treated are morning and night with cleanser.
  • If redness or sensitivity occurs, wash treated area and apply a cool compress or ice pack. If sensitivity continues for more than 12 hours, contact your physician or skincare provider. 
  • Avoid shaving over any treated area until skin has fully healed.
  • Avoid exercise for 24 hours following treatment. Heat, steam or sweat can add to inflammation.
  • Do not use any pools, hot tubs or saunas until your skin returns to a more normal state.
  • If you are prone to cold-sores, the treatment may cause a breakout, ask your doctor for a prophylactic treatment such as Valtrex (5 days prior and 5 days after are optimal).
  • Do not peel or pick at loose skin or crusting. This may result in SEVERE scarring and discoloration to affected area. If crusting occurs, apply petroleum jelly to the affected area until healed. 
  • Keep skin well hydrated with appropriate moisturizer.
  • Do not use anything harsh on your skin (like acids, peels or physical exfoliants) until you have reached 8 weeks post treatment.

Before & After Result