Photorejuvenation

Photorejuvenation in Buffalo, NY

Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections at the Neiman Dermatology Building!

Photorejuvenation is a treatment that uses light and heat to treat discolorations on your skin, stimulating fresh skin growth so that your skin tone becomes more even and develops a better, more youthful texture. It’s safe and effective, and in just a few sessions, there will be a noticeable improvement in your overall skin tone.

BLU-U® Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy

Not exclusive to teenagers, many young adults, people in their 20’s and 30’s, have trouble with acne that is hard to control. We know there are many acne treatments out there for you to try and it can be overwhelming. If you have moderate acne and are uncomfortable taking antibiotics or are unhappy with your current topical treatment results, BLU-U® blue light therapy – using light without drugs or antibiotics – maybe something for you to try.

The BLU-U is a unique blue light treatment that kills acne-causing bacteria, overactive oil glands, and premalignant skin cells and precancers. Treatments are simple – you sit with your face close to the light for a short time at a schedule set up by your doctor, approximately a 17-minute session about once or twice per week. The treatments may go on for five weeks or so. It’s safe, it’s not hot, it’s not painful. After some weeks, the blue light can help control your acne.

The BLU-U blue light is available at our office. You can ask your provider if your case of moderate acne is right for BLU-U blue light treatment. If you are looking for an alternative to medications or antibiotics, it might be just what you need.

Are you looking to improve the look of your skin? Schedule a free Photorejuvenation consultation at our office today.

elōs® Photorejuvenation

elōs safely and comfortably fades the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots, such as rosacea, spider veins, and age spots.

elōs is the first and only technology that uses combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

Frequently Asked Questions About Photorejuvenation

Want to learn more about Photorejuvenation and how it works? Check out the information below!

Photorejuvenation is a safe and effective treatment, where in just a few sessions there will be a noticeable improvement in your overall skin tone. Below is a list of our most frequently asked questions along with detailed answers straight from our office. If you have further questions, call us at 716-688-0020.

What will it feel like?

Most patients report a warm, rubber band snapping sensation. The device has a built-in chiller for patient comfort so no topical anesthesia is needed. Post-treatment feels like a mild sunburn. Cooling gel is applied to the area and this usually resolves in about an hour or less.

What will my skin look like after treatment?

Immediately after treatment, the skin will be pink (similar to a mild sunburn). Freckles/age spots will darken and exfoliate gradually over the next 7-14 days. There may be some initial mild swelling around larger freckles that resolves in a day or two. Occasionally, very mild bruising can occur when treating broken blood vessels. This will resolve on its own. The use of aspirin or blood thinners will also increase the risk.

Can I wash my face?

You can wash your face any time after treatment with tepid water and mild soap (hot water and alcohol based or medicated cleansers will sting). Do not scrub or try to pick or peel areas that are exfoliating! This can cause pigment damage and/or scarring.

Can I wear makeup?

Yes. Makeup, plain moisturizer, and SPF can be applied an hour after treatment. We recommend using a light, mineral makeup that is easily removed. *Avoid acne or anti-aging topicals and cleansers for three days prior to treatment and for 3-7 days following treatment or until the skin is fully healed.

Can I go in the sun?

We recommend avoiding sun exposure to the area to be treated at least one month prior to treatment and throughout the course of treatment. UV radiation on freshly treated skin will cause pigment damage, burns, and possible scarring.

Can I use a self-tanner?

No. Skin that is darker than its natural color from the use of self-tanner or the sun will absorb an excessive amount of laser energy and it will burn.

Are results permanent?

Results are not permanent but can last longer with good skincare. Much of the red and brown discoloration (blood vessels, brown spots) occurs through cumulative DNA damage from the sun. If the skin is re-exposed to the sun after treatment, the discoloration can recur. Therefore, proper protection with a physical/mineral block SPF will keep results lasting longer. Patients with rosacea are often affected by dietary triggers (alcohol, spicy food, etc.) minimizing consumption of known trigger foods will also help results last longer.