How Photorejuvenation is Used to Treat Blemished Skin, by General Internal Medicine Group

February 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Photorejuvenation is a technique used to treat skin conditions, including rosacea, age spots, discoloration, acne scarring, broken capillaries, and wrinkles.

The non-invasive, light-based treatment uses gentle pulses of light energy from a hand-held instrument to penetrate superficial skin cells and destroy unwanted pigments. The strength of the energy can be controlled so that the light energy specifically targets damaged or discolored skin cells on the surface while leaving the underlying skin unharmed.

The pulses of light weaken the structure of the discolored cells and break down the blood vessels on the surface so that the visual effects of skin damage are minimized. The procedure also promotes collagen growth, leaving skin rejuvenated and with visible reduction of its imperfections.

About the author: With locations in Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia, General Internal Medicine Group has experts in a wide range of medical fields. General Internal Medicine Group is the only medical practice in the state recognized by the NCQA as a Level III Medical Home.

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