Sun Damaged Skin
Spending time in the sun can cause unwanted damage, sun spots, and premature aging along with reduced collagen production. If you are beginning to notice blemishes and dark spots, the Nordlys treatments for sun-damaged skin (Photo Rejuvenation or Photo Facials) may help keep you looking younger and refreshed.
How Does The Nordlys Treatment Work?
Nordlys treatments for sun-damaged skin may provide smoother looking skin by removing age spots, diffuse redness and other uneven pigmentation. Your skin texture may also improve and many women report easier application of makeup. Facial treatments are the most popular, but all parts of the body can be treated.
The treatment involves delivering short, safe bursts of intense pulsed light into the skin. The Nordlys utilizes a patented dual mode filtration technology called Selective Waveband Technology (SWT). It filters the light to ensure the wavelengths used are absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood vessels and melanin in the uneven pigmentation. When cells containing a lot of melanin or hemoglobin are treated, they heat up and are destroyed.
Can I Be Treated?
Treatments are most effective in patients with light skin who are not sun-tanned at the time of treatment. If your skin is less tan, the contrast between the pigmentation, blood vessels and the background color of your skin is greater, making the treatment easier. However, the Nordlys has pre-programmed settings for different skin types that deliver the correct energy output for your complexion. Your provider will determine if you are a candidate and what course of action is best for your skin.
How Long Does A Nordlys Treatment Take?
Full face treatments are usually less than 20 minutes but the treatment time may be more or less depending on your specific needs.
Does The Treatment Hurt?
No anesthetic or numbing creams are required, and many patients describe the treatment as practically pain-free, like a flick from a rubber band followed by a sensation similar to the feeling of gentle warmth after a day on the beach.
Do I Need To Take Any Precautions Before Or After The Treatment?
The light used is completely safe, visible light, so no special precautions are necessary. It is important to avoid sun exposure and self-tanning products before and during the treatment period. It is possible to treat tanned skin, but you should reduce sun exposure.
Generally, no special care is necessary after treatment, but people with sensitive skin may benefit from applying a cold compress (a cold damp cloth) to the treated area immediately after the treatment.
You should avoid sun exposure for 30 days after the treatment, even if there are no signs of inflammation in the treated area. Use sun protection (minimum 30+ SPF) if sun exposure cannot be avoided.
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What Can I Expect?
You may notice that the skin looks a little “dirty” similar to coffee grounds following your treatment. Those peppery pigmented spots will fall off within 5-10 days. You can choose to have this treatment done 1-3 times annually to help maintain your youthful appearance.
How Can I Be Sure Nordlys Is Safe And Effective?
Clinical trials documenting the Nordlys’ safety and effectiveness were carried out by leading doctors prior to the launch of the treatment.