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What is photorejuvenation?

An intense pulsed light (photorejuvenation), pulses of nonlaser light of varying wave lengths target pigmented skin cells beneath the top layer of skin.

What it's best for: Superficial areas of irregular pigmentation, freckles, sun spots, and acne.

Average cost: $300-$600 per treatment.

Number of treatments: Four to six sessions at least three weeks apart.

Risks and recovery time:
  • Redness and swelling occur immediately after treatment.
  • Pigment problems, like sun spots and freckles, will become quite dark before disappearing, usually within a week.

Inside scoop: Topical anesthetic minimizes discomfort of hot, snapping sensation caused by light pulses.

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