Skin Photo Rejuvenation treatments use Intense Pulsed Light alongside suitable skin products that may be advised for home use. Damaged veins, freckles, sun spots, age-related skin problems and damaged collagen may all benefit, showing long-lasting improvement that looks very natural. The Intense Pulsed Light treatments can be used to stimulate the fibroblasts in the skin to make more of the elastin and collagen that support its structure. Treating thread veins, liver spots and freckles helps to even out the complexion. Large pores are reduced and skin texture is firmer, appearing more radiant. Redness and a sensation of heat are perfectly normal following treatment. Applying a cooling pack helps to reduce this reaction. Pigmented spots sometimes appear to become darker at first and then flake off, leaving skin tone improved and more even. As the fibroblasts produce new collagen over time, the skin should become tighter and firmer. Note the skin will be very sensitive to ultraviolet light, so we advise patients to use strong sunscreen during the course of treatment. Fake tans should also be avoided, as they can promote light absorption, leading to a very uncomfortable skin reaction. Usually about six treatments at two to four week intervals are required. Some patients may benefit from maintenance treatments for their skin conditions from time to time. Some skin conditions may need microdermabrasion or a peel, as well as Intense Pulsed Light treatment for best results.