Absolute contraindication – age under 16 years. Any traumatic effect on the skin of a teenager, combined with drastic changes in hormonal levels, can provoke the development of allergies, autoimmune diseases, and even melanoma.
At the age of 17-25, any cosmetic defects are often perceived by young people as very painful. However, in the vast majority of cases, they are, albeit an unpleasant, but temporary phenomenon, and do not pose a danger to the appearance in the future.
It is worth using skin phototherapy at least from the age of 25-28, and according to foreign experts, even from the age of 35.
At the age of 56 years and older, cosmetic defects are almost irreversible due to natural destructive changes in the skin, facial muscles and subcutaneous fat. In this case, phototherapy at best will give a slight and short-term result.
Otherwise, the wavelength of light and the intensity of the device do not depend on the age of the patient and are determined solely by the specificity and severity of the cosmetic defect.
Optimal number of sessions
The composition and duration of the course depend on the type and severity of cosmetic defects and are determined by the cosmetologist in each case individually. To remove local changes (spider veins, age spots), 1-2 procedures are enough. When eliminating wrinkles, preventing the appearance of acne in the future, correcting sagging skin areas, 3, 6 and even 10 visits to a specialist may be required.
There must be a certain interval between sessions. On average, it ranges from 2 to 4 weeks and is determined by the beautician individually.
Is it possible to drink alcohol during the course of procedures
Alcoholic drinks are contraindicated 3-4 days before the session and within 4-5 days after. Ethyl alcohol contributes to dehydration of the body. Due to moisture deficiency, the cells dry out and are partially destroyed.
In addition, against the background of dehydration, the degree of traumatic effect of the light wave increases significantly, which increases the likelihood of post-procedural complications. Also, the use of even very small doses of alcohol can adversely affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
Within 3-4 days after facial phototherapy, a special regimen must be observed, which involves:
- complete cessation of smoking and drinking alcohol;
- drink plenty of fluids – at least 2-2.5 liters of fluid per day (preferably clean water);
- refusal to visit the steam room;
- rejection of natural and artificial tanning;
- systematic application of sunscreen and moisturizers.
Compliance with simple rules for skin care after the intervention is the key to a quick recovery, the absence of complications and a pronounced long-term result!
Photorejuvenation is a simple and effective procedure that allows you to quickly and without negative consequences eliminate the most common cosmetic defects on the face and increase the attractiveness of the image.
Before it is recommended to visit a doctor in order to identify possible contraindications that can several times increase the risk of side effects.