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May 19, 2021

What is Photorejuvenation?

Understanding photorejuvenation, along with its pros and cons, may help you decide if this treatment is for you.


What is it?

Photorejuvenation is a non-invasive treatment designed to brighten and smooth your skin. Light and laser therapies are used to accomplish this.

There are two different types of lights that can be chosen from when selecting this procedure: IPL and LED.


IPL, or intense-pulsed light, emits high-intensity light energy that targets blood vessels and collagen fibres, causing them to constrict.

This style of photorejuvenation uses a wide range of wavelengths. This means that professionals are able to target several discolouration issues at once, as opposed to targeting one problem at a time.

This is a popular option when wanting to treat acne-prone skin. The light kills the bacteria that causes acne, which therefore decreases the number of breakouts.


LED, or light-emitting diode, differs from IPL in that it utilizes colours. By changing the colour of the light, as opposed to the wavelength, LED treatments are able to target a specific skin issue.

Beautician performing photorejuvenation procedure

This treatment is a solid choice when it comes to rosacea. By choosing a red light in the LED, professionals are able to alleviate redness, uneven skin tone, and inflammation.

Does skin tone matter?

Unfortunately, photorejuvenation is primarily effective for those with lighter skin tones. This is due to the nature of the lights; they look for discoloration, which is often more evident in lighter skin tones.

This isn’t to say that individuals with darker skin tones are prevented from using this treatment. However, it’s recommended that a conversation is had with a professional first to determine whether the procedure would be beneficial for you.  

As with any medical procedure, take the time to speak with a professional. Understanding the advantages and risks associated with any treatment is important. Feeling confident in your skin is important, so choosing the best option for you and your skin is key!