I never thought I needed photorejuvenation. As far as I could tell, my colouring was good enough. The only reason I had a treatment was because we had hired a new medical aesthetician. Although she had received general training in photorejuvenation, she needed practice on our machine. And so I was the guinea pig.
The treatment was O.K. It did feel a little "zappy", and some areas were more sensitive than others - especially around the nose and upper lip - but overall it was quite tolerable. I thought the continuously-cooled tip was a nice touch, though. It helped to cool the skin throughout the treatment.
For this treatment, you are required to wear goggles that are like swimming goggles, but are completely opaque. I couldn't see anything. I felt a little vulnerable, lying there on the chair, blind, with a noisy machine beside me. (What are they going to do to me?) So I really appreciated that the medical aestheticians took the time to explain what they were doing before they did it. It was a nice touch and made it feel much less intimidating.
Much to my surprise, about a week later, my skin did seem to look more even-toned and luminous. Even though I didn't think I needed any help in the first place!
Since Dr. Hegmann upgraded his machine to the Palomar Icon, all clients receiving are given a topical anaesthetic prior to having a photorejuvenation treatment. This completely numbs the skin, thus making the treatment even more comfortable.