Photofacial Skin Rejuvenation
Photofacial BBL Treatments
Photo rejuvenation is a light-based, cosmetic treatment designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. The aging process reveals signs of sun damage. Photo rejuvenation procedures treat vascular redness, the appearance of rosacea, pigmented brown spots, sun damage, skin texture all at once. With the use of Sciton’s BBL therapy — an advanced version of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology — dramatic improvements can now be accomplished with little or no downtime and with very minimal discomfort. Time and lifestyle choices also affect the appearance of our complexion. This aged look may include freckles, rosacea, wrinkles, broken capillaries, dark spots, blotchy skin color, redness of the face and neck, enlarged pore size and uneven pigmentation.
Photofacial BBL treatments are beneficial for the treatment of:
- Rosacea: Treatment reduces the overall redness, flushing and tiny blood vessels associated with the condition and often improves acne breakouts which are common.
- Sun damage to the face (photo-aging): Treatment reduces freckling and irregular pigmentation and creates a more smooth appearance to the skin and even some reduction in pore appearance.
- Sun damage to the chest and back (photo-aging): Treatment reduces the freckling and irregular pigmentation to the chest and/or back and improves the overall appearance of the skin. It also reduces the redness on the chest associated with excessive sun exposure.
- Sun damage to the hands and arms (photo-aging, also called “liver spots”): Treatment reduces the freckling and irregular pigmentation to the hands and even the arms, with improvement in the thin-skin appearance of sun damaged hands.
What Results Can I Expect?
You can expect to see a gradual decrease in overall redness, flushing and dilated capillaries. People with visible aging from the sun can expect to see their skin become smoother with a reduction in pore size and fading of sun spots. Many patients with rosacea see improvement in breakouts and are able to decrease or discontinue their medications.
What is Involved in Photofacial BBL Treatments?
Each treatment takes approximately 15-30 minutes. Immediately following a treatment, the skin may appear more red and flushed and the brown spots generally appear slightly darker. Over the next several days, the brown spots darken and then subsequently “flake off”.
When Will I See Results?
Even after your first treatment, your skin can feel smoother and will have more even tone. Improvement is gradual and will continue to be more visible after each treatment. Many individuals experience dramatic results only after 1-2 treatments. Some patients will benefit from additional maintenance treatments.