Fine wrinkles, age spots, small facial veins (telangiectasia), rosacea, redness and flushing, solar lentigines (freckles), cafe’ au lait maculae, brown spots, birth marks, port wine stains, red spots, enlarged pores, poikiloderma, burn erythema, hyperpigmentation.
Photofacials San Diego
This treatment, performed with the Sciton Profile BBL Broadband Light, leaves you with glowing, smooth skin with finer lines and a more youthful appearance with minimal downtime. Photofacials can erase red and brown skin discoloration associated with long-term sun exposure or aging and improve fine lines and wrinkles. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
From 2-5 treatments, at a 2-4 weeks interval, will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated.
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for a topical anesthesia; however your physician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of the procedure performed.
You will be given recommendations for skin care products that will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.