The BBL has seven different filters for multiple wavelength bands (400-1400nm) and four different spot sizes, that can be customized to treat the widest range of clinical conditions, sometimes simultaneously too.
Skin Rejuvenation is achieved using Intense Pulsed Light technology. This gentle, yet highly effective method delivers concentrated light pulses that target damaged skin, fine wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne, acne scarring, red spots (haemangiomas), spider veins, small facial veins (telangiectasia), rosacea, redness & flushing, freckles, hyperpigmentation and brown spots. The light’s activity also stimulates new collagen growth and tightens underlying skin resulting in smoother skin texture and reduction of fine lines. A series of 4-6 treatments is recommended.
The SkinTyte™ procedure utilizes a broadband light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen. This process promotes partial denaturation and contraction of collagen. The heat also initiates the body’s natural healing process which creates a renewed collagen foundation leading to increased skin firmness. Powerful cooling maintains the outer surface of your skin at a cool temperature before, during and after each pulse, providing a comfortable and safe procedure. A series of pulses will be repeated over the treatment area to ensure best results. Actual time of treatment will depend on the area treated. SkinTyte™ treatments are safe for all skin types and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen and arms. It is not a substitute for a facelift, and recommended for those who desire moderate, noticeable skin improvements without having to undergo a surgery.
What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), also known as photo-facial, fotofacials, and photo rejuvenation is a state of the art system and the latest technique in photofacial therapy. This treatment is perfect for those whose skin reflects early signs of aging and who cannot afford the recovery time associated with other procedures. The IPL system delivers high intensity, smooth and powerful pulses of light (not lasers) that enhance your results of skin rejuvenation. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is an extremely successful method of treating skin blemishes. These include sun damaged skin (age spots or sun spots), facial blood vessels (broken capillaries) that are close to the surface of the skin, uneven pigmentation, dull skin, fine lines, wrinkling and facial redness due to rosacea,. It is also a wonderful treatment for the flushing redness that people often experience after eating spicy food, heat, drinking alcohol or after a stressful or emotional event. IPL treatments leave a rejuvenated, soft, smooth and even-toned appearance without a lengthy healing time. IPL does not have the side effects of past laser treatment such as scarring, downtime, pain or oozing. IPL is one of the most popular treatments because of the improvements it provides. Approximately 3-6 treatments are needed to achieve the desired results. Most patients are extremely happy with the cosmetic results.
How does it work?
Each treatment takes about 20 minutes. The skin is pre-treated with a cool gel. Then, a hand-held device emits small intense bursts of light to the skin. The targeted areas such as blood vessels, brown discoloration, port wine stains, hyperpigmentation, age spots/sunspots, freckles, flat pigmented birthmarks or redness absorb the light wave, heat up and then are broken down. The penetration depth and degree of heat is highly controlled to minimize complications. The procedure is continued until all of the abnormal skin has received the small pulses of light.
An additional bonus is that the treatment causes inflammation of tiny blood vessels in the skin which stimulate the production of new collagen.
It is possible to shrink sebaceous glands (oil glands), and pore size, with repeated treatments. The number of treatments necessary to achieve this result varies from patient to patient. Other areas that effectively can be treated are: mild acne scars, acne, facial and leg veins, selectively targeting hair follicles and angioma.
How is the IPL Photo Rejuvenation treatment different from CO2 or Erbium Laser Resurfacing?
IPL photo rejuvenation is a noninvasive, safe method to improve the look and feel of the skin without undergoing the pain and downtime associated with deep laser resurfacing. Deep laser resurfacing removes the entire epidermis leaving the skin vulnerable to infection and requires 3-4 weeks of patient downtime and an even longer time to complete healing.
Does IPL Hurt?
There is a slight discomfort associated with the treatment. Each pulse of the IPL feels like an elastic band snapping against the skin. Numbing creams such as EMLA and Maxilene can be used prior to treatment, but are generally not required.
When will I notice improvement?
You will notice results after one or two treatments, depending on the nature of the problem. Some skin problems will require several treatments before you see any difference.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Any area can be treated. These may include the face, neck, chest, back, hands, arms, legs and feet.
How many treatments should I have?
A series of 3-6 treatments is usually recommended for most skin types and body areas. Treatments are usually done 3-4 weeks apart. Your technician will determine the number of treatments that your specific skin type and condition will require at the time of your consultation and treatment. We also would like to combine your photofacial treatment with a Microdermabrasion treatment immediately prior to IPL. This will be offered at a discounted price if you would like combine the two treatments into one. This is an ideal treatment for anyone looking for improved skin conditions.
Who is a good candidate?
IPL is an excellent choice for women and men of all ages considering treatment for various skin problems including:
|Photo Facial Full Face Single Treatment||$250|
|Photo Facial Face & Neck Single Treatment||$350|
|Photo Facial Face Series of 3 Treatments||$700|
|Photo Facial Face Series of 6 Treatments||$1,250|
|Spot Treatment (cherry angioma, hyperpigmentation)||starting at $50-$150|