Do you have one or more of these concerns?
- Sun-damaged skin
- Brown spots, sun spots
- Rosacea, facial veins
- Fine lines, large pores
- Uneven skin tone
A broadband light (BBL) photofacial, is the most effective, non-invasive procedure available to repair sun-damaged skin, produce a firm, flawless complexion and slow the signs of aging. A handheld device emits painless, flashes of light while simultaneously transferring heat and energy to specific pigment and vascular targets. Your doctor will customize treatment parameters according to your particular concern. This procedure has no downtime and it is most commonly performed on the face, neck, chest and hands. What is the difference between BBL and IPL?
BBL is a highly advanced version of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy that sets a new standard for treating skin conditions associated with ageing and sun damaged skin. Unlike IPL devices, BBL technology emits infrared light energy to stimulate collagen to provide a long-lasting skin tightening effect. BBL is an elite one-of-a-kind machine; there is no variability in quality as seen with IPL technologies that deliver unpredictable results and oftentimes lack clinical results altogether. What is photo-aged skin and how is it reversible?
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to learn more about photo-aging and how you can reverse it.How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments you need will vary depending on the condition of your skin, the results you want and how your skin responds to each treatment. Depending on the severity of symptoms, notable improvements are commonly noticed after one treatment. Dr. Shell typically recommends a minimum of 3 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart, before following a maintenance protocol of 3-4 treatments per year. Following successful treatment of sunspots or sun damaged skin, it is recommended to maintain a diligent routine of sun protection to prevent recurrent skin damage.
A maintenance protocol will help to maintain improvements and address any new sun damage that may have accumulated. You should consult Dr. Shell before booking an appointment for a photofacial, especially if you are prone to getting sunburned or if you are sensitive to light. Patients with an untreated medical condition should notify their doctor prior to laser and light-therapies.