At Skinpossible we help you say goodbye to Age Spots, Sun Damage, Melasma and Rosacea with BBL Phototherapy or PicoToning!
Does it look like you have Sun-damaged skin?
What is Phototherapy?
Look years younger with Broadband Light Phototherapy! It Restores your skin's natural beauty and blend it's natural colours.
Time, active lifestyles and other factors can cause pigment and textural changes to the skin that affect our complexion. Brown skin discolourations such as sun spots and age spots, freckles, and melasma can all be improved with a procedure known as phototherapy or photo rejuvenation. Redness caused by acne, broken blood vessels and rosacea can also be treated at the same time. These medical-grade facial treatments are performed with Sciton’s versatile Broad Band Light (BBL) an innovative approach to the treatment of skin conditions associated with ageing.
Just Look at the Skin Issues BBL Improves!
Reverse the signs of ageing caused by sun damage.
Reduce age spots, freckles, brown spots and melasma.
Improve Rosacea and acne.
Erase fine blood vessels, birth marks and nasal veins.
Reduce superficial scars, lines and wrinkles.
Create smoother, brighter, more youthful looking skin.
Restore the skin’s natural beauty and blend its natural colours.
Increase collagen production, tighten pores and improve skin texture.
How does Photo Rejuvenation Works
Light energy delivered by the BBL gently heats the upper layers of the skin at the appropriate depth to achieve the desired effect. The versatility of this ground breaking technology allows us to tailor your treatment to match your skin condition and selectively target and eliminate the fine vessels that cause redness, the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions, and the bacteria that causes acne.
Rosacea, Spider Veins: Photorejuvenation can reduce overall redness, flushing and tiny blood vessels associated with rosacea, high blood pressure or injury. The underlying skin condition that causes rosacea will eventually resurface so periodic maintenance treatment will be required.
Melasma: This is a common skin hyperpigmentation that looks like it has been “painted” onto the skin. It can affect anyone, but a combination of genetics (darker skin types) and hormonal influence (such as pregnancy or use of birth control pills) can increase the risk. It can be difficult to treat, but BBL light has proven to be effective! Melasma tends to get darker when exposed to the sun so using sunscreen is very important after treatment to prevent the condition from reoccurring.
Acne: Acne is a common condition that affects many of us at some point in our lives. It is caused when sebaceous glands are overactive or when bacteria becomes blocked in the pores. Specific light from the BBL can destroy the bacteria, temporarily disable the sebaceous glands and reduce the post-inflammatory pigmentation caused by old acne scars. Phototherapy can be combined with Silkpeel Dermal- Infusion with Salicylic Acid and a skin care program for even better results.
*The satisfaction rating for this treatment is very high but results do vary from person to person. While we can control the technology and the parameters we set, it is beyond our ability to control how any individual will respond to any treatment.
What is the difference between BBL Photo Rejuvenation and a MicroLaserPeel? +
BBL Photo Rejuvenation uses concentrated light to selectively target deep into the dermis without injuring the surface of the skin. It improves a range of cosmetic concerns including: discolourations, unsightly veins and redness. BBL has the added benefit of providing an overall "rejuvenated" effect to the skin and because the surface layers of the skin remain intact there is minimal downtime and less risk and discomfort than more invasive lasers such as the erbium MicroLaserPeel.
The MicroLaserPeel uses the power of heat and light in a targeted beam to remove and resurface the skin to diminish wrinkles, discolourations and other surface irregularities along with improving the overall texture and tone of skin. Removing the surface layers requires downtime for the skin to shed and fully heal, and carries a risk of infection, pigment changes and scarring. Another significant difference that cannot be overlooked is the cost! A MicroLaserPeel costs several times more than a BBL Photo Rejuvenation treatment
Which provides a better result? +
Results of a Split Face Comparison conducted at the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center (Volume 34 Issue 6, Pages 763 - 772, Published March 3, 2008) found that of nine participants who underwent three treatments each, using erbium resurfacing on one side of the face and intense pulsed light phototherapy on the other. They experienced no significant difference between the randomly assigned sides. The conclusion of this study was that patients preferred the light-based treatment because it resulted in less downtime.
How many treatments will it take? +
Sciton's BBL is the Gold Standard in photo rejuvenation but clinical results do vary from individual to individual. The technology is predictable but your skin's response to the technology is not. Multiple treatments (usually 3-5, spaced 2-4 weeks apart) may be required to obtain the desired result.
At Skinpossible consultations are free and educational. For more info about Phototherapy request a free consultation online or give us a call 403.719.6523!