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Photofacial Treatment Options

     
 
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Below are our innovative solutions for sun and age spots!

 
 

Your certified laser technician at Body Beautiful will help you choose the best and most effective option for you and your skin condition.

 
     
 

Traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

Our Photofacial process offers comfortable and effective treatment of “REDS” and “BROWNS” - lesion discolorations or unwanted pigments.

 

Each photoepilation pulse will send the “healing power of light” through your skin.

Your technician will discuss post procedure skincare agents and instructions.

 
     
 
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Red Pigments -  Such as Rosacea, IPL and laser treatments work well with treating Rosacea symptoms. The handpiece uses different wavelengths of light that target the red blood vessels, redness and acne causing them to disintegrate and the body removes them. When treating red pigments, you may experience an immediate disappearance or an increased redness for a short time; this is normal before it gets better.  Cold compress can speed along a reduction in swelling to the area. Treating these symptoms your skin will appear rejuvenized, younger and clearer!  This will also help minimize future flare ups.
 
     
  Brown Pigments - Such as sun spots, birthmarks, sunburn marks or freckles, will get darker, crust and fall off following this procedure. It’s best not to use any harsh skin products or exfoliate for 2 weeks following the laser treatment due to possible hypopigmentation. Let it fall off naturally and your skin’s new, fresh layer will emerge, making you look up to 15 years younger!  
     
 
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Active Acne Treatments
 
Laser uses controlled heat and light to destroy acne causing bacteria by shrinking the gland and pulling it to the skins surface. This may cause breakout initially, but will subside and clear up from the inside out and significant reduction of the level of inflammation in the lesions. This along with a proprietary topical product that works by reducing the level of the bacteria has provided clearance of acute acne in patients. Multiple treatments with the laser may be necessary as well as maintenance treatments depending upon individual needs. Dieting and other factors also need to be addressed along with treatments
 
Light Scars or stretch Marks OR Deep Scar Reduction
 
For scar management including pigmentary charges, different lasers can be used, along with a prescription cream. In some patients, depressed scars can be corrected by subcision, injection of filler materials, collagen remodeling etc.
 
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If you suffer from acne, we recommend using SkinMedica’s Retinol or Lytera after your photofacial treatments to experience maximum results for clear, bright skin. 95% of Lytera users reported improvement in overall skin condition after 12 weeks.
 
Topicals and Oral Medications
If topicals don’t work, your doctor may suggest an oral antibiotic. Some oral medications such as Accutane, Oral Antibiotics (Doxycycline, Tetracycline) as well as topicals (Tretinoin, Marvaso, MetroCream Topical, Avar Topical, MetroGel may help treat the symptoms of Rosacea. Many of our patients see us after months or even years of struggling with topical or oral medications side effects or that don't yield results and want more options.
 
     
 

Exfoliating Facial or Deep Pore Cleansing (Sun Damage)

If you’ve developed brown spots (sun spots), fine lines or have lost your skin’s radiant glow, an exfoliating facial will benefit you by eliminating your damaged skin. The highly effective facial will lighten your skin tone and create a more even complexion.

 
     
 

Calming Facial (Rosacea)

This is a good first step in skin rejuvenation for Rosacea and Broken Capillaries process. Our calming facial is designed to help calm and soothe Rosacea and acne using Vitamin E and a Phyto Corrective Gel.  The Vitamin C Firming Masque will aid in reducing erythema caused by rosacea. The Phyto Corrective Gel acts as a hydrator (without making the skin oily) that’s antibacterial antiseptic properties help heal and calm acne skin.

 
     
 

Additional treatments that work to further improve results:

What is Chemical Peel and Microderm

A Chemical Peel or Microdermabrasion, received with a facial, is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. They may be used on all skin types and on many areas of the body with a few exceptions. Done in a bi-weekly series for up to twelve weeks, they can improve many skin conditions, including acne.

 
     
 

The Procedure:

By exfoliating the top layer of your skin, it allows dead skin cells to shed more effectively, which reduces clogged pores and pimples drastically. Both treatments are great for age and liver spots, fine lines, pigmentation, rough or dry skin, scars and sun damage.  Microdermabrasion can also increase the number and thickness of collegen fibers, the number and size of fibroblasts, cells that make collagen and the number and orientation of elastic fibers, giving the dermal layer more spring.

 
     
 

After Treatment:

You will see subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with each treatment of your series. Then you can maintain your vibrant look by receiving treatment once a month. Although Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion work for superficial skin conditions, deeper scars and pigmentary abnormalities may require a Photofacial or Fractional Laser treatment.

 
     
 

Photodynamic Acne Therapy

Applying photo-sensitizing Levulanic acid solution, prior to a light treatment, such as Blue Light or IPL (Intense Pulse Light).  It then acts as a targeting beacon, because only abnormal cells such as pre-cancerous keratosis, acne and sun damage absorb it, thus quick success in getting rid of the lesion and restoring skin to a normal, healthy  condition.

 
Levulan Acne treatments
For Levulan Acne treatments, inactivating bacteria that can trigger acne, then we unclog pores by exfoliating skin, thus slowing down oil production in the sebaceous gland. This is one cause of acne and is vital in preventing formation. Most ideal for patients who have tried antibiotics or topical treatments, and ideal for patients who don’t want accutane.
 
  With regards to damage patients, it intensifies the IPL and may not be used for the 1st session but during one of the follow ups.  Levulan treatments can be equivalent to three IPL treatments.  
     
 

Discover your options for acne, rosacea, brown spots or age spots!

 
 

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