Skin Rejuvenation
Dermatologist Ft Worth Texas
Ft Worth Cosmetic Medicine

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We utilize the Sciton laser system to provide Photo Facial treatments for our patients. It's the latest advancement in technology, and can be used on all types of skin. It's the perfect treatment for skin tightening, removing age spots and sun damage, and having a more youthful and refreshed appearance - and healthier looking skin. We've provided answers to some of the common questions regarding this treatment below.

What is Photo Facial?

It's using light, or - phototherapy – to treat your skin. The Sciton system uses the exclusive BBL BroadBand Light™ to achieve spectacular results.

What is BBL BroadBand™ (BBL) Light?

BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL energy allows your physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

How does BBL work?

The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will 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 eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.

What conditions can be treated with BBL?

  • Pigmented Lesions (freckles, age spots)
  • Vascular Lesions (small blood vessels)
  • Acne
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Unwanted Hair (see Laser Hair Removal)

What areas can be treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” 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 procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all of your options with you.

Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.

How long will it take to recover?

This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.

What should I expect after the treatment?

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 lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.

Before and After - Using BBL (Sciton) Photo Rejuvenation

 

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