Fall is the perfect time to address the additional pigment, lines and wrinkles the hot summer sun has left behind on your face, neck, chest, hands and any other part of the body.
Many different treatment options are available. The light-based treatments that may be recommended to treat the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants creating wrinkles and pigment irregularities include:
Sciton Photorejuvenation Treatments: BBL (Broad Band Light) is a non-ablative treatment to improve the appearance of photoaged skin, remove age spots, and most brown pigments and it reduces redness to the skin caused by rosacea or broken capillaries on your face and body. To achieve results, patients will require a series of treatments performed approximately every four weeks. This is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime. BBL can be performed alone as a series of treatments or in combination with other laser treatments available.
Sciton Laser Resurfacing Treatments: A laser beam is delivered through a computer-controlled device allowing the ablation and coagulation depth for either light or deep laser peels. There are two approaches to laser resurfacing: Full field and fractional resurfacing.
- During full field resurfacing, the entire surface area of the skin is ablated at controlled depths to create a youthful, healthy glow. It can be either shallow (MicroLaserPeel) or deep (deep laser resurfacing).
- During fractional field resurfacing (Profractional), the laser removes pinpoint columns of skin at a very controlled deep depth, leaving the surrounding tissue intact. This approach allows the laser to penetrate deeply for effective collagen regeneration, while the surrounding untouched skin promotes rapid healing. This is beneficial to stimulate collagen for improvement of acne scars and deep lines and wrinkles. Unlike full field resurfacing, this technology does not remove the top layers of skin.
MicroLaserPeel (shallow full-field resurfacing): If you are looking for more than a microdermabrasion or chemical peel, the MicroLaserPeel is the procedure for you. A series of microdermabrasion procedures typically removes 10 microns of skin whereas the MicroLaserPeel precisely ablates 20-50 microns of skin. This is perfect for eliminating or softening the appearance of fine lines and tired-looking skin. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve your desired results. Facial redness post procedure ranges from two to five days.
Deep Laser Resurfacing (deep full field resurfacing): This treatment safely ablates layers of skin to a depth determined by the physician. The depth of this treatment is into the dermis and usually ranges from 150 – 800 microns deep. The depth of this procedure will depend on your skin type, treatment needs and your available amount of downtime. The physician can treat your skin with the exact amount of energy needed (no more and no less) to stimulate the growth of new collagen. The surface of your skin will regrow with fresh, healthy skin cells creating a younger, rejuvenated appearance. This is perfect to improve skin tone/texture and eliminate deep wrinkles, even in difficult areas such as the upper lip lines and crow’s feet. Facial redness post procedure ranges from 7–14 days.
Profractional Laser Resurfacing (Fractional field resurfacing): A laser micro beam is utilized to create thousands of microscopic channels into the skin which are surrounded by healthy, untreated skin. The depth of this treatment is into the dermis and usually ranges from 150 – 800 microns deep. It stimulates collagen formation, leading to plumping of the skin and smoothing of deep wrinkles, lines and scars without the downtime of the deep laser resurfacing. Because only a fraction of the skin is directly treated with the laser, your facial redness post procedure ranges from five to seven days. Profractional lasers may be combined with other procedures such as Photorejuvenation, MicroLaserPeel and deep laser resurfacing.