It’s Fall!….Not only the time for pumpkin spice lattes but also the perfect season to rehab your skin after months of sun exposure and damage. One of the most effective ways to quickly revitalize your skin is through in office laser treatments such as BBL (broad band light therapy), Nano Laser Peel and Profractional Therapy.
You make ask many questions, such as, How to revitalize skin with laser? What is involved with these laser treatments? What will they do for me ? Each of these treatments will improve various skin concerns such as sun or age spots, dullness of the skin, elasticity and texture problems, acne scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
ProFractional Therapy , Handler’s favorite treatment, uses a small laser beam that creates many pinpoint areas of the skin at a deeper level which will promote collagen production. It is excellent for skin resurfacing, improving the texture and firmness of the skin and reducing the appearance of acne scars. We often combine it with a NanoLaser Peel which removes the outer layer of damaged skin cells resulting in smoother, healthier looking skin with a more even tone. The procedure takes about 30 minutes to complete. A topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin for approximately 20-30 minutes prior to the start of the treatment. There is mild discomfort felt during the procedure. Afterwards, you can expect skin redness and discomfort similar to that of a sunburn and then skin flaking for the next several days. The average patient will heal in 3-4 days. The cost of this treatment averages around $1000-$2000.
BBL therapy is a very popular laser therapy used to target a wide variety of skin concerns such as age/sun spots, vascular lesions and acne, all while improving the overall texture of the skin. It is a favorite amongst many because of the minimal downtime associated with the treatment and the dramatic improvement of the skin that can be seen after just three treatments spaced every 4 weeks. This procedure lasts about 20 minutes and is mildly uncomfortable. After the procedure, you can expect mild skin redness similar to that of a sunburn and a temporary darkening of the hyperpigmented lesions which can safely be covered with makeup. The darkened areas will simply fade or flake off in about a week. A single session of BBL on the face averages around $400.