Laser skin treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical treatments primarily used to reduce the appearance of common but harmless skin problems. These include wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven pigmentation, and prominent veins.
Because these treatments are non-invasive, they’re very low-risk and therefore are safe for most healthy people. However, all patients should be evaluated by their doctor undergoing any laser skin treatments.
You should also know all the potential risks and side effects. Most people are excellent candidates for laser skin treatments. These are a great way to rejuvenate your appearance and love what you see in the mirror again!
But what treatment is best for you and your specific needs? Keep reading to learn about the laser skin treatments offered at Reflections at St. Luke’s, how they work, and who they’re best suited for!
Forever Young BBL
The Forever Young BBL system uses infrared light, which is invisible to the naked eye, to improve your skin’s complexion. This is done by rejuvenating the top layer of your skin and reviving old skin cells deep in your skin for long-lasting results.
You can use the treatment on most areas of the body, including your face, arms, hands, neck, and chest. The treatment is best for various skin conditions like sun spots, redness, veins, and age spots.
It also can be used to improve your skin’s firmness and tone. Most adults are good candidates for Forever Young BBL, regardless of age.
You should be in good health and looking to treat signs of damage or interested in stimulating new cell growth. However, if your primary issue is due to sun damage, particularly on the face, an IPL PhotoFacial may be better suited to your needs.
IPL PhotoFacial is a treatment used on areas of your skin that may have damage due to frequent exposure to UV rays. The IPL PhotoFacial treatment is used on the face, chest, and back of the hands.
It primarily treats pigmented lesions, rosacea, shrunken blood vessels, age spots, freckles, and uneven skin texture. IPL (intense pulsed light) uses pulses of broadband light to selectively damage pigment in the blemishes in the top layers of your skin.
The IPL PhotoFacial treatment stimulates your skin to create new collagen. The new collagen rejuvenates the appearance of your skin by evening out the color and smoothness of your skin.
Before you can have IPL PhotoFacial, make sure you haven’t gone tanning recently or spent an extended amount of time in the sun. Certain medications may also make you more sensitive to light, so you may need to stop taking these before undergoing IPL PhotoFacial treatment.
IPL PhotoFacial only takes about an hour, easily fitting into busy schedules. You’ll notice that your skin’s appearance will gradually improve, with changes becoming more noticeable in the weeks after IPL PhotoFacial.
Laser Skin Tightening
Laser skin tightening uses heat and an infrared laser to cause collagen under the skin to constrict, making the surface of your skin appear firmer. You’ll notice that wrinkles will start to fill in while your skin looks tighter.
It can be used anywhere on the body but is most commonly utilized on the stomach, neck, face, and jawline, as these are usually the areas where skin can look saggy, particularly as you get older. Laser skin tightening is best for patients between 30 and 65 and is most effective for patients who only show early signs of sagging skin.
It’s an excellent alternative for patients that don’t want to undergo more invasive procedures like a neck lift, body contouring, or a facelift while still looking younger and more rejuvenated. You may not be a good candidate for laser skin tightening if you have skin that sags heavily in certain areas.
These patients may see the best results by undergoing a surgical procedure. However, you can use laser skin tightening as a preventative measure to ensure your skin doesn’t sag or droop as much from aging.
If you want to stop the signs of aging in its tracks, you may want to consider laser skin tightening to keep your skin looking its best! You can have the treatment performed during your lunch break or after work, as it doesn’t take much time.
You’ll be able to get back to your daily activities after. You’ll attend a series of treatments separated by a month or more to experience the smoother and more beautiful skin you desire.
BBL BroadBand Light Laser Treatment
Do you suffer from rosacea or facial redness? You can reduce facial redness or the effects of rosacea with BBL BroadBand Light Laser treatment.
If you have spider-like veins around your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead, this laser treatment is also an excellent way to reduce the appearance of these veins. BBL treatment may sound the same as Forever Young BBL, but it’s different.
BBL treatment is corrective and uses a high amount of energy with fewer passes. Using more energy is more effective for skin issues like rosacea, facial redness, or veins on the face.
The BBL treatment uses light penetrating your skin to damage the pigment, blood vessels, or tissues. Your body works to repair the damage caused, which helps reduce the appearance of any discoloration or veins.
Your skin will start looking younger, and you’ll see an improvement in elasticity after undergoing BroadBand Light laser treatments. Undergoing three or more treatments each year will help your skin look smoother, brighter, and more even.
Want to learn more about laser skin treatments? Request an appointment with the experts at Reflections at St. Luke’s today! Why wait any longer to look younger, more radiant, and reveal your inner beauty?