Skin rejuvenation treatments are a terrific, non-surgical, and non-invasive way to help restore a youthful glow to your face. These treatments can help treat and even correct a wide variety of skin issues, including hyperpigmentation and dark spots, redness (including redness from rosacea), broken capillaries, large pores, acne scars and blemishes, and even some fine lines and wrinkles.
Intense Pulsed Light Therapy
One such treatment is Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL). Sometimes called photofacial or photorejuvenation, IPL Therapy offers excellent results for many common skin concerns without having to worry about post-treatment care — you’re ready to return to your regular activities as soon as you leave our office. IPL treats skin concerns with pulses of light that are able to be concentrated directly on the areas and problems that need improvement or correction, without affecting or damaging the surrounding skin. IPL treatments mean no downtime and virtually no side effects. For the best results, most people will need three to five treatment sessions.
IPL is primarily used for reducing or correcting redness from rosacea, sun damage such as age spots, large or visible pores, blemish scars, and fine lines and wrinkles. When it comes to fine lines and wrinkles, though, it is important to remember that IPL cannot reproduce the dramatic results that more invasive options can. But it is an option for people who aren’t ready for invasive treatments or procedures because it will give visible improvement and restore a more youthful glow to the skin overall. And these treatments help stimulate the production of your own natural collagen, which means firmer and healthier skin for you.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is another treatment option for skin concerns. While this treatment can help with common problems like hyperpigmentation, redness, visible facial veins, acne, and rough texture, it is particularly useful for people who suffer from significant sun damage problems. PDT shows excellent results in the treatment of certain types of precancerous skin lesions or actinic keratoses — a common kind of crusty, precancerous lesion caused by sun damage. It offers great results with very few side effects, and, particularly when it comes to acne, can be an alternative to systemic medicine.
The way PDT works is by using light in combination with a special kind of drug that contains photosensitizing molecules. The drug, called Levulan, activates when the light source is applied; both work together to treat the skin issues. And they work well enough together that some superficial skin cancers and precancerous lesions can be not just treated, but eliminated completely. PDT is non-invasive and easily performed right in one of our offices.
Blu-U Acne Therapy
Anyone who suffers from acne knows how difficult it can be to find the right treatment. Spots and blemishes on the face affect more than just teenagers, they are also problems for many adults. In fact, estimates say that as many as 30 percent of adult women and 20 percent of adult men up to 60 years of age can have problems with acne. If you have tried over the counter treatments and just aren’t getting the results you want, let our experts help. We offer a very successful acne treatment that utilizes photodynamic therapy to correct the problem — BLU-U photodynamic therapy (PDTA).
BLU-U PDTA offers a way to treat your acne without drugs or antibiotics. It is a form of light therapy that works by destroying the bacteria that is in your skin — that bacteria is what causes the acne to develop. It’s a simple and effective treatment that is performed right in our office. This is not a laser treatment, and the light used in this form of therapy does not contain or emit any ultraviolet rays. Rather, BLU-U utilizes a fluorescent light technology, and can therefore be safely used anywhere acne is a concern for you, whether that is your face, your back, or your chest.
For more information on these skin rejuvenation treatments and many other options we offer to help improve the appearance of your skin, call Facial Aesthetic Concepts today.