Let Lasers Usher in Beauty This Year
- Posted on: Jan 30 2019
Have you been feeling the frustration of aging or sun damaged skin? There is no way to avoid a change in appearance as we age. However, there are numerous ways through which the signs of aging can be beautifully managed. At the Med Spa at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, men and women benefit from personalized services ranging from injectables to microneedling with PRP to laser treatments. Here, we focus on the latter.
What Lasers Can Do for Your Skin
Laser devices have significantly improved the way that patient care is provided. Lasers are used in everything from sports medicine to dentistry. In our realm, laser technology is harnessed in such a way that the skin can be encouraged into a state of regeneration. Today, lasers are used to provoke changes such as:
- Reduced sun damage
- Improved pigmentation and radiance
- Smoother, softer skin
- Increased firmness and elasticity
- Decreased visible scarring
- Hair reduction
- Wrinkle reduction
- Vascular lesion reduction
BBL Forever Young
BBL stands for broadband light. This is a scientific aspect of treatment that you don’t really need to know. What you need to know is that BBL is the only laser treatment that actually targets the molecules within the skin responsible for aging. The effect that BBL has on these cells is profound; it changes their expression, reverting cellular activity back to what it was years ago. Basically, BBL treatments modify the way your skin ages.
Halo Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Halo laser is a hybrid ablative and non-ablative treatment that works by creating controlled zones of coagulation beneath the skin. At the onset of treatment (after topical numbing cream has desensitized the area), the device intelligently measures superficial tissue to determine the appropriate depth of energy penetration. Basically, it tells us how far down we should direct energy to achieve the desired collagen stimulation. In addition to affecting the dermis, Halo treatment also creates micro-channels of ablation on the epidermis. This leads to improved texture and tone.
Posted in: Laser Treatments & Resurfacing