BBL photorejuvenation is a safe and effective treatment for uneven skin texture and pigmentation, as well as redness and flushing. The procedure takes 15 minutes to perform and patients can return to normal activities the day after treatment.
VIDEO Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation
The experts at Westside combine TWO treatments in one- the use of BBL Photorejuvenation and the latest technology Fractionated lasers to give far superior results in only one treatment.
What is Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation?
In the past,
IPL has been a proven method of photorejuvenation, and can safely and effectively reduce superficial pigmentation. The limits of IPL however has been hampered by the number of treatments needed (often up to 4 treatments) and the inability to safely and consistently treat darker skin types. Additionally, deeper pigmentation is relatively resistant to IPL/BBL treatments. With Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation we combine a more specific form of IPL know as BBL (Broad Band Light) together with a shallow resurfacing technique known as Fractionation to give far superior results then IPL alone.
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Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation Chemical peels
Chemical peels refer to a broad range of chemical treatments for the skin. Peels regenerate and resurface the skin at varying depths depending on the agent and concentration used. Superficial peels remove the dead layers of the skin and can help improve uneven pigmentation, whilst medium depth peels target the deeper layers of the epidermis. Apart from removing more stubborn areas of pigmentation, deeper peels have the ability to stimulate collagen production, which improves both texture and tone.
What types of chemical peels can be used to treat pigmentation? Glycolic acid peels (AHA peels) - This peeling agent is the most commonly used chemical peel and is frequently referred to as the ‘lunch time peel’. Side effects are uncommon, recovery is quick (within an hour or two), and the procedure is affordable ($95 per peel.) Our peel concentration starts at 20% and typically ends at 70%. We recommend a series of peels spaced between 2-3 weeks apart.
Ideal for – pigmentation, mild acne scarring, mild sundamage, uneven skin tone and acne prone skin.
TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) peels - This peel is aimed at reaching the deeper layers of the skin. Depending on the concentration, a downtime of upto 6-8 days can be expected for TCA peels. One treatment with TCA peel can improve pigmentation, uneven skin tone and improve texture by upto 80%.
Ideal for heavy sun-damaged skin, stubborn pigmentation including melasma, wrinkles and freckles.
TCA chemical peels Microlaser peel
It is a superficial laser peel that precisely removes a thin outer layer of skin to a selectable depth. MicroLaserPeel is an advanced laser method to improve skin texture, tone, and luminosity, and is easily customizable to each patient’s individual goals. Because only a thin layer of skin is removed, healing times tend to be very rapid.
How does MicroLaserPeel work?
The MicroLaserPeel procedure uses a laser wavelength that is preferentially absorbed in the water of the epidermis. The laser instantaneously heats the water to a high temperature causing it to vaporize or ablate the skin. MicroLaserPeel precisely ablates skin anywhere from 4 to 50 microns deep (a micron is very small – e.g., a fine human hair is around 40 microns thick). Ablating the top layer of the epidermis removes old, tired-looking skin and depending on depth, will remove some light blemishes such as sun spots and pigment irregularities. During the healing process new, healthy cells re-grow, generally improving the overall appearance of the skin. MicroLaserPeel may be used alone or in conjunction with other procedures, such as Fractionated laser therapy or BBL/IPL.
A variety of compounded creams can fade superficial pigmentation. Our Cosmetic Dermatologists at Westside can individually prescribe a variety of creams based upon the type of pigmentation, the depth of pigmentation and your skin sensitivity.
Creams include a blend of AHAs, Vitamin A and C, and a bleaching agent. As each skin type is different, no two prescriptions are the same!
Dermatologist will individualise a program depending on your skin type, skin condition and sensitivities.
The use of sunscreen forms the basis of all cosmetic treatments aimed at improving brown pigmentation, spots and freckles.
Creams form the basis of