Our board-certified plastic surgeons are pleased to offer the Sciton Profractional laser and BBL™ (pulsed broadband light) treatments to our patients.
South Florida affords the opportunity for year round enjoyment of outdoor sports and recreation. Sun exposure leads to changes in texture and pigmentation of the skin. Men and women, now more than ever, seek nonsurgical options to reverse the effects of sun damage on their skin. Laser skin resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, discolored areas of skin and scars. Skin resurfacing procedures remove the outer layers of skin, such that new, fresh skin can replenish the wrinkles. Laser skin resurfacing and pulsed light treatment can treat deeper layers than microdermabrasion or some types of chemical peels.
There is little to no downtime after the treatment. In most cases you will be able to return to work with makeup and resume most activities. You may experience some redness for a few hours. Brown spots may become dark for a short period of time before peeling and flaking off. Skin that has been treated will feel smoother, and sun damage will fade.
*To achieve the best result, most patients need three to five BBL™ treatments at intervals of several weeks. Each treatment may use a slightly higher setting depending on the response to the prior one. The pulsed light procedure is gentle, and noninvasive. Topical anesthetic may be used and there is minimal discomfort. The procedure is often completed in approximately half an hour. It is very important to avoid sun exposure in the weeks leading up to, and following the treatment. You will be given a customized skin care regimen to minimize inflammation and shorten your healing time.
*Individual Results May Vary