Laser skin treatment uses lasers to improve the appearance of one’s skin. Clients observe laser resurfacing as being most effective for evening out wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation. Laser therapy is also used to remove skin lesions in patients with skin cancer.
Concentrated light pulses are directed at the skin. This light vaporizes the epidermis or the topmost layer and heats the dermis (the layer underneath the epidermis). New collagen fibers are produced resulting in smoother, tighter skin.
BROADBAND LIGHT TREATMENT (BBL)
BBL face treatment is a gentle, non-ablative procedure is used to treat a number of skin conditions. The treatment brightens the complexion and stimulates the body to produce more collagen. The skin’s innate healing ability is boosted, and we are rewarded with healthy, firm and glowing skin.
HOW ARE BBL TREATMENTS CARRIED OUT?
The dermatologist will prep your skin by applying an even layer of a cooling gel. Many also use a topical anesthetic. Your eyes are shielded using safety goggles.
Once you are ready, a device aiming a pulsating beam of light is run over your skin. Following the treatment, it is normal to experience mild swelling and redness. Your skin might also feel warm to touch. Usually, a BBL face treatment starts showing visible results within the first week.
WHAT CONDITIONS DOES BBL TREAT?
- Sunburns and sun damage
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Hyperpigmentation (melasma, age spots, uneven skin tone)
The first few days following the BBL face treatment session will have you experience redness, swelling, and even peeling. You might notice the pigment darkening before it fades in 2-3 weeks. The treated skin should be washed only with lukewarm water and mild soap. Avoid irritating the skin and stay away from exfoliants, scrubbers, and scented products.
HALO FRACTIONAL TREATMENT
Halo laser has massively grown in popularity over the past couple of years. The internet cannot stop singing praises of the ‘halo glow’ that this laser promises to offer. The Halo Fractional treatment uses a hybrid of ablative and non-ablative laser to treat the skin. The non-ablative laser causes microtrauma at the subcutaneous level, accelerating the skin’s collagen production thereby tightening it, while the ablative laser evaporates the epidermis.
HOW ARE HALO LASER TREATMENTS PERFORMED?
The Halo laser is considerably more painful than the BBL,and cannot in any way be described as gentle. However, the results are so magnificent that the time in the chair is worth it. If you have acne-prone skin, your physician might recommend a little pre-treatment to target the acne. Your face is mapped into quadrants and a numbing cream is applied. Some may even suggest taking an Advil or two before the procedure begins.
The halo device is worked over your face, section-by-section. It is normal to experience some discomfort in the sensitive areas of your face (around the brow, upper lip, hairline, etc.). After the procedure is over, the dermatologist will apply a topical steroid to numb the skin to inflammation.
WHAT CONDITIONS DO HALO LASERS TREAT?
- Sun damage
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores and textured skin
- Wrinkles and fine lines
Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to wash your face four times a day. Keep your skin moisturized using a light, unscented moisturizer. When going out in the sun, make sure to apply a thick layer of SPF 30 or above, if possible avoid the sun entirety for the first few days. The skin will start peeling within the first 48 hours, resist the urge to pick them off until they fall off on their own. Be gentle to your skin and you should be good to go in 7 to 8 days. If you were on retinol, contact your doctor before resuming them again.
WHERE TO FIND WORLD-CLASS BBL TREATMENTS AND HALO LASERS IN OKLAHOMA CITY?
Longevity Aesthetics + Laser Spa has conveniently located clinics in both the northern and southern parts of the city. The longevity team promises vetted laser treatments and unparalleled customer service. We are offering a 20% discount on all laser services. Request a free consultation before the offer ends!
**Disclaimer: This content is neither a medical advice nor it imply a doctor-patient relationship.