Thursday, April 11, 2013

Photofacials.. Do they really work?


Many people have talked about photofacials as a way of rejuvenating the face.  The long term exposure of our skin to the elements, sun, and wind, cause significant damage, resulting in wrinkles, irregular pigmentation, telangiectases (fine blood vessels),  coarse skin texture, keratosis and in some cases malignancies.  Although use of destructive laser treatment, which require prolonged healing and have a risk of scarring are effective, they are not always desired by patients.  BroadBand Light is a more gentle approach to treating those same conditions, with little to no down time.  A recent study in the journal of Restorative Aesthetic Therapy, concluded that the use of BroadBand Light on a regular basis can reduce and delay the long-term signs of skin aging such as photodamage, telangiectases, fine lines and wrinkles, and skin laxity.

We are pleased to announce that The Winski Center for Cosmetic Surgery has this technology available for you to reduce the signs of aging.  The treatments are performed in the office under a topical anesthetic cream or lotion that is applied to the face.  Once anesthetized, the skin is cleansed and then treated with three different wavelengths of light energy to reverse the sign of aging and improve the quality of your skin.  The treatments take approximately 30 minutes to perform and are generally performed at six month intervals.  Aftercare is gentle cleansing of the skin, the use of a moisturizer and sunblock.

Some patients have reported the follow effects from the treatment: some initial darkening of pigmentation on their face, some crusting or flaking of pigmented spots, some redness in areas of rosacea and some dry or flaky patches.  All these conditions improved after a short period of time, and overall patient satisfaction was extremely high.

If you want to fight the signs of aging with minimal down time with a proven effective treatment, call for a free consultation today.

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