Best Procedures For 30’s: Broadband Light/intense Pulsed Light Treatment
When you are in your teens and 20’s, you may not realize that some lifestyle choices can cause damage to your skin that becomes obvious in your later years. As you reach your 30’s, newly developed discoloration, fine creases or red lines may appear. As you continue into the following decade, these signs of aging become more severe. Fortunately, you can fight back and our staff is here to help you. It’s best to start while the signs of aging are still minor. Photo rejuvenation therapy at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology removes unwanted blemishes and stimulates collagen production, enabling you to maintain a fresher, more youthful look.
WHAT IS BROADBAND LIGHT/INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY?
Broad Band Light (BBL)/Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) are names of a photo rejuvenation treatment that uses a particular application of light to improve the appearance of aged skin on the face and body. It is not a laser treatment. This phototherapy is used to decrease fine lines, fade over-pigmented spots, and eliminate the fine red lines of visible capillaries.The rejuvenation is apparent on the surface of the skin, but some studies show that rejuvenation is also happening at the cellular level (Journal of Investigative Dermatology). Over the course of treatment, melanin is broken down, allowing this benign brown pigment to fade away. The light activates a tissue repair mechanism so that redness caused by broken capillaries is eliminated. Heat is part of the mechanism that destroys red or brown cells while leaving the surrounding lighter cells unchanged. This process stimulates collagen production, plumping the skin and shrinking pores, also filling in lines and indentations on the body and face. Results are younger and healthier looking skin. BBL/IPL photo rejuvenation skin therapy is a newer technology that has developed within the last ten years. A typical course of treatment consists of approximately five (one hour) sessions that gradually restore natural smoothness to the face and body. (Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, Journal of Investigative Dermatology)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BROAD BAND LIGHT/INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY?
BBL/IPL therapy is noninvasive, so nothing will penetrate your skin but light energy. It is a low risk treatment which means there is almost no chance of unpleasant side effects. The light is designed to effectively reduce multiple types of blemishes with a single therapeutic technique. Although treatment typically involves five sessions with each session lasting less than one hour, results may become evident after the first one or two sessions. The results are smoother, clearer, and generally more vibrant skin. With virtually no downtime following a BBL/IPL therapy session, it is an appealing choice of treatment for skin improvement. (Dermatologic Surgery, Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, Journal of Investigative Dermatology)
WHY CHOOSE ACQUA BLU MEDICAL SPA FOR YOUR BROADBAND LIGHT/INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY NEEDS?
The professionals at the Acqua Blu Medical Spa provide the highest level of care and treatments for our patients. These state-of-the-art medical treatments are offered in a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere. Our highly trained Pittsburgh professionals, Dr. Brian V. Heil and Dr. Ana Busquets will analyze your skin care needs and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with BBL/IPL therapy so that you can determine if it is the right option for your overall skin improvement.
Dr. Brian V. Heil earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Heil is a member of several professional associations (including American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Medical Spa Society, the International Medical Spa Association) and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Brian V. Heil was selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as among the top 10% of doctors in his region in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Brian V. Heil and his team have been providing exceptional results since 2001 at Acqua Blu Medical Spa, which has grown to be one of the largest and most respected plastic surgery practices in Western Pennsylvania.
HOW ARE BROADBAND LIGHT/INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY SESSION PERFORMED?
BBL/IPL therapy sessions are performed in the Acqua Blu Medical Spa at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. The therapeutic light is applied to the skin via a handheld device that is held against the skin. This hand piece is moved over the treatment area and pulses of light are applied at each point. Patients may feel a little warmth from the light therapy as it produces heat in the skin.
WHY ARE BROADBAND LIGHT/INTENSE PULSED LIGHT THERAPY IDEAL FOR PEOPLE IN THEIR 30’S?
Discolored spots, red lines from broken capillaries, and benign brown areas on the skin reveal themselves as you age into your 30’s. This is the decade when the lifestyle choices made in your teens and 20’s first become visible on your face and skin. BBL/IPL therapy is ideal at this time to remove these unwanted signs of aging and to rejuvenate your skin. Once you get into your 40’s, irregularities in your skin become more severe and pronounced, requiring a more intensive treatment regimen. (Women’s Health)
Skin changes over time. Visible signs of aging, such as sun spots and discoloration of the skin, begin to show themselves in your 30’s. Light therapies such as BBL/IPL light therapy offer the benefit of removing undesirable evidence of aging on your body. Our Pittsburgh doctors at the Acqua Blu Medical Spa at Premier Plastic Surgery & Dermatology will evaluate your situation and work with you to develop your individualized light therapy treatment plan. To schedule a consultation at our Acqua Blu Medical Spa with our Pittsburgh doctors Dr. Brian V. Heil and Dr. Ana Busquets, please contact us at (724) 933-1800 or send us an email.