Slowing down the clock

Fotofacial -Charlotte, NC

Research has proven that regular maintenance treatments using Fotofacial or Forever Young BBL™ functionally rejuvenates skin and delays skin aging. Your Ballantyne area dermatologists offer treatment that could slow down clock when it comes to the appearance of aging skin.

Understanding Fotofacial

Fotofacial treatments use broadband light technology to treat conditions that result from aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. This therapy allows your physician to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age spots, small facial veins, and a number of other skin blemishes. Forever Young BBL™ is a special technique used with the broad band light that removes unwanted brown and red areas, as it stimulates new collagen and elastin, to rejuvenate the damaged skin. Within weeks after treatments, you should notice a brighter face, diminished red lines and brown spots, and reduction of sagging skin. In other words, visible improvement of aging skin.

Before laser/light therapy

Before the procedure, a board certified dermatologist will review your medical history, and conduct a physical exam. During this time, you and your doctor will discuss expectations, potential risks, and outcomes of the procedure. Once you have decided that you will undergo Broad Band Light therapy; you will be expected to avoid sunbathing, tanning beds, waxing, chemical peels, and dermal injections for at least two weeks prior to the procedure. You will also be asked to discontinues the use of aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, to decrease the risk of bleeding. Fotofacial therapy is appropriate for the following conditions:

  • Acne scars
  • Birthmarks
  • Facial redness
  • Scars
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Unwanted hair
  • Wrinkles

What to expect after Fotofacial therapy?

Patients should not expect see any significant changes until several weeks after the procedure. After the procedure, patients typically experience that the treated area may be pink or red for four to eight hours after treatment. Some patients report a slight stinging sensation on the level of a mild sunburn in the treated area. The stinging sensation usually subsides within four to six hours. You can sooth and relieve the treated area by applying cool packs or moist cloths. You could possibly experience mild swelling in the treatment area, that dissipates within several days. Your dermatologist may ask you to apply a moisturizing lotion to the treated area twice daily, for at least three months after the final treatment.

Ballantyne area dermatologists

If you want to avoid problems that make skin look older, Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte can provide high quality and innovative treatment in a caring and professional environment. Dr. Nixon and Dr. Haught are board certified dermatologists whose dedication, experience, and knowledge will provide the best possible treatment for your skin, hair, and cosmetic concerns.

Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte also offers medical, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology; including removal of skin cancer. They provide a full range of cosmetic offerings such as skin tightening, fat reduction, chemical peels, Botox treatments, microdermabrasion, and more. They provide treatment for both adult and pediatric patients. Call their office today for a skin care evaluation and analysis for Fotofacial.


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