What can light and laser treatments do for YOUR skin? PLENTY! The Sciton Broadband Light (BBL) and Laser Platform at Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery generates precisely adjusted wavelengths at specific intervals and power settings to be absorbed by targeted skin structures. This allows the device to be adjusted for your skin type to accomplish a broad range of treatments. Using the control panel, we adjust the light or laser beam size, shape, power, and wavelength. Light energy can ablate hair follicle bulbs for permanent hair reduction, erase small red vessels and spider veins, lighten pigment spots and sun damage, attenuate active acne and smooth acne scars, tighten, smooth, and resurface wrinkled skin, among other applications. Because properties of Sciton generated light energy are absorbed only by the targeted structures, remaining skin is spared, and treatment is thus very safe.
Acne: A combination of infrared wavelength and shorter 420 nanometer wavelength heats dermal sebaceous glands into quiescence, eradicating acute inflammation associated with acne. Fibroblast cellular proliferation and collagen production is stimulated to smooth existing scars. Skin resurfacing with longer wavelengths absorbed by water can produce an even more dramatic resolution of acne scars, and smoothing of the skin surface.
Laser Hair Reduction: 1064 nm laser energy heats darkly pigmented melanin in the bulb of hair follicles. Each treatment injures a large percentage of the bulb, diminishing the number of cells able to contribute keratin to the hair shaft. Spacing treatments a month or more apart allows recovery of remaining follicular cells to an active growth phase. Each successive treatment of remaining cells progressively reduces the hair shaft. After several sessions, most hair in the treated area is permanently removed. Residual follicle cells still generate some hair, but these hairs will be finer and lighter than before.
Phototherapy-IPL-Photofacial for Spots and Sun Damage: The Sciton laser softens or erases many changes of skin aging and sun exposure, instantly refreshing the appearance and vitality of your skin. Melanin pigment distributed at variable depth in superficial skin layers are isolated by specific wavelengths. Laser energy heats only cells with the melanin pigment. These injured cells are then absorbed by a process of “apoptosis,” as if they were senescent. Spots darken, and flake off during several days after treatment. New skin replaces the old, but without the dark melanin spots. Tiny red blood vessels in sun damaged skin are also eliminated. More than a single session may be required.
MicroLaserPeel (MLP) skin rejuvenation: MicroLaserPeel ablates the entire superficial skin surface. MLP is like a chemical peel, but laser energy is used instead of denaturant chemicals. Laser energy uniformly transforms the outermost aging and damaged layer which peels off for several days (like after a sunburn). Vibrant replacement skin sprouts from below with a smooth, glowing appearance, and more youthful texture and tightness.