Close-up Ready with a Photofacial in Dallas, TX
Photofacials/Forever Young BBL are the skin rejuvenation treatment that gets you camera ready. If you’ve ever felt less confident because of an uneven skin tone, or have had little spots of discoloration covered up with makeup, there’s a simple solution! Contact EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center to schedule a personal consultation, and ask us if the photofacial/bbl is right for you. Even if photofacial/bbl technology isn’t what your skin needs, our medspa has a variety of treatments to address any kind of skin condition you’d rather live without.
How does a photofacial/bbl work?
A photofacial/bbl uses intense pulses of light (IPL) to penetrate deep into layers of skin cells. The light pulses cause both collagen and blood vessels to shrink below the epidermis layer. IPL also helps lift and break up dark spots and hyperpigmentation areas. The noninvasive treatment method also makes it safe and effective for areas on the neck, chest, shoulders, back, arms and legs.
The full results of the treatment will be visible over the course of a few weeks, redness will fade naturally and dark spots will flake off on their own. You’ll begin to see smoother and clearer skin with each passing day! We recommend about three to five sessions to achieve lasting results.
Why photofacials/bbls help your skin
Even though photofacials/bbls use light-based technology, IPL is not a traditional skin care laser. Instead of a highly calibrated and focused laser beam set to a specific wavelength for intense skin penetration, IPL is a broad-spectrum light administered in short pulses. By using multiple wavelengths at the same time, IPL can treat multiple skin conditions simultaneously. The IPL technology in a photofacial/bbl constricts blood vessels causing redness or rosacea, and tightens skin into smooth, fine lines. It’s also used to treat spider veins anywhere in the body, by minimizing their appearance for a more evened skin tone.
Unlike ablative laser resurfacing, which burns away the top layers of skin and requires weeks of recovery time, the wider light range used in IPL photofacials/bbls means it doesn’t penetrate skin as deeply as a focused and narrow laser, so it’s a non-ablative treatment that treats only the uppermost layers of skin. There is less downtime and redness after the procedure, and there is less discomfort due to the lower temperature light pulses when compared to an ablative laser. This means that a photofacial/bbl is most effective for hyperpigmentation that is close to the surface of the skin. For deeper acnes scars and discoloration, you may need a combination of treatments, or the Halo laser by Sciton, to achieve the results you want. A personalized consultation with the EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center will help you understand which of our medspa treatments are best suited to your skin condition, color, and desired aesthetic.
Eligible candidates for photofacial/bbl treatments
Any adults with uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, redness, or blotchy skin will see improvement with photofacials/bbls. You’ll also see results if you have large, visible pores, freckles, fine lines, or rosacea. In order to experience photofacial/bbl technology safely, however, it’s important to discuss all medications, like Accutane or other strong antibiotics, with your provider before receiving treatment.
Part of what makes photofacial/bbl so effective can also cause a potential risk for certain skin types. Because IPL targets dark skin in order to break up spots and hyperpigmentation, people with tanned or naturally dark skin may be at a higher risk for skin discoloration, or even darkening melasma patches and hyperpigmentation. It’s best to wait until the winter months, or schedule photofacials/bbls when your skin is as pale as possible, so that the IPL targets only the remaining, unwanted dark spots and redness.
Why clients choose EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center
As a world-class skin care and laser center, EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center is dedicated to excellence in medical-grade skin treatments. Each client is treated as an individual, with a personal story, health history, and skin goals. It’s our mission to provide the widest range of current treatment options to customize a safe and effective treatment plan. Our board-certified doctors and providers ensure that patients are screened properly and only pursue treatments and products that are appropriate for their skin type, condition, texture, color, and medical history. We know that a one-size-fits-all approach is not only less effective, but also potentially dangerous when it comes to the most advanced skin treatments and technologies offered in our medspa. At EpiCentre Skin Care & Laser Center, you’ll be able to relax as our medical team creates a tailored approach for reaching your best possible skin.
Call our team today to book your consultation.