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Loving the skin you’re in can sometimes be a challenge, especially as the year begins to wind down in fall. Signs of aging, scars and blemishes, or the constant battle against body hair can make embracing your self-confidence tough. But with the help of the professional dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, it doesn’t have to be! With our cutting-edge cosmetic laser treatments, you can effortlessly love the skin you’re in.
Autumn is the perfect time to treat yourself to a little confidence-boosting rejuvenation. And with our innovative Sciton BroadBand Light Laser (BBL), we can offer a number of treatments to help you achieve your aesthetic and skincare goals before the holiday rush sets in. Let’s dive into some of the laser treatments we offer at our practice in Mansfield, OH, and how they can help you feel fresh and rejuvenated this fall!
How Do Laser Treatments Work?
BBL therapy harnesses the power of light energy to reverse some of the most visible signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and unwanted hair growth. Completely non-invasive, BBL delivers high-intensity pulses of light into the underlying layers of your skin. Your provider will choose one specific wavelength to target your area(s) of concern.
Pigments in your skin blemishes or hair will absorb this fine-tuned wavelength of light, which damages or destroys them. After multiple treatments, your body’s natural waste-removal system will eliminate what’s left of these pesky pigments. The process also triggers collagen and elastin production in the skin, leading to a more youthful, firm, and even-toned complexion!
Top Benefits of BBL Laser Treatments
1. They Improve Visible Signs of Aging
Ready to turn back the clock on the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, or sagging skin? Because BBL triggers collagen and elastin production, it’s a perfect treatment for skin rejuvenation, capable of improving elasticity, plumpness, firmness, texture, and smoothness. Plus, it can be used to treat just about any area of the body: face, neck, chest, hands, and more.
2. They Can Reduce Unwanted Hair
Are you constantly battling against unwanted hair? Does it feel like your hair grows back faster than you can reach for your razor again? Whether you have stubborn hair on your legs, arms, back, armpits, face, or bikini line, a package of BBL sessions can help.
Your provider can tune the BBL system to target hair follicles with a high repetition rate. This makes the treatment generally safer, faster, and more comfortable than other hair removal options on the market!
3. They Can Treat Various Skin Conditions
Many people don’t realize that BBL therapy can be an excellent treatment for skin conditions like rosacea, acne scars, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and spider veins. BBL helps enhance your skin’s self-healing properties, encouraging it to break up unwanted pigments, shrink troublesome blood vessels that cause redness, and stimulate restorative collagen production for fresh, healthy skin on old scars.
4. They Require Minimal Downtime
Compared to alternative options like CO2 and other ablative lasers, BBL has a much shorter recovery time. You can expect to experience some redness and peeling similar to a sunburn for a day or two, and in those first 48 hours, you’ll need to avoid any activities that cause you to sweat.
You’ll also experience some small, dark spots on the skin that look a little like coffee grinds. We call these MENDs—short for “microscopic epidermal necrotic debris,” which means tiny bits of dead skin. These spots are completely normal, and are actually a sign that your body’s healing process is working! You’ll usually notice them 1 to 2 days after your treatment, and they should begin to dry and flake off over the course of the next 5 to 7 days.
It’s important not to rush this process. Your provider will give you detailed instructions on aftercare, but make sure not to rub, scratch, or pick off the MENDs. They’ll come off naturally soon enough, revealing brilliant, glowing skin. Think of it like a mini-staycation—a few days where you can relax and rejuvenate with no expectations!
Why Autumn is the Perfect Time for BBL Therapy
You can, of course, enjoy the benefits of BBL any time of the year. But we find that autumn is especially beneficial for a number of reasons.
- Less sun exposure: after BBL treatment, your skin will be sensitive to UV light, so you should always wear sunscreen when headed outside. Patients tend to find it easier to avoid excess sun exposure once summer is over and the call of sunny vacations has mostly passed.
- Time to recover: though your downtime for skin resurfacing and skin rejuvenation procedures will be minimal, it can be easier to take a couple of days of “social hibernation” in autumn when the kids are back in school. And because hair removal can take several sessions, starting now can get your skin smooth in plenty of time for the next shorts season.
- Photo-ready for the holidays: Feel confident when you take those holiday photos! Because you’ll see the most dramatic results after 2–6 weeks, a fall photofacial gives your skin plenty of time to get refreshed and ready for seasonal socializing.
Rejuvenate Your Skin at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio
If you’re ready for a refreshed look, a more even skin tone and texture, or a stress-free body hair routine, BBL can help! At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, our dermatologists are highly trained to choose the perfect wavelength of light and number of sessions to target your skin concerns. End the year with confidence with the help of advanced laser treatments!
Cosmetic Laser Treatments in Mansfield, OH
Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio offers the latest cosmetic dermatology solutions to help you love the skin you’re in. If you’re interested in learning more about laser dermatology or any of our other treatments—including PRP treatments, microneedling, dermal fillers, and so much more—schedule a consultation today. Call (419) 664-5138 or send us a message online!