Photofacials

At Belle Âme in Oklahoma City

At A Glance

  • Highly effective skin resurfacing
  • More aggressive and powerful than most other skin treatments that don’t use ablation.
  • Wide array of issues addressed
  • Great for conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage.

A method of skin rejuvination, photofacial treatments, referring to the intense pulsed light used and sometimes is called photorejuvenation. There is no abrasion used in the resurfacing process. Like some of our other professional skin rejuvenation treatments, this treatment addresses aging, sun damage, wrinkles, unwanted freckles, spots, uneven skin tone and texture. Photofacials are one of the more effective non-ablative treatments and may address certain skin concerns with fewer treatments as compared to microdermabrasion. 

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We use BBL’s state-of-the-art broadband light system to provide a variety of solutions for your skincare needs. 

How Does Our Photofacial Treatment Work?

Sciton’s BroadBand (BBL) device works by penetrating your skin with high-intensity light pulses to break down either melanin or hemoglobin. In doing so, it helps you get rid of unwanted bright red or dark brown spots on your body. There’s only a handful of devices made to treat such imperfections, and Sciton has honed their’s to become one of the most advanced. 

Photofacial at Belle Ame Med Spa Oklahoma CityThe procedure is also known as a “photo facial,” and it is often used as a preventative anti-aging treatment and to reverse some age related skin issues as well as those related to sun damage that can happen through active outdoor lifestyles regardless of aging. These protocols can reduce pore size for an overall healthier complexion and improved skin texture as well as work as a skin tightening treatment for the face. By boosting your natural collagen production, IPL will restore elasticity to the skin, making it appear fresh, springy and youthful. 

The treatment can also help manage a significant number of skin conditions, such as irregular skin texture, discoloration, rosacea, and more. It can help banish the appearance of broken capillaries, sun damage, and skin laxity safely and quickly.

When Can You Expect to See Results?

Depending on the purpose of your treatment, results may be noticeable immediately, such as when using it to remove redness from broken capillaries. For other goals though, it may take up to two weeks to see full results. For most intents, we recommend between three and six treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. 

Your skincare specialist will then recommend suitable aftercare to maintain your results for as long as possible.

Following your session, your skin will likely have a bright pinkish hue, which will disappear within a couple of days. Don’t worry if your targeted areas appear darker at first. This is completely normal and will fade within the next 24-48 hours leaving you with a clear complexion and healthier-looking skin. 

Who Is a Photofacial For?

Because this protocol works with the melanin or pigment in the skin, photo-facials work best for people with lighter colored skin types I–III, and can be used on all areas of the body. If the treatment were to be used on darker skin types, it could cause hyper-pigmentation or burning. If you aren’t sure if photofacial is right for your skin-type, call us or drop by for a consultation with one of our skin-care specialists who may recommend an alternative course of treatment tailored to your unique skin.

Photofacials for Anti-Aging

IPhotofacials standout as a go-to routine anti-aging treatment in the industry. A single treatment can reduce signs of aging such as brown spots and pigmentation, broken capillaries, spider veins, and facial redness. Photofacials also help the skin look fuller and more hydrated as well as reduce fine lines. All of these factors can make for a much more youthful skin appearance.

Photofacials for Consistent Color

Photofacials disrupt areas of inconsistent pigment (melanin). The damaged melanin then breaks into small bits, and your skin absorbs it, decreasing the appearance of the pigmentation on your skin. The damaged hemoglobin in your blood stimulates blood flow, which helps your body absorb the melanin more easily.

Photofacials also break up micro blood vessels which, like inconsistent pigment, give an appearance of uneven skin color.

Photofacials for Smooth Skin

Although not as aggressive as a resurfacing laser, BBL can safely reduce enlarged pores and improve the texture of skin and can do so without the healing period usually required for treatments like laser resurfacing. Most patients notice smother skin following just one photofacial session.