Getting Rid of Summer Sun Damage and Age Spots with Broad Band Light
Age spots, also called sun spots and liver spots, are areas of hyperpigmentation on the skin. No one likes to see imperfections on the skin, particularly on highly visible areas like the face and hands. And unfortunately, age spots are incredibly common. However, there is something you can do to reclaim your youthful-looking skin. Broad band light (BBL) is the next generation of light-based skin care therapies. A BBL photofacial can reduce or eliminate these imperfections, so you can flaunt your look with confidence.
How Age Spots Develop
Age spots develop over time due to an increase in the production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that gives skin its color. Although it isn’t always possible to determine exactly why this happens, excessive melanin production is often due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. People who go outdoors without sunscreen and those who use tanning beds are at a high risk of sun spots. In particular, the face, backs of the hands, forearms, and other areas that are most frequently exposed to the sunlight are those that are most likely to develop hyperpigmentation.
How a BBL Photofacial Can Restore Your Skin
A BBL photofacial directs specific wavelengths of light energy at the target treatment area. The light energy gently heats the pigmented cells. As a result, the particles of pigment will gradually begin to slough off. In addition, the photofacial stimulates the regeneration of healthy skin cells, enabling the treated area to look renewed and youthful.
How You Can Prepare for a BBL Treatment
Your first appointment will be a consultation with a certified medical laser technician. If the technician determines that you’re a good candidate for the BBL photofacial, you’ll need to avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to the treatment. Limit your time outdoors, wear clothing that covers as much skin as possible when you do go outdoors, and apply generous amounts of sunscreen on any exposed skin. After your treatment, you’ll need to avoid sunlight for at least 24 hours.
Embrace younger-looking, more radiant skin this summer with a BBL treatment at Maloney Plastic Surgery. Our staff is composed of some of the most experienced and highly qualified skin care specialists in the Tucson area. You can schedule your consultation today by calling (520) 298-2330.