About Photofacials at CNY Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
In addition to advanced cosmetic and reconstructive surgery services, many people visit us from Watertown, Utica, and Syracuse for skin rejuvenation treatments of all types. BBL/IPL (Broad Brand Light or Intense Pulsed Light) photo rejuvenation can gently restore a fresh, vibrant glow to your skin with no downtime.
To find out more about BBL/IPL photo rejuvenation or our many other minimally-invasive Medical Spa treatments, request a complimentary skin care consultation online with our licensed esthetician. You can also call our office in East Syracuse, New York at 315.663.0112.
BBL/IPL photo rejuvenation, also called a photofacial, gently reverses early signs of aging on the face, neck, shoulders, chest, arms, and hands. These simple treatments provide many benefits including:
- Improving skin texture and tone
- Diminishing lines and wrinkles
- Correcting uneven pigmentation like age spots and freckles
- Fading redness due to rosacea and visible blood vessels
During your complimentary skincare consultation, our esthetician will devise a plan to address the unique needs of your skin. Our clients often combine photo rejuvenation with other minimally invasive Medical Spa services such as injectable fillers, vein treatments, or BOTOX® Cosmetic at our Syracuse, NY area practice for more complete enhancements with minimal downtime. You can also purchase our clinical skin care products to use at home and keep your skin looking beautiful.
How It Works
These gentle treatments effectively rejuvenate the skin without impacting its surface, so you won’t need to wear ointment after your BBL/IPL sessions. The high energy light improves your skin in two ways:
- It is absorbed by highly pigmented areas such as the blood in visible blood vessels or the melanin in sun spots and breaks the pigment down so that it is absorbed by the body.
- Its heat stimulates collagen production, which restores volume under the skin. The added collagen softens fine lines and wrinkles and gives treated areas a youthful fullness.
Photo rejuvenation treatments are performed during a simple office visit and are usually complete in about 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. While topical anesthetic is always an option, most patients experience minimal discomfort without it. Because these treatments are so gentle, there is no required downtime. Improvements develop gradually in the weeks after treatment. We recommend a series of 4 to 6 treatments spaced approximately 3 weeks apart for optimal improvements.
Our surgeons offer a treatment called photofacial to correct a wide range of skin conditions. This innovation in facial skin care helps Syracuse residents achieve clear and healthy looking skin by diminishing the appearance of rosacea, broken capillaries, age spots and freckles. Our surgeons can help you incorporate this procedure into your treatment plan.
More than Skin Rejuvenation
In addition to rejuvenating the skin, BBL/IPL treatments are an ideal choice for hair removal for our Syracuse and other Central New York clients. BBL/IPL gently and effectively inhibits the growth of hair on even sensitive areas of the body such as the face, bikini line, and chest. Patients require several treatments to account for the natural growth cycle of the hair.