We all want clear skin, but nature has a way of sabotaging us with imperfections, especially as we age and sun damage accumulates. Fortunately, skin rejuvenation has advanced beyond the painful procedures of the past.
Our Broadband Light Photofacial system offers comfortable and effective photofacials for the treatment of sun damage and visible veins.
This process uses pulses of concentrated light to clear:
- Sun Damage: Wide areas of pigmentation on the face, chest, and arms.
- Sunspots: Individual pigmented lesions, also known as age spots.
- Rosacea: General inflammation of the cheeks and face.
- Spider Veins: Individual vessels, which can be red, blue or purple in colour.
How does the Broadband Light work?
The Grace Clinic uses specialized hand-pieces which filter light from different parts of the spectrum. Each band of the spectrum has a wavelength that is ideal for different treatments, such as sunspot removal and vessel clearance. The hand-pieces emit pulses of light into the skin. The light is absorbed by the pigment in sunspots and the blood in visible vessels and converted to heat. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels.
How is the Broadband Light different from a laser?
Broadband Light systems are typically very similar to lasers. However, the system used at The Grace Clinic uses a much larger treatment window than most lasers. This spreads light over a wider area of skin and allows faster coverage of the skin. As a result, our Burlington photofacial patients experience quicker treatments and faster results.
What body areas can I get treated?
Any area can be treated except directly around the eyes. The face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs can all be treated.
What are the treatments like?
Our highly qualified Laser Technician will move the hand-piece over your skin, pulsing it all the while. Each pulse will send a beam of light through your skin. A flashing light, an audible tone, and a mild sensation on the skin will tell you when the hand-piece is being pulsed.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts two to 24 hours, which sooth with cold gel or ice packs.
- Sunspots/Sun Damage: The sunspots will darken after treatment and be naturally shed from the skin within one to two weeks.
- Rosacea: Skin tone will be more normal, with less pronounced redness within a week after treatment.
- Spider Veins: Vessels may disappear after treatment or they may appear darker and then fully or partially fade within ten to 14 days.
Typically, our photofacial patients will need several treatments to achieve complete clearance of sunspots, rosacea, and blood vessels.
As a reputable plastic surgeon patients consult regarding a variety of cosmetic concerns, Dr. Douglas Grace offers a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures, including several highly effective laser treatments such as Lumenis Duet for quick, painless hair removal and the best result. In fact, Dr. Grace and his staff have been acknowledged as some of the more knowledgeable laser hair removal, laser acne treatment, and micro laser peel providers. In addition, they have extensive experience helping laser skin resurfacing patients achieve a clear, youthfully glowing complexion. Both female and male plastic surgery patients are pleased with the results they achieve following treatment at The Grace Clinic.