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Dr. Alex with the Sciton laserLast week I performed my 3,000th Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment, another great milestone for A E Skin. We have helped so many people and learned so many things from doing so many treatments. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial is an outstanding treatment for facial rejuvenation. Studies have even shown that it changes the skin genetically to look more youthful. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment works well for sun damage in the form of dark spots or sun spots. It also works for redness from rosacea and broken capillaries, closes enlarged pores, and tightens the skin to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Using the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial, just about any skin type can be treated. It has a large spot size and pulses very quickly, allowing for the treatment of an entire face in three to four treatments. And the face is not the only place that can be treated. Just about anywhere on the body can be treated. Other commonly treated areas are the upper chest and the back of the hands. Impressive results can be seen over time with three to six treatments, but many people see improvement in just a single treatment. It is an easy an comfortable treatment because we use numbing cream and cold air for patient comfort. And there is virtually no downtime; most people go to work the next day. The Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial can be combined with a Micro Laser Peel for the Soft and Smooth Rejuvenation treatment for even better results. Take a look at some of the before and after pictures for yourself. Using skin care products to complement the Forever Young BBL IPL Photofacial treatment will enhance the results further. We are looking forward to many more treatments and many more happy patients. Contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

The importance of using appropriate skin care products after treatments such as chemical peels, Forever Young BBL IPL photofacial treatments, and other laser treatments can not be stressed enough. From time to time I have patients concerned about redness, irritation, discomfort, and rashes after such treatments. In almost all of the cases it has to do with what they are applying to their skin after a treatment. With so many products out there it can be confusing as to what is good for the skin after a treatment. I always recommend discussing all products you use regularly before a treatment to determine if they should be used for the week or so after the treatment. The most common mistake I run into is that people think that just because a product is over-the-counter, it is safe to use after a treatment. It is important to look at the ingredients to make sure the product does not include potential irritants such as retinoids, hydroxy acids, and hydroquinone. While these products are great for daily skin care regimens, they should be avoided for a few days before a treatment and a week after. I recommend using a gently face wash such as the Elta MD Foaming Facial cleanser, bland moisturizer such as the Elta MD Intense moisturizer, and physical sunscreens with zinc or titanium. Intense moisturizers go on best onto wet skin; the Avene thermal spring water is perfect to apply just before a moisturizer. The most important thing is that if you are unsure as to what you should use after a treatment, ask. Please contact us for a free consultation with Dr. Alex.

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