Here’s some great news for everyone who dreams of defying the aging process: A new study conducted at Stanford University and published by the Journal of Investigative Dermatology demonstrates that Broadband Light (BBL) or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments–otherwise known as photofacials–not only deliver visibly brighter, more radiant looking skin, but also work on a deeper molecular level to actually change genetic patterns of aged skin to more closely resemble young skin.
“This is the closest we’ve come to discovering a Fountain of Youth,” said Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr, MD, in a recent webinar presentation. Dr. Bitter is the founder and developer of the first Fotofacial™ procedure. Since their inception, photofacials have been successfully used by medaesthetic practitioners to treat and reduce a wide range of conditions associated with aging skin including:
- Facial Redness
- Brown (age or sun) Spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Broken Capillaries
- Enlarged Pores
Regular Photofacials Treatments Pose No Risk And Reverse Aging Skin
In addition, a second study carried out by Dr. Bitter provides clinical evidence that patients who have received regular photofacials over a period of about a decade maintained significantly younger looking skin. “In my experience, no skin care product, bio-identical hormone regimen, supplement or vitamin can improve skin and slow down its aging better than light therapy can,” said Dr Bitter. This second study also revealed that regular long-term photofacial treatments are completely safe and may even reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Besides slowing down the aging process, photofacials deliver a younger, healthier appearance without downtime, pain, or surgery and are cost-effective. What’s more, photofacials can be carried out on any part of the body including the face, neck, décolleté, hands, and back.
For optimal skin rejuvenation results, a series of 5 photofacials treatments carried out over the course of several months is recommended. At Bellava we administer photofacials with the Artisan system from Palomar, the latest generation of superior aesthetic IPL systems.