Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL™)
BBL is Sciton’s trademarked name for their IPL (Intensed Pulsed Light) machine which is far more powerful and controllable than previous generations of IPL devices. Many of our patients report that it delivers the most effective photofacial treatment; it can improve many skin imperfections, with little to no downtime.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
Some of the most bothersome skin issues many Guelph and area residents face are the brown age spots, broken capillaries, sallow tone and fine wrinkles that result after years of sun exposure. Many others are also troubled by acne or the flushing and redness of rosacea.
Broad Band Light (BBL) is the name for the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. When performed with the more powerful Sciton system, BBL is one of the most exciting therapies that can help these concerns. The treatment can dramatically even skin color, fading away browns and reds and improving fine wrinkles and tone. Exciting new research at Stanford has found that regular Sciton BBL treatments actually improve DNA damage in deeper layers of skin, slowing the changes of aging and causing skin to behave and look as it did when it was younger.
What is Broad Band Light (BBL™)?
BBL and IPL and photofacial are three terms for a class of device that uses a flash lamp to produce light energy of many wavelengths at the same time. Just like lasers, different devices offer a wide range of power outputs. High-energy treatments create laser-like effects. BBL is Sciton’s trademarked name for their IPL machine which is far more powerful and controllable than previous generation IPL devices.
Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation, leading to increased skin firmness. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. BBL treatments usually takes 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area. It may cause mild discomfort, which most patients compare to the sensation of a rubber band snapping. If necessary, we will desensitize the treatment area before, or during, the procedure to ensure your comfort. Depending on the condition being treated, you may have no after effects, or a mild pinkness that fades quickly. If brown spots are removed, they will initially darken, and then fall off
How many treatments will I need?
Best results usually require a series of 3-4 treatments, depending on degree of damage to be repaired. Treatments can also be combined with skin tightening modalities, microlaserpeels or fractional resurfacing treatments for even more dramatic results.The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and the clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.
What should I expect after treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. The clinician will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results.
It is important to follow the clincian’s aftercare instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a broadspectrum sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to apply makeup, return to work, and resume most activities.
Vivier® Skin Care
At ArtMed our priority is to ensure that clients receive the best services and are offered the best products. We tried several skin care products before choosing Vivier® as our skin care line, and our clients’ feedback has been exceptionally positive!
It is important to know that Vivier® is only available through a physician’s office due to its high quality and ingredient content. It is rare to find a facial line where its products have to go through rigorous testing and a complete series of evaluations before they can be distributed. Our aestheticians all have extensive Vivier® product knowledge to evaluate what your needs are and design a home care regime that specifically suits your skin.
Vivier® is a pharmaceutical company from Canada and there is research and medical documentation that proves Vivier’s® effectiveness and stability. Every little detail is covered in their facial skin care line and it is suitable for every skin type and condition.
If relief from redness and the effects of Rosacea are your concern, then the Vivier all-in-one Redness Relief Skin Care System is the right choice for you. It contains six full-sized products that help calm and soothe redness, and it may be used alone or in combination with aesthetic procedures such as BBL.
Silk Peel™ Dermalinfusion ™
SilkPeel™ is the only procedure that exfoliates and infuses skin-specific dermaceuticals, leaving you with fresher-feeling, better-looking skin! At ArtMed, we will select a specific SilkPeel™ solution to target fine lines, wrinkles, age spots or discolouration.
What exactly is a SilkPeel™?
SilkPeel’s™ wet abrasion treatment exfoliates and withdraws toxins while infusing your skin with vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants. Your skin is smoothed and refined with a visible, radiant glow.
How long does the procedure take?
It is often referred to as the lunchtime facial, procedures typically last about 20 minutes. Plush, because the SilkPeel™ delivers a dermaceutical specific to your needs, your post-treatment protocol is quick and easy.
Will there be any pain or discomfort?
No. The exfoliation may cause you a mild tightening of the skin. Combined with the cool effect of the topicals, your skin will feel healthy an smooth.
What do I need to do after a treatment?
Our medical esthetician will customize a post-care regimen, which will include sunscreen and may also include moisturizers, cleansers and serums to enhance and maintain results.
How long does it take to see results?
You will see and feel visible results after the first treatment, although most clients achieve optimal results after 4 to 6 treatments.
Prescription medications may be prescribed in conjunction with treatments done at ArtMed as part of our multifaceted approach to maximize results in a short period of time. Dr. Peirson personally assesses each patient’s skin condition through a detailed skin and health history, review of previous treatments and skin examination during your complimentary consultation.