What is FotoFacial®?
FotoFacial® is actually a combination of treatments by BBL™ treatments to address many defects or damages caused by the sun and aging. The treatments include the use of different BBL™ filters to get rid of pigmentation, redness (rosacea or poikiloderma), broken capillaries, facial spider veins, wrinkles, and laxity of the skin.
The combination of these treatments performed at the same visit with local skin anesthesia is repeated monthly for 4 to 5 treatments. The results are simply fantastic.
What can I expect with these treatments?
Your pore size is reduced, the texture of the skin becomes smoother, and the skin becomes tighter, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and tightens the skin of the jowls, cheeks, and neck. A tired, older looking neck and face can be made more vibrant and younger looking without drastic (and sometimes face and life altering) plastic surgery. Variations on the treatments can be made by substituting an Arctic Peel for one of the other treatments, when wrinkles or skin laxity is the major problem.
What parts of the body can be treated by these techniques?
The most common area is the face and neck combination, but other common areas of treatment include the abdomen, thighs and knees, breasts (for elevation and treatment of the décolleté), and back, as well as the upper arms.
Can all skin types be treated by FotoFacial®?
Yes, but in general, lighter skin types will be treated with a different combination of the laser and BBL™ procedures than darker skin types. It is important to tell your doctor if there is a background of darker pigmentation genes, increased pigmentation with trauma, medication usage that causes sensitivity to sunlight, or keloid formation.
What adjunctive treatments can be added to help enhance or protect the results?
Skin care products or needle-based therapies (Botox® or fillers) will be recommended by Dr. Seaver if needed to prolong the effects or results of these BBL™-based treatments. MicroLaserPeels™ or Arctic Peels may be suggested to aid in other mild skin defects such as acne scarring, or fractionated Erbium laser treatments may be recommended for more severe problems.
How will I know which combination is right for me?
Dr. Seaver and his staff will review your history, medications, and skin type to make proper choices to address the skin damage that bothers you most prior to scheduling your treatments. Pretreatment regimens will be prescribed and discussed with you, and the treatments will begin 2-4 weeks after the consultation. Occasionally, minimal pretreatment is necessary, and if that is determined to be the case, the therapies can begin sooner.
Additional Skin Resurfacing Treatments
At Laser & Vein Center of North Jersey, Dr. Philip Seaver provides expert cosmetic procedure services to the patients from Northern and Central New Jersey, and NYC. By focusing on each client’s unique concerns and needs, our doctors provide personalized care with state-of-the-art technology for optimal health, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction. To receive more information or schedule a free cosmetic consultation, call 973-408-8346 to speak with our friendly staff.