Acne Treatment

Acne Treatment by Radiant Esthetics in Newport, RI

Are you dealing with difficult acne? Forever Clear BBL ™ may be the answer. The BBL ™ is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses powerful broadband light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without any topicals or medication. BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulse Light) device that delivers light energy deep into the skin to help stimulate collagen and reduce acne, leaving the skin radiant.

The advantages of this treatment include:

• Safe as long as a trained practitioner administers it
• Unlikely to produce long-term complications
• Appropriate for all areas of the body
• Suitable for use with most other acne therapies
• No scarring

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Possible side effects of Sculptra injections include localized bleeding, tenderness, discomfort, redness, bruising and swelling. Side effects usually fade within a few days, although can last longer.

According to Valeant Aesthetics, “Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are sometimes noticeable when pressing on the treated area. Larger lumps, some with delayed onset with or without inflammation or skin discoloration, have also been reported.”

CAUSES OF AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are usually caused by accumulated exposure to the sun‘s ultraviolet (UV) light, they may also be the result of using tanning beds/lamps; trauma or injury; or genetic predisposition. People with light skin are more likely to develop age spots, as are those with a history of frequent sunburn or sun exposure.

DIAGNOSIS OF AGE SPOTS

True age spots are harmless and do not require treatment. If what is thought to be an age spot appears irregular, however, a biopsy may be performed to ensure that it is not malignant. Spots with the following characteristics should be evaluated by a physician:

In addition, spots that are itchy, red or sensitive, or that bleed, should be checked for malignancy.

TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR AGE SPOTS

Although age spots are not medically dangerous, many people who develop them find them aesthetically unappealing. Treatments to remove age spots or make them less prominent include the following:

Treatment of age spots is considered strictly cosmetic, so insurance companies typically do not cover procedures to remove them.

The Treatment

The Sciton Forever Clear BBL uses a combination of blue, yellow, and infra-red light to eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote the natural healing process. It helps manage acne because blue light rays help destroy the P. acnes bacterium responsible for producing acne and also has an anti-inflammatory effect on keratinocytes, the most common cells in the outer layer of the skin. The BBL is a gentle and non-invasive laser. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic. However, we may recommend it based on the patient’s discomfort levels. The treatment is relatively fast and can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area being treated. When doing a larger area on the body, patients can expect the treatment to take 30 minutes.

FAQ

Forever Clear BBL can be the right treatment for anyone experiencing active acne. Our providers will consult with you before any treatments to identify if you are a candidate.

Any area of the body can be treated. Most commonly, patients treat their face, neck, or back.

Most patients see improvement in just one treatment. However, we recommend 4-6 treatments in total. This will vary from patient to patient, and our providers will create a personalized plan for you.

With the BBL, there is typically no downtime. However, it is very important in the weeks following your treatment that you protect yourself against the sun. Most patients can wear makeup and skincare products and resume regular activity shortly after.

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