Now that the days are starting to get a little shorter and the evenings cooler, it’s time to start thinking about transitioning to fall and winter skin therapies. After all the UV exposure of the gloriously sunny summer months, our focus needs to shift to exfoliation, hydration, and rejuvenation. Fall is a great time to start using targeted products to facilitate the synthesis and storage of collagen and rejuvenate the skin. UV exposure from the sun creates damaging free radicals that can accelerate the aging process. Incorporating skincare to counteract the potentially damaging effects of too much sun exposure and environmental pollution is a great way to start. Antioxidants and Retinoids have been shown in clinical research to improve the appearance of dark spots, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, and upregulate several genes that promote optimal skin health. Incorporating skincare into your daily routine with Broad Band Light therapy can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and better overall texture and tone.
Broadband light, or BBL, is a comprehensive phototherapy that sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. BBL energy is used to treat age spots, small facial veins, rosacea, freckles, brown spots, poikiloderma, skin laxity, acne, and to remove hair. Not only does it treat existing sun-damage, it also has prejuvination benefits that keep young skin looking young. BBL sends light energy deep into the skin to stimulate the skin’s natural ability to heal itself using selective photothermolysis. Selective absorption of light into the skin converts into heat energy used to injure or destroy the parts of the cell or vessel wall. All of this is done without damage to the epidermis or surrounding tissue. Safe and effective for most skin types with little to no social downtime. A typical treatment course may involve 3-4 sessions spaced four weeks apart, though individual treatment requirements vary. Limiting sun exposure both before and after treatment is recommended, making fall an excellent time to begin treatment.
The best cool-weather treatment plan for you is the one that’s customized to your unique skin and facial goals! We always recommend consulting with an experienced certified advanced aesthetician or physician to ensure your safety and optimal results.
Lumera Regenerative Medicine is located at 6464 SW Borland Road, Suite C3, in Tualatin. For more information, visit lumeramedical.com or call 503-852-9680.