Written by Avery Samuels, Reviewed by Dr. Justin Harper, MD
Fall is right around the corner, and now that temperatures are cooling down so are those UVA and UVB rays! It’s no secret that hot summer temps are caused by the Sun being closer to the Earth, but that also means the Sun is closer to your skin. This causes much more damage to your skin in the Summer, but it also means that Fall is the PERFECT time to reverse the effects of the sun!
The best way to treat damage from the sun is with more light! From BBL (Broad Band Light) to IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Photofacials, Laser Resurfacing and more, Juvly has a wide selection of Laser Facial options to treat whatever your skin concern may be. These facials are an absolutely amazing way to completely rejuvenate your skin and take years off the clock. Our Photofacials vary by intensity, and can be used to treat different degrees of damage!
But how do Photofacials work? Well, Facial skin is made up of three layers: the outer epidermis with hardened cells which can dull the complexion, the highly vascularized and collagen-rich dermis and the fatty subcutaneous layer. Due to aging, sun exposure, heredity and the presence of conditions like acne, scars, rosacea and age spots, these layers weaken and skin can appear thin, wrinkled, rough & blemished. Photofacials address those imperfections in a safe a gentle manner with fast results that improve over time as the skin thickens and becomes healthier.
When pulses of light are directed over the skin, it reaches the deeper layers where it delivers three-fold action of repairing damage and preventing the future signs of aging: dissolving of the superficial layer so it sloughs off to reveal younger cells, stimulation of collagen growth responsible for creating volume and structure in the connective tissue layer of the skin, and rejuvenation of the genes of the affected skin at the DNA level! After only 3-4 photofacials per year; in a sense the cells act like younger versions of themselves!
The Broad Band Light (BBL) laser we use for photo facials uses cutting-edge technology to reverse signs of aging by altering your skin at the cellular level. This is an innovative, multi purposed light-based technology that treats skin discoloration, acne, and vascular lesions including rosacea! The BBL has a broad range of wavelengths, allowing it to be customized for multiple skin treatments at varying degrees of intensity. This results in a comfortable, personalized experience to achieve to results you desire.
For more mild to moderate sun damage on your face or body, you can opt for a Photo facial with our Lumenis M22 IPL Laser. You’ll have the least downtime with our Lumenis Laser! Since its introduction in the 1990s, the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) procedure has been known to zap away imperfections and is considered one of the most effective non-invasive rejuvenating treatments for aging skin. The Universal IPL handpiece is designed with 9 Expert Filters tailored to the condition being treated and computer-enabled filter recognition for enhanced safety and ease-of-use.
The M22’s IPL with Optimal Pulse Technology gives us the ability to control the pulse shape and provide consistent results as well as gentler, more comfortable treatment!
For moderate to severe sun damage, wrinkles, acne scarring or pigmentation, your best option would most likely be our Skin Resurfacing Session with the ResurFX Photofractional Laser! This will go deeper than a traditional photo facial and is best focused on deeper wrinkles, acne scarring and harsh sun damage. By treating a deeper layer of the skin, ResurFX stimulates collagen growth by creating minor dermal injuries, thereby helping to improve skin texture. The treatment can also help repair blood vessels that have become visible, or help eradicate sun spots or other pigmentation irregularities (Medperuomo). ResurFX uses a 1565 nm fiber laser and a very advanced scanner, which allows us to choose from more than 600 combinations for optimal treatment! Unlike other photofractional technologies, ResurFX needs only one pass to be effective, saving you time and protecting your skin as well. This laser also has an innovative CoolScan scanner that places each fractional spot in a controlled manner to protect the skin tissue from heat accumulation and overheating. This ability is unique to the ResurFX laser, and it is also equipped with continuous contact cooling to increase your comfort during treatment!
Each laser procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour! It can easily fit into your busy day. Would you like to know what kind of laser skin options would be best for you? Talk to a Master provider today to determine how we can achieve your goals! Plus, Juvly Members save 20% off all laser services every day that can be combined with even more discounts.