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Reduce Facial Redness With the Sciton Forever Young BBL Laser!7 min read

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For months, Emily had been grappling with persistent facial redness that affected her self-esteem. Determined to find a solution, she researched various treatments and ultimately decided on Sciton Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment. Attracted by the noninvasive nature of the procedure and its ability to target the underlying causes of facial redness, Emily hoped that this cutting-edge technology would help her regain her radiant complexion and restore her confidence in her appearance.


Now, Emily’s flaunting her redness-free look and newly-found confidence in front of the whole world! Are you ready to say goodbye to your facial redness? In the hands of Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang, the Forever Young BBL Laser will bring your facial rejuvenation dreams to life!

Why Is My Face Red and Flushed?

Facial redness knows various causes, and identifying the exact reason for your condition requires a thorough evaluation of your symptoms and medical history. The list of common causes of facial redness causes includes:

 

  • Allergies — e.g., allergic reactions to cosmetics, skincare products, or environmental factors.
  • Contact dermatitis — this reaction occurs when the skin comes into contact with an irritant or allergen, such as chemicals, metals, or plants.
  • Eczema — also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes red, itchy, and inflamed patches on the skin.
  • Lupus — i.e., an autoimmune disease that causes a butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose.
  • Rosacea — a chronic skin condition characterized by facial redness, swelling, visible blood vessels, and acne-like bumps.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis — this common skin condition causes red, scaly patches on the face, particularly around the eyebrows, nose, and ears.
  • Skin infections — e.g., bacterial, viral, or fungal infections on the skin.
  • Sunburn — prolonged exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays leads to red, painful, and inflamed skin.

Why Are My Face's Red Patches Itchy?

The itchiness accompanying your facial redness could be due to one of several skin conditions or factors, such as:

  • Allergies
  • Dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Insect bites
  • Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Skin infections

It is essential to consult with a healthcare professional, such as a dermatologist or primary care physician, to determine the cause of your itchy facial redness. They can help identify the source of the itchiness and recommend appropriate treatment avenues to alleviate your symptoms and improve your skin’s health.

The Science Behind Sciton Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment!

Sciton Forever Young BBL (BroadBand Light) is a noninvasive laser treatment that harnesses advanced light technology to rejuvenate the skin. The science behind this treatment is based on broadband light energy, which presents a range of wavelengths that can be selectively filtered to target specific chromophores (i.e., light-absorbing molecules) in the skin.

The BBL technology delivers pulsed light energy to the skin, gently heating the upper layers. This targeted heating process stimulates the production of new collagen, the protein that provides structure and elasticity to the skin. By promoting collagen production, the treatment enhances skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance.

In addition to stimulating collagen production, the BBL energy targets specific chromophores responsible for various skin concerns. For example, Dr. Chang can adjust the light energy to target melanin, the pigment responsible for age spots and sun damage. The heat generated by the light energy breaks down the melanin, which is then naturally eliminated by the body, leading to a more even skin tone.

The Sciton Forever Young BBL treatment is known for its ability to provide both immediate and long-lasting results. Studies suggest that it may even alter the expression of genes associated with aging, potentially slowing down the aging process at a molecular level!

Benefits of Sciton Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment for Facial Redness

The Forever Young BBL Laser addresses facial redness by targeting the hemoglobin in blood vessels contributing to redness and visible vascular lesions. This molecule responsible for the red color in the blood is a chromophore that absorbs light energy at specific wavelengths.

During a BBL treatment, the laser’s broadband light energy is selectively filtered to wavelengths effectively absorbed by hemoglobin. As the targeted blood vessels absorb the light energy, they become heated, causing them to constrict and eventually break down. The body’s natural healing process eliminates these damaged blood vessels, reducing facial redness and visible vascular lesions, such as broken capillaries or spider veins.

This process, known as photothermolysis, allows the Forever Young BBL Laser to address facial redness in a targeted manner, minimizing damage to the surrounding healthy tissue. In addition, the treatment is noninvasive and requires little to no downtime, making it an attractive option for those seeking to reduce facial redness and improve their overall complexion!

Preparing for Sciton Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment

Adequate preparations before the procedure will ensure the best possible outcome from your Forever Young BBL treatment:

  • Schedule a consultation with a qualified professional to discuss your concerns, treatment goals, and any medical conditions or medications that may affect the procedure. This step will help determine if BBL treatment is appropriate for you and allow Dr. Chang to customize the treatment parameters to your needs.
  • You must protect your skin from sun exposure before the treatment, as sunburned or tanned skin increases the risk of side effects or complications. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Avoid sun exposure for at least two to four weeks before the treatment.
  • Discuss any medications or supplements you are taking with Dr. Chang during the consultation. He will advise you to discontinue certain medications, such as blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs, or supplements that may increase the risk of bruising or interfere with healing.
  • Avoid using harsh skincare products or treatments, such as retinoids, glycolic acid, or abrasive exfoliants, for at least one week before the treatment. These products irritate the skin and increase the risk of side effects.
  • Thoroughly cleanse your skin to remove any makeup, dirt, or oil. Your skin should be clean and free of any products before the procedure.
  • Dr. Chang will provide specific pre-treatment instructions tailored to your needs. Follow these instructions closely to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of complications.

Post-Treatment Care for Sciton Forever BBL Laser Treatment

It’s essential to follow appropriate post-treatment care guidelines after receiving your Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment to ensure optimal results and a smooth recovery. Dr. Chang will provide specific instructions tailored to your needs, but there are some general guidelines for all patients to consider.

First, protect your skin from sun exposure after the treatment. The skin may be more sensitive and prone to damage, so using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and wearing protective clothing, such as a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses, is highly recommended. In addition, avoid direct sun exposure as much as possible, especially during peak hours, to prevent complications and ensure the best results.

Keeping your skin clean and moisturized is also essential. Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, non-irritating cleanser and use a fragrance-free, non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated. Avoid using harsh skincare products, such as retinoids or exfoliants, for at least a week following the treatment or until Dr. Chang advises it’s safe to do so.

Swelling, redness, or mild discomfort may occur after the treatment, but they are temporary. We recommend applying cold compresses to the treated area for the first 24 hours following the procedure to minimize swelling. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers, such as acetaminophen, to relieve any discomfort.

Avoid picking, scratching, or rubbing the treated area to prevent scarring or infection. Instead, allow any crusting, flaking, or peeling to resolve naturally as the skin heals and regenerates.

Finally, be patient and give your skin time to recover and reveal the full effects of the treatment. It may take several weeks to see the final results, and multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. Follow up with Dr. Chang to discuss your progress and determine if additional treatments are needed.

Get Rid of Facial Redness With the Sciton Forever BBL Laser Treatment!

Ready for your Forever Young BBL treatment? Come meet with us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure! If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process, from beginning to end! Also, don’t forget to check out our blog and social media for more information on plastic surgery and plastic surgery trends!

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