The New Zealand sun is very harsh on our skin, particularly to those with a fair complexion. As a result many of us develop sun damage, which results in multiple pigmented spots called lentigines, enlarged surface blood vessels and fine lines and wrinkles.
We often recommend our Forever Young BBL treatment for patients with sun damage and aging changes. Forever Young BBL is one of the most exciting modalities for reversing some of the changes of aging and sun damage. While it can help improve all 3 aspects of sun damage, it is especially good to improve both the extra pigmentation and redness/vessels that are often present. We have found most patients benefit from 3 treatments approximately 4 – 8 weeks apart. When we perform your treatment, we are constantly assessing your skins response and adjust the BBL settings to give you the best response. We also use our Cryojet skin cooling device, which minimizes any discomfort and also allows higher energy settings to be used.
In addition to BBL, we can also use fractional CO2 laser treatment. This is very good for improving the textural changes and wrinkles caused by sun damage, and can also help with the extra pigmentation. Another option is to use Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency to help improve fine lines and wrinkles.
In addition to laser and light treatments, we will often use chemical peels, botox therapy, and filler applications to achieve a balanced and natural result.