Skin Rejuvenation NYC
A photofacial (also called fotofacial) is a simple office procedure during which intense pulses of high energy light are used to penetrate under the skin where it causes collagen and blood vessels to tighten. The results are improvements in skin tone, texture, fine lines, and sun damage. Dr. Westreich recommends a course of three to six IPL Photofacial treatments spaced three or more weeks apart for best results. These treatments are suitable for most skin types.
If you are plagued by brown and red spots on your skin, Lumecca can restore the glowing, even skin tone that signals youth and health. As aesthetic technology advances, better systems producing superior results are developed. Lumecca is the latest generation of IPL (intense pulsed light) systems, delivering up to three times more energy and improving speed of treatment for faster correction for a range of skin flaws, including:
- Red spots
- Brown spots (age spots, sun spots)
- Vascular lesions (red or purple discolorations under the skin)
- Port wine stains
- Sun damage
Lumecca: Fast Results in Skin Tone Corrections
Lumecca is far more powerful – and yet painless to experience – than other IPL systems available. In just one to three sessions, your skin can be restored with this state-of-the-art treatment.
Results with Lumecca
The results of treatment are visible within a few days from the first treatment. It continues to improve over the following weeks, becoming more young and fresh in appearance. For more severe skin conditions such as vascular lesions such as spider veins, the results are visible at once, improving over the following two weeks.
What to Expect with Lumecca Treatments
There are very few side effects associated with this advanced IPL treatment. It can be used on any area of the body. The areas most affected are those exposed to the UV rays of the sun – face, hands, décolletage, legs, and arms. You will be asked to completely avoid sun exposure for two weeks and self-tanning products for at least eight weeks prior to treatment. Certain medications need to be avoided prior to treatment – discuss your current medications with us at New Face NY so we can coordinate your treatment with your other doctors.
The treatment itself produces a sensation of heat, but most patients find it easy to experience. For those who are more sensitive, a topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment.
Lumecca Side Effects
Your skin will feel as if it has been sunburned for the first few days after treatment. The discolorations may look darker at first, and will then fall off. We provide you with full aftercare instructions, including what soaps or cleansers to use so your skin heals as it should.
Am I a candidate for Lumecca?
This treatment is FDA cleared and appropriate for skin types I to IV. These skin types are generally as follows:
- Type I: fair or pale skin with red or light blonde hair
- Type II: fair or pale skin with blond hair
- Type III: fair tending towards beige, dark blonde or light brown hair
- Type IV: olive or light brown skin, dark brown hair
More About Lumecca: A Groundbreaking Treatment
Many women – and men – are taking steps to prolong the look of youth. Lumecca is the most powerful of all photo-rejuvenation skin treatments available. Our patients love the fact that they need fewer treatments to restore skin tone or correct a pigmentation problem. Typically, patients require only one to two treatments to achieve even skin tone that looks bright, healthy, and youthful.
Dr. Westreich offers a selection of potent cosmeceutical skincare to compliment the results of office treatments:
- Gel Wash (Glycolic)
- Cream Rinse (Glycolic)
- Daily Lotion (Glycolic, SPF 15, Moisturizer)
- Night Time Toner
- Salicylic Acid (Acne)
- Body Wash (Glycolic)
- Peel Gel
- Radiant C
- HQRA cream
- Arnika Forte
Laser Brown Spot Removal
Dr. Westreich uses a unique variation of non-ablation technology for spot removal. This allows for sensitive skin areas around the eyes, face and neck, chest and back of the hands to be treated with little discomfort and minimal downtime. This treatment is effective for pigment spot reduction or removal. Broken capillaries can also be treated at the same time. Spot removal typically requires no significant healing period but may require 2-3 treatments for maximum results.
Dr. Westreich may suggest treatment with a superficial ablative Erbium skin resurfacing laser. This allows for more substantial wrinkle reduction and skin smoothing than IPL photofacials. Variations in skin tone and texture often respond well to these lightly ablative treatments. Erbium resurfacing typically require a 5-7 day healing period but give more dramatic results with a single treatment than other resurfacing techniques.
Laser Hair Removal
The hair removal laser works by targeting a particular color (wavelength) in the hair follicles with laser light. This wavelength is close to that of melanin: the substance that gives color to the skin. In order to avoid problems with increased or decreased skin pigmentation, a balance is obtained in the treatment between the strength of the laser and the effect on the hair follicles. Typically light skinned patients with dark brown or black hair have the most rapid and long-lasting effect from this treatment. Lighter haired patients or those with darker skin tones will require more treatments and may have less dramatic results, due to the properties of the laser treatment itself. Multiple treatment sessions are needed, and may be permanent in some cases, but often a variable and small percentage of hair will grow back. This new hair is usually lighter and thinner and can be retreated as needed.
Glycolic acid is one of the alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs). This naturally derived acid can treat acne, fine lines, skin texture, and skin brightening. The peels offered by Dr. Westreich are superficial treatments that exfoliate the skin and can help to fade discoloration, acne scars, reduce breakouts, and soften fine lines. They are suitable for all skin types and there is no downtime. Dr. Westreich may recommend repeating a peel every 6 weeks over a 3-6 month period to achieve the best results. Depending on the peel concentration selection, there may be some minimal flaking and redness afterwards.
TCA or trichloracetic acid are medium depth peels that are helpful to improve superficial discoloration, fine and medium depth wrinkles, sun damage and acne scars. TCA peels provide dramatic results but require about 7-10 days of healing time afterwards.