Problematic skin doesn’t have to affect your confidence and self-esteem. Whether you hate going to social events because of age spots or wrinkles, Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery offers non-surgical treatments to clear your skin.

With these treatments, you gain beautiful skin without needing long recovery periods. Learn more about common skin problems that bother men and women and the treatments Dr. Edward Buckingham, an Austin, TX, facial plastic surgeon, offers to help your skin get a youthful, healthy glow.

Age Spots and Wrinkles

Spending time in the Texas sun can affect your skin. Age spots often become noticeable as you reach your 40s, though they can appear earlier and cover your face in black, brown, or gray spots.

While age spots are not harmful, they may make you self-conscious, and the BBL Ultra Peel is a quick treatment that helps erase these spots from your face.

BBL Ultra Peel treatments combine broadband light treatments that remove age spots with Erbium laser treatments that help remove the upper layers of skin to reveal the healthier, radiant skin below.

Not only does this treatment reduce the appearance of age spots, but it can also help with fine lines and some wrinkles.

BBL Ultra Peel treatments require a topical anesthetic to eliminate any discomfort you might feel during the treatment. Following the treatment, your upper skin layers may appear red for up to a week, and about two days after the treatment they will begin to peel away over a span of two or three days.

Facial Spider Veins and Uneven Skin Tone

Another common problem with aging is uneven skin tone and the development of spider veins. For these issues, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are ideal.  Dr. Buckingham has the Sciton Joule BBL system, one of the most effective light treatment devises available.  IPL/BBL treatments involve pulses of light that are directed at the skin.

This promotes collagen production to help make the skin more elastic. At the same time, the light helps decrease the size of the capillaries under the skin that cause redness and spider veins. This helps even out the skin tone.

IPL/BBL treatments begin with applying a gel over the areas of the face in need of treatment. To alleviate any mild discomfort, ask about topical anesthetic creams. The light treatment takes less than 30 minutes to complete, so you can fit it in during your lunch break. Following the treatment, your skin may be a little red, but this goes away within two hours.

Usually 2-3 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart will kick start great improvements in your skin.  Maintenance with 2-3 treatments a year will not only keep your brown spots and spider veins at bay, but studies also show it will literally up regulate your DNA to produce more collagen and keep your skin looking younger for years.

A consultation is the first step towards clear skin. Watch Dr. Buckingham’s introductory video discussing what happens during this consultation. The Texas facial plastic surgeon takes time listening to your concerns and coming up with a treatment plan that addresses those specific concerns. Schedule this consultation over the phone by calling (512) 401-2500.

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