Photofacial Specialist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D. -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Jennifer A Baron, M.D.

Board Certified Dermatologist & Mohs Micrographic Surgeon located in The Rose Garden, San Jose, CA

If you’re looking for a non-invasive solution to eliminating brown spots and broken blood vessels on the surface of your skin, photofacial treatments with BroadBand Light (BBL)™ therapy may be right for you. At her office in San Jose, California, board-certified dermatologist Jennifer Baron, MD, uses advanced BBL technology to break up pigmented areas of the skin. Dr. Baron also uses photofacials to rejuvenate the body’s production of collagen to tighten loose skin. To learn more about the benefits of photofacials with BroadBand Light therapy, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Photofacial Q & A

What is a photofacial?

Dr. Baron offers photofacials with BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy by Sciton®, which utilizes intense pulsed light (IPL) energy to treat a variety of skin conditions and age-related skin changes.

Dr. Baron uses the BBL technology of photofacials to address:

  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Age spots
  • Rosacea
  • Brown spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Broken blood vessels

You can also enjoy the collagen toning benefits of the BBL system. Collagen is an essential protein necessary for healthy, youthful-looking skin. As you age, your body slows down its production of the protein, which results in wrinkles, fine lines, and slack skin.

By directing IPL energy into the deeper tissues of your skin, Dr. Baron triggers increased collagen production to firm and tighten your skin. Your skin looks and feels smoother and more youthful.

What happens during photofacial treatments?

During a photofacial treatment, you can expect to sit or lie down on an exam table. Dr. Baron applies a handheld device to deliver light energy into your skin. She can adjust the wavelength of the energy to treat your specific condition.

The energy passes through your skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. Dr. Baron can use BBL technology to treat dark spots and other issues nearly anywhere on your body, including your back, arms, and legs.

The BBL technology heats up the targeted treatment area, breaking up darkened pigments and reducing inflammation and the appearance of damaged blood vessels.

Dr. Baron can treat many skin issues in just one session. Depending on the location and size of the treatment area, your procedure may only last a few minutes and requires no downtime.

How long do the results of photofacials last?

Many conditions that are treatable with BroadBand Light therapy during photofacials improve soon after your treatment. However, some conditions like rosacea may return even with treatment.

Dr. Baron can determine if you need maintenance treatments based on your skin type and condition. She often recommends a series of photofacial sessions over the course of several months to help you achieve optimal results. You may also benefit from maintenance treatments once or twice a year to retain your skin’s healthy appearance.

To find out if a photofacial is right for you, call the office of Jennifer Baron, MD, or book an appointment online today.