BBL pigment smoother uses broadband light to treat age spots, sun-damaged skin, “blotchiness,” and pigmentation issues to revitalize skin and improve complexion. This photorejuvenation technique recruits light energy in order to produce clearer skin and encourage new collagen to grow, allowing for even coloration as well as gradual skin-tightening results and improvements in texture. Board-certified top plastic surgeon Dr. Barry Weintraub offers BBL treatments at his NYC location for patients looking for non-invasive ways to achieve glowing, even-colored skin tone.
Broadband-light treatment utilizes light therapy to target areas of excess or uneven pigmentation, thanks to the use of Sciton laser technology, the most advanced broadband-light-therapy system available. During your BBL treatment, the Sciton laser sends broad-spectrum light and photo-thermal energy to the affected area. This gentle, non-invasive treatment can improve sunspots, brown spots, age spots, rosacea, and red facial veins. Breakouts and acne can also be corrected. The most popular treatments involve the face, neck, chest, shoulders and backs of the hands, although any body part with sun damage can be treated, including backs, arms and legs. This light energy reaches both the epidermis (the surface of your skin) and the dermis (the underlying layers of skin) to stimulate collagen production and improve pigmentation. The Sciton BBL system uses a special sapphire cooling plate that maximizes patient comfort during treatment. Unlike traditional laser-light technologies, the Sciton laser delivers efficient results in fewer treatments.
BBL treatments can correct hyperpigmentation or blotchy discoloration and produce a beautiful complexion with little or no downtime. Dr. Weintraub offers broadband light therapy at his state-of-the-art NYC facility. Patients looking to refine their appearance and correct sun-damaged skin, uneven skin tone, brown spots, sun spots, rosacea, and even acne can do so with the help of BBL treatments. BBL therapy lasts about a half-hour and patients can resume daily activities after treatment. Makeup can be applied immediately after.
There is no specific chronological age that determines when you should have a rejuvenative procedure; the best way to know when it’s right to call for a consultation is when you look in the mirror and see something that truly bothers you. Whether it be because you wish to get rid of wrinkles, eliminate unwanted hair, pigment unevenness, or acne breakouts, lasers can absolutely help.
BBL pigment smoother improves the appearance of skin damaged by time, sun exposure, or hormonal imbalance, and improves imperfections in pigment and color, resulting in a more vibrant-looking you!
You’ve certainly looked in the mirror many times. However, when you look in the mirror and begin to see things that upset you, that’s when you should schedule a consultation. A consultation will help give you a better understanding of your own issues.
Even though some laser resurfacing is non-ablative (non-destructive), it is imperative that laser resurfacing be performed by a highly qualified practitioner because complications can result from improper use by inexperienced providers. The use of lasers is considered a subspecialty of surgery. Non-ablative laser treatment is serious, and should not be taken lightly!
For the treatments to address the deepest wrinkles like lipstick lines, crepey excess skin around the eyes, and extensive sun damage, Dr. Weintraub uses the Erbium laser by Sciton, which he believes is the best machine available, and also performs C02 treatments. Only Dr. Weintraub himself – with his extensive training and knowledge of anatomy – performs these deep, resurfacing procedures.
Remember, this is your surgery, and you are interviewing the doctor as much as he’s interviewing you. Do not hesitate to bring a list of questions with you on your consultation. And remember: a good surgeon is someone who not only has the skill to perform the surgery, but is someone who understands what your specific needs and desires are. A good surgeon should listen, listen, and listen!
Have no fear during your consultation. This is a time to speak, to be heard, to learn, and to develop a trusting relationship. Questions can be answered, and fears allayed. And while Dr. Weintraub is at the cutting edge of his field in terms of technique and medical developments, you will find his office environment to be comforting, personable, and inviting. He and his staff truly care about each and every patient, and take great pride in making themselves available to help with every step of the process.
Though once limited to a hospital setting, the more modern approach to cosmetic plastic surgery is to perform such procedures in a safe, secure and completely private operating room. Although Dr. Weintraub has privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital, and The Center for Specialty Care (outpatient limb of Weill-Cornell Hospital), he prefers the privacy of his hospital-grade, state-of-the-art surgical center attached to his office at 800A Fifth Avenue. This facility is attended by Dr. Weintraub’s team of board-certified anesthesiologists, certified registered nurses, and fully licensed operating-room staff. With its private entrance, its standards are of the highest quality, and offer Dr. Weintraub’s patients the utmost in medical and plastic-surgical care.
The best candidates for BBL pigment smoother are well balanced, in good general health, and possess realistic expectations. You are an excellent candidate if you’ve done your homework, have had your consultation, and the following three things are present:
You will be asked to avoid sun exposure and self tanners for two weeks prior to treatment. This is absolutely imperative.
You should avoid the sun, and can apply makeup immediately after treatment.
Dr. Weintraub has always been blessed with a strong aesthetic sense. He possesses a unique blend of medical science and artwork, as it truly is artwork that he performs on the human form. His attention to detail ensures that he gets the best results possible, and he is meticulous about everything he does, from pre-op to post-op care and beyond.
He studied medicine at Cornell during a time when core values were emphasized, and it is on these values that he bases his practice. He believes that physicians should be humble and respectful, and should never lose sight that the person they are operating on is exactly that: a person possessing real-life issues and concerns. The chairmen of the department of general surgery at Cornell at the time, Dr. Tom Shires, along with another luminary, Dr. Leon Morgenstern of Cedars-Sinai, taught Dr. Weintraub that “The operating room is a sacred place. It’s a very serious place. Never be cavalier about surgery.”
During his surgical residency training, Dr. Weintraub regularly visited Mexico to donate his time operating on deformed children and adults who couldn’t afford proper healthcare. In less-than-optimal conditions, he learned how to perform surgery with the basics, and received great satisfaction in making profound differences in people’s lives by restoring their faces and bodies. Similarly, when he was Chief Resident at the New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Center, and later when he was Chief Resident at the Reconstructive Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, he found that his compassion for patients, along with his skill and precision as a surgeon, could change lives and bring people joy they never thought possible.
Dr. Weintraub believes that surgery is never a race. The patient is always number one. He keeps in his wallet a piece of paper that is his motto in the operating room: “Always demand what is right, and never accept second best.” He likes to consider himself a “thinking surgeon,” and does not enter the operating room with a mechanical series of steps to execute robotically, but likes to remain alert and ready for whatever intraoperative challenges might spontaneously arise. Although many notable surgeons openly listen to music while performing surgery, Dr. Weintraub does not, preferring the mood of the operating room to remain serious and focused.
Over 60% of Dr. Weintraub’s practice is comprised of complex redos of surgeries performed by other offices. Such procedures always involve difficult issues, since there exist not only the limitations of a patient’s own anatomy, but also the limitations of another surgeon’s aesthetic, and the scar tissue that has developed as a result. Patients seek Dr. Weintraub from all over the world to correct their aesthetic problems. He takes great pride in getting the best results, and always enjoys the challenges of such procedures.
Last, Dr. Weintraub will not hesitate to turn patients away if he feels they are not good candidates for surgery. If a surgery is not in someone’s best interest, he will be the first to say so. However, when a patient is a good candidate, the results produced by Dr. Weintraub can be magical, and he feels that it is an honor to give patients a gift they can enjoy for the rest of their lives.
Dr. Weintraub and his staff will be happy to discuss BBL pigment smoother with you. Please call our office for a private consultation. We hope you look forward to our warm welcome and the opportunity for us to help you make an educated and confident decision.
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