- 1 What is FotoFacial®–AgeDelay™?
- 2 How Does FotoFacial–AgeDelay Work?
- 3 What are the Benefits of FotoFacial–AgeDelay?
- 4 Dr. Bitter’s Passion
- 5 What Other Skin Conditions Can a Photofacial Address?
- 6 Who is a Good Candidate for a FotoFacial?
- 7 Personal Consultation with Dr. Bitter
- 8 Preparation for a FotoFacial
- 9 The FotoFacial Procedure
- 10 Recovery
- 11 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 12 Cost
- 13 References
What is FotoFacial®–AgeDelay™?
FotoFacial–AgeDelay is a state-of-the-art system that uses light waves to reverse the signs of aging and maintain healthy skin for years! Intense pulsed light tightens and resurfaces the skin to turn back the clock on wrinkles and age spots. (1) The fountain of youth is a reality thanks to 20 years of pioneering research, scientific studies, and extensive experience by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Patrick Bitter, the world’s expert and premier authority in treating the skin with light. Learn more about the exciting innovations from this industry leader by keeping up with his blog.
With over 25 years of experience in skin, face, body, and hair treatments, Dr. Bitter of Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology has developed FotoFacial–AgeDelay, Hollywood’s go-to anti-aging beauty secret for men. Patients in their 30s and 40s who undergo two to four FotoFacial–AgeDelay treatments per year can keep their skin looking the same (or better!) well into their 60s or 70s. Step on the red carpet of life with flawless skin – schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bitter, or call us at (408) 358-5757 today!
We proudly serve the areas of Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose, CA.
How Does FotoFacial–AgeDelay Work?
FotoFacial–AgeDelay uses broadband light (BBL), also known as intense pulsed light (IPL), to achieve smoother, healthier, younger looking skin that ages more slowly. Pulsed light energy accesses deep tissue, working one layer at a time to jumpstart the production of collagen and elastin, the key ingredients for youthful skin. Unlike other energy-based treatments that destroy and regrow the skin’s surface, FotoFacial–AgeDelay uses light pulses that penetrate deep layers of skin while a cooling system keeps surface cells protected. (1)(2)
Tighten and Lift Without Surgery
Studies show that broadband light (BBL), is a safe and effective way to resurface the skin, treat acne, sun damage, brown spots, lesions, scars, rough skin, and even remove unwanted hair. (3) But that’s not all. Photofacials also stimulate the production of collagen deep in the dermis, so skin is firmer, tighter, and revitalized. Our male patients are thrilled with the results, which is why Dr. Bitter’s system is the gold standard for skin resurfacing.
What are the Benefits of FotoFacial–AgeDelay?
Diet and exercise are great supplemental aids to a healthful glow, but they cannot take you to the celebrity-worthy levels a FotoFacial–AgeDelay treatment can. Recover skin’s youthful properties and treat many common skin conditions.
All-Over Skin Rejuvenation
Put your best face, neck, arms, legs, and shoulders forward with the versatile ability of this system to affect the skin and the body. Great skin year-round!
The cooling feature of the FotoFacial-AgeDelay treatment means minimal patient discomfort. However, a topical agent can be applied to the skin for increased comfort for sensitive patients.
Increased Collagen and Elastin Growth
Collagen and elastin, the two components that give skin its youthful appearance, diminish over time. By penetrating deep into the skin, FotoFacial–AgeDelay kickstarts the regeneration of these critical proteins, resulting in a brighter, younger-looking complexion.
Long-Term Hair Removal
With just a few sessions, enjoy the long-term effects of hair removal in targeted areas across the body. When used for hair removal, men concerned with excess back, neck, or chest hair can take advantage of a hair reduction solution that also leaves their skin looking great.
Resurfaced in a Flash!
One of the added benefits of a FotoFacial is the ease with which it can fit into your busy schedule. With treatments lasting only 15-minutes, patients will quickly be on their way, without anyone at the office or gym being any the wiser.
Dr. Bitter’s Passion
Dr. Bitter has performed over 36,000 FotoFacial treatments, and with FotoFacial® now in its 20th year, he can guarantee excellent results for all skin types and levels of pigmentation. Three elements allow FotoFacial to work on a variety of skin:
- Consideration and adjustment for patient age, skin type, and skin condition.
- The correct number of passes over the skin optimizes efficiency, comfort, and safety.
- The best number of treatments over time for each patient.
The unparalleled expertise Dr. Bitter brings to FotoFacial–AgeDelay elevates men’s dry, cracked, wrinkled, and sagging skin to a healthy, smooth and clear state.
Take Dr. Bitter’s word and appearance for the pioneering treatment’s success: For the past twenty years, he has been performing FotoFacial treatments on himself. Patients are shocked to find out he is a 61-year-old grandfather! Dr. Bitter promises his patients that if they, too, undergo FotoFacial—AgeDelay treatments twice a year, their skin will look as young as it looks today for the next 30 years.
Long-term studies indicate that 45-year-old patients can maintain their appearance for ten years with FotoFacial treatments. Read that again: ten years! It’s not magic; this is the result of decades of research and precise scientific formulation. Dr. Bitter is incredibly passionate about his patients and his groundbreaking procedure. He is thorough, attentive, and strives for the best with every patient; results will be as flawless as he knows they can be. So don’t let the aging process discourage you; let Dr. Bitter hand you the key to youthful vitality at any age.
What Other Skin Conditions Can a Photofacial Address?
Beyond the desire to look younger, a FotoFacial–AgeDefy treatment can address a multitude of symptoms, including:
- Port wine stain
- Dry, scaly patches
- Pilonidal cysts
- Benign skin growths
- Raised scars (4)
Who is a Good Candidate for a FotoFacial?
Sun damage is an increasing concern, especially during the summer months. As a result, men’s photofacials are now one of the top five minimally invasive procedures. (5) Address skin imperfections with a FotoFacial–AgeDelay treatment. During the consultation process, Dr. Bitter will assess each patient carefully to make sure there are no circumstances that would hinder a patient’s ability to receive treatment, including:
- Patients who have recently tanned or who are sunburned.
- Patients who are currently using Accutane.
If a FotoFacial-AgeDefy is unsuitable, Dr. Bitter can suggest an alternate procedure.
Personal Consultation with Dr. Bitter
Conveniently located to serve the areas of Los Gatos, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and San Jose, CA, Advance Aesthetic Dermatology is the premier destination for men’s skincare and photorejuvenation with FotoFacial–AgeDefy in all of the South Bay. Dr. Bitter is widely recognized internationally as the world expert in treating and rejuvenating the skin with light – you are in good hands!
Our friendly staff is ready to assist you in booking a consultation appointment, during which Dr. Bitter will evaluate your skin’s health and address your concerns. If you would like to learn more about how Dr. Bitters’s pioneering skincare development can help you achieve great results for your skin, schedule a consultation or call (408) 358-5757 to speak with our friendly staff today!
Preparation for a FotoFacial
Staying hydrated, following a proper diet, and wearing sunscreen are excellent supplemental aids to maintaining healthy skin, so patients are encouraged to continue these habits. Additionally, close adherence to the following suggested steps leading up to your treatment will mean maximizing your results and keeping your skin safe:
- Avoid sunburn.
- Stop taking anti-inflammatory medications (temporarily).
- Discontinue the use of prescribed skincare products.
The FotoFacial Procedure
A FotoFacial–AgeDefy procedure lasts only 15 minutes. Each process starts with cleansing the skin before a numbing topical agent is applied to alleviate discomfort. Next, a cooling gel will help the broad-spectrum light from the FotoFacial wand penetrate the deeper layers of skin. You’ll be given special goggles to protect your eyes during the treatment, and afterwards skin cells quickly rejuvenate while you continue your routine. Dr. Bitter recommends two to four treatments per year for the best results.
The improved effects of a FotoFacial–AgeDefy treatment will be seen over a few days but will steadily continue to improve. Patients may experience some redness and swelling, which may feel like a mild sunburn. Resist the urge to scratch or remove the healing skin if scabbing occurs. Continued treatments will reveal progressively improved skin.
Patients can assist in recovery by following these additional steps:
- Cleanse the treated areas two to five times a day. Dr. Bitter will recommend the best products for cleansing after treatment.
- Apply protective skincare products as suggested by Dr. Bitter.
- Use sunscreen every day – no exceptions!
- Use moisturizer liberally to combat dry skin.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
At Advanced Aesthetic Dermatology, we offer our patients an array of options to reach optimal skin health and address various overall aesthetic concerns. In addition, Dr. Bitter can suggest procedures to help patients achieve their skincare goals. Please book a consultation to hear more about these and other methods we offer!
- Botox – an injection that relaxes facial muscles and reduces wrinkles.
- NovaThreads – enhance and lift the skin of the lower face, jawline, and neck without surgery and with no downtime.
- Sculptra – a filler that stimulates collagen growth.
These and many other options are available to patients seeking an appearance upgrade.
The cost of a FotoFacial–AgeDefy treatment will depend upon the areas treated. Your personal consultation will address the price and any other information required before your procedure. Book your consultation today!
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- Hedelund, L., Due, E., Bjerring, P., Wulf, H. C., & Haedersdal, M. (2006). Skin Rejuvenation Using Intense Pulsed Light. Archives of Dermatology, 142(8). https://doi.org/10.1001/archderm.142.8.985