Almost everyone encounters skin problems at least once in their lives, even those blessed with good skin. Pollution, sun damage, hereditary skin disorders, stress and ageing are some of the factors that can cause skin problems.
Recommended for those who want pore refinement, skin tightening for early sagging skin and rejuvenation of skin texture, the Sciton Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation (STAR2) treatment is an innovative combination of the Broadband Light (BBL) and Skintyte2 Infra-red technology to effectively address the full spectrum of skin conditions associated with ageing, active lifestyle and sun damage.
STAR stands for Skin Tightening and Rejuvenation. It is a treatment that utilises Sciton's Skintyte2 (the upgraded version of the previous Skintyte technology) and Broadband Light (BBL). Skintyte2 delivers heat into the dermis, stimulating collagen production and minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines, while BBL uses light of different wavelengths to target imperfections of the skin such as acne scarring, pigmentation, rosacea and fine lines.
STAR2 is especially well-received by brides/grooms to be, women with enlarge pores and sagging jowls, and for patients who want some facial contouring to achieve a slightly more well-defined or "V-shape" jawline.
Any area of your body can be treated, but the most commonly treated areas are those that appear saggy or have lost their natural collagen and elastic fibres, and areas which are commonly exposed to the damaging effects of the sun. These include the face, neck, underarms, chest and abdomen.
Typically, four to five treatments are recommended with four to five weeks in between each of them. The skin appears considerably lifted and tightened with each treatment.
First, your eyes are covered with safety shields or glasses and a numbing cream is applied to the areas that are to be treated.
It is normal to feel a slight warming sensation as the light, applied via infra-red, is absorbed by the targeted areas.
Areas with pigmentation may appear slightly darker but this will gradually fade over several days. Some redness in the treated areas may also be visible. This will subside within several hours.
As the treated areas will be sensitive to UV radiation, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure until the areas have completely healed. However, as the procedure is non-invasive and gentle, you will be able to use makeup and resume most of your regular activities immediately.
STAR2 can be performed every 4-6 months as maintainence. Botox and fillers can also be administered to complement and potentiate the results of STAR2.
A good skincare regimen which includes sunblock is also essential.