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What BBL™ BroadBand Light Can Do for You

As the days warm up and the sun sticks around longer and longer, the effects of sun damage area on people’s minds more and more. Many of our medical spa patients in Anchorage come to us because their skin has lost some of its luster due to sun damage and aging, and they want to get back that healthy glow. BBL™ BroadBand Light can help accomplish just that, using pulsed light to deliver superior results in photorejuvenation therapy. And if you entered the #FreshFaced campaign, don’t forget to schedule your appointment to receive 10% off a BBL™ treatment! How does … Continue reading »

Skin Care Changes With the Seasons

The midnight sun is no longer with us. Days are getting shorter, the air is crisper, and pumpkin spice lattes have returned. While we transition to fall by breaking out our sweaters and jackets, it’s also a great time to transition our skin care needs. It’s the best time to reverse sun damage. Fall is a great time to address any darker pigmentation that has developed during the summer months. Sun exposure is the leading factor for hyperpigmentation, and even with sunscreen, melasma and hyperpigmentation can emerge. At FACES, our medical spa in Anchorage, we offer treatments and products to … Continue reading »

Understanding ProFractional™ Laser Treatments

When it comes to expectations versus reality with skin, educating our medical spa patients is important. Often, our Anchorage patients want to correct aging, sagging skin, and their first instinct is a facelift. ProFractional laser treatment is an option that can help drastically reduce the signs of aging — without surgery. The ProFractional laser creates thousands of narrow-diameter channels into the skin, covering a fraction of the treated area. The body’s natural healing response triggers collagen and elastin production, giving you smoother, more youthful looking skin. This will also help reduce scarring from acne. After a laser consultation, patients are educated … Continue reading »

Treating Dark Spots With the Power of Light

Photo facials, BBL™, IPL, Forever Young BBL™, photo rejuvenation … what are these treatments, and what are the differences? The answer is they are all the same treatment, just with a lot of fancy names. We offer BBL photo therapy to treat a variety of skin care concerns at our Anchorage medical spa, FACES. Let’s look at how these treatments work to better understand how they can benefit you. How It Works The basic science behind photo therapy is using pulsed light to destroy a certain target or “chromophore.” We can target melanin (dark spots), oxyhemoglobin (vessels), or hair follicles. … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board-certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, and Dr. Ellerbe is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.