Author Archives: Audra McKellar

ACENT’s Blog

The Benefits of BBL™ vs. IPL

When it comes to knowing the ABCs of light-based skin rejuvenation treatments, the letters to keep in mind are BBL and IPL. Like laser skin treatments, these procedures are recommended for women and men concerned about sun damage, age spots, and uneven skin tone and texture. At our medical spa in Anchorage, we believe the BBL (BroadBand Light) technology is the best approach. BBL and IPL (intense pulsed light) are actually similar technologies. In this blog post, we’ll explain how each technology works, compare how each procedure is performed, and look at the results our med spa patients can expect. … Continue reading »

Not Just a Luxury: Why Everyone Needs a Facial

People often associate facials with luxury—something that they treat themselves to. Even though facials can be luxurious, they can also be an essential component of a skincare regimen that helps your skin remain healthy and more youthful-looking for years. Just as there are many different skin types and issues, there are multiple kinds of facials. These various facials can be customized to address the specific needs of each individual, including facials that are designed to reduce stress. Many of the facials we offer at our medical spa in Anchorage accomplish many objectives. Here are some of the most important reasons … Continue reading »

Our COVID-19 (Corona Virus) Policy

Special Plan of Action related to Coronavirus Pandemic We at ACENT are primarily concerned about your safety and health. We believe that it is essential to reduce all person to person contact unless absolutely necessary. We also understand you will continue to need our services not only for urgent and emergent ENT problems but also for your routine ENT needs that will continue during this pandemic. After considering all of the available information about the coronavirus, we have developed the following plan of action for ACENT and our valued patients: We require all patients entering the office to wear a … Continue reading »

Debunking Common Laser Hair Removal Myths

Even though laser hair removal is a popular treatment at our Anchorage med spa, several myths persist about the procedure. Unfortunately, these myths may prevent some people from considering laser hair removal as a solution for unwanted hair. In this blog post, I’ll identify some of these misconceptions and provide facts that can help you decide if you can benefit from the treatment. Myth vs. Fact You may have encountered one or more of these myths while researching laser hair removal treatments. If so, you may want to reassess if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. People with dark … Continue reading »

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. How does BBL™ work? BBL™ delivers pulsed light energy, which heats up the upper layers of the skin. That heat is absorbed … Continue reading »

Meet Our Physicians

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