Regenerative Aesthetics with BBL Hero and Exosomes
Studio R Aesthetics is proud to be the first practice to bring Sciton's BBL Hero to Charlottesville!
BBL Hero is an award-winning technology that improved the appearance of aging skin and reduces rosacea, acne, melasma, and sun spots comfortably with little to no downtime. Patients can enjoy social activities immediately after treatment and typically see visible results after just one treatment, whereas less effective IPL treatments typically take 5 to 6 treatments to see results.
As we age, our skin loses its fresh and smooth appearance because we lose collagen and elastin. Clinical trials have shown that topical exosomes can stimulate fibroblast cell proliferation, increase collagen and elastin, and can be used to decrease the age of skin and treat a variety of skin conditions.
What is Broadband light (BBL) and how does it work?
Broadband light is a non-ablative device that delivers light in the visible and infrared spectrum as phototherapy or photorejuvenation to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Vascular lesions such as telangiectasias and cherry angiomas
- Coarse, dull skin texture
- Large pores
BBL is similar to Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) with differences described below. This technology is a great way to avoid more invasive procedures later in life like plastic surgery.
What are the differences between BBL and IPL?
BBL is a more advanced version of IPL and offers a number of substantial benefits compared to traditional IPL machines:
- State of the art cooling features that ensure maximal patient comfort with minimal side effects
- Filters that allow treatment of a wider range of skin conditions with increased firming and tightening of the skin
- BBL treatments have been shown to functionally change gene expression in aged skin to be more like younger skin, which is why it is considered regenerative aesthetics
- Better outcomes when treating conditions such as brown spots and acne when compared to IPL
- BBL Hero is performed more quickly than IPL and does not result in IPL striping or scarring that occurs as a result of the stamping process used with all IPL devices
What can I expect during a BBL treatment?
Most patients do not need topical anesthetic and experience warmth during treatment. We will apply a cooling gel prior to the procedure and patients will wear protective eyewear. A typical treatment takes 30 minutes.
How do I prepare for a BBL treatment?
Patients undergoing BBL treatment should avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 4 weeks before and after treatment.
Patients should avoid waxing, sugaring, chemical peels, and products containing retinol, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid for 1 week prior to treatment.
What are exosomes?
Exosomes are tiny structure measuring 30-200 nm that play an important role in influencing the environment around cells to regulate communication and facilitate the exchange of RNA and important proteins between cells, in addition to transferring numerous growth factors, cytokines and genetic material that signal tissue repair and improve the health of skin cells.
As we age, our skin loses its fresh and smooth appearance because we lose collagen and elastin. Clinical trials have shown that topical exosomes can stimulate fibroblast cell proliferation, increase collagen and elastin, and can be used to decrease the age of skin and treat a variety of conditions.
What can exosomes be used for?
When exosomes are applied to the skin, they can:
- Reduce post-procedure redness and reduce downtime
- Reduce the appearance of age-related pigment
- Visibly make skin appear firmer and more youthful
- Visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Hydrate and nourish the skin
- Promote a more radiant and even toned complexion
When exosomes are applied to the scalp, they can:
- Visibly make hair look and feel softer, shinier, and fuller
- Hydrate and nourish the scalp
- Promote a healthy hair growth cycle
- Noticeably reduce hair shedding
Which treatments are exosomes best paired with?
While topical exosomes can be applied directly to the skin, they are more effective when applied after treatments that allow the exosomes to penetrate deeper into the skin such as:
- Chemical peels
- Microneedling treatments
- RF microneedling treatments
- Moxi laser treatments
- CO2 laser treatments
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I recently received my first platinum hydrafacial done by Michelle and it was absolutely phenomenal! She took her time and really focused on making it an incredible experience, one of the most relaxing things I have ever done! Not to mention my skin looks and feels amazing!! I will be recommending this to everyone I know and I will absolutely be back for more!
Today was my first Hydrafacial done by Michelle! Studio R Aesthetics exceeded my expectations. The staff was extremely nice, the office was adorable and I was very comfortable. My facial was very relaxing. Michelle was terrific, Answered all of my questions and my skin felt amazing afterward. I already can’t wait for my next experience at Studio R Aesthetics. I can not recommend them enough.
I had a brow wax and tint. Not only did my brows look AMAZING but I never had someone rub the area around my brows! It was the most calming and relaxing experience! 10/10 recommend!
I had a awesome experience last week with Studio R Aesthetics, first thing was just how amazing the inside of the building was, it was gorgeous and full of light, so comfortable. I was shocked when I found out about all of the services that they provide, so many! Very impressive! I was also impressed by my doctor- Dr.Segura was a delight and very professional but down-to-earth , I felt very comfortable telling her my issue's she made me feel like I was being heard when I was speaking of my problem with my hair thinning, and falling out drastically, I got a bit emotional talking about my hair and she just made me feel like she really understood what I was going through, it was an amazing experience and I definitely will be going back for a long,long time. Thank you Dr. Segura for your kindness and your compassion for me, you are very special.
Brandy was great and knowledgeable!!
Had a great experience with Dr. Segura! She is very knowledgeable and reassuring. All of the staff were friendly and professional.
Amazing practice! Both doctors and staff are very knowledgeable and skilled at what they do! I look forward to every appointment!
Michelle did a wonderful job! Thank you Studio R!
I’ve been a patient of Dr. Segura for a year now, and I’ve had several procedures done by Brandi. Her calm and caring demeanor always brings me great comfort when she can sense my insecurities and difficulty in talking about the things I would like to improve or change. To her, I am the most important person in the world while I’m in her care, she goes into great detail of all procedures, and what they entail. She is very patient, kind and has my best interest in mind at every consultation. She is truly an artist and has given my beauty, and confidence back both inside and out. ❤️ Can’t wait for my next treatment!
Good experience! As a traditional medical person I was a little leery of the spa like setting for what I felt was more of a medical procedure (bioidentical hormone treatment). However, I was treated very professionally by Dr. Itri, who I found to be knowledgeable, competent, and very forthcoming and accommodating in responding to my questions & concerns.
I love coming here! I’ve been seeing Brandy & Michelle for about 3 years. They are so sweet and personable! The studio is GORGEOUS and the whole staff is talented! Highly recommend coming to see them for all of your aesthetic needs!!
They were able to get me in same day! Excellent customer service and beautiful office❤️
I started semaglutide in April and finished in August. I went from 171lbs to 133lbs and couldn’t be happier. Everything was so easy, everyone on staff was incredibly kind, and I am so glad I invested in myself. Well worth the money! Thank you, Studio R!
My name is Matt Street. I have been a client and patient with Studio R for well over a year. Over this time, I have used many of the services provided by Dr. Segura, and Dr. Itri. All of the services have been top-notch. Recently, I received a hydro-facial from Michelle. To say it was an amazing and invigorating experience would be an understatement. Michelle uses cutting edge technology to meticulously treat the face and neck area. I typically get about 3-4 facials a year and Michelle is, by far, the best to ever do it. Her expertise includes deep knowledge on how to maintain healthy skin. She provided me with many cost-effective options to continue to maintain a healthy skin routine. I highly recommend Michelle for all your facial needs. I will be exclusively using her services going forward. Thanks, Matt
Jason and Brandi are the experts in promoting optimal health. They understand bioidentical hormone replacement inside and out!! If you're showing the signs of aging: tired, achy, lack of libido, etc. call them right now! They can help you get your vitality back!
Dr. Segura is one of the kindest, most patient, and skilled physicians I have seen in all my years receiving fillers and Botox. I have not been happy in the past with the results of tox and fillers from others. Dr. Segura has made such a difference in how I feel. Definitely do not pay attention to the very few negative received as I can only assume they are from her competitors.
Dr. Segura exceeded all of my expectations from start to finish. I simply cannot recommend her enough for the most thorough, professional and impressive results.
Dr. Segura and the team are so thorough. She took her time explaining every option and providing a breakdown of cost, time, healing, etc. Will definitely come again.
I had a facial done by Michelle she done fantastic. And I had botex by Dr segura very informative and gentle. Definitely will be a repeat customer!!!
Outstanding service. It was my first time doing this and Michelle was great! She answered all my questions and I learned a lot during the sugaring!
My eyebrows have never looked as good as when Michelle does it! She listens and does exactly what you want!
I have been a client here for over a year now. I recall my first visit with Dr. Segura and how nervous and intimidated I was. Not for long though! Her quiet, calm and confident manner set me at ease and assured me that I was at the right place and in the right hands. The professional team at Studio R are so friendly and customer focused. I’m not even sure how I came to find them but I am certainly glad I did!!
Dr. Segura was so kind and informative. She took her time to explain everything to me and even made some recommendations based on my goals.
Michele is a very talented aesthetician who has taken a great deal of time educating me about all of the options that align with my skin care goals for aging and sensitive skin. She is incredibly skilled and adjusts the methods she uses based on what works. She’s top notch; can’t recommend enough.
Beautiful studio, lots of great services!
Love this place and there snacks! Michelle is absolutely the best waxer ever! She has been waxing me for years and always leaves me with amazing results. (:
I recently had the RHA filler procedure done by Dr Brandy Segura. I had my lips, corners of my mouth and chin area worked on. I was numbed up before the procedure, which made it very comfortable. The procedure went very well,and I was very pleased with the filler used. It’s been three weeks now and I am very pleased with the end results.
I love the space and the staff! Michelle does my facials lashes and brows. I absolutely enjoy my time with Studio R!
I decided to make a Brazilian waxing appointment at Studio R Aesthetics after a friend highly suggested them to me. I was not disappointed. The area is posh, welcoming, and luxurious. Michelle was patient with me as I asked questions and made sure I felt at ease during the wax. She was conversational enough to where I felt less tense, but not so much that I felt like I couldn’t enjoy the experience. I could tell she was very knowledgeable and she gave me a detailed 101 in sugaring vs. waxing. I’ve only dipped my toe into one small area of services here… they have so many more to offer! I’ll definitely be back!
What a tranquil environment! Walking into a very calm and clean reception area I was greeted almost immediately and taken back for my appointment fairly quickly. Michelle provided my services of a hydrofacial and waxing. Michelle was very professional and continued to educate me throughout the entire process. I learned so much about my skin and not only was rejuvenated but relaxed and at times, dozed off. I would highly recommend Studio R for any needs. All staff I came in contact with were friendly and beyond helpful.
I just recently moved (to Lynchburg) and was looking for an injector in a reasonable distance. I found Dr. Segura and loved the fact that she prefers to do the injecting work herself! I had Botox and fillers and when I asked about fillers she was very honest with me about what would help and make me happy. She didn’t try to sell me on more filler even when I thought it’s what I wanted! She was thorough, kind, and extremely gentle. And I’m obsessed with the results! Easily the best experience I’ve had! 10/10
Dr. Segura is fantastic. She has a wide range of minimally invasive options and during my initial consultation discussed the pros and cons of the treatments. I’ve had 2 of the 3 CoolPeel treatments that I purchased and I’m so happy with the results so far.
If I could give 10 stars I totally would! For starters this office is GORGEOUS with an amazing vibe and quality music if I might add. Most importantly, Dr. Segura is AMAZING. Not only is she super kind and walks you through every step, but she listens to you and what YOU want and that is super important. I am OBSESSED with my lips and I plan to return for filler and other services in the future. You can tell Dr. Segura knows what she's doing & I love that 👏 The front desk staff were also super kind and did I mention, the office is BEAUTIFUL 🤩 I 100% recommend. If you're on the fence, do it! You won't regret it.
Very thorough explanation of services and offerings, allowing the patient to come to an informed, personal decision as to their treatment. Excellent.
Dr Segura was extremely knowledgeable and helpful!
Every aspect of my experience at Studio R was amazing! The studio is incredibly clean and gorgeous - creating a relaxing, luxurious experience. All the staff are friendly, accommodating, and professional. My Botox and filler consultation with Dr. Segura was extremely informative and honest. This was my first time getting Botox/filler so she walked me through the basics, what to expect, pricing, areas of my face to prioritize over others, etc. She spelled everything out for me so there were no surprises! My Botox/filler combo appointment went extremely well. She made sure I was comfortable the entire time by checking in frequently. To her credit, it was a lot less painful than I anticipated due to the numbing cream and distraction device/methods she uses. It’s been a week since my appointment and I am SO happy with my results! She reduced my “gummy” smile with lip filler and also reduced TMJ related pain I was having with Botox. Studio R is a 1000 / 10!
I am 75 years old and never thought it's possible to have that younger look. With the pleasant attention and treatment, I have received from the qualified staff, at Studio. R Aesthetics, It is possible. I am a happier 75-year-old and younger looking than before.
My visit to studio R Aesthetics was great very clean environment and friendly staff. I went in for a chemical peel for my melasma and hyperpigmentation. Physician Michelle Morris took her time listening and explain me that it’s better if I wait not to get a chemical peel since I have rosacea. I like her honesty that she was worry about my skin rather than doing some procedure that I don’t need. So she recommended a facial which I really liked my skin felt much smoother and brighter main thing my rosacea did not flair up either after the procedure. All there products are great at the clinic she suggested to get some daily power defense moisturizer by zo which works great on my skin. I would Definitely recommend studio R.
I had my eyebrows tinted and shaped by Michelle. It was my first time having my eye brows professionally shaped and I was nervous. Michelle was wonderful and spend an hour and 20 minutes with me. I was so impressed and will make this a monthly part of my self care routine now.
I love how upscale and comforting this salon feels. Every team member I've worked with has been very happy to help me as well.
Fabulous relaxing and restorative facial tailored just for my needed.
The BEST in Charlottesville for lip filler and lash extensions! Dr. Segura and Michelle are so amazing to work with and my results are always perfection. I recommend Studio R to all of my friends and family.
I met with Dr. Segura to learn more about semglutide. The entire experience was lovely, their receptionist was super friendly and the office is beautiful. Dr. Segura was very informative and thorough.
I love coming here! I’ve been coming here for the past year for a variety of things and have always had a positive experience.
Always a great experience at Studio R. Aesthetics!
Dr. Segura is the best! She is very patient explaining all procedures to me carefully and thoroughly, and her results are terrific. I am often nervous before procedures and she is supportive of an incremental approach. Highly recommend.
Such an awesome staff!! So sweet and informative. I’ll definitely be coming back!
Had a great experience at Studio R. Received a facial from Michelle who is an incredible aesthetician, and the front desk staff, Cat and Emily, were extremely friendly and courteous as well. 10/10 highly recommend!
Studio R Aesthetics is amazing! Michelle has been my go to for my waxing needs for many years and I’m super happy to have found this wonderful place. It’s absolutely gorgeous and welcoming. And everyone is so sweet! I had a facial done today with Michelle and it was hands down the BEST facial ever. 5 stars isn’t enough, I would definitely recommend!!
Amazing salon and very personable staff. Will absolutely return! Michelle was great and the sugaring process was as painless as possible!
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