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Light energy continues to make news for it’s remarkable ability to rejuvenate and heal the human body and no one knows the beneficial effects of light better than Dr. Patrick Bitter, Jr., the pioneer of  the internationally acclaimed photo-rejuvenation treatment, the FotoFacial procedure.

Over his more than twenty years of experience with pulsed light technologies Dr. Bitter has introduced a number of new applications of light to treat a variety of conditions such as acne, scars, rosacea and skin aging. Now using Broad Band Light (also known as BBL), a specialized version of pulsed light from Sciton in Palo Alto, Ca, Dr. Bitter has discovered a benefit of using BBL in a specific method to reduce or eliminate pain from a wide variety of painful conditions affecting muscles, tendons and joints.

Intitially observing the unexpected benefits of pain reduction in his patients that he was treating for skin laxity with BBL SkinTyte, Dr. Bitter, focused on using BBL SkinTyte to treat pain from injured muscles and tendons in a number of his patients including himself.

In a recent interview Dr. Bitter described his observations and treatment protocol with BBL SkinTyte as truly remarkable.

“The reduction in pain in the majority of treated patients was almost immediate after just the first treatment regardless of the the nature of the pain.The treatment is remarkably simple to have done, taking only about six minutes and feeling like a warm massage. In most cases the pain goes completely away after one or two treatments. This is the easiest treatment that I do on people with most people describing a pleasurable effect during the treatment.”

Patrick Bitter Jr., MD

The exact mechanism of action is not completely known but it is speculated that the broad spectrum red and infrared light and high energies are able to heat a large area and penetrate deeply into tissue to increase circulation, reduce pain in nerves, and stimulate gene expression changes as well as metabolic changes that help repair tissue while eliminating pain.

“Red Laser light has been shown to reduce pain with a series of treatments and these treatments are referred to as Low Level Light Therapy. BBL light is quite different in that a much more expanded spectrum of red and infrared light is used at much higher energies. These higher energies rapidly heat up the treated areas to a specific temperature. Over a period of only six minutes of heating the beneficial effects of pain reduction occur. Large areas can be treated in one session opening up the practical benefits of treating several joints or several areas of painful muscles at one time”

Patrick Bitter Jr., MD

Dr. Bitter has developed a specific protocol of BBL that produces the best results. This exciting  break through may be a very useful treatment for a wide variety of conditions including sports injuries, arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropathy. According to Dr. Bitter, the discovery of the pain reducing effects of Broad Spectrum Light is so important it needs to be introduced into any medical type settings where pain is treated.

Dr. Bitter has named the procedure HEALyte™ which stands for High Energy Absorbed Light Therapy to distinguish it from the Low Level Light Therapy with lasers.

Currently the HEALyte treatments are only available at the offices of Dr Patrick Bitter, Jr in Los Gatos, CA (Silicon Valley) but that will change as Dr. Bitter plans the first of his physician trainings in the near future. For more information contact our office.

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.   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 GatosMountain ViewPalo 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. 

How Does FotoFacial–AgeDelay Work?

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.  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!

Minimal Discomfort

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:

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

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 proceduresAddress 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:

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