Treatment for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your physician to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age and sun spots, small facial veins, and several other skin blemishes.
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger-looking. In addition, the light energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for brown lesions.
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive and safe. There should be minimal discomfort, however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the intensity of the treatment.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, we gently apply the smooth, glass surface of the BBL handpiece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses across the treatment area. Patients often describe a stinging sensation, like the snapping of a rubber band, in the treated areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed.
BBL broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photorejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your physician will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away. You may have some redness and swelling for a day and flaking for one week.
Our physicians in a consultation determine a BBL treatment plan for each new patient, accounting for the number and severity of skin conditions being treated, as well as skin type. On average, three treatments are recommended, scheduled at one-month intervals. Each session usually lasts about 20 minutes, with patients returning to normal activity immediately afterward.
BBL treatments are designed to provide little downtime. Your face may appear red or flushed, which usually fades within a few hours. Individuals with significant pigmentation may notice that brown areas become temporarily darker and peeling off over the next week. Makeup may be applied immediately after your treatment, so you can return to your daily activities. By performing microdermabrasion or dermaplaning between sessions, recovery may be enhanced and results may be improved.
Rarely, some individuals develop “purpura” or bruising. Although uncommon, this sometimes occurs in individuals with a very prominent red component. This is painless and typically fades in about 5-10 days. Any bruising may be covered with makeup.
Individuals with prominent brown or red color may develop slight temporary swelling for a few days, especially if being treated around the eyes.
It is important to follow your physician’s instructions. We will recommend skincare products and provide instructions on how to use them. These will minimize your risk of irritation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time.
Following treatment, ice may be applied to the treated area if desired.
Medications containing aspirin or anti-inflammatories (Aspirin, Motrin, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.) should be avoided for a couple of days before and after BBL treatment.
Strenuous exercise and contact sports should be avoided for a few days.
Alcohol intake should be limited. This will help to reduce the risk of trauma and bruising.
Within weeks, your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results.
You will be sensitive to sunlight and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Sun tanning and tanning beds should be avoided for one month before and after each BBL session. A broad-spectrum sunblock with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as the primary ingredients should be used on a daily basis.