BBL™ BroadBand Light Photofacial

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Rejuvenation that is so subtle, people will wonder what you’ve done.

Sometimes, we are unable to prevent our faces from showing our age. Pollution, aging, harsh cleansing products, and the sun can cause our skin have a dub and wrinkle appearance. Luckily, BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL) gives people the ability to correct uneven texture, brown spot, and age spots. BBL is an anti-aging miracle as it reduces visible damage and takes years off your face.

Broadband Light Therapy is the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. BBL uses short bursts of high-intensity light to make your skin look younger and firmer. The light therapy also creates an even-toned and textured skin. Because the treatment doesn’t involve going under the knife or extensive recovery time; you will think this anti-aging treatment is magic. It isn’t, but it’s pretty close to it.

What is BBL?

When people look at you, one of the first things they notice is your face. Unfortunately, your face can also give away your age. The aging process, exposure to the sun, and the use of harsh facial cleansers can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving you with wrinkles and a dull appearance. BBL is a skin treatment that takes years off of your face by reducing the visible damage.

BroadBand Light Therapy, also called facial phototherapy or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy, uses advanced technology to give people skin that’s firmer and more youthful. Those who have undergone this treatment also notice that the texture and tone is more even. FDA approved, BBL is a safe, non-surgical approach to correcting aging, sun-damaged skin.

BroadBand Light Therapy treats the following conditions:

  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Skin Firmness
  • Pigmented Lesions, and
  • Vascular Lesions

How Does BBL Work?

BBL uses light energy to warm the upper layers of the skin. The heat stimulates the skin cells underneath the skin to produce new collagen. Increasing the skin’s production of collagen allows your skin to appear vibrant and smoother. Not only does this light energy therapy increase your skin’s collagen production, it removes the fine blood vessels that cause redness. It also eliminates excess melanin that causes pigmented lesions.

The machine also has a cooling feature. This feature allows you to undergo the high-powered energy session with very little discomfort. If the treatment is uncomfortable, a numbing cream can be applied to the treatment area. However, the use of numbing cream is not necessary for the majority of patients. Again, BBL is FDA approved and a safe way to achieve younger-looking skin. To achieve optimal results, patients should have two to four treatment sessions a year.

What Areas of the Body Does BBL Treat?

BBL treatments can treat multiple areas of the body. However, because of the exposure to the sun, the areas most people have treated are the back of the hands, chest, neck, face, and shoulders.

The most commonly treated areas are:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Hands

Frequently Asked Questions About BBL

Q: IS BBL Treatment Painful?

No. The procedure noninvasive and gentle. While different people do have different tolerances for pain, most people won’t need to use a topical anesthetic. If you feel any discomfort during the procedure, you should tell you treatment provider. They will apply a topical numbing cream to the sensitive areas.

Q: What Should I Do to Prepare for the Treatment?

During your initial consultation, your treatment provider will tell you how to prepare for the treatment. Before the procedure, you should avoid tanning beds and spending long periods of time in direct sunlight. You should also stop taking certain medications. These activities may make your more sensitive to light.

Q: How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?

The number of treatment sessions that are necessary to achieve the best results can vary from one patient to the next. The treatment sessions you need to schedule really depends on the results a person desires. You can combine the treatment with other procedures like Ultherapy® and Botox® to get the look you want.

Q: What Should I Expect After My BBL Treatment?

You will experience some mild redness following the procedure. The treatment may feel similar to a sunburn. The sensation should go away in a couple of hours. Some people may experience slight irritation for the next couple of days. You will see better, healthier looking skin within a few days after the treatment. If you have broken blood vessels, age spots, or sun spots, they should clear up in a couple of weeks.

Before/After Results

Check out the before and after results of our very own patients at SKIN 101