What is BBL BroadBand Light?
BBL is innovative technology for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. BBL energy allows you to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and other skin conditions. Your treatment will be customized to match your skin type.
How does IPL / BBL Phototherapy work?
The light-based energy used by the IPL / BBL Phototherapy will lightly heat the top layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen in the skin for a more natural appearance. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine blood vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces lesions.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary, and your physician will customize a treatment plan based on the results you want. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other procedures to further customize your treatment.
What is the process?
After your eyes are protected, you may feel a warm or tingling sensation as the light is absorbed by the skin. 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.
Will treatment be uncomfortable?
The procedure is safe and noninvasive. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no recovery time. In most cases, you are able to return to work immediately.
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. Your skin will be sensitive to UV light and you must avoid direct sun until you are completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen outdoors.
What conditions can be treated with IPL / BBL Phototherapy?
- Freckles and age spots
- DNA Damage
- Sun Damage
- Vascular Lesions
- Acne and redness
- Firm Skin
- Uneven Texture
- Unwanted Hair
- Acne Scarring
What areas can be treated?
Any area of skin can be treated by this technology. The most common areas are those most exposed to the sun. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
What should I expect afterward?
You may experience some redness that should dissipate within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by flaking and healing as time progresses. Your treated skin will feel smoother, your pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade away with time. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatment sessions, and the areas you want treated.