BBL™ Broadband Light
What is BBL broadband light?
BBL broadband light is an innovative technology that sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and several other types skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin's condition and your desired results.
What will BBL treatments do?
BBL broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength of 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.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
- Vascular Lesions
- Age Spots
- Solar Lentigines (Freckles)
- Bum Erythema
- Small Facial Veins (Telangiectasia)
- Port Wine Stains
- Red Spots (Hemangiomas)
- Redness and Flushing
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat 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 photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
How many treatments will I need?
From 2 to 5 treatments at 2 to 4 week intervals will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
How long will it take to recover?
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.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines 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.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure in gentle, non-invasive and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort. This varies form patient-to-patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eye will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or "rubber band snap" sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted 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 the procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all of your options with you.
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. These will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure that shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.