Is BBL (Broadband Light) the Right Treatment for You?

BBL (broadband light) is becoming more and more popular, and there is a reason for that – this simple, nonsurgical procedure repairs damage and helps to make skin look younger, firmer, smoother, and refreshed.

What Is BBL?

This kind of treatment uses short blasts of high-intensity light to help patients with loose skin; freckles, age spots, and other spots of excess pigmentation; small blood vessels; rosacea; and uneven skin pigmentations. The intense pulsed light therapy heats up the upper skin layers, which stimulates the skin to regenerate new collagen, a protein that helps skin to look firm and supple.

What Is the Procedure for BBL?

If you are interested in BBL, the first step is to schedule a consultation, at which your doctor will carefully examine your skin for issues and to see where BBL can help. Before the treatment, you should stay out of the sun, wear protection when you do go outside, and avoid any medications that will make you more sensitive to light (always ask your doctor before discontinuing any prescribed medications).

During the treatment, your doctor will use the appropriate wavelength of light precisely in the area where it is needed, for maximum results. It usually takes less than an hour, and during the procedure your skin may look red and feel warm, both of which are normal. Typically, results are seen after multiple treatments.

If you have a lot of sun damage, it may take a few days after the treatment for the pigment to completely vanish, and if you have freckles and sunspots they may get darker before coming off. After BBL, it is important to wear sunscreen every day and to protect yourself from the sun.

BBL is a quick, nonsurgical way to remove damage from skin and look younger. It requires very little time to recover, and you will love the results! You’ll have a more even skin tone and a refreshed look. Advanced Dermatology Associates, P.A., offers BBL, along with several other dermatology treatments that will have you looking and feeling your best. We are located in West Orange, New Jersey, and you can call (973) 243-2300 for an appointment.