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Phototherapy: BBL - BroadBand Light


Treatment of Sun Damage, Age Spots, and Redness using Phototherapy

What is BBL BroadBand Light?

BBL is a technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL energy allows your provider to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions.  Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

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 skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its more natural beauty; blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger looking. This photothermal energy will also eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with BBL?

  • Pigmented Lesions (ex. freckles, age spots)
  • Vascular Lesions (ex. small blood vessels)
  • Acne
  • Skin Firmness
  • Uneven Skin Texture
  • Unwanted Hair

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 sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments needed will vary depending on what is being treated, and your provider will also personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement that you desire. Your provider may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures, such as lasers, to further personalize your treatment.

Will It Be Uncomfortable?

The BBL procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.

What Should I Expect After 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 provider will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results.

What Aftercare Will I Need?

It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instruction on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

How Long Will It Take to Recover?

This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.