BBL (BroadBand Light)
BBL is a noninvasive skin care treatment that utilizes leading-edge technology to improve skin texture, complexion and tone. BBL technology delivers light energy to heat the upper layers of the skin, thereby stimulating skin cells to generate new collagen. The new collagen restores the skin to its natural beauty, reducing the appearance of a wide range of skin irregularities due to aging, skin disorders, and environmental factors. BBL can be used for cosmetic enhancement of several areas of the body, including the face, neck, hands, chest, and shoulders.
Conditions that can be treated with BBL
- Pigmented Lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots, melasma)
- Vascular Lesions (e.g., small blood vessels, rosacea and other micro-capillary flushing conditions)
- Skin laxity
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Unwanted Hair
+ Instructions Before Visit:
Two weeks prior: Avoid prolonged sun exposure. Must wear sunscreen daily (Intellishade or Suntegrity). No Laser treatments or chemical peels.
Five days prior: Discontinue use of Retinoids/Tretinoins. No sunless tanner in the area to be treated.
Day of procedure: Clean face, no makeup.
Procedure time: 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Downtime: 1-3 days. You can expect skin to turn red and/or splotchy, may have some slight swelling, and you may feel like you have a sunburn. Brown spots will turn dark brown and will naturally slough off in 5-10 days.
Back to work: Possibly immediately.
Anesthetic: None. Can apply topical Lidocaine if needed.
After care: Avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least two weeks post procedure. Avoid heat, strenuous activity, and exercise for several days post treatment. May apply cold compresses immediately after treatment, as needed. Physical blocking sunscreen must be worn daily, Intellishade and Suntegrity are recommended. Over the counter pain relievers may be taken as needed. Do not pick or pull at darkened spots. Use gentle skin care products, no exfoliants or retinoids for one week.
Results: Reduction of brown spots and pigmentation, reduction of redness and visible veins/vessels, collagen stimulation, and an overall more even toned and youthful looking complexion.
Duration: 6 months +