SKIN CORRECTION BY INtense PULSEd Light
HOW BBL WORKS
Broadband Light Therapy, also known as BBL, is a cosmetic treatment using light therapy to rejuvenate the skin, reducing hyperpigmentation resulting from sun damage, birthmarks, bruises, facial spider veins, and other skin issues due to aging. The IPL Laser removes dead skin cells and improves other skin imperfections and tightens connective tissues in the areas where the treatment is performed to leave the skin healthy, vibrant, and more youthful.
BBL is most commonly used on the following areas:
- Back of hands
BBL is a preferred treatment to reduce and eliminate the signs of aging, and offers the following benefits:
- Safe for most skin types
- Treats several areas of the body
- Very little to no discomfort
- No downtime or recovery
- Used with other treatments
- Quick treatments
- Stimulates collagen production
- Fast results
WHAT TO EXPECT
To prepare for BBL, we recommend you avoid the sun or tanning lotions for at least two weeks prior to the treatment to get the best results. Additionally, it is always advised to stop smoking prior to your treatment to avoid negative results.
On the day of your treatment, a cooling gel is first applied to the area followed by the applicator that delivers the BBL therapy. As the wand is moved over the targeted area, it delivers brief pulses of light energy to the skin in the targeted area seeking out red and brown discoloration, and slowly diminishes its appearance. At the same time, it boosts collagen production. BBL therapy is effective at treating rosacea, sun spots, bruises, birthmarks, facial veins, and other issues to create an even skin tone and healthy complexion.
The amount of time to complete the treatment depends on the area being treated; however, it typically takes about 15-30 minutes.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
After your BBL therapy, you may have some slight redness in the area similar to a mild sunburn, which clears up within a few days. There may be some flaking as the pigmentation comes to the surface, It is important to avoid excess sun exposure as that the new skin does not get discolored and the targeted pigmentation does not get darker as it dissipates.
The results from BBL therapy varies with each person. The more intense the pigmentation, the longer it takes to get the full results from the treatment. Even though you see some results from one treatment, as they continue, the results get better. Hyperpigmentation is greatly diminished or eliminated.
*Individual results may vary.
DID YOU KNOW?
We offer Pro-Nox, the self-administering nitrous oxide machine, in our office as an addition to any treatment. We understand comfort can be a personal thing, and certain patients find some services more tolerable than others. And then, there is the fact that some clients just hate needles!
Nitrous oxide is a naturally occurring gas that acts as weak general anesthetic when inhaled. The gas does not bind with hemoglobin so it completely exits your system after a few fresh breaths of air!