Broadband light
Treatment of  sun damage, age spots, and redness.

What is BBL broadband light?

BBL broadband light innovative technology sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your provider to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age & sun spots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.

What will BBL treatment do?

BBL broadband light technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo rejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your provider 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.

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 4-8 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 down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.

Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for a topical anesthesia; however your provider may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm 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 provider will discuss all of your options with you.

What aftercare do I need?

It is important to follow your provider’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 the fastest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.

What should you expect after the treatment?

  • Immediately after the treatment, the treated area may be mildly red. This may last for 3-5 days, and is a normal reaction to the treatment. Makeup can be used to conceal the redness.
  • You may experience a mild sunburn-like sensation on the treated area for the first 24-48 hours following the treatment. Apply cold compresses as needed to help relieve the sunburn-like sensation. These may be applied as often as ten minutes per hour on the day of the treatment. Gentle moisturizers or products containing aloe vera applied following the treatment can also have a soothing effect
  • An antibiotic ointment should be utilized if there is any blistering, crusting, or breaks in the skin. If this occurs, please contact our office.
  • Darkening of pigmented lesions is a normal response, and they may continue to gradually darken over the next 24-48 hours. Darkened lesions may progress to scabs or crusting, and will start flaking off in 2-3 days. The lesion is usually healed in 7-10 days, and will continue to fade over the next 2-4 weeks. Do not pick, scratch or remove scabs or crusting.
  • Avoid aggressive scrubbing and the use of exfoliants, scrub brushes, and loofa sponges until the treatment area has returned to its pre-treated condition.