PHOTOTHERAPY-BBL BROADBAND LIGHT
Phototherapy-BBL Broadband Light™
Treatment of sun damage, age spots, and redness
What is BBL Broadband Light
BBL is an innovative light-based technology that sets new standards for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL light energy allows your clinician to design treatments, personalized for your skin and precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and many other skin defects. BBL phototherapy is non-invasive so you can receive comfortable and effective treatments to fit your schedule, even on a lunch break.
How does BBL work?
BBL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spts or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This scientific and biological process destroys the target, eliminationg it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty, blending its natural tones, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
- Pigmented lesions (eg. Freckles, age spots, melasma)
- Vascular Lesions (eg. Small blood vessels, rosacea and micro-capillary flushing conditions)
- Skin laxity
- Uneven skin texture
- Unwanted hair
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most popular treatments are the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
Can tanned skin be treated?
An active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate for treating BBL. Tanned skin has a lot of pigment or melanin that may also absorb the BBL light energy. It is recommended that a person does not have sun exposure in the area to be treated for a period of 3 weeks prior to treatment. Discuss with your clinician the possibility of tanning during your series so that a safe regimen can bes created.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient and your clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on your skin defects and the level of improvement you desire. Your clinician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance the outcome.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to a half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you.