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BroadBand Light (BBL)
Broadband Light (BBL) Therapy, also known as Photofacial, is a state-of-the-art skin care treatment that erases sun damage and stops making you appear older than you really are.
BBL combats hyperpigmentation, visible facial veins and uneven skin tone, among other concerns like sun spots, redness, age spots and fine lines.
BBL can help treat acne as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
The pulses of light heat the layers beneath the surface of your skin, prompting a healing response that softens blemishes and pigmentation issues, bringing any damage to the surface of your skin only to flake off on their own.
The pulsed light can be used on many areas of the body, as long as the device can lie flat against the skin. The most frequently treated areas are the:
- Back of hands
Skin is smoother and brighter after the treatment. Pores will also look smaller and smoother, and blemishes and discoloration will fade.
Pulsed light is delivered to the skin with a handheld device. The heat emitted by the pulses of light prompts your skin cells to generate new collagen. Collagen is a protein that provides scaffold-like structure to your skin. Youthful skin looks smooth and plump in part because of collagen abundance. Our bodies produce less collagen as we age and the collagen that is produced is less firm than before. This natural loss of high-quality collagen is compounded by the damaging effects of the sun; namely ultraviolet rays inhibiting the production of new collagen.
BBL heats the upper layers of your skin, boosting production of collagen in the months following your treatment. This is what provides the skin-smoothing and blemish-reducing effects.
As the light is emitted, some patients describe the sensation of heat or a slight pinch. Any discomfort is tolerated quite well by the vast majority of patients. The length of the appointment depends on the treatment areas, but it could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to complete the light therapy. After a BBL treatment, your skin may be red for a few hours. Most people are able to go back to work and resume other normal activities immediately. Our team will make sure that you have complete aftercare instructions to protect your results, which includes avoiding direct sun exposure.
To get the best possible results, more than one treatment may be needed. Once you aesthetician examines your skin and discusses your goals with you, they can determine how many treatments are needed.
If you’re getting ready to have treatment, or if you’ve just had it, read our pre and post treatment instructions so you can take proper care of yourself every step of the way.
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