Broadband Light Photofacials
If your skin is looking dull, uneven, has areas of pigmentation, or is showing early signs of aging, a Broadband Light (BBL) Photofacial may be right for you. It’s a noninvasive way to restore and rejuvenate damaged skin, leaving it fresh, clear, and younger looking.
How Does It Work?
BBL is high intensity light technology that treats the effects of aging and helps maintain youthful skin. It targets the photodamage caused by ultraviolet light exposure. It is not a laser, so side effects are minimal. BBL treatments stimulate the body’s production of collagen, which diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. Dark pigmentation can be reduced, and sun damaged skin will improve in texture and appearance.
What Conditions Can BBL Treat?
BBL photofacials are customizable to address a number of skin conditions. They can be used to treat redness, rosacea, acne breakouts, spider veins, broken capillaries, uneven skin texture, crepey skin, and hyperpigmentation (including dark spots, freckles, and age spots). Facials are the most common treatments, although the neck, shoulders, chest, and the backs of hands can also be treated. The best candidates for BBL treatments are individuals with lighter skin tones.
What Is The Procedure Like?
A topical anesthetic can be applied to target areas to provide numbing. Patients wear eye protection to shield their eyes from the broadband light. There will be a warming sensation in the treated areas, and some patients may experience a popping sensation or slight discomfort in sensitive areas. Treatments generally take 15-30 minutes.
Is There Downtime?
There is very little downtime following the procedure. Patients can resume their regular activities immediately. There will be some redness in the treated areas that may feel like a slight sunburn. Any areas of pigmentation will darken and come to the surface. This will slough off within a week or two. There may be some bruising around veins and broken capillaries that were targeted. Patients must protect their skin as it heals by avoiding sun exposure. Using sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher is recommended.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients will see some results immediately including improvement in skin firming and elasticity. Darker pigmented areas will diminish within two weeks. Improvements continue over several months as new collagen is formed to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. Often 3 to 4 treatments are required for full correction of problem areas. Patients with a lot of sun damage usually see the most improvement. Many doctors recommend three treatments a year to maintain beautiful, lasting results.
Schedule a Broadband Light Photofacials Treatment
To learn more about the benefits of a BBL Photofacial, schedule a consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians.