The light energy delivered by the BBL (BroadBand Light) technology gently heats the upper layers of your skin which stimulates skin cells to regenerate new collagen. Conditions that can be treated with the BBL are freckles, dark spots, small blood vessels (telangiectasia), rosacea redness, acne, acne scars, sagging skin and uneven skin texture. The light energy delivered by the BBL is absorbed by the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Over the next few days the pigmented lesions will darken and fall off.
Procedure is very well tolerated, however an anesthetic cream may be applied prior to your treatment. Sensitive skin patients may find some redness or flushness on their face which fades within a few hours.
Recommended frequency of treatment: once a month
IMPORTANT NOTE: patients should avoid sunlight or tanning for two to four weeks before their appointment. Patients should not have any current outbreaks such as herpes simplex virus during their treatment
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Is this treatment safe?
Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are no long-term health hazards from the light used in BBL treatments. There are many advances in the Sciton technology that make it unparalleled for skin safety, without compromising effectiveness for treatment.
What are the results?
Each BBL treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections.
How many treatments do I need?
Treatments are repeated every month for a total of 3-5 treatments. Many patients find an annual maintenance treatment helpful to keep their skin looking its best especially with severe sun damage or chronic skin conditions like rosacea. We perform at least 2 full passes over the area being treated. We monitor the skin temperature to ensure safety. Most patients achieve the desired results after 3 treatments, but more severe or stubborn conditions may require additional sessions.
Does the treatment hurt?
The sensation is often described as a hot pinch or snapping feeling. The sensation only lasts for a fraction of a second, and you may feel heat or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Your eyes are covered because there is a bright flash of light with each pulse.
What can I expect after each treatment?
Temporary pinkness of the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. Darkly pigmented lesions will usually become darker after a treatment and then gradually come to the surface of the skin and flake off. This process takes about a week on the face, and 2 weeks or longer on the body. Lighter pigmented lesions and red or vascular lesions will generally show gradual fading over about 4-6 weeks. If you have a great deal of pigment or sun damage present, you may feel some heat sensation on the treated area (similar to a sunburn) after the treatment for up to a few hours. You may resume all of your normal skin care products and makeup use immediately after your treatment.
Are there any special instructions to follow around the time of my treatments?
It is absolutely essential to protect yourself from sun exposure prior to and during the time frame of your BBL treatments. You will be more prone to sunburn, and if you get a suntan, it is not safe to undergo BBL due to an increased risk of burning your skin. The best time to perform these treatments is during the fall and winter months when your skin is at its lightest baseline color of the year. If you cannot avoid significant sun exposure, you may not be a good candidate for BBL treatments. Wear an SPF of 30 or higher daily on the treatment area.
Who should get BBL treatment?
Anyone who wants to improve the signs of sun damage and aging in their skin, such as pigmented and vascular irregularities will benefit BBL procedure. Treatments can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and most other parts of the body.