Broad Band Light – BBL
What is BBL and what does it treat?
BBL is an innovative and effective technology that is setting new standards for skin treatments. It utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results with little to no downtime. By using controlled light energy this non-invasive treatment addresses:
- Uneven pigmentation, sun damage, age spots, freckles, port wine stains
- Fine lines, skin firmness, uneven skin texture
- Broken capillaries, telangiectasia, rosacea, spider veins
- Acne, large pores
Results in smooth even toned skin that looks healthier and more vibrant. BBL can be used by itself or in combination with other laser therapies for optimized results. Safe, comfortable, fast.
How does it work?
Light energy is absorbed by melanin in the pigmented areas on the skin, or by hemoglobin in blood. Heat from the light energy dissolves pigmented cells and shrinks blood vessels reducing brown spots, fine spider veins and overall redness. Fine lines will also be improved and the size of visible pores will be reduced as the heat promotes collagen production at the skin’s surface.
The skin surface (the epidermis) is protected from injury by the contact cooling device built into the BBL handpiece.
Excellent long term results, especially if you protect with sunscreen, and nourish with a good skin care line!
What to expect during treatment?
Make-up will be removed and photos taken.
Note: BBL cannot be preformed on tanned skin. You must have been out of the sun for 6 weeks before a treatment.
Treatments can take as little as 5-10 minutes, or up to an hour, depending on the area treated. During treatment a cool gel is applied to the skin and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes. Light parameters are adjusted for your particular skin type. A glass handpiece is placed on your skin and pulses of light are emitted to treat the skins imperfections. The treatment is relatively painless. Some clients describe a slight stinging sensation.
How much downtime?
Little or no downtime, as BBL does not disrupt the skin’s surface.
May look similar to a mild sunburn for 2 – 12 hours. The treated skin will feel smoother, and fine lines & pores will be less noticeable.
Make-up can be applied immediately, and daily activities can be resumed.
Sun spots will darken and shed within 1-2 weeks. Rosacea redness will decrease after one week. Broken capillaries (spider veins) disappear or go darker, then fade in 1-2 weeks.
What areas can be treated?
Face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands.
How many treatments are required?
Number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient as each individual will respond differently to treatments.
Generally a series of 4-6 treatments every 2 weeks are recommended to achieve optimum results.
Each treatment will provide gradual improvement.
What is the required post care?
It is important to follow the clinicians post care advice following a BBL treatment to achieve results you desire.
You will be sensitive to UV light and must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed from a treatment. Once the exposed skin has healed you will need a good quality full spectrum sunscreen.
Discuss with our esthetician skin care products and sunscreen that will best suit your needs.