Broadband Light is the treatment used for sun damage, age spots and redness. This innovative technology is setting new standards in the skincare industry, especially when it comes to sun damage, aging, and active lifestyles. The Broadband light energy provides treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including age spots, sun spots and small facial veins. Any area of the body can be treated with this process, and treatment is tailored to each individual according to skin type and desired results. The most common areas treated with Broadband Light are the face, neck, chest, shoulders and back of hands. These are the areas most exposed to and most effected by the sun’s damaging rays.
Conditions commonly treated with BBL energy are Pigmented Lesions, i.e. freckles, age spots, Vascular Lesions, i.e. small blood vessels, Acne, Skin Firmness, Uneven Skin Texture, and Unwanted Hair.
How it Works
Increased skin firmness is achieved by heat absorbed by the targeted areas that stimulates the skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation. The process is started by light energy delivered by the broadband light that gently heats up the upper layers of the skin. The skin is restored through this process to its natural beauty. Natural colors are blended thus giving it a smoother, more vibrant and younger looking appearance. The photo-thermal energy eliminates fine blood vessels that cause redness, and also reduces unwanted melanin that creates pigmented lesions.
The physician treating you will discuss in detail all the options available, and you will first be fitted with protective safety shields or glasses to protect your eyes during the treatment. Often and brief warm or rubber band snapping sensation is experienced as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Depending on the size of the treated area, and the type of treatment, this procedure lasts anywhere from a few minutes up to half an hour.
There is typically no need for topical anesthetic because this procedure is so gentle, noninvasive and safe, however on more sensitive areas, the physician will sometimes choose to use it.
Each patient receives personalized treatment, and depending on the level of improvement desired, the number of treatments necessary will vary. No two patients are alike, and sometimes treatment is combined with other aesthetic procedures in order to completely individualize the process for each patient.
A small amount of redness is normal following this procedure, and it usually dissipates within a few hours. There is sometimes a darkening of the treated area where pigmented lesions were, but this usually fades and flakes off later. You will notice that sun spots and uneven pigmentation fades, fine lines and pores will become less noticeable, and your skin will feel smoother. Of course, results are dependent upon the condition being treated, the number of treatments received, and the areas being treated. After treatment, patients are provided with complete details about post treatment care and results to be expected.
It is pertinent that aftercare instructions are followed. Avoiding sunlight and direct exposure to the sun is vital until completely healed. The treated areas will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, so patients must fully cover their skin and use a good sunscreen whenever going outdoors.
Due to this being a gentle and noninvasive procedure, there is practically no downtime, and most patients are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most activities right away.
To find out if BBL is right for you, request a consultation by email or call our office at (850) 308-1738 to make an appointment.