BBL (Broad Band Light)
BBL is a non-invasive treatment that reduces pigmentation problems such as age spots, sun spots and broken capillaries, leaving you with a complexion that has improved skin tone and texture. The BroadBand Light system we are using is the world’s most powerful IPL (intense pulsed light) device on the market. It sets a new standard when treating skin.
A series of Broad Band Light treatments stimulates collagen -minimizing sun damage, brown spots, acne scarring, age spots, discoloration, and fine lines. You’ll notice a healthy, radiant complexion as the imperfections fade away.
The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This corrective process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, more vibrant, and younger looking.
BBL allows your clinician to treat age spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. BBL stimulates cells to regenerate, and typically with the first treatment you will start to see smoother, more even and vibrant skin. The photo-thermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces age and sun spots. Your skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable and uneven pigmentation will fade. BBL can be the foundation for can used in conjunction with all other BBL treatments.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome.
What will happen during the procedures?
The procedure is typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your clinician may choose to use it. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or ‘rubber band snap’ sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take as little as a few minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you including the benefits, risks, and what to expect.
What Should I Expect After the Treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your clinician if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas follow by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments and the area treated.
How long will it take to recover and what aftercare should I follow?
This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with typically no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work and resume most of your activities immediately. Your clinician will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that involves using medical grade skincare products (ZO or SkinCeuticals), avoiding direct sun exposure, and using a mineral sunscreen (Tizo, SkinCeuticals, or ZO). Dr. Al-Saadon may also request that you pre-treat your skin for a minimum of 6 weeks in order to achieve the maximum results from a series of BBL treatments.