BroadBand Light (BBL)

Categories: Acne / Age Spot/Freckles / Dullness/Rough Skin/Scars / Veins/Capillaries / Wrinkles

Reduce brown spots, age spots, and unwanted freckles with a “photofacial” done by BroadBand Light. BBL is a faster, more efficacious version of IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). BBL brightens skin tone and glow, removes evidence of sun-damage and photoaging, and promotes new collagen growth. Which means your skin looks brighter, clearer and smoother.

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What is BBL?

BBL utilizes flash lamp technology (as opposed to laser technology) to eliminate reds and browns from the skin, reversing sundamage from your face, chest, and backs of the hands.

Who is a good candidate for BBL?

BBL excels at correcting fair skin that has seen its share of the sun, especially freckles that seem more like age spots (what our parents used to call “liver spots”), and red and brown blotchy skin of the neck and decollatage area that doesn’t look as smooth and even as surrounding skin.

How long does a BBL treatment take?

The treatment takes 10-15 minutes.

What is the downtime?

Skin can look sunburned for about a week, and some brown spots might appear darker before they fade away. Makeup can be used to minimize the appearance of dark spots.

What does a BBL treatment feel like?

Patients describe it like snapping of hot rubber bands against the skin. Pain medications or topical numbing are not necessary.

When will I see results?

Results start to become apparent after 1-2 weeks. The full result of the treatment should be assessed after one month with your dermatologist.

How many BBL treatments will I need?

Most people do well with a series of two to four treatments, each treatment separated by a month. The best schedule is often two treatments in the fall back-to-back, and then another two in late winter/early spring. After the initial series has been completed, you might choose to have one treatment per year to maintain results.

What do I need to know before my first BBL treatment?

No sun exposure one month before or one month after. You should not have any tan before your first treatment. See the above question/answer.