What is Broadband Light (BBL™)?
BroadBand Light(BBL)™ is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets a new standard in treating skin conditions.
The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your 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, vibrant and younger looking.
BBL allows us 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 photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces age and sunspots. Your skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and uneven pigmentation will fade.
BBL can be the foundation for and used in conjunction with all other BBL treatments.
BBL™ is most commonly used on the following areas:
- Back of the hands
Frequently Asked Questions
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 Procedure?
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 warmer “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 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 followed 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 Procedure Should I Follow?
This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with virtually 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 will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.