Who doesn’t want glowing, flawless skin? The simple passing of time changes our skin quite a bit; on our face, hands, chest, and elsewhere. Spots, discoloration, redness, and wrinkles are just some of the issues you may want to reverse. Minimally invasive yet highly effective rejuvenation is possible with BroadBand Light, also called BBL. Made by Sciton, the same company that created HALO laser treatment, BBL uses pulses of wide-spectrum light to undo damage on your skin. To find out if you are a candidate in Boca Raton, please call the Rendon Center at 561-750-0544.
What is Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL)?
BBL is a non-surgical, handheld device that offers effective skin rejuvenation. It works by delivering pulses of light to the top layers of the skin. Unlike a laser, which delivers a single focused wavelength, the BBL device delivers a broad spectrum of light for a gentle, heat-based rejuvenation treatment. The heat delivered by BBL stimulates the repair and regeneration of skin cells, prompts the production of new collagen, eliminates fine blood vessels causing redness, and decreases the excess pigment causing spots and discoloration.
What Skin Concerns can BBL Treat?
BBL treats many skin concerns, primarily:
- Age spots
- Small facial veins
The intense pulsed light of BBL will leave your skin firmer, clearer, and more youthful. If you are not sure whether BBL can address your concerns, please arrange a consultation at the Rendon Center. Along with HALO, BBL is considered a workhorse technology at our practice, meaning we use it often and for patients with a diverse range of goals.
Can Age Spots and Sun Damage be Treated with BBL?
Yes! Those pesky brown age spots and other types of sun damage can be treated with BBL. The dark spots will at first get darker, rise to the surface of the skin, and eventually peel right off.
What to Expect During BroadBand Light Treatment
The BBL treatment is overall a comfortable experience. Most people do not need any type of topical anesthetic because the treatment is so gentle. We will make sure we address all of your questions and concerns before the treatment starts.
We pass the device across the surface of the skin, and it emits rapid pulses of light. The pulses may feel like the gentle snap of a rubber band against your skin. Many people report a warming sensation on the skin. We can apply this photo-rejuvenation to any area where the device can lay flat, including the:
- Back of the hands
Afterward, your skin may be red, but the redness will dissipate in a few hours. Most people are comfortable getting back to their normal activities pretty much immediately, but it is also a relaxing option to take the rest of the day off.
You may notice a difference in the appearance of your skin after just a few days, and it will continue to improve over time. Redness, spots, and other skin damage should begin to decrease in one to two weeks.
Can BBL Permanently Resolve Acne, Age Spots, and Sun Damage?
BroadBand Light does not provide guaranteed permanent results; however, you can ensure your results last as long as possible by wearing sunscreen to avoid further sun damage. If you choose to receive multiple BBL treatments, every year, then your results are likely to persist.
How Many BBL Treatments Are Needed For Best Results?
Depending on the condition treated and your skin type, we will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome. The number of treatments varies from patient to patient.
You may benefit from more than one BBL treatment to obtain optimal results. We will help you decide how many sessions to book during your consultation, once we get a chance to examine your skin and discuss your goals with you.
Is BBL Safe?
The procedure is a safe procedure which is gentle on the skin. Throughout the treatment, you may experience warm sensations or a “rubber band snap” as the light hits the target areas. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your treatment may be completed in just a few minutes. Larger treatment areas should expect longer treatment times.
Side Effects of BBL
Immediately following treatment you may experience redness, but this should resolve within a few hours. For some conditions, the treatment area may become darker before then lightening or disappearing fully.
Take the Next Step Toward the Rejuvenated Skin You Deserve
If you are interested in BBL treatment to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, please call the Rendon Center at 561-750-0544. The Boca Raton sunshine is a beautiful thing! But it does take a toll on your skin. BBL restores a fresh, firm, youthful appearance. Find out if you are a candidate and put your best face forward.