BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) is the next level of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. It rejuvenates the skin, removing age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven skin tone and texture. Your skin may be firmer with a more even tone after the treatment and there is no downtime, which means you can go right back to your regular daily activities after the treatment. To put it simply, there shouldn’t be much hassle before and after BBL treatments at our office.
The upper layers of skin are gently heated by the BBL, which is absorbed by the skin and stimulates it to regenerate new collagen. This is the main structural protein that is in connective tissues. When new collagen is generated, your skin will look smoother and more youthful. During the procedure, fine lines, excess pigment such as age spots and sun damage may be removed. The BBL therapy machine has advanced cooling features to minimize discomfort.
BBL is safe and effective and cleared by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment for skin rejuvenation, sun damage and anti-aging. The most commonly treated areas are the face, chest, neck and back of the hands and arms. You may be a good candidate if you have:
• Age spots, sun damage and freckles or other hyperpigmentation
• Red patches of broken blood vessels
• Uneven texture and tone
During an initial consultation with our specialist, you will learn what to expect before and after BBL treatments, as well as how to prepare for BBL therapy. For example, we recommend that you stay out of direct sunlight and tanning beds for a set amount of time before the treatment date. You may also be asked to stop certain medications if they make you sensitive to light. The number of treatments you will need to achieve the look you want will depend on the area of the body and the condition being treated.
To get the best results, it may take a series of treatment sessions at our office. If you have age spots or sun-damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles and uneven texture and tone, BBL treatments may be your best option to achieve younger-looking, healthier skin. Get all the facts about what to expect before and after BBL treatments during a consultation at ProMD Health in Arlington, Annapolis, or Baltimore. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.