BBLTM – BroadBand Light Based Treatments
What is BBLTM (BroadBand Light) System?
Innovative BBL technology has set a new standard for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL energy allows Dr. Walden and her nurses to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
The following conditions can be treated with BBL:
- Pigmented lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
- Vascular lesions (e.g., small blood vessels)
- Skin firmness
- Uneven skin texture
- Unwanted hair
How the BBLTM System Works
The light energy delivered by the BBL system will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation, leading to increased skin firmness. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
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 a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Dr. Walden and her nurses will discuss all of your options with you.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, one may be used on more sensitive areas.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, and Dr. Walden and her nurses will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire.
You may experience some redness that should resolve itself within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas, followed by a fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Dr. Walden and her nurses will provide you with complete information about post-treatment care and results.
It is important to follow Dr. Walden’s and her nurses aftercare instructions. You may be given some skin care products, and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to return to work, apply makeup and resume most activities.
Click below to watch Dr. Walden on the news discussing the benefits of Broadband Light treatments on a clinical and cellular level:
Sciton – BBL BroadBand Light
Dr. Walden and her laser specialists can also treat the back of the hands and arms, so click here to watch how:
Hand Rejuvenation For The Selfie Generation