When you’re ready to improve your skin’s texture, eliminate pigmentation problems like age spots, and fight the signs of aging, phototherapy BBL is one of the best ways to rejuvenate your appearance. The team at Bopp Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery have many years of experience precisely targeting your skin’s problem areas to restore your youthful glow with non-invasive procedures like a broadband (BBL) phototherapy. If you’d like to learn more about safe and effective skin rejuvenation and resurfacing, call their office in Metairie, Louisiana, or book a consultation online.
What types of skin concerns are treated with broadband light phototherapy?
Phototherapy with broadband light (BBL) is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment, which means that it achieves excellent results without using an incision and without damaging the outer layer of your skin. BBL improves the following skin problems:
- Vascular lesions such as port wine stains, rosacea and visible veins
- Freckles and age spots
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin
- Large pores
- Mild to moderate acne
How does broadband light work?
BBL uses several wavelengths, which means that during one session, your treatment can target multiple skin pigment issues, from the redness of rosacea and visible veins to the brown discoloration of age spots. Pigments found in hair follicles are also treated with BBL light. As all of these areas absorb BBL energy, they’re destroyed by the heat.
Heat from BBL treatment also stimulates the production of new collagen, which is a protein that gives your skin strength. As new collagen replaces old tissues, your overall skin texture improves. Fresh collagen also diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
What should you expect during phototherapy with BBL?
Before you schedule BBL phototherapy, you’ll meet with an aesthetic provider for a skin examination and to talk about the improvements you’d like to see. With this information, your doctor can develop the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Even though BBL is a gentle procedure that causes minimal to no discomfort, each person’s sensitivity varies, so a topical anesthetic cream can be applied to ensure your comfort. Before your treatment begins, a cold gel is usually applied, then the smooth surface of the BBL handpiece is placed on the targeted treatment area and it sends light energy into your skin.
Your session could take 20-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. Afterward, you may have mild redness that subsides within a few days. You don’t need to take downtime, although it’s essential to avoid sun exposure.
After 3-6 treatments of BBL, BBL and Halo can be combined for more advanced treatment.