About Broadband Light Therapy
Broadband light (BBL) treatment uses regenerating technology to enhance the aesthetics of your skin and helps it to look more youthful and smoother. It works by employing therapeutic light energy that slightly warms the skin and causes collagen production. People with a variety of skin conditions can benefit from BBL, because it works to correct sun damage, unwanted freckles, rosacea, and broken blood vessels. It can also help create a more even and smooth skin texture to generate fresh, glowing skin. BBL can be added to other aesthetic treatments to meet your demands and goals. Our practice, Dorner Plastic Surgery in Columbus, OH, provides innovative Sciton Forever Young BBL at the recommendation of our aesthetic team as an innovative therapy proven to help restore our patients' confidence in their skin.
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An ideal candidate for BBL is any individual suffering from hyperpigmentation or textured skin. This could be due to acne, sun damage, damaged capillaries, or rosacea. BBL also helps to make the skin appear younger by stimulating the regeneration of collagen. Depending on the type of modality and filter used, BBL can be used as both a treatment and/or maintenance regimen for a wide array of skin conditions. Before receiving treatment, we will explain how BBL technology could help achieve your desired results.
After developing the proper treatment plan, the settings of the BBL device will be adjusted to fit the needs of your skin. Before beginning the procedure, your eyes will be covered to protect them from the light of the laser. We will then gently pass the laser over your skin while concentrating on the problem areas. The amount of time needed for the treatment will vary depending on the skin condition and if any other treatments were added to the BBL session. BBL procedures can typically be completed in about an hour or less.
What to Expect
Following the treatment, a soothing cream will be applied to your skin. A member of our aesthetic team will also supply post-treatment care instructions and may advise limited sun exposure. Otherwise, patients are typically able to resume their normal daily routine. Results from BBL can be seen within 2 – 6 weeks following the initial treatment, but optimal results will typically be seen after multiple BBL treatments. Dr. Dorner will provide the recommended number of treatments to receive your desired outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BBL cost?
We will be able to estimate your costs during your initial consultation once your BBL treatment plan has been created. Your costs will depend on what area(s) you are having treated, the size of the treatment area(s), and how many sessions will be needed. Once the condition of your skin has been assessed and your concerns have been listened to, we will work with you to develop your custom BBL plan. Dorner Plastic Surgery often offers specials on skin treatments like BBL so be sure to ask about our current deals during your appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of BBL session needed will be discussed during your initial consultation after we examine the condition of your skin. On average, patients achieve their skin goals after three sessions. However, if you have severe sun damage, discoloration, or pigmentation, you may require more treatments. In your consultation, we will listen to your concerns and develop your custom treatment plan. Your BBL sessions will be spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal.
What areas can be treated with BBL?
Most areas of skin can be treated with BBL, but some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, neck, hands, chest, shoulders, and upper back. These are the areas that typically have the most visible damage since they are regularly exposed to the sun. The face, neck, and hands are also most often affected by natural aging and lifestyle, so treating these areas can help rejuvenate your overall appearance. During your consultation, tell our aesthetic team about all your areas of concerns so we can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
The innovate Broadband Light by Sciton is a high-powered intense pulsed light (IPL) skin treatment. The dual lamps and wide range of energy wavelengths allow us to customize your treatment for your needs and goals. With varying wavelengths, BBL can treat both brown and red lesions, as well as light and dark spots, without damaging the areas of skin and tissue nearby. Safe but effective, BBL can give you a clear, beautiful complexion in less time than many other laser skin treatments.
Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
Since the energy wavelengths in a BBL treatment can be adjusted for your unique needs, BBL is safe for all skin tones. To get your best results, it is recommended that you avoid unprotected UV (ultraviolet) light exposure (both natural sunlight and tanning beds) for at least 10 – 14 days before your appointment. Tanned skin has an increased amount of melanin (pigment), which may absorb the BBL energy and affect your results. Your skin will be extra sensitive to UV light, so you should continue to limit your sun exposure and not use tanning beds throughout your treatment and for at least two weeks after your last treatment.
Regenerate Your Skin
BBL therapy uses advanced technology to improve the look and feel of your skin, no matter what skin condition you may be experiencing. By creating youthful, glowing, and even skin, BBL can help you regain confidence about your appearance. To learn more about BBL treatments and if they are the right match for you, contact Dorner Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.