Adults of all ages can suffer from acne scars and hyperpigmentation. If you’re concerned that your freckles, age spots or rosacea are making you appear older and less radiant, it may be time to consider BroadBand Light Technology (BBL) for a smoother, clearer complexion.
BBL harnesses the power of broadband pulsed light to provide exceptional results and treat a wide range of skin issues, giving you visibly healthier skin. Before booking your appointment, here is everything you need to know about this cutting-edge therapy.
What Is Broadband Light Therapy?
BBL therapy uses broadband pulsed light to treat a wide range of skin concerns and improve your skin’s firmness, elasticity, and pigmentation. It is commonly used on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. It can reduce the appearance of:
- Age and sunspots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Sagging skin
- Large pores
How Does Broadband Light Therapy Work?
The BBL device produces broad-spectrum photothermal energy. This light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the pigmentation causing the pigment to flake off over the next 7 days. When treating redness and broken capillaries the hemoglobin absorbs the light and causes the vessel to collapse. What Happens During Broadband Light Therapy?
Before the procedure, your skin care practitioner will provide a complimentary consultation to ensure you are a good candidate for the treatment. Your skin practitioner will create a customized skin care plan for your specific skin needs.
Skin damage and pigmentation accumulate over time due to many factors such as sun, hormones, and lifestyle choices and factors. BBL requires a series of treatments to provide optimal results.
Sciton BBL Therapy Treatments
The Sciton BBL platform offers four distinct treatments all addressing different skin needs ranging from tightening, acne treatment, hair removal and treatment of pigmentation and redness.
Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial
The Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial utilizes various wavelengths of light that target hyperpigmentation, sunspots, broken capillaries, and diffused redness in the skin. The end result is a more even and bright skin tone. Another benefit of the Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is the stimulation of collagen production that leads to thickening of the skin, leaving you with youthful, rejuvenated, healthy skin.
Skin Tyte works by depositing infrared heat deep into the dermal layer, where all the collagen and elastin is found. The immediate response to the infrared heat exposure is a contraction of the collagen and elastin which means firmer skin. The heat also stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin in response to wound-healing which continues to take place for up to 6 months after the initial heating. The end result is firmer, more collagen-rich skin.
Forever Clear BBL Acne Treatment
This light therapy combination targets several layers of the skin to eliminate existing breakouts and balance oil production in the skin. The treatment treats acne in two steps. The first involves using BBL blue light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and deter future breakouts, and the second uses BBL yellow light to minimize inflammation and redness.
Forever Bare BBL Hair Removal
This laser treatment removes targets hair follicles to remove unwanted hair safely and comfortably. This treatment also remedies ingrown hair and is suitable for all skin types.
Potential Side Effects
After your BBL treatment, you may experience burning, redness and a warm feeling comparable to a sunburn. Apply a cold compress to the affected area for a few minutes to relieve swelling and discomfort. This discomfort typically lasts only a few hours.
Recovery and Aftercare
There is minimal downtime with most BBL treatments. There usually aren’t restrictions on makeup use, but it depends on how your skin reacts to the procedure.
When undergoing the Forever Young BBL treatment your pigment will get darker and take about 7 days to flake off. It is very important to avoid sun exposure following this procedure to prevent adverse side effects. Be mindful to always wear a well-formulated physical SPF.
Your skin practitioner will provide you with a detailed post-care form to ensure you take great care of your skin post-treatment, avoid side effects, and obtain the best results.