BroadBand Light (BBL)

What is Broad Band Light?
BBL devices use multiple wavelengths of light to treat sun-induced changes on the face, including brown pigmentation, age spots, and broken blood vessel. This technology is also known as Intense Pulsed Light or photorejuvenation.

Who should receive BBL treatments?
BBL is a highly versatile treatment that can correct many of the same conditions treated by lasers. BBL treatment may be an appropriate solution for the following:

  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Broken capillaries or redness
  • Rosacea
before and after of BBL/HALO treatment

How does BBL work?
BBL uses low-frequency photothermal energy to safely and gently heat deep layers of skin.
Damaged cells absorb this energy and are stimulated to generate new collagen – an important building block of healthy-looking skin.
BBL uses a broad range of energy wavelengths to allow for more complete improvements and evenly-treated skin.

Please stop any Retinol or glycolic products 72 hrs before treatment. Must be off any medications that cause photosensitivity 3 weeks before treatment.

BBL for Brown Spots

WHAT IS HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Hyperpigmentation better known as brown spots, age spots, liver spots and freckles found on your face, chest, and hands, are all caused by overproduction of melanocytes. Melanocytes are the cells that cause the dark pigment in your skin which is the body’s natural sunscreen.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF HYPERPIGMENTATION?
Without question, the number one cause of brown spots is overexposure to the sun! Other factors such as hormonal changes and certain illnesses and medications can also cause this condition.

HOW DOES BBL WORK ON BROWN SPOTS?
The light beam is absorbed by melanin (pigment) causing the destruction of unwanted cells. In the next few days, the brown spots will continue to darken and eventually flake off your skin.

IS THIS TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Pain is minimal. There is a slight sting or a “snap of a hot rubber band” sensation over the area being treated.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
No. The brown spots may appear darker and you might have some redness after the procedure but very minimal.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
Average of 3 treatments are needed but you will see dramatic results usually after just one treatment.

IS THIS TREATMENT PERMANENT?
Yes, the pigmented cells are destroyed by the laser on contact. If you have sun exposure to the area you are at risk of developing more brown spots. Sun-avoidance and sunblock is the key if you want your skin free of sunspots. Sunblock with high levels of zinc ( 7% or higher) is recommended since zinc is a physical block and not a sunscreen. Higher levels of zinc sunblock can be purchased in a medispa or dermatologists office.

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before and after of BBL/HALO treatment
before and after of BBL/HALO treatment
before and after of BBL/HALO treatment
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BBL for Redness and Veins

WHAT ARE FACIAL VEINS?
Facial veins better known as telangiectasias are unsightly dilated blood vessels in the outer layer of the skin. They usually are found on the nose and chin and can spread to the cheeks.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF FACIAL VEINS?
Facial veins can be caused by a variety of factors, the most common being prolonged exposure to UVA sunlight and Rosacea. Heredity, hormone therapy and normal aging process also play a role in the development of these veins.

IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME WITH THIS PROCEDURE?
The use of laser on telangiectasia causes minimal downtime. You will be red and swollen in the area treated but the swelling usually subsides within 24hrs.

IS THIS TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Laser Facial Vein treatment has been described as a sensation of a quick snap with a rubber band against the skin as the laser passes over the vessel.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
The number of treatments varies on the disease process, the condition of the skin and the severity of the facial veins. On average, about three to five treatments are required. The veins that are destroyed by laser will not return. Depending on your lifestyle habits and the disease process new vessel can surface.  We highly recommend daily use of sunblock to help prevent future damage.