BBL – BroadBand Light
What is BBL BroadBand Light?
BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards
for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles,
and sun damage. BBL energy allows your physician 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.
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL 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. 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
What 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
What areas can be treated?
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.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient
to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment
plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your
physician may also combine your treatment with other
popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your
What will happen during the procedure?
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. Your physician will discuss
all of your options with you.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally,
there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your
physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve
within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will
see a darkening of the treated areas followed by 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. Your physician will provide you with
complete information about the post treatment care
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually
no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to
work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your physician’s 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.