What is BBL?
BBL, or broadband light treatments are meant to improve the appearance of the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. This procedure can treat a variety of skin irregularities, including hyperpigmentation, vascular lesions, uneven skin tone and texture, and sun damage. Because BBL in non-invasive, there is little to no downtime involved, making this a great treatment for those on the go.
BBL treatments are no effective for treating deep acne scars, which are better treated with other skin treatment techniques.
How are BBL Treatments Done?
BBL treatments work by gently heating the skin’s surface, stimulating the production of collagen in the body. A handheld device delivers light energy, warming the skin. This energy penetrates the skin’s surface to treat lower layers of tissue. Melanin and brown spots absorb this light which promotes the collagen improvement. Most treatments are quick, only taking 15-30 minutes to complete. However, treatment time depends on the number and size of treatment areas.
There is little to no downtime associated with BBL treatments, so patients can return to their everyday tasks as soon as they feel comfortable. Patients may experience mild redness following treatment, though this should resolve quickly. In the following days after BBL, pigmentation may darken before flaking away from the skin. To maintain results, patients are advised to undergo treatment sessions regularly, a few months apart.
If you are interested in BBL treatments for firmer, smoother, and younger-looking skin, contact us today. We would be happy to schedule your consultation in the Louisville area. A consultation is the best way to determine whether your skin can benefit from BBL treatments.