Often called IPL or a Photofacial treatment, Broad Band Light treatment (or BBL) allows for precise treatment of age and sun spots, small facial veins, acne, flushing, blushing, rosacea, and other types of skin blemishes.
BBL technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent phototherapy results. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, we can treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure.
The Forever Young BBL protocol has even been shown to actually reverse some of the effects of aging in the skin!
Our staff has been fully trained by the physician who developed this protocol and we are proud to be one of the first offices in Wisconsin to offer this cutting edge treatment.
What it Treats:
Brown or Red discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles.
Brown discolorations include: Sundamage, Age Spots, and Freckles.
Red discolorations include: Rosacea, Acne, Small Blood Vessels, and Flushing.
Approximately 30-60 minutes.
Typical Recovery Time and Side Effects:
There is typically no down time, but some patients may notice slight redness and puffiness for 30-60 minutes following treatment. Most patients are able to reapply makeup immediately after treatment if needed.
Areas of brown discoloration will gradually become darker over the next 7-10 days before they slough off with your normal skin turn over. Areas of red dicoloration will typically darken and then resolve in 3-5 days.
Sun exposure needs to be avoided in the 2-week period before and after your treatment sessions.
Forever Young BBL™ delivers exceptional results to the vast majority of patients treated, and is easily the most effective, no-downtime skin rejuvenation treatment available. Brown and red discolorations will be greatly diminished or gone, fine lines and wrinkles will be diminished, pore size will be improved, and skin will appear brighter and more youthful.
For best results, most patients are best served by a series of 3-5 treatments done at 4-week intervals. After the initial series of Forever Young BBL treatments, most of our clients will see improvement in nearly every aspect of their skin. Following their initial treatment, most patients will do 2-3 treatments per year to maintain their more youthful appearance and continue to slow down the aging process.
How Does Forever Young BBL™ Work?
Light energy delivered by the Sciton BBL gently heats the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas stimulates the skin cells to generate new collagen. This process helps restore the skin to its natural stage. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for brown pigmented lesions.