BBL skin treatment in Edmonds is used to address a wide range of skin conditions such as fine lines, sunspots and other pigmentation problems, spider veins, and signs of photo-aging (sun-damaged skin). The experts at Elysium Medical Arts Center are proud to use this FDA-approved technology to improve the appearance of aging skin. Here is what you should know if you are considering this treatment.
How It Works
BBL, which is an acronym for broadband light therapy, heats the upper skin layers to stimulate increased production of collagen and elastin, which are the two main structural proteins of the skin that give it strength, even tone, and plasticity. Due to advancing age and environmental factors such as UV rays exposure, pollution, and poor diet, our body produces less and less collagen and elastin, leading to dry and leathery skin, pigmentation problems such as freckles and sunspots, and fine lines and wrinkles.
BBL skin treatment in Edmonds is also used to vaporize excess melanin, which is the culprit behind pigmented lesions. The light-emitting device can be calibrated to heat and seal off vascular lesions such as spider veins.
Ideal Candidates for BBL Treatment
Almost anyone who wants to improve the appearance of sun-damaged or aging skin is a good candidate for BBL skin treatment. It also provides good results in patients with pigment and vascular lesions.
During the consultation, we will ask you about your medical history, medications, skin care regimen, and lifestyle factors. After all, BBL entails that you avoid sun tanning and self-tanning for a set amount of time. Prior to the treatment, you will also discuss your cosmetic goals, specifically the level of improvement you’re after since this will determine how many sessions you will need.
During the Actual Treatment
Being a safe and non-invasive skin rejuvenation treatment, most patients undergo BBL without the need for a topical anesthetic. The entire BBL skin treatment is performed in the comfort of our office in Edmonds.
Your BBL skin treatment in Edmonds may be combined with other aesthetic procedures. A combo approach oftentimes provides a more drastic improvement in patients with more advanced signs of aging, or those have severe skin pigmentation and texture problems.
Due to the non-invasive nature of BBL skin treatment, there is no downtime, and most patients can return to social and employment activities very quickly. The only special instruction you should keep in mind is to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun for a certain time period. Within days after your treatment, you can expect improvement in your skin tone and texture.
For more information about BBL skin treatment, contact the experts at Elysium Medical Arts Center in Edmonds. We are happy to answer any questions you have about BBL, and advise you on how to prepare for treatment. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!