Common skin problems include hyperpigmentation, fine wrinkles and crow’s feet, and more prominent age spots and scarring. These conditions plague many adults who have entered into their mature, middle-age years. The problems with skin tone and texture are also magnified by overexposure to the sun’s rays. If you’ve been struggling to get rid of prominent scarring, pigmentation, and dynamic wrinkles but haven’t been successful, consider BroadBand Light, otherwise known as BBL treatments.
BroadBand Light, or BBL, is a specialized technique that uses high-energy light beams to stimulate healthy tissue growth. It’s a bit similar to laser therapy, but there’s one main difference. Unlike a laser, BBL instruments don’t ablate or remove skin layers. Instead, the light energy is absorbed deeper down in the skin layers, targeting dark spots as well as capillaries. A series of BBL treatments can refresh the skin without the side effects associated with lasers or abrasive resurfacing.
How BBL Works
The instrument used for this procedure looks a lot like a handheld laser device, but it produces a wide range of wavelengths. The combination of frequencies chosen depends on the thickness and tone of the skin as well as the tone of any discolorations. The light energy is focused tightly, but it isn’t strong enough to cauterize the epidermis.
Instead, the light energy is absorbed by cells containing chromophores. These are darker cells that absorb most all visible frequencies of light. The light energy becomes heat energy and slightly damages the targeted cells. The energy also causes capillaries to constrict. This helps diminish some types of hyperpigmentation.
Another great benefit of BBL treatments is the stimulation of collagen production. When the energy is absorbed by the lower dermal layers, it constricts collagen, and this actually kickstarts the process of new collagen production. More collagen means filled-in wrinkles and therefore smoother skin.
Simple, Non-Surgical Procedure
Each session takes only about 30 minutes to complete. Even if the full facial surface is being treated, the client can walk away in less than a half-hour and continue with normal activities without any downtime.
A cooling gel is placed on the skin, and the eyes are protected with special shades. The combination of light energy frequencies is pulsed from the lamp. Each pulse lasts only a couple of milliseconds. Slowly but surely, the instrument works over the entire treatable area.
Benefits of BBL Treatments
This type of procedure isn’t invasive, and there’s no skin removal or introduction of chemicals. Because of the recent advancements in BBL device engineering, these instruments can now be calibrated to accommodate a much wider segment of the general population. Even those individuals with darker skin can benefit from BBL treatments.
Results after the initial series of treatments are apparent after a very short period of time. The increase in collagen production continues long after the final treatment session. Many of our clients choose to work this treatment into their normal skin care routine, coming back for maintenance treatments once or twice per year.
Get Refreshed Skin That Defies Your Age
It sounds like magic, but it’s solid science. Get more information about BBL treatments by scheduling your consultation with Delaney MD, located in Edmonds, WA. You’ll learn just how beneficial BBL can be and how your skin will take on a much more youthful appearance after treatment.