Laser Skin Rejuvenation – BBL Treatment

 

laser skin rejuvenationThe BBL™ -Broadband Light by Sciton is a new nonablative technology that is used in the treatment of skin conditions and facial imperfections associated with ageing, lifestyle, and sun damage.

BBL™, patented and FDA-approved technology, emits a non-coherent, broad spectrum light that is attracted to cells with abnormal amounts of colour. The light is absorbed by melanin or haemoglobin. The heat injures the abnormally pigmented cells resulting in a more evenly toned complexion.

The light energy delivered by the BBL™ will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. This pulsed light technology eliminates age spots, freckles, broken capillaries and signs of rosacea while stimulating collagen production. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. Pigmented lesions after treatment will darken and may produce a coffee ground-like effect that will slowly fade or flake off. Best results for Laser Skin rejuvenation requires 3-5 treatments, 2-4 weeks apart.
Broad Band Light (BBL) can effectively treat:

• Sun Damage
• Age Spots, Brown Spots, & Freckles
• Broken Capillaries
• Fine Wrinkles
• Hyperpigmentation
• Redness & Flushing
• Loose Skin
• Enlarged Pores

An internal cooling mechanism in the hand piece makes treatments more comfortable than traditional pulsed light systems. BBL™ technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo therapy. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular laser skin rejuvenation  treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

The number of treatments you will need with the BBL™ depends on the patient’s skin type, level of depth of lesion, and expected outcome. For maximum benefit three to five treatments, three to four weeks apart is recommended. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition. BBL™ treatments are cumulative, and can take up to three months to see the final result. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.

You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. A sunscreen, preferably with zinc oxide, should be used whenever exposed to UV rays or outside. A complementary application of Youngblood™ mineral cosmetics, used to reduce redness and promote healing, will be provided after your skin rejuvenation treatment.

Microdermabrasion may be suggested and used in combination with BBL™ treatments and cellular skin rejuvenation. A comprehensive skin care plan and products is highly recommended to increase and maintain the beneficial effects of BBL™ treatments.

What is Profile bbl broadband light?
BBL broadband light’s innovative technology sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active life styles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows your technician to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age and sun spots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes. Your skin rejuvenation treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.

What will BBL treatment do?
BBL technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo skin rejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your technician will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and will have a more youthful appearance as a result.

How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photo thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.

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 sun light. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of hands, chest and shoulders.

How many laser skin rejuvenaton treatments will I need?
From 3-5 treatments at 2-4 weeks interval, will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional laser skin rejuvenation treatments depending on the severity of your condition.

How long will it take to recover?
Laser skin rejuvenation is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.

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 wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend upon your condition, the number of skin rejuvenation treatments, and the area treated. Your technician will provide you with complete information about post treatment care and results.

Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment.

What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm 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 technician will discuss all of your options with you.

What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your technician’s instructions. Your technician may suggest some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. These will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and encourage a short healing time as well as the best and most lasting results. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin and use a sun screen containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide whenever you go outdoors.

Will my BBL™ treatments hurt?
You are likely to experience some discomfort. You may briefly feel a warm or hot sensation as the laser pulses are preferentially absorbed in the unwanted vessels, heating and destroying them. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated.