Frequently Asked Questions
BBL technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photorejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength or filter, your physician 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 it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
• Fine wrinkles
• Age spots
• Small facial veins (telangiectasia)
• Redness and flushing
• Solar lentigines (freckles)
• Café Au Lait maculae
• Brown spots, birth marks
• Port wine stains
• Red spots (hemangiomas)
• Enlarged pores
• Burn erythema
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 colors, and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
Any areas of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.
From 2 to 5 treatments, at 2-4 week intervals, will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.
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 on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort; however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for a topical anesthesia; however, your physician may choose to use one on more sensitive areas. Your physician will recommend the best options during consultation.
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