BBL is an innovative light-based technology that sets new standards for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. BBL light energy allows your clinician to design treatments personalized for your skin and precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin defects. BBL phototherapy is noninvasive so you can receive comfortable and effective treatments to fit your schedule, even on a lunch break.
BBL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This scientific and biological process destroys the target, eliminating it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty, blending its natural tones, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.
BBL® enables the treatment of multiple skin conditions with various wavelengths seamlessly using change-on-the-fly Smart Filters.
During the photofacial procedure, the patient and physician wear safety glasses. Pulses of light are emitted and various filters are placed on the handpiece to allow for targeted penetration. The acne, pigment in sunspots, and the blood in the visible vessels absorb the light, and it disrupts these targeted lesions. The heat dissolves the cells that create the pigment and shrinks the vessels. The photofacial handpiece is gently pressed to the skin of the targeted area to deliver painless pulses of light.
You may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band being snapped on the skin. Each treatment session takes about 10 to 45 minutes to perform, depending on the size and location of the targeted area.
For dry eye treatments, special gold eye shields are placed onto the eyes to protect them after topical anesthetic is applied for improved comfort. A cooling gel is then placed on the eyelids, close to the eyelashes in order to treat the vessels, which are contributing to dry eye.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Pigmented lesions will darken and gradually flake off and fade over the next 7-10 days. Often your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores begin to be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your skin’s condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your clinician will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.
It is important to follow your clinician’s instructions. You may be given some skincare products and instructions on how to use them. If you must go outdoors, it is recommended that you cover your treated skin and use a sunblock of SPF 30.
Photofacials are considered safe and effective for most patients, with only a minor risk of bruising and redness, which usually fade on their own. When performed by an experienced physician, most patients can achieve their desired results with no complications. Dr. Rosh will discuss the details of treatment and address any concerns you may have before performing this procedure.
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