Reduce the signs of aging with Broad Band Light therapy
As we get older, our skin can show aging in a number of undesirable ways such as rosacea, sun damage, discoloration and spider veins. One of the most effective treatments for such surface skin issues is Broad Band Light (BBL) therapy. In addition to the fact that it can address numerous skin conditions, BBL therapy does so without injuring the skin’s surface. This gentle, long-lasting solution for visible signs of skin damage also requires no downtime.
BBL therapy works by delivering a series of tiny microscopic laser beams or columns into the skin. This fractionated energy penetrates the skin to clear away old and damaged skin cells. The body’s natural healing process then builds new healthy cells to take their place. The laser also stimulates the production of new collagen deep within your skin, giving you a more youthful looking appearance.
You may be an ideal candidate for BBL therapy if you have any of the age-related skin issues listed above. As with all medical procedures, excellent candidates are those in good overall health and who have informed, realistic expectations.
An initial consultation with Dr. Minton is the first step to any procedure. There he will discuss your health history.
THE BROAD BAND LIGHT PROCEDURE
The procedure for BBL therapy is fairly simple with little to moderate discomfort. First, the skin is thoroughly cleaned then Dr. Minton may apply a topical anesthetic to ease any discomfort.
The BBL hand piece is passed over the treatment area, emitting calibrated light waves which vary in intensity according to the type of skin, the location of the treatment area and treatment type, and the depth of energy penetration required for optimal results. You may feel heat or a tingling sensation during the treatment.
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel warm and appear to be sunburned. You may also experience some swelling, which is completely normal. Your body naturally starts working by replacing the aged skin cells with new ones. After a few days, you will notice healthier-looking skin and a more even complexion. Over time, collagen will regenerate and restore the supporting structure of your skin, giving you the smooth skin you are looking for.
Additional treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.
Is BBL therapy safe?
Fractional skin resurfacing has a faster recovery and has fewer side effects when compared to fully ablative resurfacing.
Will it hurt?
A topical anesthetic usually addresses any possible discomfort. It’s common to feel heat or a tingling sensation during the treatment.
How long do the effects of BBL therapy last?
The effects can last for several years.
Is BBL therapy a good alternative to more procedures such as dermaplaning or a chemical peel?
BBL therapy is often chosen over dermaplaning or a chemical peel because the process is even less invasive and comparatively has minimal down time.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Our skilled, double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Minton is available to discuss BBL therapy in greater detail during a consultation at our Savannah Facial Plastic Surgery office in Savannah. Arrange your consultation by contacting us today.
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