What Is BBL Therapy?
Broad Band Light Therapy (BBL) targets redness, sun damage, freckles, age spots, rosacea and veins/vessels, as well as saggy, aging, crepey skin. BBL allows you to target your skin concerns all at once, and it's the only device that can alter your gene expression to achieve long lasting anti-aging results. With more passes over treatment areas, it allows more collagen stimulation and restores elasticity to achieve that younger looking, vibrant skin you desire. Treatment settings are developed by your clinician using your skin type, and specified goals to target your skin concerns, resulting in a precise, targeted and highly effective treatment.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With BBL Therapy?
Facial vessels, and redness
Loss of firmness
What Will Happen During The Procedure?
BBL works by gently heating the lower layers of the skin while the top layers of skin are cooled by the machine’s sapphire plate. The lower layers of skin absorb the heat and are stimulated to regenerate and create new collagen.
The treatment will begin with a full consultation to discuss what your goals are and determine if BBL is the best treatment to achieve your desired results. Once the consultation is complete, treatment parameters have been determined and we have discussed any questions you may have, we move on to preparing for the treatment. This begins by cleansing the treatment area to remove any excess oil, makeup or product from the skin, you will then be comfortably seated and given protective eyewear. Topical anesthetic like a numbing cream is not required as the treatment is not painful, but feels similar to the snap of an elastic band. A colourless water-based gel will be applied to the skin to increase patient comfort and enhance the efficacy of the sapphire plate. Once the preparation is complete we will begin the treatment by passing the BBL device over the treatment using the established treatment parameters and skin typing assessment. Advanced technology included in the Sciton Joule platform allows for a unique and precise treatment parameter to be set and followed for each treatment, yielding a safe effective treatment with unparalleled results.
Once the treatment is complete Make-up (ideally mineral make-up) can be applied on non-compromised skin, if desired, to cover any redness as a result of treatment. Immediately after treatment you may notice that the skin is slightly flushed or pink and sun damage, freckles, and targeted pigmentation may be slightly darker. You will find that these brown spots (freckles and age spots) will continue to appear darker and over the next few days they will come to the surface and slough off in their own time. We strongly discourage any harsh exfoliating/cleansing or picking of these dark spots as it may cause scarring and infection.
In Sciton’s groundbreaking clinical studies it is found that patients who receive BBL treatments regularly over an extended period of time look younger than when they began the treatments.
When Should I Expect Results?
Full BBL results will be visible starting about 2 weeks post treatment and will continue to boost collagen for about 6 month post treatment. It is recommended to follow the treatment plan set out for you by our medical aesthetician in order to maintain results. For more information regarding post-care recommendations, please click here.