Broadband light 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 physician to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age and sunspots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes.
How it works
Light energy delivered by 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.
BBL targets surface pigmentation and discoloration (redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, etc) with zero downtime.
A series of 3 treatments are recommended for best results. Treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart, producing gradual but noticeable results.
Pre Treatment Instructions
Patients can NOT be sunburn or suntan 4 weeks prior to laser treatments. Treatment of tanned skin can increase the risk of permanent skin discoloration and possible blistering.
Do not use any self-tanning lotions in the month prior to treatment.
Stop the use of Retin-A, Renova, and/or Differin, for one week prior to treatment.
Patients who have any history of “herpes”, “cold sores”, or “fever blisters” will need to take an antiviral drug for 5 days starting on the day before your treatment.
Topical anesthetic cream may be applied 30minutes-1 hour before the appointment time.
What to expect after your treatment
Intense burning, redness, warmth and a sunburned sensation are normal responses following BBL treatment generally lasting 2-4 hours after your treatment. Ibuprofen or Advil can be taken as directed for pain, together with aloe vera to calm and sooth.
Brown spots may get darker before they become scaly and fall off leaving new, healthy skin. This takes about 2 weeks. DO NOT pick or scrub these areas.
No Sun exposure for about 2 weeks after treatment.
Moisturizer should be used 2x a day for 5 days after treatment.
Makeup can be used only if there is no blistering of the skin.
Post pictures will be taken using Visia at your next visit.
The Med Spa is located in our Buffalo Grove office.