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. The BBL Laser uses the direct power from laser energy light waves to rejuvenate your skin. This treatment is ideal for those with uneven skin tones or redness that want to rejuvenate their skin. The energy derived from the laser light waves aid in repairing skin damage and stimulating collagen production. The BBL laser is an effective treatment to renew your skin and embrace a new you.
How it works
The BBL Laser delivers broad band light laser frequencies directly to the skin’s surface. The laser treatment heats your skin and delivers pulses to the treatment area to effectively and efficiently rejuvenate your complexion. The BBL laser treatment is minimally-invasive and produces no serious side effects for patients. It’s a safe treatment that utilizes laser light to stimulate the skin’s collagen production.
BBL targets surface pigmentation and discoloration (redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, etc) with zero-minimal downtime. Treatments may take 15-60 minutes.
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
We recommend being as close to your natural skin tone as possible. Patients CANNOT be sunburn or suntan within 4 weeks prior to laser treatments. Treatment of tanned skin are less effective and can increase the risk of permanent skin discoloration and possible blistering.
Do not use any self-tanning lotions in the weeks 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 30 minutes-1 hour prior the appointment time. You may purchase in office and apply prior to arrival or we can schedule a time slot for you to numb in the office.
What to expect after your treatment
Erythema (redness), warmth and/or 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.