Phototherapy BBL

Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Covington and Hammond, LA

Phototherapy BBL

Phototherapy BBL services offered in Covington, LA

BroadBand Light (BBL) is a non-invasive skin treatment that uses intense pulsed light to address a wide range of skin concerns, including hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, and rosacea. The treatment is safe, effective, and requires no downtime, making it a popular choice for those seeking to improve the appearance of their skin without undergoing invasive procedures. BBL works by heating and destroying targeted cells, which triggers the body's natural healing response, resulting in new collagen and elastin production for smoother, healthier-looking skin. Call Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics to learn more about Phototherapy BBL or schedule a consultation using the online booking form today.

Phototherapy BBL Q&A

What is BroadBand Light (BBL)?

BroadBand Light (BBL) is a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) technology used in cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine for various skin treatments.

How does BBL work?

BBL uses high-intensity light energy to target specific areas of the skin. The light energy penetrates the skin's surface and is absorbed by the pigment in the targeted cells, which heats and destroys them. This process triggers the body's natural healing response, resulting in the production of new collagen and elastin, leading to smoother, healthier-looking skin.

What are the benefits of BBL?

BBL can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and more. It is a non-invasive treatment that requires no downtime and produces natural-looking results.

What areas of the body can be treated with BBL?

BBL can be used to treat almost any area of the body, including the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, legs, and back.

How many BBL treatments are needed to see results?

The number of treatments needed depends on the individual's skin condition and treatment goals. Typically, a series of 3-5 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. Maintenance treatments may also be necessary to maintain the results.

What is the recovery time after BBL treatment?

There is no downtime or recovery time required after BBL treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities immediately following treatment.

Is BBL safe?

BBL is a safe and effective treatment when performed by a licensed and trained skincare professional. However, there are some risks associated with any medical procedure, and patients should discuss any concerns with their provider before undergoing treatment.

What should I expect during a BBL treatment?

During a BBL treatment, patients may experience a mild sensation of heat or a snapping sensation on the skin. A cooling gel is applied to the skin before treatment to minimize discomfort. Treatment sessions typically last 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated.

Is there anything I should do to prepare for a BBL treatment?

Patients should avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least two weeks before treatment. They should also avoid using any skincare products that contain retinoids or alpha-hydroxy acids for at least one week before treatment. Patients should also inform their provider of any medications they are taking and any medical conditions they have before undergoing treatment.