Even with solid skin care regimens, time can take a toll on skin. The Dermatology Clinic offers BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy, which can help diminish signs of aging and minimize the appearance of unsightly marks and damage.
BroadBand Light Therapy is a cosmetic laser treatment used to remove unwanted body hair and treat common skin concerns such as aging, lesions, and uneven texture. The technology works by comfortably heating the skin to stimulate the growth of new collagen and reduce melanin production (which causes pigmentation), using a thermoelectric monitoring assembly to maintain accurate temperatures. This procedure can treat current skin concerns and help prevent future reoccurrence. Due to their frequent exposure to sunlight, the most popular areas of the body to treat with BBL are the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back of hands. However, any area of the body may be treated.
The procedure is safe and fast, with treatments lasting approximately 20 minutes each. BBL is noninvasive and usually painless (due to its advanced cooling features), but topical numbing cream is an option for those who are sensitive to treatments. It requires no downtime, and most patients experience no more than mild redness that typically resolves within a few hours. The number of treatments recommended depends on each patient’s specific condition and outcome goal.
BBL is ideal for healthy people who desire to resolve bothersome skin issues including, but not limited to:
– Acne and acne scarring
– Pigmented lesions, like age spots and freckles
– Vascular lesions, like cherry angiomas, rosacea, and spider veins/telangiectasias
– Sagging skin
– Uneven skin texture
– Sun damage
Recovery from BBL is usually minimal. The redness experienced after the treatment may feel similar to a mild sunburn. For most patients, the redness disappears within a few hours, though some may experience it for one to two days. No bandages or special care is needed. Results can vary, but most patients experience marked improvement or complete resolution of the issue. Our medical team will work with you to formulate a care plan that addresses your specific needs.
The team of skilled aestheticians and board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology Clinic offer the latest procedures and products to ensure your comfort and satisfaction when seeing to your skin care concerns. For over 70 years, we’ve helped our patients look and feel their best. Schedule your appointment today or call us at (225) 769-7546 to start on your path to a more youthful you!