No matter how well we take care of our skin—protecting it from sunlight, avoiding stress, exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing—the effects of aging inevitably begin to show. Thankfully, modern technology has developed numerous treatments and techniques that can be used to slow or even reverse some of the harshest impacts of aging. At The Dermatology Clinic, we specialize in broadband light therapy, a powerful and effective technology that can help smooth out skin texture, remove brown spots, and more.
How to Prepare for Broadband Light Treatment
Before going in for broadband light therapy, we consult with our patients to ensure that the procedure will be comfortable and effective. Good candidates for the treatment include people looking to correct uneven skin tone, improve skin’s firmness, or reduce the appearance of freckles, age spots, and blemishes. Prior to treatment, patients should avoid overexposure to sunlight, tanning beds, and any medication that increases light sensitivity.
During Broadband Light Treatment
Broadband light therapy is a non-invasive, mild form of light therapy. For patients who feel discomfort during the treatment, we suggestmay applying a light topical anesthetic for 45-60 minutes before the treatment, but this is not normally necessary. The light beams’ heating energy is balanced out by advanced cooling functions to ensure the skin is soothed.
Broadband Light Treatment Recovery and Results
Because broadband light therapy uses short, powerful blasts of light, the skin may feel similar side effects to a mild sunburn, usually subsiding anywhere between a few hours to two days. The skin should start looking firmer almost immediately, while age spots will start to be noticeably fainter after a week or two. In many cases, patients come back for multiple treatments for increased benefits. Also many people do 1 treatment a year to help slow done the aging process.
If you are looking to improve your appearance and regain firm skin, talk to the board-certified dermatologists at The Dermatology Clinic to see if broadband light therapy may be right for you. This therapy can also be combined with our other cosmetic treatments to further reduce fine lines and help erase visible scars. Call (225) 769-7546 to schedule an appointment today.