BBL is a non-invasive and non-ablative treatment that uses high intensity pulses of light to improve the appearance of sunspots and freckles, fine lines, and vascular lesions, including dilated and broken facial capillaries, persistent facial redness, and rosacea.
The BBL hand piece delivers high intensity pulses of broadband light that is different from the narrow band light of other lasers. The surface of the skin is not damaged during this treatment. The light is delivered to the deeper parts of the skin (dermis) and leaves the superficial aspect of the skin untouched. Because of this, the recovery time is very limited following a treatment, leaving you able to resume normal activity the same day.
On average, three to six BBL treatments are recommended, scheduled at three-week intervals. Each person is unique and you and your provider will decide on a plan that is best for you.
Each session generally lasts about 45 minutes, and you can return to your normal activity immediately afterwards.
BBL brings about gradual changes over the course of the treatments. After the full course, you can expect to notice improved skin texture, decreased redness, more even skin color, a decrease in visual dilated capillaries and a youthful skin tone.
With good sun protection and home care, results from a full series of treatments can last up to one year. It is important to note that BBL is not intended to substitute a surgical facelift, ablative skin resurfacing (as in CO2 Resurfacing) or procedures that treat deep wrinkles and sagging skin.