BroadBand Light (BBL™) technology uses the power of intense pulsed light to deliver exceptional results in photorejuvenation therapy. BBL is used to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure. .BBL can assist with younger looking skin, improved skin elasticity and even skin tone and texture.
BBL treats age spots (liver spots), sun damage, redness, broken facial vessels, wrinkles and dull skin. these conditions, as well as the effects of rosacea. It can also reduce the appearance of freckles and birthmarks. The treatment can be performed on all body areas, such as the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
A BBL treatment is a very similar experience to that IPL. In fact, at Sea Beauty our IPL equipment also provides BBL technology.
Like IPL, the BBL device applies light flashes to the skin. The light penetrates your skin to damage the pigment, tissue or blood vessels. Your body will work to repair the damage — reducing the appearance of the discoloration or wrinkles.
BBL treatment is not a laser treatment. It uses intense pulsed light instead of the more focused light of a laser. Laser treatments are a single wavelength, while BBL uses a broad spectrum of light that we can filter several different ways to treat different conditions. It also treats a larger area of skin than a laser.
A BBL treatment takes about 15 minutes.
BBL works best on lighter skin tones. Darker skin tones should avoid BBL, as the darker pigment absorbs too much light that can actually cause dark spots (hyperpigmentation) to appear. Those with a summer tan may wish to consider BBL treatments over the winter months.
At Sea Beauty, our highly trained and experienced staff will consult with you, and develop a BBL treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
BBL treatment requires little to no downtime. Patients can return to their normal lifestyle and wear makeup the same day.
If you have brown spots — the spots will get darker, come to the surface and come off in 5 to 7 days. The most important thing is that you do not prematurely pick or scrub off the spots before they are ready.