Clearer, younger looking skin is now possible with minimal downtime. BBL (broadband light) is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. Dr. Heidari uses BBL Photo Rejuvenation to treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.
The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted damaged areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new epidermis along with stimulating new collagen for tighter pores. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, more vibrant and younger looking. In addition, BBL can help eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight such as the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
Frequently Asked Questions
What skin conditions can be treated by BBL?
- Broken Capillaries
- Large Pores
- Dark Under Eye Circles
- Age Spots
- Sun Damage & Freckles on the Face, Hands, Chest, Shoulders
- Undesirable Skin Texture
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient. It may depend on the severity of sun damage or other skin condition. Dr. Heidari will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. He may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures, such as cosmetic fillers or neurotoxins (BOTOX®, Dysport®), to further personalize your treatment and improve your results. Dr. Heidari recommends that patients follow up their initial BBL package with a yearly touch-up.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes up to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. You may be given some skin care products after the procedure and instructions on how to use them.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, Dr. Heidari may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off within seven to 10 days. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Dr. Heidari will provide you with complete information about post-treatment care and results.
It is rare to experience side effects or discomfort after a BBL treatment. Minor redness and swelling may occur temporarily, as is the case after any laser treatment. In most cases, you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.
Any pigmented spots that were treated may initially appear darker. This is normal and also temporary; the color will quickly fade and blend, revealing a younger, smoother complexion. While good hygiene should not be compromised, after a photo-rejuvenation, you should avoid scrubbing or using abrasive cleansers for the first several days after treatment. And, as always, your skin should be protected from UV rays with SPF 30 or higher sunblock.