Sun exposure is the leading cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Sun damage on the skin is not instantaneous. It can take 20 or 30 years before your skin starts to show signs of the injury you sustained from too much sunbathing in your youth. Many people think that the dark spots that develop later in life are a natural form of aging but, in reality, the blemishes are sun damage that is just starting to show up on the skin. Luckily, the appearance of sun damage can be reversed with BroadBand Light Therapy.
What is BroadBand Light Therapy?
If your skin is starting to show the signs of sun damage then you might want to consider BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL) to reverse sun damage. BBL, often called flashlamp therapy, is an in-office procedure that is highly effective at treating sun damage. It uses high-intensity pulses of light to penetrate the skin’s surface and reach deep into the lower layers. The pulses of light can be easily manipulated to target the specific areas.
What Does the BroadBand Light Therapy Entail?
The BroadBand Light Therapy settings are always customized to address specific skin concerns and treat sun damage. At first, a gel is applied. A chilled applicator that delivers the light therapy is then placed against the skin in the damaged areas. You might feel a slightly warm sensation as the BBL light is administered. The procedure usually takes about 30 minutes if you are having the face and neck treated.
How Many BBL Treatments are Required?
You may require several BBL treatments to attain the appearance you desire. Most patients typically undergo three to six BroadBand light therapy sessions to achieve their desired result. The BBL treatments are usually administered every four weeks. After the initial set of treatments, you will require one or two treatments per year to maintain the skin rejuvenation that you have achieved.
What are the Results of BBL?
After each treatment, you will start to notice gradual skin improvements, so you know that you are on your way to a younger looking skin as the sun damage is erased. Right after the procedure, you could experience slight redness for an hour or two. Some people suffer a mild sunburn reaction following the treatment. The skin tends to darken slightly and then start to lighten in approximately seven to ten days.
What Else Can BroadBand Light Therapy Treat?
BroadBand Light Therapy isn’t only for treating sun damage. It is also an effective cosmetic procedure for numerous other skin conditions. The face, neck, hands, and chest all benefit from BBL.
- Areas if redness on the face
- Facial flushing
- Birthmarks that are flat
- Spider veins
- Varicose veins
- Rosacea’s facial redness and erythema
- Darkened areas of the skin known as hyperpigmentation
- Broken capillaries
- Hair reduction
If your skin suffers from sun damage, then you might be an excellent candidate for BroadBand Light Therapy. Schedule an in-depth consultation with Dr. Vargas and her team of medical experts to determine what areas of your skin will benefit from BroadBand Light Therapy.