Do you see sun spots, age spots, or uneven skin texture when you look in the mirror? With environmental factors like UV rays or harsh pollutants, plus the natural process of aging, our skin can become wrinkled, damaged, and dull in appearance. A BroadBand Light (BBL) photofacial treatment can be the rejuvenation your skin needs. BBL can take years off your complexion and address a myriad of skin issues in a single session, without the need for surgery.
The surgeons and professional team at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery strive to bring all their patients in the Jacksonville, FL, area the best and latest cosmetic treatment options. They provide the highest level of care to each patient while offering the latest technology like BroadBand Light therapy.
While BBL can treat most areas, some of the more common targets are the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and hands. These areas are more susceptible to sun damage and more affected by the natural process of aging. During a consultation with one of our experienced experts, a comprehensive plan to treat those areas will be determined.
The Broadband Light therapy difference
After a custom treatment plan is created by one of our talented team members at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, patients in the Jacksonville area can experience the BBL results. Broadband photofacial treatments use light energy to stimulate skin cells in specific target areas to produce collagen. BBL light therapy can reduce the visibility of age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation, and even improve your skin’s texture. This noninvasive light therapy requires no downtime, so patients can return to work or their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
The BBL procedure
Collagen is a healing agent and a necessary protein for our skin to fight the signs of aging, but our bodies produce less of it as we get older. BBL therapy can increase the production of collagen. During this procedure, the BBL treatment device will be utilized to target the specific goals of each patient. Protective eyewear will be provided to each patient before the session as the laser passes over problem areas. Based on the size and condition of the target areas, treatment time will vary. Most sessions generally take less than an hour.
After the session, a soothing cream will be applied to aid in the healing process and help with any slight swelling or redness. These are temporary side effects of BroadBand Light therapy and will fade over the next couple of days. For women, makeup can be worn to cover any side effects. After a BBL treatment, it is always recommended that patients limit their sun exposure and continue with a good skin care regimen. Patients can enjoy their full BBL results about 2 – 6 weeks after their first session. The experts at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery will give guidelines to follow after each BBL session to help minimize inflammation and redness. Results will vary by individual depending on the number of treatments, skin tone and texture, and the area being treated.
Is BBL treatment different than IPL?
Light-based cosmetic procedures like Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) or BBL work to address specific skin imperfections such as the effects of aging or sun damage. BroadBand Light therapy and Intense Pulsed Light are both aesthetic treatments, but there are differences between the two. IPL procedures use light energy to heat the outer layer of skin to stimulate the cells to create more collagen. BBL treatments also use light energy, but it’s a more enhanced version that penetrates much deeper. The BBL device targets skin cells far below the surface to promote cells to produce more collagen. In other words, a BBL photofacial treatment is a supercharged version of IPL and provides more advanced results.
Broadband Light therapy in Jacksonville
BroadBand Light therapy is generally safe for all skin tones and types. The BBL wavelengths can be customized to fit every patient’s unique needs. BBL light therapy is more effective if patients avoid sun exposure or ultraviolet light exposure for at least 10 – 14 days before the procedure. Patients in Jacksonville should also limit sun exposure after each session as it can affect the overall results. BBL treatments encourage skin cells to heal damaged areas with light energy. BBL laser skin treatments can target pigmented, darker, or sun-exposed cells to stimulate cell growth and rejuvenation.
The experts at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offer modern techniques and this next-generation light rejuvenation therapy. BBL treatments provide both women and men in the Jacksonville, FL, area a nonsurgical way to get firmer, younger-looking skin. You can restore your confidence and refresh your appearance with BroadBand Light therapy. It is the anti-aging, skin-rejuvenating option you need to eliminate damaged skin and get a fresher, smoother complexion.
If you are interested in learning more about BBL treatments, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, today.