Your face is often what people first notice about you. Unfortunately, it's also one of the main areas of your body that immediately gives away your age. Years of unprotected sun exposure, harsh cleansers and the process of aging, can do a number on your skin, making it look dull and wrinkled. Thankfully, there's a skin treatment that can reduce the appearance of damage and subtract years from your complexion
BBL™ BroadBand Light therapy, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy or the photo facial, uses cutting edge technology to produce younger looking skin that's firmer, and more even in tone and texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, BBL™ offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.
The light energy delivered by the BBL™ will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
The machine is equipped with advanced cooling features, allowing the use of high-powered energy with minimal discomfort. Numbing cream can be administered on individuals who find the treatment uncomfortable, but it's typically unnecessary. BBL™ is a safe, effective approach to younger looking skin. It is recommended that individuals undergo treatment two to four times per year for optimal results.
Any area of your body can be treated. Due to being most often exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight, the most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. While everyone's tolerance is different, there is usually no need for a topical anesthetic. Should you feel discomfort during your procedure, let your treatment provider know as they will be able to provide you with a topical numbing cream for use it on more sensitive areas.
The number of treatments needed will vary from guest to guest and your treatment provider will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your Ideal Image Consultant may also suggest you combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures such as Botox®, or Ultherapy® to further personalize your treatment and help you achieve the look you desire.
During the initial consultation, you will be advised how to best prepare for treatment. Our staff of medical and nursing professionals will carefully review all of the information you need to ensure a comfortable, effective procedure. You should stay out of direct sunlight or tanning beds and refrain from using certain medications that make you more sensitive to light.
Immediately following treatment, you can expect to see mild redness, and it may feel like a slight sunburn in the treated area. This should dissipate after a few hours but in some cases could last a day or two. You can start to see healthier looking skin just several days after treatment. Sun spots, age spots and or broken blood vessels, should begin to clear up in one to two weeks.