BBL™ (BroadBand Light Phototherapy)
Pacific Dermatology & Cosmetic Center is pleased to offer BBL™ BroadBand Light technology that provides innovative treatments to tighten, brighten and restore your skin to its natural beauty, with little recovery time and no surgery, BBL™ offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for firming the skin and treating a broad range of skin conditions. Targeted heat stimulates skin cells to generate new collagen resulting in younger looking skin that's firmer, and more even in tone and texture. In addition, the photo-thermal energy eliminates fine vessels that cause redness and reduces unwanted melanin such as freckles and age spots. It is less invasive than laser resurfacing and we can effectively treat large areas of the body in a short period of time. What’s especially exciting about BBL™ is that studies show patients who maintain a regular regimen of treatments can reduce and delay the long-term signs of skin aging.
What can BBL™ treat?
- Pigmented Lesions (freckles, age spots)
- Vascular Lesions (small blood vessels, broken capillaries)
- Skin Firmness (on the face, belly and other parts of the body)
- Uneven Skin Texture (rosacea)
- Acne and/or Acne Scars
There are three treatments available with this one device: Forever Young BBL™, SkinTyte II™, and Forever Clear BBL™ Acne Therapy.
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Forever Young BBL™
Sun damage occurs years before we observe it on our skin, specifically on our chests, faces, and hands. Forever Young BBL™ makes it possible to slow down the aging process, permanently erase sun damage, and help you look forever young.
How it Works
The light energy delivered by the Forever Young BBL™ treatment gently heats the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas coagulates tissue to variable depth and accelerates the development of collagen. The result is smoother, vibrant and younger looking skin.
Each treatment is highly customizable since wavelengths and adaptors on the BBL™ device can be changed on the fly. This enables us to treat multiple skin conditions in a single session as we can easily adjust the amount of heat to the treatment area.
What to Expect
Forever Young BBL™ treatments are noninvasive and there is no recovery time or downtime necessary. The procedure is performed right in our office and depending on the area treated, can take as little as a few minutes. We sometimes apply a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure to ensure your comfort. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas.
Post-treatment redness will dissipate and your skin will appear firmer and more evenly textured. Fine lines will be reduced or eliminated. Pores will appear smaller and tiny vessels that cause redness will be less noticeable. Increased production of collagen will also help your skin appear firmer and more resilient over time.
While even a single treatment can produce visible results, typically we recommend three to five treatments at intervals of three to four weeks for the best results. The most common areas of treatment are the face, chest, shoulders, and hands, although Forever Young BBL™ works on just about any area of the body. We help you determine which areas of your body are most likely to benefit from the procedure.
If you are looking for tighter skin on the face, abdomen or other parts of your body, SkinTyte II™ might be the ideal treatment for you.
How it Works
This BroadBand technology utilizes infrared energy to deeply and evenly heat soft tissue while protecting the entire treated area with sapphire contact cooling. The targeted and tailored heating causes soft tissue coagulation and collagen contraction to initiate the body’s natural healing process. The result is firmer skin and a more youthful skin appearance.
What to Expect
SkinTyte II™ is safe and optimized for all skin types and can treat any area of the body where skin firming is desired. Most patients resume their normal routines and activities immediately after treatment. There may be some initial redness, which will resolve within a few hours of treatment and can be safely covered with makeup. You will also need to avoid direct sunlight and apply sunscreen after treatment to protect your skin. Results are noticeable immediately, but the full effect is achieved several months after treatment as collagen continues to rebuild.
Forever Clear BBL™ Laser Acne Treatment
Forever Clear Broad BBL™ is proven to effectively treat acne. In many cases, patients now have an alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics. Together with an at-home skin care regimen, you can experience significant long-term, acne-free results.
How it Works
Forever Clear BBL™ is an FDA approved laser acne treatment utilizing the shorter wavelengths of the blue-light spectrum. This blue filter targets the acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin and in the sebaceous gland resulting in smoother skin texture and a rejuvenated appearance.
What to Expect
A thin layer of gel is applied to your skin prior to the Forever Clear BBL™ Laser Acne Treatment. Most clients have minimal discomfort and treatment sessions last 20-30 minutes. After your treatment is completed you may experience temporary swelling for one to two days with minimal to no downtime. In most cases, makeup can be applied immediately.
To achieve optimal results with the Forever Clear BBL™ Laser Acne Treatment, a series of eight weekly treatments is most effective. Depending upon your acne type and severity, you may need touch-up treatments ranging from monthly to semi-annually.