As summer comes to an end and gives way to fall, the days grow shorter, and our skin begins to enjoy the break from the harsh summer days spent in the sun. But unfortunately, the damage has already been done. The brown spots have darkened, a few new freckles have formed, and fine lines are starting to look a bit deeper.
Fortunately, there is some good news. The cool, gray skies of autumn bring with them the perfect opportunity to use the corrective power of light and add laser skin care treatment into your regimen.
At Zochowski Plastic Surgery, we offer BroadBand Light (BBL) to help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, age spots, dullness, redness, and so much more, for beautiful, healthy-looking skin.
What is BBL?
BBL therapy is a nonsurgical and noninvasive cosmetic treatment that is designed to reverse and treat a wide range of common skin conditions and concerns. Unlike traditional laser treatments that use a single, focused wavelength of light, BBL uses hundreds of color wavelengths to treat a variety of skin blemishes and imperfections.
How BBL Works
BBL is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment that works to deliver visible improvements to the skin’s surface while also targeting the deeper layers of the skin. When the deeper layers of skin are stimulated, this triggers the natural cell growth and turnover required to repair damaged cells. BBL works by selectively heating layers of the skin with broad-spectrum and infrared light. The range of intense, pulsed light gently heats the upper layers of the skin where the melanin can absorb it in the targeted areas. Age spots, sun damage, and other skin issues resulting from accumulated pigment cells are easily targeted and broken down by this light. In addition to improving the appearance of dark spots, collagen and elastin production is drastically stimulated to help tighten and strengthen the skin. BBL lasers can also be adjusted to target hemoglobin instead of melanin, making it an effective treatment for broken blood vessels and redness.
What Areas Can Be Treated With BBL?
Areas that can be treated with BBL include:
- Anywhere on the body
What To Expect During Your BBL Treatment
BBL treatments are quick, convenient, and can be done in 20 to 45 minutes without causing you any significant discomfort. With no recovery time associated, you are free to go about your routine immediately after treatment. During a typical BBL session, you can relax in a reclined position while our well-trained practitioners rejuvenate your skin. You will be given a pair of protective eye goggles and a chilling device to cool your skin.
A series of 1 to 3 BBL treatments are recommended at 4–6-week intervals, with maintenance treatment recommended 2 to 4 times a year for optimal results and the prevention of skin cell aging.
Enjoy the Benefits of BBL Therapy in Columbus, OH
If you’ve been looking for an innovative, non-surgical light-based facial rejuvenation to help correct visible signs of aging such as dark spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and redness, BBL is proven to a precise age-defying treatment. With results that help your skin look younger, clearer, and brighter with zero downtime associated, it’s the perfect solution to get ready for fall.