Broad Band Light

What is BBL?

BroadBand Light (BBL) is the world’s most powerful photofacial device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. BBL has the ability to provide dermal renewal and the treatment of pigmented lesions, vascular lesions and acne. It can also be beneficial for signs of aging like wrinkles or sagging. BBL requires fewer treatments to achieve visible and superior results than other systems.

Who is a Good Candidate for BBL?

BBL may be a suitable option for you if you are concerned about common issues like age spots, sun damage, wrinkles, sagging, fine lines, redness, or rosacea. However, the treatment is not suitable for those who have darker skin tones. This is because the light used to complete a BBL treatment targets pigmentation within the skin, meaning that it can damage darker skin tones or cause hyperpigmentation. Those with lighter skin tones are better candidates, and should not pursue the treatment if they have a suntan. During your consultation at Maxwell Aesthetics, your skincare specialist will review your concerns and evaluate your skin type and tone to determine whether BBL is safe for you. Other options, such as Halo laser, may be a better fit for your unique needs.

How is the BBL Treatment Performed?

First, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and a clear gel is then applied. You will also be given eye protection to wear throughout your BBL treatment. Next, the BBL device is passed along the skin so that flashes of light can be directed to the treatment area. This light will then work to damage pigment, visible blood vessels, or other tissues that contribute to skin concerns. As a result of this damage, the body will work to repair the skin and remove the damaged tissues, resulting in clearer, healthier, and more youthful looking skin. The BBL treatment can be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Your skincare specialist will then apply SPF to the treated area, and you can return home.

Recovery and Results from BBL Treatment

BBL treatments do not require downtime. After treatment, you will likely see some redness, slight swelling, and small brown spots on the skin. These brown spots will grow darker over time as they reach the skin’s surface before falling away naturally about 5-7 days after BBL treatment. It is important to avoid sun exposure and wear SPF after your BBL treatment.

Despite these side effects, you will see immediate improvement in sun spots, fine lines, rosacea, acne, and elasticity. Many patients have multiple BBL treatment sessions to reach their ideal results. Your skin care specialist will likely recommend at least three BBL sessions per year to keep up with and improve upon your results.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about BBL and whether it is the best option for you, schedule a consultation with the skincare experts in our MedSpa. Call Maxwell Aesthetics in Tucson, Arizona at (520) 751-1225 or contact us online to set up your first appointment.