You can’t always control when your skin begins to show your age. Between sun damage, environmental pollutants and the natural aging process, the skin can quickly become dull and wrinkled despite your best efforts to prevent it. Fortunately, with BBL, you no longer have to live with noticeable signs of aging, blemishes or imperfections. BBL can restore just about any skin concern, reducing the appearance of damage and taking years off of your complexion without the need for invasive procedures or downtime.

What is BBL?

BBL, otherwise known as broadband light, is the most powerful IPL (intense pulsed light) technology available to patients today. Broadband light is used to treat a number of skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage using pulsed light energy. This light energy gently heats the surface of your skin, stimulating the cells and triggering new collagen production for a healthier, younger-looking complexion. In addition to targeting signs of aging, the BBL device by Sciton also emits photothermal energy, which works to eliminate damaged or broken blood vessels in the skin that cause redness, as well as the excess melanin pigment that is responsible for dark spots and freckles.

BBL treatments are entirely noninvasive and safe. Each treatment session will generally last about 20 minutes, though it may vary depending on the size of the area designated for treatment, as well as if you wish to address multiple areas during your appointment. BBL combines focused pulses of light energy with precise temperature regulation to provide optimal results to your areas of concern without harming any of the surrounding tissues.

Who is a Good Candidate for BBL?

As an incredibly versatile treatment, BBL can effectively address several different skin concerns and blemishes with truly transformative results. BBL will reverse and restore skin damage, revealing clearer, smoother and younger-looking skin within a short series of treatments. During your initial consultation, our providers will help determine your candidacy for the procedure and devise a treatment plan uniquely tailored to your skin type and desired results.

BBL can provide solutions for the following skin conditions and concerns:

  • Age spots and freckles
  • Acne
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loss of firmness or lax skin
  • Rosacea
  • Small blood vessels

In addition to facial treatments, BBL can also be used to address skin concerns on virtually any region of the body. The most common areas targeted include the neck, chest, hands or areas prone to sun damage.

What Can I Expect From My Treatment?

When you arrive for your BBL treatment at Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, you will first be made comfortable in one of our treatment rooms and provided with protective eyewear to wear during your procedure. A cool gel will be applied to your treatment areas to improve the effects of the targeted light, and a topical numbing cream may be applied before your treatment if you have any concerns about your comfort level. While BBL is considered to be virtually painless to most, some patients have likened to sensation to a brief snap or sting on the skin.

During the treatment, the BBL handpiece will be moved across the surface of your designated areas, delivering quick pulses of light energy directly into your areas of concern. The handpiece is also equipped with a specialized integrated cooling system, which is designed to keep your skin from overheating and ensure none of the tissue surrounding the treatment area is affected. As soon as your appointment is complete, you will be free to return home or to work immediately.

Is There Any Downtime Needed After BBL?

As a noninvasive treatment, there is little, if any, downtime needed after your BBL procedure. While your treated areas may appear pink or feel tender initially after your treatment, this is normal and will typically resolve within a few hours or days. You are free to apply makeup as soon as your appointment is over and can return to your regular activities whenever you feel comfortable doing so.

Although no downtime is needed, there are some steps you will need to take after your appointment to protect your skin. Treated skin will be far more susceptible to harmful UV rays and sun damage, so you’ll want to wear sunscreen daily and avoid direct sun exposure for one week following treatment. Our team will provide you with thorough aftercare instructions when your appointment is completed to ensure you achieve the best possible results from your BBL experience.

What Results Can I Expect From BBL?

Most patients can expect to observe healthier looking skin in just a few days after their treatment. Concerns such as sun spots, age spots, acne or broken blood vessels should begin to clear up within one to two weeks. As the renewed collagen production in your skin works to repair tone and texture, you will also observe smoother, firmer skin with fewer lines and wrinkles after several weeks. The results you obtain after completing your BBL treatment plan will be long-lasting, with brighter, younger and healthier skin for up to a year before your next touch-up treatment is needed.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

While a single BBL session will offer significant improvements to the appearance of your skin, multiple treatment sessions are typically recommended to make a lasting impact on the health and appearance of your complexion. The number of treatments necessary to address your specific concerns and achieve your desired results will vary from patient to patient. However, generally speaking, most patients will require between two to six treatments spaced three to four weeks apart to produce their best results.

Patients may also wish to undergo annual maintenance treatments after their first series is complete to ensure their skin remains youthful and radiant year-round. During your consultation, our providers will let you know how many sessions to anticipate before starting your BBL treatment course based on your concerns and goals.

If you are struggling with skin that is aging prematurely or showing signs of visible damage and blemishes, contact Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center today at 407-636-2733 to schedule a consultation and discover what BBL can do for your skin.