BroadBand Light (BBL™) therapy is a type of light based treatment that stimulates changes in your skin at the molecular level. The Sciton BBL™ can be customized to your desired outcome; working to remove age spots, sun damage, scars, unwanted hair, wrinkles and loose skin. At Ness Plastic Surgery we use the BBL™ treatment to also help with rosacea redness, flushing, spider veins, broken capillaries, acne and uneven or brown pigment.
What areas can be treated?
at our office in Wayzata, any area of the body can be treated. The most common areas are the most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments areas are the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needs will vary from patient to patient. At Ness Plastic Surgery, your provider will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired results. Your provider may also combine other procedures to further personalize your treatment. Most patients at Ness Plastic Surgery need 3-6 treatments done 4-6 weeks apart. Once we have achieved your desired result, we recommend maintenance treatments to keep your skin healthy and radiant.
What can I expect during the procedure
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or stinging “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area being treated and the type of procedure being performed.
What should I expect after the treatment?
Most patients are slightly flushed after their treatment for a few minutes minutes up to a few hours. Any brown pigmentation on the skin may turn darker for 10-14 days and resembles coffee grounds. This darkened pigment is easy to cover up with makeup and will naturally slough off the surface of the skin. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results will depend on your condition, the number of treatment, and the area treated.
How long will it take to recover?
There is virtually no downtime! This is a non-invasive, gentle procedure. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup and resume most of your activities immediately.