Oral and Facial Surgery of the Shoals  
Oral and Facial Surgeery of the Shoals


BroadBand Light

What is BBL?

Profile's innovative Broadband Light (BBL
™) technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo-rejuvenation therapy. Your physician will use BBL to treat sun and age spots, and other skin blemishes. As a result your skin's youthful appearance will be restored.

What does BBL do?

The light energy delivered by the BBL
gently heats up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to gererate new collagen. In addition, the potothermal energy will target and eliminate unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.

What areas can be treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common ones are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending upon lesions treated anywhere from 2 to 5 treatments will produce the desired results.

How long will it take to recover?

This minimally invasive and gentle procedure can be performed during lunch-time with virtually no down-time.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Typically you may experience some redness that will resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Since results vary depending on patient condition, number of treatments and area treated, your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment effects and results.

Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle and non-invasive. There should be minimal or no discomfort. You may feel a warming of the skin, or a rubber band snap like sensation, as the procedure is performed. This varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for any topical anesthesia, however, patients may choose to use it on more sensitive areas. Your physician will recommend the best options during consultation.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warming of the skin, or a rubber band snap like 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 to be treated and the type and depth of the procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all the options with you.

What aftercare do I need?

It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.