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
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
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.