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Damaged Skin? Turn Back the Clock with BBL

Posted by Susan Cross on Jul 6, 2018 2:48:00 PM


Everyone wants to look and feel their best, and showing off skin that’s youthful and healthy is a great confidence booster. But how do you achieve this rejuvenated appearance? BroadBand Light is an exciting technology that may be able to help improve the look and feel of your skin and restore it to a level of radiance it hasn’t had in years. 


UV Rays and Aging

A lifetime of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, from both natural sunlight and tanning lamps, can cause damage to your skin. UVA rays, in particular, can age skin cells and damage their DNA. Exposure to this kind of radiation, which is especially prevalent in tanning beds, can increase your risk of some skin cancers and cause your skin to show significant signs of aging.

As a result of this damage, your skin may have wrinkles, fine lines, discoloration, age spots, uneven tones, dullness, redness, broken capillaries, sagging, and other issues. You may not be able to resolve these symptoms with topical treatments, and they can make you look and feel older than you are or wish to appear.


How BroadBand Light (BBL) Can Help You Look Younger

BBL technology is a kind of photorejuvenation therapy that uses pulsed light at various wavelengths. This light energy gently heats the upper layers of your skin in the targeted area, stimulating cells so they create new collagen. As the main structural protein found in skin and connective tissues, collagen helps lift and structure your skin and other features. As you age, your body will make less natural collagen, so a BBL treatment encourages your body to naturally produce more to keep your skin looking supple and vibrant.

This type of light treatment also allows your provider to target the BBL directly at problem areas like broken blood vessels and age spots to help make them less visible. The heat from the light damages the cells in these areas, causing them to break up and be reabsorbed into your body so all that’s left smooth, even, and youthful-looking skin.

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Minimal Downtime, Maximum Results 

BBL treatments cause virtually no downtime, but you may experience red or flushed skin on the treated areas for a few minutes or hours. Brown or discolored skin in these areas may also become temporarily darker, but your body will typically shed this layer in 5–7 days to reveal fresh, unblemished skin. You can apply makeup and return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment.

Within weeks, the treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots, visible capillaries, and uneven pigmentation will start to fade. Your results may vary depending on your initial skin issues, the number of treatments you receive, the area treated, and your body’s natural response to the treatment. To improve your overall results, consider a HydraFacial procedure between BBL sessions! 


If you’re looking for an effective way to restore and maintain your skin’s youthful appearance, a BBL treatment may be the right solution. To learn more about laser skin rejuvenation and find answers to some of the questions most commonly asked about these procedures, download our free ebook! 

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Topics: skin wellness, light treatment