BroadBand Light (BBL) is a no downtime, in-office procedure that reverses and prevents the signs of skin aging. This includes fine lines and wrinkles, sunspots, redness, sallowness, and skin laxity. Skin health is becoming a primary focus of an increasing number of practices in aesthetic medicine. Dr. Thompson takes great pride in offering the latest BBL technology to achieve the best skincare results for his patients.
Why BroadBand Light Therapy?
BroadBand Light targets similar skin conditions that are treated by lasers and chemical peels, but without the associated downtime and recovery. It’s more of a long-term maintenance and preventative strategy, but the results can be quite dramatic. BroadBand Light has been clinically shown to reverse the signs of aging by working at the genetic level for skin rejuvenation. It can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles, loss of skin elasticity, hyperpigmentation, sallowness, and other signs of aging and sun damage.
How BroadBand Light Therapy Works
BroadBand Light is a type of intense pulsed light (IPL). This is a non-ablative treatment that can be used for a variety of skin conditions, including prominent blood vessels, skin redness, acne, rosacea, and hypertrichosis (excessive hair growth). It also improves signs of skin aging and sun-damage by addressing spots/discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and poor skin complexion.
Light therapy has been clinically shown to work at the genetic level inducing changes that prevent and reverse the natural process of aging. Forever Young BBL has been scientifically shown to enhance overall facial rejuvenation by increasing uniform collagen deposition, decreasing elastosis, improving fine wrinkles, and removing irregular skin pigmentation.
Some conditions take more time to treat than others, but some results can be seen in as little as days to weeks. The best strategy is to treat skin conditions before they ever appear!
Treatment for Different Skin Types
Dr. Thompson tailors the best treatment option based on each patient’s skin condition and skin type. It’s essential to seek treatment from a specialist that has knowledge with the different kinds of laser and light technology to avoid unwanted side effects and complications.
Ideal candidates are healthy adult men and women who want to improve their skin but can’t afford to take the downtime necessary after more aggressive interventions. It can also be used to prolong the results or optimize any future surgical procedure by maintaining and promoting skin health. The best candidates are proactive in skin health, use sun protection, and have realistic expectations. This type of light therapy allows individuals to reverse and prevent signs of skin aging and sun damage yielding a brighter, clearer, and more beautiful complexion.
Like skin resurfacing, it is used to reduce signs of aging and to promote younger-looking skin without the need for post-treatment downtime and recovery. You can go back to your daily routine immediately after treatment!
Additionally, BBL can be used on a variety of different areas of the body, including the neck, chest, hands, and arms.
During a private consultation with Dr. Thompson in Denver, CO, patients will get a chance to share their specific goals. Providing a holistic approach to skincare is extremely important to Dr. Thompson, and he takes great pride in offering treatment recommendations that impact and optimize skin health on multiple levels. He will review the patient’s medical history and examine their skin to determine the best treatment options for their specific concerns and conditions.
Preparing for Treatment with BroadBand Light Therapy
Patients should avoid sun exposure before and after treatment. They should also wear broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher daily to protect their skin.
The procedure can typically be completed in a matter of minutes, but you should plan to set aside around thirty minutes of your day for the clinic appointment. Most patients do not complain of pain, but you may feel a slight warm sensation or something equivalent to the snapping of a rubber band. Eye protection is always provided.
Light therapy recovery time varies, but treatments typically don’t require any downtime. Depending on the specifics of each treatment, there may be some mild redness that typically fades shortly after the visit but can last up to forty-eight hours. Redness is usually more pronounced in the chest or décolletage area. You will be provided with sunscreen after treatment and then may immediately return to work or your daily routine. Occasionally, you will notice a slight scale where the darkest brown spots were treated but typically heals without issue.
The cost of light therapy depends on the number of treatments needed, the number of treatment sites, and the patient’s goals. We offer bundled pricing to encourage repeated applications because these tend to yield the best results.
These types of treatments are much milder compared to other types of surgeries and skin resurfacing options. It’s vital to seek treatment by a specialist with experience using light therapy. Although rare, skin reactions and discoloration can occur if misused.
Schedule Your Skin Treatment in Denver Today
Dr. Thompson is a board-certified head and neck surgeon and fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial rejuvenation in Denver, CO. If you want to improve your skin’s health and overall complexion, please call (303) 667-1474 to request a consultation with Dr. Thompson today!