Austin BBL – Broadband Light Based Treatments

Broadband Light (BBL) based treatments make it possible to target a variety of skin imperfections with excellent precision. The treatments are tailored to each client’s individual skin type and their desired results in order to be as effective as possible.

How does the BBL system work?

photofacial austinThe BBL system delivers light energy which gently heats the upper layers of the skin. When the tissues absorb this heat, skin cells begin to regenerate collagen which aids strength and tone, leaving the skin looking and feeling firmer.

The heat generated by Austin BBL also works to eliminate fine blood vessels in the top layers of skin. Fewer blood vessels means that redness, flushing, and rosacea are reduced, leaving the complexion looking brighter and smoother.

Finally, the process of heating the uppers layers of tissue also tackles the amount of melanin in the skin. Melanin is the pigment which causes age spots, sun spots, and other problems with uneven skin tone. By reducing excess melanin, the complexion becomes more even and looks more youthful.

What can BBL treat?

A variety of skin problems on the face, neck, chest, arms and hands can be treated with Austin BBL based therapies. The most common issues are:

• Age spots, sun spots and freckles
• Small facial veins
• Acne
• Flushing, blushing, redness and rosacea

The treatment can also remove unwanted hair, particularly on the face, arms, and armpits.

If you have more than one skin problem you’d like to address, Austin BBL therapy could be an excellent solution. Multiple skin conditions can be treated in a single session thanks to the versatile nature of the BBL system. Your physician can adapt wavelengths with ease to target a range of skin problems and areas of the body within a single appointment.

What can I expect during BBL treatments in Austin?

Patients are first provided with a pair of safety glasses to protect the eyes from the light emitted by the Austin BBL system.

Once the treatment begins, you can expect to feel a brief tapping sensation, a little like a rubber band snap, as the BBL system delivers each pulse of light. The procedure isn’t painful, but you will likely feel the warm, snapping sensation throughout.

The length of your treatment could range from as a little as a few minutes up to half an hour. This entirely depends on the location and size of the treatment area, and the way in which BBL will be used to treat it. These factors will be discussed with you during your initial consultation.

What is recovery from an Austin BBL treatment like?

Once a session has been completed, you should not experience any further discomfort. The treated areas often appear a little red, but this diminishes within a few hours. There is no downtime with BBL based laser treatments, and it is usually possible to return to daily activities – including exercising and applying makeup – straight away.

After BBL treatments in Austin the skin is particularly sensitive to UV light. In order to protect the skin, patients must avoid direct sun exposure until the treated areas have fully healed. It is vital to keep the skin covered up or to wear a high-quality sunscreen when going outdoors.

When tackling areas of pigmentation, you can expect these to darken for a short time as the BBL treatment gets to work on the skin. Gradually, the darkness will fade and the topmost layers of skin will flake away, revealing a smoother, brighter, and more youthful complexion.

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