BBL (Broadband Light) Photo Rejuvenation is a non-invasive anti-aging treatment that effectively rejuvenates the skin. It specifically and precisely treats signs of aging such as sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, blood vessels, and blemishes. The treatment will leave the skin appearing brighter and more vibrant than ever before.
Patients interested in BBL Photo Rejuvenation should begin by contacting DermASAP in Plymouth or Quincy to request a consultation. We look forward to helping both new and existing patients turn their cosmetic goals into cosmetic realities!
About BBL Photo Rejuvenation
Patients interested in addressing skin conditions such as aging and sun damage may enjoy the benefits of BBL Photo Rejuvenation.
This broadband light treatment uses innovative technology to provide precise treatment to improve the tone, texture, and overall health of patient’s skin. The specialized device is adjustable to the appropriate filter and wavelength for customized treatment. BBL can be performed on just about any part of the body.
Not only does BBL Photo Rejuvenation help improve the outer appearance of the skin, but it also works deep within the skin to address the underlying causes of signs of aging. The treatment helps increase the production of collagen and elastin, two key ingredients in keeping the skin smooth, clear, and youthful.
DermASAP’s Quincy and Plymouth patients love BBL Photo Rejuvenation because it is non-invasive and non-ablative, which makes it a good treatment for different skin types, even those with sensitive skin. Instead of using ablative techniques to improve the quality of the skin, BBL Photo Rejuvenation using high-intensity pulses of light. Plus, the hand piece allows the administrator to deliver precisely controlled treatment to meet the patient’s needs.
Men and women in Massachusetts interested in BBL Photo Rejuvenation can easily contact our offices using this online form and we will get back to you quickly to help you schedule a consultation.
How It Works
The BBL device is used to deliver light energy to heat the skin, which then absorbs the energy to target skin cells. This assists in the stimulation of new collagen production to help the skin restore itself and improve the texture, tone, and overall appearance to bring forth a younger, more beautiful look!
Broadband light is different from other lasers that administer narrow bands of light to the skin’s surface. Narrow bands of light can damage the surface of the skin during treatment, while broadband light does not. Instead, the revitalizing effects of broadband light are absorbed by the deeper parts of the skin – the dermis – while the superficial layer of the skin remains unharmed. As a result, BBL Photo Rejuvenation targets signs of aging where they begin, not just where they are seen. This provides a more effective and longer-lasting treatment than some other anti-aging treatments. Plus, this allows patients to return to their normal routines very quickly following the treatment.
While the majority of our BBL Photo Rejuvenation candidates are in their 30s and 40s, it may also be a fitting treatment for younger or older patients. BBL Photo Rejuvenation may be used to treat patients experiencing any of the following conditions, including:
- Small facial veins
- Fine lines and wrinkles from aging
- Age spots
- Redness and flushed skin associated with rosacea
- Freckles and spots
- Birth marks
- Red spots
- Port wine stains
- Burn erythema
- Sun damaged skin
BBL treatment is suitable for many lighter skin types, including sensitive skin, but it may not be best for patients who have darker skin pigmentation. Light therapy may lead to patients with darker skin pigmentations to experience changes in pigmentation. It is also important not to be tanned at the time of your treatment, and to avoid excessive sun exposure following treatments.
In order to be considered for BBL Photo Rejuvenation, it is important that the patient is in good health. They should not have any current history of cancer or active injections. Histories of recurrent facial herpes simplex, systemic lupus, or porphyria, may all be negatively impacted by treatment with BBL Photo Rejuvenation.
During the consultation, it is important that the patient is up front with Dr. Reed about their medical history, including previous treatments, medical conditions, and medications that they currently take. This is kept private between the doctor and the patient and is only used to ensure the patient’s health and safety. Furthermore, please inform the doctor of any recent history of sun exposure or the use of self-tanning products.
Finally, patients interested in any cosmetic procedure should have realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. It is important that the patient understands that BBL Photo Rejuvenation is not a replacement for a surgical procedure such as a facelift. They should also understand that the outcome will vary from patient to patient, depending on a variety of factors, mostly including the patient’s current skin quality and areas of concern.
In general, each treatment session takes approximately 15 minutes and patients can return to their normal activities following treatment. Patients can treat any area of the body with BBL photo rejuvenation, and it is typically used on areas of the body that have the most exposure to damaging sunlight. The most common areas for treatment are the face, hands, neck, shoulders, upper back, and chest. Most patients find the treatment comfortable. Numbing agents, however, are available for those who desire it.
Patients are encouraged to schedule several treatments for the best results, up to five sessions spaced approximately two to three weeks apart. However, during the consultation, Dr. Reed will evaluate the patient’s concerns and help them determine the optimal treatment plan for them.
While the treatment is considered non-invasive, some patients experience mild redness for a few hours after treatment. This should resolve quickly, and it can be covered with makeup if necessary. Patients with pigmented lesions may notice that these areas darken before they fade and flake off over time. In just a short amount of time, the skin will feel smoother, skin tone is more even, and fine lines, wrinkles, and pores are often much less noticeable. After treatment, patients are more sensitive to sun exposure and should be diligent about wearing sunscreen each and every day to avoid further sun damage to their skin.
The changes to the skin will be gradual and appear over the course of the series of treatments. This is attractive to patients who cannot afford to take significant time away from their day-to-day routines and do not want it to be obvious that they’ve had anything done. Instead, the changes will reveal themselves as if the patient recently found a fantastic new skin cleanser and has gotten a ton of wonderful rest.
Following the full series of treatments, patients can expect an improvement in their skin texture, decreased redness, more luminous skin, and even skin tone. Results will vary from patient to patient, but the doctor will be able to illustrate what the patient will be able to expect at the time of the consultation.
When the patient comes in for a consultation they will meet with Dr. Reed who will be administering the BBL Photo Rejuvenation treatment. During this personalized consultation, the doctor will ask the patient about their concerns and what their goals are following the procedure. The doctor will make sure that the patient has realistic expectations for the treatment and may, in some cases, recommend alternative or additional procedures to meet the patient’s goals. This may include a different laser skin treatment or microneedling.
Patients considering BBL photo rejuvenation or other dermatological treatments to make a dramatic impact on the appearance and texture of their skin can contact the team at DermASAP to schedule an initial consultation visit with us at our state-of-the-art facility.
The doctor will evaluate the patient’s areas of concern to determine the best treatment process. They will also likely take photographs for further analysis and to use as “Before” photographs that will illustrate how the patient’s skin has changed over the course of treatment.
The last part of the consultation will be an open dialogue between the patient and the doctor where the patient will have the opportunity to ask any questions they have about the treatment. In order to get the most out of the consultation and treatment, the medical staff at DermASAP recommend that patients come in with several questions written down that they have about the treatment or potentially other treatments. At this time, the doctor will also be able to answer any questions about pricing, specifically catered to the patient’s experience.
BBL Photo Rejuvenation varies in price based on the extent of treatment, treatment areas, and how many sessions you undergo. After an initial consultation, our staff will be able to give you a custom quote based on your individual needs.
We have two convenient locations in Plymouth and Quincy, MA to meet our patients’ needs. Please feel free to contact either location or fill out our online form and a knowledgeable member of our staff will get back to the patient regarding scheduling a consultation.