What is BroadBand Light Therapy?
Gentle and powerful. Innovative laser treatments to correct the skin problems you’ve been struggling with.
Why BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy?
BBL helps you can feel more confident about your skin. Not only does the laser effectively correct specific skin problems, it also helps with collagen growth and skin tightening resulting in a reduction of fine lines along with smoother skin texture.
How BBL Works
Using various wavelengths of broadband light technology, BBL can slow down, treat, and reverse damaged skin on the face and body. The laser targets damaged cells in the body and brings issues like sun damage and freckles to the surface of the skin to naturally flake off.
How it Works
Forever Young BBL is a revolutionary treatment that sends light energy deep into the skin to boost the body’s natural ability to fight aging. Light therapy targets the signs of aging and sun damage to effectively create a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance.
How it Works
PhotoTherapy BBL delivers light energy to heat the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate regeneration of skin cells. This skin rejuvenation helps to remove age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels and more.
How it Works
SkinTyte™ treatment uses pulsed light technology to deeply heat skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. The infrared light selectively heats dermal collagen, partially destroying the existing collagen, which initiates the body’s natural healing response. The body begins to produce new collagen to heal the thermal injury. SkinTyte™ can be provided quickly and comfortably with no downtime. The end result is a firmer, more youthful appearance.
How it Works
ForeverClear BBL™ is a cutting edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to safely and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine. BBL is the most powerful Intense Pulsed Light device that delivers light energy deep into your skin to help treat acne, leaving you with clear, healthy, radiant skin. The procedure is non-invasive, can take as little as 15 minutes and offers zero downtime. ForeverClear BBL™ uses a unique 3-step process:
- Skin is first treated with blue BBL to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at its source, deep in the pores.
- Skin is then treated with yellow BBL to reduce inflammation and acne-associated redness.
- For enhanced results, the skin is then treated with SkinTyte using infrared light in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate the body’s natural healing process.
The result is healthy, clear and luminous skin.
How it Works
Using gentle, yet effective BBL energy, pulsed light delivers photothermal energy to heat the hair follicles. These rapid and short pulses of light cause the hair follicles to stop producing hair without harming surrounding tissues. A cooling system soothes the skin, so treatment is delivered with minimal or no discomfort. The result is smooth, beautiful skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What areas can be treated?
All areas of your body can be treated, the most popular treatment areas are the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders, and is dependent on which BBL treatment is right for you.
- How many treatments are needed to see results?
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, and is dependent on your specific BBL treatment. Your treatment plan will be customized and based on the skin concerns you have and the results you would like to achieve. For optimal results, we may recommend other popular injectable or aesthetic treatments to further enhance your results.
- What to expect when getting a laser treatment with Total Skincare Centre?
A customized treatment plan is created by your laser consultant, so you understand timeline, budget and aftercare.
Your safety and comfort is our top priority. Safety glasses will be provided during treatment, as well as any topical creams to reduce discomfort where necessary.
The length of the appointment will vary based on the BBL treatment, and could take anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour.
Most treatments are comfortable and quick depending on the treatment you choose. You may feel a warmth, or what some clients refer to as a “rubber band snap” sensation when the light is absorbed by the targeted areas.
- Is it painful?
BBL is non-surgical, gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic but we may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
- Is there any downtime or recovery time needed?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure that has almost no downtime. In most cases, you will return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right after treatment.
- Can all skin types or tanned skin receive this treatment?
An active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate when receiving laser treatment because of the amount of pigment or melanin that may also absorb the BBL energy. We recommend that a person does not have sun exposure in the treatment area for a period of 3 weeks prior to treatment. Spray tans or self tanning products must be faded from the skin for at least a week to 10 days prior to treatment.
- What sort of aftercare is required?
You will be given clear direction on what skincare products to use, and instructions on how to use them. If you plan to be outdoors we recommend covering the treated skin with SkinMedica Daily Defense.
- Will insurance cover this procedure?
Cosmetic procedures are not usually covered by your insurance company. If you have any questions to what your plan covers, it is best to talk with your insurance provider prior to treatment.
Meet our BBL Therapy Professionals
Heather Harper, RN
Currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing, Heather has been a registered nurse since 2006 and is always looking for ways to improve and grow in her medical career. Heather has practiced alongside Dr. Arlette for five years, and has a growing injectable practice of her own with varied experiences in intensive care, medical-surgical, oncology, dermatology, and medical aesthetics.