BroadBand Light Phototherapy for Sun Damage, Age Spots, Redness, Acne and Unwanted Hair
BBL™ Phototherapy - BroadBand Light
What is BBL BroadBand Light?
Available at UW Health Transformations near the far west side of Madison, Wisconsin (located in Middleton, Wisconsin), BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage.
BBL energy allows the physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results. Any area of your body can be treated.
The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the:
- Back of the hands
|Dr. Ben Marcus discusses BroadBand Light|
The following conditions can be treated with BBL:
- Pigmented lesions (e.g., freckles, age spots)
- Vascular lesions (e.g., small blood vessels)
- Skin firmness
- Uneven skin texture
- Unwanted hair
How BBL Phototherapy Works
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen foundation, leading to increased skin firmness. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking.
In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
What Happens During BBL Treatment?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or "rubber band snap" sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas.
Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed.
The physician will discuss all of your options with you. Request a Free Consultation with a UW Health Transformations physician.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, the physician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your Transformations physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. The physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade.
Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments and the area treated. Your Transformations physician will provide you with complete information about the post-treatment care and results. It is important to follow the physician's aftercare instructions.
You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
How Much "Downtime" is Involved?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to return to work, apply makeup and resume most activities.
The following photos are provided by Sciton, the maker of the equipment used by UW Health Transformations physicians to perform phototherapy services. The photos do not include Transformations doctors or patients treated at Transformations.
The following video is provided by Sciton, the maker of the equipment used by UW Health Transformations physicians to perform phototherapy services. This video does not include Transformations doctors or patients treated at Transformations.