Sciton BBL (IPL)
Broad Band Light (BBL) is the Sciton version of IPL technology, which utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photorejuvenation therapy. By selecting the appropriate wavelength band filter, Dr. kang will be able to treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by skin aging and sun exposure. Your skin will be smoother, more vibrant and it will have a more youthful appearance as a result.
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition the photo-thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions. The greatest advantage of this technology lies with versatility; the disadvantage lies with its versatile effect being generally limited to conditions of “upper” layers of skin, thus its greatest effect on skin conditions caused by sun exposure and aging.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
- Fine wrinkles
- Age spots
- Brown spots
- Solar lentigines (freckles)
- Small facial veins (telangiectasia)
- Burn Erythema
- Red spots
- Scar with redness
What areas can be treated?
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 for the face, neck, back of the hand, chest and shoulders.
How many treatments will I need?
From 2 to 5 treatments, at 2 to 4 weeks interval, will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no down-time. In most cases you will be able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities right away.
What should I expect after the 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 area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine wrinkles and pores will be less noticeable, and sun spots or uneven pigmentations will fade.