About BroadBand Light IPL
Broadband Light (BBL) is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market, setting a new standard in treating aging skin and specific skin conditions. The patented Forever Young BBL technology has not only been clinically proven to change the expression of genes associated with aging, it also allows for a very individualized treatment that can stimulate collagen, target sun damage, age spots, treat acne, refine pores and reduce redness in the skin (including red vessels). The outcome is restoration of the skin to a natural youthful and radiant beauty.
How it Works
Using the patented Forever Young protocol, the wavelength is optimized to the patient’s skin type. A small and smooth hand piece is positioned over the area to be treated and a broad-spectrum light is transmitted and filtered. The BBL light energy gently heats the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed will encourage skin cell growth and regeneration, stimulating collagen. Next, using individualized energy settings, diffuse redness, vessels and pigment are targeted. Although improvement can be seen with one treatment, a series of three is recommended, followed by a maintenance session each season. This precise and powerful photo-rejuvenation series will correct problematic skin, reduce wrinkles over time and restore a youthful glow.
Areas of Treatment
BBL is typically used on the face, neck, décolletage, hands and arms to rejuvenate aging, acne-prone and sun damaged skin.
WATCH KIM RHODES SHARE HER IPL EXPERIENCE
Kim Rhodes moments before her 2nd IPL Treatment. IPL photo facials are able to significantly improve the appearance of skin by improving its appearance after too much sun exposure, removing age spots, erasing freckles, reducing pigmentation, resolving acne, and even treating redness that results from broken capillaries.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES?
The BBL photo facial treatment is a safe, natural and effective treatment to make aging skin appear more youthful by stimulating collagen. It also reduces sun spots or uneven pigmentation and manages diffuse redness. It can even diminish fine red vessels that appear on the nose and across the cheeks. It is the perfect choice for patients with rosacea or acne prone skin. It is virtually pain free and there is no down time. BBL can produce dramatically noticeable results in a very short time.
COMMON POST PROCEDURE CONCERNS
A BBL treatment is non-invasive and non-ablative. There is typically only mild redness and heat that can persist for several hours post treatment but no bruising or swelling. This means this patient can return to their normal routine right after the procedure without having to worry about downtime. Avoiding active ingredients like glycolic, salicylic or lactic acid and retinol before and after treatment for 72 hours is critical to keep the skin safe. Minimizing sun exposure before and after treatment is also important along with sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.
ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE INFORMATION
WHO is/isn’t a candidate for IPL?
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding are not candidates for IPL.
Is there any preparation for the treatment?
No Accutane use for 6 months prior to treatment. No sun exposure to the treated areas for 4-6 weeks before treatment. No self tanning products 2 weeks prior. Avoid Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, or any other aspirin containing products for at least one week prior to treatment. No new medications should be taken for at least 2 weeks prior to treatment. Patients should cease using products containing retinol, glycolic acid, bleaching cream, and exfoliants 4 days prior to treatment. If you have a history of cold sores and are receiving treatment around the mouth, we recommend that you take Valtrex 3 days before your treatment (please notify us if you need a prescription for this condition).
How long does the actual treatment take?
Treatment can take up to 30 minutes.
Does it hurt? What is the sensation like?
When a topical numbing agent is applied prior to treatment, discomfort is minimal. Some patients report a sensation similar to a hot rubber band snap.
What can I expect immediately after treatment?
You will have a mild sunburn sensation following treatment that usually subsides within a few hours. Skin redness, flaking, mild bruising and swelling is normal and may last a few days. The treated area will usually darken right after treatment. Pigmented areas may begin to flake after a few days.
How many treatments are recommended?
A typical IPL photofacial treatment regimen consists of 4 to 6 regular treatments that are administered during 4-week intervals.
What should I avoid after the treatment?
Your skin will be fragile for 2-3 days after treatment. Avoid soaking for 24-48 hours. No hot tubs, whirpools, or saunas, or baths, though showers are okay. Avoid excessive sweating and vigorous workouts for 24-48 hours. Do not rub the skin vigorously and avoid hot water on the treated area. Moisturizers and makeup may be applied if the skin is not broken. Avoid using products containing retinol, glycolic acid, bleaching cream, and exfoliants 7 days after treatment.
Should I be concerned with sun protection immediately after the treatment?
Avoid sun exposure and tanning creams between treatments. Use at least SPF 25, protective clothing, and sunglasses prior to, in between, and after treatment.