There are numerous signs of aging, though we often “just” think of wrinkles. At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we have the tools and expertise to help you fight all signs of aging including the very common dark spots, uneven complexion, and rough patches. Zuzana Likar trains all staff members to the highest of standards because it’s not just about getting matched with the right treatment(s) for you. The skill of your provider is critical when it comes to the quality of your results. Consultations are always complimentary because we want to make sure you have all of the knowledge necessary to make an informed decision on anti-aging treatments.
Hyperpigmentation and poor skin quality happen to everyone as they get older, especially on the face, neck, and top of the hands—areas that are routinely exposed to UV rays. Broadband light therapy, also known as BBL or a photofacial, tackles these common signs of sun damage. It is the most powerful pulsed-light treatment in the world, and yet is gentle enough to require little to no downtime. Although skin will look a little pink after your treatment, this goes away in a day or two. Depending on the type of issue you are treating, results can take 1 – 2 weeks to show in earnest.
How BBL Works
BBL stimulates skin cell growth while encouraging faster regeneration. The faster the cells regenerate, the quicker more youthful skin will appear. The goal of BBL is a glowing complexion that is clearer, brighter, and more radiant after just one treatment (though multiple treatments are often recommended for optimal results). After your initial series of BBL treatments, maintenance sessions with Forever Young BBL every few months can help you sustain those results.
BBL also helps stimulate collagen production, which our bodies make less of as we get older. Collagen is the secret weapon for youthful skin, ensuring that skin is soft, supple, and clear. With BBL, you’re not just telling your body to produce more collagen, but also where to do so. However, collagen production takes time. You will see results of BBL continue to improve for 4 – 6 weeks after each treatment.
What BBL Treats
BBL treats a variety of skin conditions, and when it comes to brown spots the process is a bit unique. The light is absorbed by the pigmented areas. Next, you will see these spots get darker in the days right after the treatment, but don’t worry. This is part of the process. Soon, they will flake or peel away and you will be left with a clear complexion. Many clients quite enjoy this part of BBL because it is very visible representation of how well BBL is working.
However, for those who are not addressing hyperpigmentation and are instead focused on rough skin, poor texture, or visible blood vessels, you might not notice much peeling or flaking at all. BBL is not like the aggressive lasers of yore that caused immense discomfort and required days of downtime. BBL is designed to fit with your life, improving your complexion without getting in the way of your busy life.
Combining BBL with Other Treatments
BBL is gentle enough to complement other treatments so you can maximize results. From in-office facials to microneedling and injectables, depending on your goals you might be able to undergo BBL alongside other treatments during the same appointment. If this isn’t possible, as some treatments do not “play well” together so close in succession, scheduling separate appointments can still take your BBL results to the next level.
BBL is a popular tool to turn back the clock, but there is no minimum age requirement. It can also be a great option for pre-juvenation and addressing signs of aging early. The sooner you start taking care of your skin, the quicker it will return the favor.
This laser treats a wide variety of skin concerns, and considering there are over 3,000 unique skin conditions that says a lot. This means you can enjoy multiple benefits and address a number of concerns during one quick visit. Most BBL appointments take less than an hour, but it does depend on how many areas you treat and the size. Find out if BBL is the right choice for you during a consultation. Contact Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care today by calling the office or complete the online form.