Learn more about BBL, Broadband Light Photo Rejuvenation, a laser photo rejuvenation technique available at our Missoula, North West Plastic Surgery Associates. BBL is a non-invasive way to treat skin conditions associated with aging, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.View transcript
FEMALE VOICE: Over time, most people develop some skin condition associated with aging, an active lifestyle, or simply too much time in the sun. Age spots, freckles, redness and flushing are all natural outcomes that many people would like to reverse in order to restore a younger, fresher look. JANET: I'm 48 years old, and I had been one of those of my generation who poured baby oil on myself and laid in the sun for hours and hours. So I had quite a bit of sun damage, age spots, wrinkling. ANNE: I don't know if you can see this very much, but it's the sides and the front of my neck that were covered, literally covered with dark brown spots, all kind of almost blending into my skin. It looked old and crepe-y [phonetic] and really, really very unflattering. FEMALE VOICE: For people like Janet and Anne, BBL, short for Broadband Light, is an innovative approach to the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage. The BBL system from Sciton allows your physician to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, acne, flushing, blushing, rosacea and several other types of skin blemishes. Using appropriate wavelengths and adaptors, your physician can tailor your treatment to match your skin's condition and desired results. And since wavelengths and adaptors can be changed on the fly, your physician can actually treat more than one condition in a single treatment session. JANET: I had a actually my whole face done, and I have done my neck and chest. Huge amount of sun damage on my chest, and it really evened it out and made it a lot more smooth. ANNE: Much more skin clarity, a total smoothing of my skin. I was amazed, and he would be working hard and say, well, this is going to smooth your skin, too, and I'd think, yeah, right. I couldn't believe it when I saw. It really did. FEMALE VOICE: The light energy delivered by the BBL system gently heats the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed stimulates your skin cells to generate new collagen. In addition, the photothermal energy targets and eliminates many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions. Together, these help restore your skin's natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. The BBL procedure is gentle, non-invasive, safe and reasonably comfortable. JANET: I don't find it painful. It's a little bit like having a rubber band snapped on you, but it's not painful. It might be a slight bit of discomfort, and more that it's kind of a surprising thing, the flash of light, than it is painful or uncomfortable. FEMALE VOICE: BBL is a minimal downtime procedure. In most cases, you'll be able to apply makeup, return to work and resume most normal activities right away. JANET: It's not something that it makes it so unsightly that you can't go out. I go out in public the next day. FEMALE VOICE: The BBL system can be used on any area of the body. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging affects of sunlight, such as the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders. Generally, two to five treatments at three to five week intervals will produce the desired results. Your healthcare provider will help you determine the right number of treatments and the optimal interval between treatments. JANET: The reaction is that, you know, gosh, your skin looks good. What are you doing, or what product are you using? What have you had done? And it's one of those things. It's a non-invasive way to help your skin look the best it can. So there's no scarring. There's no real downtime. There's no real reason that you shouldn't do it if you want your skin to look as good as it can. FEMALE VOICE: In addition to skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage, your healthcare provider's BBL system can also help reduce unwanted hair. It's fast, it's easy, and it's virtually pain-free. BBL, a light like no other. A single system for the widest range of skin conditions. Fast, effective, with little or no discomfort and no downtime. Giving your healthcare provider the power to provide you with a smoother, more vibrant and more youthful appearance. That's BBL, from Sciton.