Southpointe Family Physicians, P.C offers the most advanced and widest variety of BBL (Broadband Light source) technology. A Broadband Light Source means that a wide range of conditions can be treated (Ex. The BBL laser can treat one condition: Rosacea or Age Spots, etc. or multiple conditions.). Broadband Light (BBL(TM)) technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photo-rejuvenation therapy. As a result your skin's youthful appearance will be restored. You will notice positive changes even after your very first session. We recommend an initial series of four treatments, one every three-four weeks. Depending on the condition of the skin, more treatments may be necessary. Many people maintain their results with an additional maintenance treatment every 6-18 months.
This minimally invasive and gentle procedure can be performed during lunch-time with virtually no down-time. Typically you may experience some redness that will 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. Since results vary depending on patient condition, number of treatments and area treated, your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment effects and results.
What conditions can be treated?
Port wine stains
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common ones are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending upon lesions treated anywhere from 2 to 5 treatments will produce the desired results.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle and non-invasive. There should be minimal or no discomfort. You may feel a worming of the skin, or a rubber band snap like sensation, as the procedure is performed. This varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for any topical anesthesia, however, patients may choose to use it on more sensitive areas. Your physician will recommend the best options during consultation.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a worming of the skin, or a rubber band snap like 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 and depth of the procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all the options with you.
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your physician's instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.