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5 Benefits of Broadband Light Therapy (BBL)

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Posted December 09, 2019 in Face

5 Benefits of Broadband Light Therapy (BBL)
BBL in Northern Virginia is a revolutionary therapy that utilizes broadband light to reduce the appearance of skin damage and reveal younger, firmer, and more even-looking skin. Below, you’ll find five benefits of this innovative procedure and learn why you may just want to try this state-of-the-art therapy for yourself.

Reduce the look of redness/rosacea

Rosacea is a skin condition defined by irregular and prominent facial redness as well as visible blood vessels near the skin. In some people, it may also produce tiny pus-filled bumps that some may mistake for acne. You may experience flare-ups that can last months, and rosacea is hard to cover without thick makeup and clever application techniques.
Your provider at NOVA Plastic Surgery can use BBL therapy to target tiny blood vessels and improve the overall texture of the skin to eliminate the appearance of rosacea symptoms.

Help with acne

You may associate acne with those tumultuous teen years, but a surprising number of men and women continue to have acne or newly develop acne in their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Stress, genetics, and the use of certain cosmetic products may contribute. The intense pulsed light (IPL) energy of BBL in Northern Virginia can safely penetrate the top layer of skin to stimulate healing and cell regeneration, which can clear up acne and prevent its return.

Improve pigmented/sun-damaged skin

Light therapy has long been used to reduce the appearance of sun damage, but state-of-the-art BBL in Northern Virginia allows providers to more precisely target sun damage to enhance the appearance of the skin. Skin becomes more vibrant and more youthful-looking after treatments, and as long as you protect your skin well after therapy, the results last for a very long time.
BBL uses various wavelengths of light to heat the outer layer of skin and target pigments such as freckles or sunspots in order to significantly reduce their appearance. BBL therapy is a great way for you to improve how your skin looks and boost your self-confidence without undergoing drastic or invasive procedures.

Eliminate vascular lesions

BBL’s skin-penetrating power can safely and effectively reduce the appearance of vascular lesions, including birthmarks and imperfections acquired as we age. Vascular lesions may appear as defined vessels or small, blood-filled bumps. In either case, they’re generally being supplied by small capillaries that are too close to the skin’s surface, further defining the lesion.
BBL in Northern Virginia can target a lesion’s blood supply, shrinking and breaking down the vessels that are supplying the vascular imperfections and re-establishing healthy blood flow deeper under the skin to eliminate these imperfections.

Decrease signs of aging

As we age, our skin texture, elasticity, and appearance change. We get age spots as well as sunspots and freckles. Vascular lesions and facial spider veins may become more prominent, leading to blotchy red or brown areas, particularly on people with fair skin. Collagen production starts to decline as early as age 25, which can cause skin to appear thin and crepey.
BBL therapy can address all of these issues and more so your skin looks clearer, firmer, more even, and more youthful. BBL in Northern Virginia triggers the production of new collagen, diminishes the appearance of those “age-defining” irregularities, and prompts your body to naturally heal and rejuvenate the treated area.
Note that you may need multiple BBL sessions to get the desired results. That’s because BBL is gentle and noninvasive. It merely reveals your own natural beauty that may currently be hidden by skin imperfections.
Why we choose the Sciton BBL
Also known as the Forever Young BBL, Sciton BBL is the top-of-the-line way to treat skin imperfections and reveal more youthful-looking skin. It’s FDA-approved to treat a variety of skin issues, including dark spots and broken capillaries, which renders the many benefits we described above.
The Sciton BBL uses two lamps, each carrying half of the light energy. These work together to deliver the right amount of energy to the treatment area without overheating the skin. The therapy is closely monitored by a professional to ensure your continued comfort and safety. Using precise timing, the machine self-adjusts up to 10 times within a single pulse to maximize the benefits of BBL in Northern Virginia.
When compared with other similar systems, the Sciton BBL ranks superior because other systems use a single or double trailing pulse that wastes energy rather than focusing it on your skin. Furthermore, this skin treatment system comes with various filters that your doctor can use to optimize the procedure for your skin type and conditions. Because of the Sciton difference, you’ll get better results much faster with this advanced system.
To schedule your BBL treatment, call our office at 703-651-6258!
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