Photofacial in Houston, TX
BroadBand Light (BBL)TM is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life styles, and sun damage. BBL has the ability to treat pigmentation, broken capillaries and acne. The best part about this device, is the capability to treat any part of the body. *
How It Works
This non-invasive device uses a specific filter or wavelength, our broadband light system produces controlled pulses of light energy that gently heats the top layer of skin, targeting the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin in pigmented lesions. This same application stimulates collagen production, resulting in healthier, younger-looking skin.
What to Expect
BBL is effective in the treatment of the following skin issues:
- Age spots
- Sun-induced freckles
- Facial redness and broken capillaries
- Enlarged pores
- Blemishes and uneven skin pigmentation
The result is a clearer and more even complexion.
How soon can I return to my normal activities after a BBL?
You can resume most activities immediately, but you will need to limit physical activities for at least 48 hours. Avoid sun exposure for at least one week after treatment, and daily sunscreen application (SPF 30-50) is a must.
Besides those few restrictions, you will have very little downtime and can return to work within 24-48 hours. You may resume makeup after 24 hours.
How many treatments will I need?
Most clients need anywhere from 1-3 treatments for best results. These treatments are done in intervals of 4 weeks.
Is the BBL treatment for me?
The ideal candidate for broadband light treatment is a patient in need of a quick solution for pigmentation, redness, sun damage and age spots. The treatment is not recommended for patients who have a tan, olive skin, on Accutane or are pregnant.
We will discuss specific precautions that relate to your treatment plan. If you are not a candidate for BBL, an alternative treatment plan may be recommended.
What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. Due to being most often exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight, the most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
Commonly Treated Areas:
I have patchy pigmentation AKA Melasma, am I a candidate for BBL?
In some cases, the BBL could actually make Melasma worse. We’d recommend chemical peels along with lightening agents to suppress the melanin.
* Individual Results May Vary