About BroadBand Light (BBL) Treatments
At Dermature we use Sharplight Omnimax S4 for Photo Facials/BroadBand Light for clients concerned about age spots, sunspots, fine lines, medium wrinkles, large pores, elastosis, dull skin and rhytids, among several others.
BroadBand Light, also known as BBL and Photo Facial, gives a younger, glowing look to your skin. It simultaneously treats the three main elements of sun-damaged, environmentally-polluted and aging skin by coagulating blood vessels, eliminating pigmented spots and improving skin texture. BroadBand Light treatments are suitable for the face, neck, chest and hands; treating sun spots, small dilated blood vessels called telangiectasias; and skin textural changes such as small lines and enlarged pores. There are no signs of skin irritation after the treatment. The best results are usually seen after 4 sessions.
What to expect
In general, we recommend 4-6 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.
Treatments effectively and efficiently tighten skin and reduce a range of aging signs, such as wrinkles and pigmentation.
There is no downtime; there is no visible irritation after treatments.
Treatments are non-invasive, safe, relatively painless and do not require anesthesia.
Treatments have been proven successful for thousands of satisfied clients.
Discontinue Accutane 6 months prior to treatment.
Discontinue use of Retinoic Acid products 2 weeks to treatment.
Avoid sun exposure or the use of tanning beds and self-tanners for at least four to eight weeks, prior and/or between IPL treatments (dependant on skin type).
Do not exfoliate, use glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide or any other skin irritants for one week prior to treatment.
Discontinue using bleaching creams for 2 weeks prior to treatment and perfumed products(eg. Aromatherapy oils/Essential oils) for 48 hours before treatment.
Avoid Microdermabrasion’s or peels for two weeks prior to treatment
If the skin is red, irritated or sunburned, the IPL treatment must be rescheduled.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours prior to the clinical treatment.
Avoid swimming in strong chlorinated water immediately before an IPL treatment.
Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds or self-tanners for at least 2-3 weeks after a treatment. Apply Sun Protective Cream of SPF 50+, 15 minutes prior to sun exposure.
For at least two weeks post Skin Rejuvenation/Vascular/Pigmentation treatment, do not use: harsh topical exfoliations, glycolic acid, benzyl peroxide, acne creams etc.
For 1 week, avoid hot baths, showers, hot tubs and saunas.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24- 48 hours following clinical treatment.
Avoid strong chlorinated water for 24 hours post IPL treatment.
Are the treatments safe and painless?
SharpLight's pulsed-light treatments are non-invasive and 100% safe and pain free.
How much downtime will I have?
There is no downtime associated with the treatments so you are able to immediately resume your regular activities.
Are BroadBand Light and Photofacials the same?
Yes, it is the same treatment under a different name.
BBL (BroadBand Light) treatment is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin. It is a treatment that uses intense pulses of light to target discoloration and other signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sun damage. The light energy heats up and damages the targeted areas while stimulating the production of collagen. This can result in smoother and more even skin tone, as well as a tighter and more youthful appearance.