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.

BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes advanced light technology to target and treat various skin imperfections. Unlike traditional lasers, BBL emits multiple wavelengths of light, allowing it to address various skin concerns simultaneously.

The Benefits of BBL Treatment:
BBL treatment stimulates collagen production, promoting skin rejuvenation from within. As a result, fine lines, wrinkles, and overall skin texture are significantly improved, leading to a more youthful appearance.

Years of sun exposure can lead to unwanted pigmentation and sunspots. BBL's targeted wavelengths effectively break down melanin, reducing pigmented lesions and restoring a more even skin tone.

BBL's unique light technology can target and destroy acne-causing bacteria, making it an effective treatment for active acne and preventing future breakouts.
BBL can effectively target redness and visible blood vessels caused by conditions such as rosacea, leaving the skin looking more even-toned and clear.

BBL is a non-surgical, non-ablative treatment, meaning it does not damage the skin's surface. Consequently, the recovery time is minimal, and patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure.
BBL treatment can be tailored to suit individual skin types and concerns. By adjusting the wavelengths and intensity of light, cosmetic professionals can create personalized treatment plans to achieve optimal results for each patient.

BBL is an FDA-approved treatment that has undergone extensive clinical testing, ensuring its safety and effectiveness. When administered by qualified professionals, BBL is considered a safe and reliable option for skin rejuvenation.

BroadBand Light (BBL) treatment has emerged as a groundbreaking solution in the field of skin rejuvenation, offering a multitude of benefits to individuals seeking a more youthful and vibrant appearance. From targeting sun damage and pigmentation to reducing acne and redness, BBL's versatility and efficacy have made it a preferred choice for many.

What to expect




60 minutes

Recommended Sessions

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.

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Pre-treatment care

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.

Post-treatment care

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.

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