BBL Broadband Light Therapy – Everything You Need to Know

 In Aesthetics, BBL, Blog, Broadband Light Therapy, Skin Rejuvenation

At Vive Aesthetic and Wellness, we understand the importance of feeling good in your own skin. That’s why we are dedicated to offering treatments that rejuvenate your skin and give you the youthful, radiant glow you deserve. From traditional facials to advanced laser procedures, the options for skin rejuvenation have evolved dramatically over the years. One such treatment is BBL broadband light therapy, a revolutionary non-invasive procedure that addresses a variety of skin conditions. Here’s everything you need to know about this innovative treatment.

A Little Light Therapy History

Light-based treatments began with IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) which emerged as a popular choice for treating pigmentation, redness, and other skin concerns. The IPL technology laid the foundation for the development of more advanced light-based treatments that are highly effective yet gentle on the skin.

Enter Broadband Light Therapy

Broadband light therapy, also known as BBL, is a cutting-edge treatment that uses high-intensity light energy to penetrate the skin’s layers. Unlike traditional lasers that have a single wavelength, BBL utilizes a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target various skin concerns. Its versatility allows it to treat a wide range of conditions, making it a popular choice for those seeking comprehensive skin rejuvenation.

How Does BBL Work?

Broadband light therapy works by emitting pulses of light energy into the skin, which are then absorbed into the area being treated. As the light energy is absorbed, it generates heat that breaks down the targeted issues, stimulating the body’s natural healing processes. This not only eliminates unwanted pigmentation and reduces redness but also triggers collagen production, which is essential for smooth, firm skin.

Which Skin Issues Can BBL Address?

Broadband Light Therapy is highly effective at treating multiple skin concerns, including:

  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Redness and rosacea
  • Acne and scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture and tone

BBL by Sciton stands out among broadband light therapies due to its exceptional speed and potency. With its customizable settings, BBL can be tailored to address your specific skin issues, ensuring optimal results. It operates at a pace four times faster and has a power three times greater than most broadband light therapies. As a result, it can address skin issues in as little as 30 minutes, depending on the extent of the concerns. Additionally, the BBL features built-in thermoelectric monitoring, offering twice the cooling of other therapies, which makes the treatment more comfortable and virtually eliminates any discomfort or downtime.

What to Expect During the Procedure

A cooling gel is applied to the skin prior to starting the treatment and protective eyewear is provided. The BBL device is then gently pressed onto the skin, emitting short bursts of light. You may feel a warm sensation or slight snapping during the procedure, but most clients report only feeling mild discomfort.

Recovery and Downtime

One of the major advantages of BBL broadband light therapy is the minimal downtime required. After the procedure, you may experience some redness or mild swelling, similar to a sunburn, but these effects usually subside within a day. The treated skin will be prone to sunburn, making it essential to avoid direct sun exposure for 7 to 14 days following treatment and wear sunscreen to protect the treated area. In the days following treatment, you may notice the darkening of pigmented lesions, which will gradually flake off, revealing clearer, more even-toned skin.


BBL Broadband Light Therapy at Vive

BBL is a versatile and effective treatment for various skin concerns, offering noticeable results with minimal downtime. At Vive Aesthetic and Wellness, we are proud to offer this advanced therapy that offers multiple treatment options to help you achieve radiant, rejuvenated skin. BBL can also be used in conjunction with Halo laser treatments to enhance your results.   

If you have any questions or are interested in exploring the benefits of BBL, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation. Our team of professional clinicians is here to guide you through the process and help you achieve your skincare goals.


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