Your skin takes a beating over the years, particularly the exposed skin on your face. Thanks to sun damage, environmental pollutants and even harsh skin care products
, your complexion can become dull and tired. Signs of aging, such as fine lines and facial creases, also start to make an appearance. If you are tired of looking tired and aged, give yourself the gift of youth this holiday season with the BBL facial
What is BBL?
BBL stands for broadband light therapy, which can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns. Also known as a photofacial, BBL facials work underneath the surface of the skin, delivering heat and stimulating collagen production to refresh the look of the skin. The procedure does not damage outer skin layers, which means you get positive results without side effects or downtime.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that regular Forever Young BBL treatments can actually change gene expression associated with aging. The results indicate a functional change in addition to a cosmetic change in the skin. Functional changes do more than make skin look younger; they actually turn back the clock on skin quality. Dr. Bitter at Stanford University performed a second study that supports the theory that regular BBL treatments can reverse the aging process and make the skin more youthful on a genetic level.
What can it Treat?
In addition to providing general skin rejuvenation, the BBL facial can treat the following concerns:
- Hyperpigmentation, melasma and age spots
- Vascular lesions like cherry angiomas and telangiectasia
- Signs of aging like fine lines and facial creases
- Sun damage, including irregular skin texture and tone
- Skin laxity (loss of skin firmness)
The procedure can be used on nearly any area of the body but is frequently requested on the areas exposed to regular sun damage, such as the face, neck, chest and backs of hands.
What is the Procedure Like?
A BBL facial does not require any type of anesthesia, although some patients may request a topical numbing cream prior to treatment to ensure comfort. Patients that have experienced the treatment liken it to a rubber band snapping against the skin. The entire procedure often takes just a few minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area.
After the procedure, skin may be red and slightly tender, similar to a sunburn. The side effects will subside within a day or two and you will notice your skin is smoother with fewer visible imperfections. Results will continue to improve over time as collagen builds up underneath the skin’s surface, providing support to the underlying tissue structure.
Giving the Gift of Youth
With no downtime and numerous benefits, the BBL facial is the perfect way to revive your tired complexion this holiday season. The procedure works effectively on nearly any skin type and tone, making this a much-appreciated gift for nearly anyone on your gift-giving list as well. To learn more about the BBL facial, contact Kovanda Plastic Surgery