The field of aesthetic medicine is growing at such an accelerated pace that it may seem impossible to stay up to date with current developments. BBL, or broad-band light, is a treatment that has been around for some time now, but continues to gain ground as patients are introduced to the technology.
At Kovanda Plastic Surgery, we believe in combining our extensive surgical experience with the non-surgical solutions patients need to slow the signs of aging. Here, we will discuss the benefits of BBL treatment.
Why Broad-Band Light?
There are several approaches to the signs of aging. What BBL does is actually alter the way that genes express themselves in the skin. This is different than recreating the appearance of youth; it is a method of reinstating the activity that fosters youthful skin. It’s more than cosmetic; it’s functional.
Skin conditions that can be improved with BBL treatments:
- Freckles and sun spots
- Sun damaged skin
- Age-related hyperpigmentation
- Visible facial veins
- Persistent redness
The real question is how do you benefit from BBL treatments, right? Of course! No one invests into treatment without the hope of numerous different benefits. According to research, there are several advantages to treating the skin with broad-band light.
Most people find non-invasive, convenient treatment methods appealing; and BBL is just that. A short office visit, no recovery time, minimal redness and swelling . . . these are all benefits of most other treatments, as well. So why is BBL so special?
Research out of Stanford University suggests that, through a specific protocol using broad-band light treatments, the aging process actually seems to come to a screeching halt. Ok. It’s a slow, pump-the-breaks kind of thing, but you get the picture. The functions within the skin are recreated to support the look of youth! For YEARS.
To achieve this goal, researchers advise just 3 to 4 BBL treatments each year, scheduled at 3 to 4 month intervals. After 23 to 33 total sessions, a new norm in dermatologic function has been established.
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