Active patients who love the outdoors are especially susceptible to sun damage, fine lines, and dark spots that begin appearing overtime on the face, neck, hands, and shoulders. Other conditions such as hyperpigmentation or spider veins can also impact your skin’s appearance, making you self-conscious. What’s more, as the body ages, it produces less and less collagen, that wondrous protein responsible for the skin’s youthful glow, suppleness, and softness. Thus the complexion becomes dry and brittle, and a hollow-looking aesthetic may ensue.
Luckily, there is a cutting-edge non-surgical treatment known as BroadBand Light (BBL) that can beautifully restore your skin to a pristine condition, eradicating blemishes and imperfections so you can finally feel confident in how you look.
What is BroadBand Light (BBL)?
Thanks to its advanced technology delivering multiple wavelengths of intense pulsed light, BBL can treat various skin issues at once, maximizing your time and results. The light penetrates the deep layers of the skin while protecting the vulnerable outer layers. In this way, the body’s collagen reserves are replenished, and the skin becomes firmer, tighter, and more radiant over time. BBL wavelengths are excellent for disrupting the darker skin pigments found in freckles and sunspots and can brighten the skin from the inside out.
What should I avoid after my treatment?
After treatment with BBL, the skin may feel like a mild sunburn has occurred. Rather than using ice to soothe your skin, try a cold compress. If swelling is an issue, you can take an antihistamine and make sure your sleep with the treatment area slightly elevated. Until the redness has dissipated, you should avoid high-impact activities such as cardio and aerobics and also avoid saunas, hot tubs, and swimming pools, all of which may cause the body temperature to climb.
You must abstain from touching, rubbing, picking at, scratching, or scrubbing the blood vessels treated by BBL, as this can negatively impact your skin cosmetically. Darkly pigmented skin cells may rise to the surface as “coffee grounds.” You should not remove these, as it could lead to scarring or hyperpigmentation. Avoid direct sun for at least two weeks after BBL treatment, and take care not to use chemical exfoliants or retinol for about ten days after your session.
What is the takeaway?
BroadBand Light can leave your skin rejuvenated and refreshed, solving many cosmetic problems that may have been impossible to address solely with over-the-counter creams, lotions, and serums. There are quite a few things to avoid after a BBL treatment, so it’s good to be clear on these beforehand so that you can prepare adequately and optimize your chances of a successful procedure. Whether it’s your first time undergoing BBL or you are a frequent flyer, BroadBand Light is among the most innovative and advanced skin care solutions on the market today.