Aging, sun exposure, pollution, and harsh cleansers can cause your skin to become dull and wrinkled. These issues can be easily reversed with BroadBand Light Laser Treatment. This quick and non-invasive procedure uses short blasts of high-intensity light (Intense Pulsed Light therapy) to reduce sun damage and skin problems.
At the Yeung Institute, our leading Houston facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Cecil Yeung offers a broad range of surgical and non-surgical treatments. Our plastic surgeon continues to provide beautiful results from BBL Laser Treatment to countless patients every year.
Is BBL Treatment Right For You?
Most people can undergo BroadBand Light (BBL) Treatment but there are a few conditions that it is specifically designed to treat:
- Aging and/or sun-damaged skin in need of refreshing
- Pigmented lesions like freckles, brown spots, and age spots
- Blemishes such as redness or blotchy skin discoloration
- Vascular lesions like rosacea, dilated capillaries or veins, and cherry angiomas
In short, BBL therapy can be used for any type of skin and almost any skin condition. The only reason why you should not seek out this treatment is if you have an active skin-related disease or broken skin in the area of treatment.
What are the Benefits of BBL Laser Skin Treatment?
- BBL therapy treats a variety of skin-related conditions.
From sun-damaged and aging skin to red or brown discolorations, BBL therapy offers an effective treatment option.
- Non-invasive and safe.
The treatment is done in the office and does not involve any invasive procedure. While everyone has a different tolerance, this procedure does not involve surgery and can be done without any invasive procedures.
- A broad range of areas can be treated.
BBL can be used in all areas of the body. Most people elect to treat their face, décolleté and hands – the areas most exposed to the sun and pollutants. The treatment affects areas that have been exposed to the sun and other pollutants.
- Reasonable treatment time.
Although each person’s treatment plan will be personalized, most people can be fully treated in 3-4 sessions. Frequently, people see signs of improvement after 1 treatment. Additional treatments may be needed for rosacea and vascular sun damage.
- Safe for multiple skin tones.
BBL therapy is safe to use on most skin tones. The wavelength and treatment can be tailored to your skin tone to produce optimal results.
What is the Cost of BBL Laser Treatment?
The BBL treatment cost in Houston can range from $300 – $600 per session/area. However, keep in mind that your treatment cost is going to vary depending on the degree of damage or correction needed, the size of the area, and the number of treatments.
An exact quotation for the overall costs will be given during your consultation at the Yeung Institute.
How does the BroadBand Light Treatment (BBL) Work?
BroadBand Light is a handheld device that comes with a range of new technologies such as smart filters and finesse adapters to produce great results without discomfort or any irritation. Photothermal energy eliminates fine blood vessels that can produce redness and breaks up melanin, which produces undesirable pigmented lesions. In addition, CoolComfort Technology allows our doctors to precisely maintain temperature during treatment.
During the procedure, the BBL device will heat the upper layers of skin gently. Heat is absorbed by the targeted areas which then stimulates skin cells to regenerate new collagen. Since collagen production decreases over time, this process will help restore the skin to its natural beauty. Additionally, the finesse adaptor can be used to treat hard-to-reach areas of the body.
A numbing cream can be used for individuals who have extremely sensitive skin.
What to Expect from the Recovery
BBL Light Therapy is quick and the recovery is minimal. Most people return to work without having to take time off. Immediately following treatment, you may experience some of the following signs and symptoms:
- Mild redness in the treated area
- Slight swelling for a day or two after treatment
- Darkening of brown spots or pigmentation in the treated area (with pigments sloughing off in 7-14 days)
- Bruising with vascular treatments
The side effects and recovery for this treatment are generally mild with no activity restrictions in most cases.
Keep in mind that you may be sensitive to sunlight and should apply sunscreen before going outside. Depending on your skin type, your doctor may recommend other skincare products.
Where Can I Find the Best Specialist in Houston?
At the Yeung Institute, we provide compassionate care with our expert staff. Our leading Houston plastic surgeon, Dr. Cecil Yeung is skilled in performing BBL Light Therapy.
Our doctor works closely with patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to ensure they experience life-changing and satisfying results. Schedule a consultation now!
BBL Laser Treatment Q&A
- How many treatments will I need?
Treatment plans will vary depending on your skincare needs. Your provider will work with you to personalize your treatment plan.
- What areas of my body can be treated?
All areas of the body can be treated with BBL Light Therapy. The long-term benefits of this therapy can be seen in every area.
- How do I prepare for the treatment?
During your consultation, you will be advised on how best to prepare for the treatment. The staff will review your medical history, medications, and other factors to ensure that you have a comfortable and effective procedure. You should avoid direct sunlight as well as tanning beds before treatment. You will also want to avoid using any medications that increase light sensitivity prior to having BBL Light Therapy.