Lasers are very efficient cauterization tools. However, many skin problems cannot be treated using a single, highly focused beam of monochromatic light. The energy is just too intense, and the skin layers absorb far too much of the emitted energy. Intense pulsed light therapy is different. The device used emits broadband light energy, and the dermatologist can calibrate the device to switch frequencies on the fly. The newest and most advanced of these devices is the BBL laser therapy tool, a specialized IPL device that targets a wide range of pigmentation in a single treatment.
This instrument isn’t really a laser because the emitted energy is still made up of various wavelengths, but it works better than a laser because it can purposely damage unwanted cells without harming the adjacent material. It also emits frequencies that pass right through the epidermis without heating it up. To learn more about what this therapy can treat, read on.
Candidates for BBL Laser Therapy
The entire list of skin problems need not be posted here, but suffice it to say that the most common of these are acne and injury scars, age spots, freckles, vascular lesions, port wine stains, and rosacea. Skin texture problems such as non-set wrinkles plague most adults. Advanced BBL laser therapy can address all of these problems and more.
When we consult with you, we examine your facial features closely. We want to note the skin tone, the severity of any discoloration, and the cause of the uneven tone. This allows us to design a customized treatment schedule.
You don’t have to perform any special at-home care prior to treatment. The actual procedure is very simple. The device is calibrated according to the skin tone, depth of the discolored patch, and the tone of this patch. The device is then pressed against the skin, and the lamp is flashed for about two milliseconds. After several of these pulses, the device is moved to the next area of concern.
The energy is absorbed by the darker tissues that make up the freckle, blemish, or scar. The capillaries in these tissues are constricted, and this helps to diminish the darker look to the material. Some of the energy becomes heat energy when it’s absorbed by the blemish. This damages the cells, and the body will respond by discarding some of the tissue as waste material. Healthier skin cells will replace the damaged ones.
Advantages of BBL Laser Therapy
This type of treatment is suitable for most any skin tone. Even those individuals who have lots of melanin in their skin can benefit from this therapy. Lasers lift away skin layers one by one, but this isn’t the case with broadband light energy. Therefore, there’s no risk of unwanted ablation during the treatment.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
Get more information about BBL laser therapy by making an appointment with Lux: A Medical Spa. At our convenient location in Bluffton, SC, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!