Intense pulsed light (IPL) and BroadBand Light (BBL) technology uses powerful, pulsed light to achieve skin improvement in a procedure commonly known as phototherapy. The procedure is sometimes called a photofacial, though it can be used on any area of the body. The highly adjustable device allows the clinician to select the most appropriate settings for each patient’s skin type and specific concerns.
How IPL/BBL Phototherapy Works
As the name suggests, Intense pulsed light (IPL) and BroadBand Light therapy utilizes an array of light wavelengths, making it appropriate for a variety of skin concerns, especially those resulting from sun exposure and aging. It acts on the upper skin layers, gently warming the tissue. Studies have shown that treatments can improve the genetic expression patterns of aged skin, making it more closely resemble healthy youthful skin.
What It Can Treat
IPL/BBL therapy induces tissue coagulation, which helps firm the skin and restore it to a more youthful state. Photothermal energy also targets melanin to improve pigmentation issues and it acts on spider veins and broken capillaries thus reducing or eliminating facial redness. Because this treatment is especially gentle, most people are good candidates. However, it is important to tell Dr. Z about any medications that you are taking, because extreme light sensitivity can be a side effect of certain drugs.
This is a popular facial treatment, and it can be used on other areas of the body as well.
IPL/BBL treatment is an excellent solution for treating:
- Fine Wrinkles
- Age Spots
- Sun Spots
- Skin Blemishes
- Small Facial Veins
- Tightens & Firms Skin
Recovery and Results
There is little to no downtime associated with phototherapy. Red areas may begin fading immediately, but full results might take some time to develop. Brown spots may initially appear darker as the skin prepares to shed them. After a while, these spots flake off, revealing a more youthful, radiant, even-toned complexion.
Restore your skin to its natural beauty with our IPL/BBL Treatment.
To schedule a consultation, call our Baton Rouge, LA or Prairieville, LA dermatology office at (225) 778-7540 today!