Broad Band Light therapy (BBL), a type of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy or photofacial, uses short pulses of high-intensity light to produce younger-looking skin and reduce sun damage. With little downtime, BBL offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.
Patients who have a history of abnormal response to sunlight
Patients who use photo-sensitizing medications or drugs
Systemic steroid use
Patients who have used isotretinoin (Accutane) within the last 6 months
Patients who are pregnant/breastfeeding
Patients who have medical conditions that may affect wound healing
Patients who use anticoagulant medication or heavy aspirin use
Patients with active infections and/or compromised immune systems
Patients with tanned skin/spray tan
Patients with a history of skin cancer. Presence of raised moles, warts, or raised/pigmented lesions on targeted areas
Patients who have a history of keloid scar formation
Patient who are Skin Type V
Herpes Simplex (cold sores) actively being treated
Recent skin rashes, burns, or open wounds
1 week prior to treatment – Stop use of topical retinoids and products containing high strength AHAs, BHAs and/or Benzoyl Peroxide
Avoid direct sun exposure 1 week prior to treatment.
Clients may have pink or flushed skin. This generally lasts a couple of hours.
2-3 treatments may be needed to achieve the desired result. Treatments can be done every 4 weeks. Treatments can be done every 2-3 weeks if they are treating rosacea.
Pigment is expected to darken (immediately after treatment or around 2-3 days post treatment) and then slough off between days 4-10.
Skin should be treated gently, using a cleanser approved by your provider. Apply SPF diligently. Direct exposure to the sun should be avoided especially during healing.