BBL™ (BroadBand Light)

Conditions and Treatment

BBL™ (BroadBand Light) technology uses the power of intense pulsed light to deliver exceptional results in photo-rejuvenation therapy. Your provider can treat a broad range of skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure.

BBL treats age spots (liver spots), sun damage, redness, broken facial vessels, wrinkles and dull skin. these conditions, as well as the effects of rosacea. It can also reduce the appearance of freckles and birthmarks. The treatment can be performed on all body areas, such as the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.

After BBL, you can expect younger looking skin and an improvement in skin elasticity, as well as a more even skin tone and texture. You will see immediate results for multiple conditions, including sun damage, age spots, redness, and rosacea.

Pre-Care Instructions

  1. Do not tan and discontinue self-tanners.

    If you choose to tan, do not tan three weeks before your IPL treatment. Discontinue self-tanners at least one week before treatment.

  2. Discontinue aspirin two weeks before treatment.

    Unless you have a medical condition that necessitates aspirin therapy.

  3. Discontinue all topical retinoids three days before treatment.

    This includes tretinoin, adapalene, trifarotene, and tazarotene. You may resume these products the day after treatment.

  4. Take an antiviral oral medication if you have a history of fever blisters.

    This is to decrease the risk of an outbreak. Please let our staff know if you need a prescription.

  5. Arrive 30 minutes early with a clean, makeup free face.

    This is for the application of topical numbing cream prior to treatment.

Post-Care Instructions

  • Do not be alarmed if you experience mild redness or swelling. This usually resolves within 12-24 hours and can be reduced by applying cold packs.
  • Transient worsening of brown spots can occur. The pigment may look stippled and dark, but this will clear spontaneously in 5-10 days.
  • Avoid chemical peels, excessive heat, and mechanical trauma to the treatment area for 5 days.
  • Use sunscreen SPF 30+ daily. Do not use self-tanners for 3 weeks after treatment. Do not tan.
  • Makeup can be applied immediately after treatment.
  • Cleanse treated areas with gentle, non-irritating cleansers.

Congratulations to Dr. Trizna on his upcoming retirement July 19!