To help refresh your youthful appearance and correct any aging signs or sun damage many patients are undergoing the BBL Phototherapy treatment. This treatment can take dull, wrinkled skin back to a smooth glowing appearance. It not only corrects pigmentation but also treats uneven skin texture. This treatment is revolutionary. Almost any skin concern of yours can be handled with BBL BroadBand Light Phototherapy.
WHAT IS BBL?
Broadband (BBL) Phototherapy is a minimally invasive treatment for skin rejuvenation or hair removal. This innovative light-based technology helps treat skin conditions that are associated with sun damage, aging, and active lifestyles. This treatment also called the Intense Pulsed Light Therapy or photo facial is an FDA-approved option for skin rejuvenation. One of the many perks is that there is very little downtime associated with this treatment. Most people go about their normal activities afterward. Some patients experience some redness which usually resolves within a day. But you will be able to notice smoother skin with less noticeable pores and uneven pigmentation.
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH BBL?
BroadBand Light therapy can treat a variety of skin concerns. These could be caused due to many reasons like aging, sun damage, genetics, or lifestyles. The many things that can be treated by BBL are:
- Age Spots
- Skin Laxity
- Unwanted Hair
- Uneven Skin Texture
Many different areas can be treated as well with BBL. Most skin areas can be treated but the most popular are the face, hands, neck, and chest. Depending on the area desired for treatment as well as the severity of the skin the number of treatments will vary. During a consultation, Dr. Sárraga and our team of professionals will develop a personalized treatment plan to meet your goals and address your concerns.
ANDRÉS SÁRRAGA MD FACS
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
Dr. Sárraga was born and raised in Puerto Rico, where he spent most of his life. He decided at a very early age to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and pursue a career in the art of medicine and surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been featured in several publications including Aventura Magazine™ and Healthy Valley® Magazine where he has discussed procedures including Facial Rejuvenation and Breast Surgery. Dr. Sárraga has been awarded one of Castle Connolly’s top doctors in Miami for the last 5 years. He has also been featured with his friend and mentor Dr. Storch. Since Dr. Storch’s retirement, Dr. Sárraga now runs ARTIS Institute Plastic Surgery as a single practitioner.
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HOW DOES BBL PHOTOTHERAPY WORK?
The BroadBrand Light uses light energy that will gently heat the skin on the upper layers. This heat will help to stimulate collagen in the skin and cause the cells to regenerate new collagen. This collagen production will bring your skin back to its youthful beauty. The photothermal energy eliminates fine vessels which cause redness as well as unwanted melanin which can cause uneven pigmentation. During treatment, a handpiece is directed to the treatment area where it delivers precise flashes of light. Though this machine heats the skin, it comes with a cooling factor that allows for minimal discomfort. If a patient is concerned about the heat, then a numbing cream can be applied but most people find it unnecessary.
Most BBL phototherapy treatment sessions can be completed in about 30 minutes. After the treatment, you may notice some redness and sensitivity, similar to a mild sunburn. These side effects are minor and temporary. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and apply SPF daily as the skin heals. A cold compress may be used to help alleviate any swelling or sensitivity.
Most patients begin to see results from BBL Phototherapy within about two weeks of the treatment. The skin will appear smoother, more even, and more youthful. In most cases, Dr. Sárraga will recommend a series of BBL treatment sessions to achieve your intended results. You may schedule these sessions as often as every two weeks.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Patients who have concerns about irregular pigmentation, sun damage, scarring, or aging signs can benefit from the BroadBand Light Phototherapy treatment. One of the great things about this treatment is that it can be used safely on most skin types. Since the heat Is adjustable it can be used on light and dark skin types. While BBL Phototherapy is safe for a majority of patients, it is not suitable for all skin conditions. For some patients, it is recommended to pair BBL with another treatment option to reach your aesthetic goals. To find out if this will be the most beneficial option schedule a consultation. Dr. Sárraga and our team will evaluate your skin type, concerns, and goals to recommend whether BBL Phototherapy is your best option.
Get our guide for what to do before treatment, what to expect during treatment, and what you should plan to do following treatment by clicking THIS LINK.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
Visit the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery at the Aventura Hospital and Medical Center, located in Aventura, North Miami Beach, Florida (FL), conveniently near the Miami area, to learn more. Patients can also contact us to schedule their consultation.
“Dr. Sárraga is the best plastic surgeon that you can find.”
He listens, provides great advice and the end results are impeccable. His nurses and staff are truly helpful and always there for you as well. I highly recommend him to anyone considering surgery. You won’t regret it!
“My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous”
Wonderful doctor, loved his skills, bedside manners, before, during and after my procedure. My experience in the Surgical center was fabulous and in his private office as well. Highly recommend Dr. Andres Sarraga. I give him a A+++++
“His staff is remarkable”
Dr. Sarraga did an excellent job with my nose. I was looking for a natural finish and a slimmer tip to my nose and he did just that! His staff is remarkable and he takes the time with you to listen. I highly recommend him!