Laser BBL™ Pigmentation
(Sciton Profile™ Broad Band Light)
How does it work?
The light energy delivered by the Laser BBL™ will gently heat up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to generate new collagen. This will help restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photo thermal energy will target and eliminate many of the fine vessels that cause redness and the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.
When do we recommend it?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light. The most popular treatments areas the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders. The treatment works wonders for fine wrinkles, age spots, small facial veins, rosacea, redness and flushing. It also effectively treats freckles, so-called café au lait maculae, brown spots, birthmarks, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation, among others.
When do we recommend it?
It is not indicated in patients with connective tissue disease or autoimmune disorders. It cannot be done during pregnancy, nor can it be done on recently sun-tanned skin or in those who may receive excess sun exposure for a few weeks following treatment. It cannot be used on patients taking Accutane or for twelve months after stopping Accutane. Most photosensitive medications such as antibiotics, anti-anxiety or sulpha drugs, birth control pills and anti-hypertensive medications are not a contraindication. Care must be taken in patients who get fever blister attacks on the face, in this case medication is given to avoid any issues that may arise. Ethnic skin is not a candidate for BBL, due to the increased risk for permanent hyperpigmentation.
What is the typical course of treatment?
We suggest having two to six treatments done at monthly intervals however you may benefit from additional treatments, depending on the type and severity of your condition.
What can you/can’t you expect from the treatment?
This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you will be able to return to work, apply make-up and resume most of your activities right away.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the targeted areas absorb the light. Your procedure may take from just a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of the procedure that is performed. Your physician will discuss all of your options with you.
Will I need aftercare?
Yes, and it is important to follow your physician’s instructions. These will minimise your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultra-violet light and you must avoid direct exposure to the sun until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
What are the unwanted effects/risks of the treatment?
The Sciton BBL is designed to deliver energy safely. However, if the energy of the BBL is absorbed by the colour in the skin, a burn possibly followed by a scar can result. It is very important to have a highly trained individual administering the treatment.
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