About BroadBand Light Therapy
Broadband light (BBL) treatment uses regenerating technology to enhance the aesthetics of your skin and helps it to look more youthful and smoother. It works by employing therapeutic light energy that mildly warms the skin and initiates collagen production. Those with a variety of skin conditions can benefit from BBL because it works to correct sun damage, unwanted freckles, rosacea, and broken blood vessels. It can also help create a more even skin texture to generate fresh, glowing skin. BBL can be added to other aesthetic treatments to meet your requirements and goals. Additionally, Sciton BBL can be used for alternative treatments including laser hair removal with Forever Bare. BBL has been compared to IPL, though it is greatly enhanced. BBL was created to increase safety and overall results. Our practice, LCS Medical Spa in Seguin, TX and the surrounding areas, provides BBL at the recommendation of Dr. Melanie Carreon as an innovative therapy proven to help restore our patients' confidence in their skin.
"When I came to Dr. Carreon’s office I didn’t know what to expect. I had driven an hour and a half from my home just to find a “female doctor” who would understand my desire body shape. Mary put me at ease right away and Dr. Carreon fit me into her schedule right away. I’m delighted with my new waistline. It makes me feel young again, at 41."- Anonymous / Office Visit / May 10, 2009
"I’ve gone here for a couple of procedures but my latest one was the tattoo removal. The staff are just awesome and Dr. Carreon is straight forward about anything that you ask. Love that. This is where Ill Continue to come for any of the services she offers."- J.L. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2019
"I didn't think I would get any good results because I have so many scars from cancer surgery, but Dr Melanie Carreon worked her God's given gift, and gave me great results. Hands down the BEST...."- S.R. / Google / Feb 04, 2019
"I had a hydrafacial today. The treatment was superb and April was FANTASTIC!!! All the staff are great, but I had a nice conversation with April & she was super nice. Looking towards next months session."- M.M. / Facebook / Jan 21, 2019
"Emsculpt Amazing Results! - Dr Melanie Carreon has great bedside manner and trustworthy, thanks doc!"- W. / RealSelf / Nov 27, 2018
BBL Corrective is beneficial in the treatment of several skin concerns including age spots, freckles, small blood vessels, rosacea, acne, and skin laxity. Utilizing light energy, the BBL Corrective technology helps to activate the regeneration of skin cells for a healthier, clearer complexion.
Forever Young BBL™
Forever Young BBL can be used to treat all areas of the body and works to diminish signs of aging through advanced light therapy. Through targeting sun damage, age spots, redness, and more, Forever Young offers effective results for more youthful skin.
Forever Clear BBL™
With the power of light energy, Forever Clear BBL uses an innovative two-step treatment process to help eradicate acne and the bacteria that causes it. Through the first step, blue BBL light is used to clean deep within the pores. With the second step, yellow BBL light works to decrease inflammation and redness for a more even complexion. SkinTyte II can also be added to the treatment process to help stimulate healing.
Forever Bare BBL™
Forever Bare BBL offers innovative hair removal treatments for smoother overall skin. With thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plates, Forever Bare BBL works to make the treatment as comfortable as possible through continuous cooling technology.
An ideal candidate for BBL is any patient suffering from hyperpigmentation or textured skin, or is desiring hair removal options. This could be due to acne, sun damage, damaged capillaries, or rosacea. BBL also helps to make the skin appear younger by stimulating the regeneration of collagen. Depending on the type of modality and filter used, BBL can be used as both a treatment and/or maintenance regimen for a wide array of skin conditions. Before receiving treatment, Dr. Carreon and her team will explain how BBL technology might help achieve your desired results.
After developing a personalized treatment plan, the settings of the BBL device will be adjusted to fit the needs of your skin. Before beginning the procedure, your eyes will be covered to protect them from the light of the laser. Our Aesthetician will then gently pass the laser over your skin while concentrating on the problem areas. The amount of time needed for the treatment will vary, depending on the skin condition and if any other treatments were added to the BBL procedure. BBL procedures can typically be completed in about an hour or less.
IPL can also be used to help produce better results. Our licensed Aestheticians use IPL to heat the skin just enough to ignite the natural regeneration process and boost collagen production.
What to Expect
Following the treatment, a soothing cream will be applied to your skin. A member of our team will also give post-treatment care instructions and may advise limited sun exposure. Otherwise, patients are typically able to resume their normal daily routine. Results from BBL can be seen within 2 – 6 weeks following the initial treatment, but optimal results will typically be seen after multiple BBL treatments. We will provide the recommended number of treatments to receive your desired outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BBL cost?
Dr. Carreon will be able to estimate your costs during your initial consultation once your BBL treatment plan has been created. Your costs will depend on what area(s) you are having treated, the size of the treatment area(s), and how many sessions will be needed. Once Dr. Carreon assesses the condition of your skin and listens to your concerns, she will work with you to develop your custom BBL plan. LCS Medical Spa often offers specials on skin treatments, like BBL, so be sure to ask about our current deals during your appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of BBL sessions needed will be discussed during your initial consultation after Dr. Carreon examines the condition of your skin. On average, patients achieve their skin goals after three sessions. However, if you have severe pigmentation, discoloration, or sun damage, you may require more treatments. In your consultation, Dr. Carreon will listen to your concerns and develop your custom treatment plan. Your BBL sessions will be spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal.
What areas can be treated with BBL?
Most areas of skin can be treated with BBL, but some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, chest, neck, hands, shoulders, and upper back. These are the areas that typically have the most visible damage since they are regularly exposed to the sun. The face, neck, and hands are also most often affected by natural aging and lifestyle so treating these areas can help rejuvenate your overall appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Carreon, tell her about all your areas of concerns so she can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
The innovate Broadband Light by Sciton is a high-powered intense pulsed light (IPL) skin treatment. The dual lamps and the wide range of energy wavelengths allow Dr. Carreon to customize your treatment for your needs and goals. With varying wavelengths, BBL can treat both brown and red lesions, as well as light and dark spots, without damaging the areas of skin and tissue nearby. Safe but effective, BBL can give you a clear, beautiful complexion in less time than many other laser skin treatments.
Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
Since the energy wavelengths in a BBL treatment can be adjusted for your unique needs, BBL is safe for all skin tones. To receive your best results, Dr. Carreon recommends you avoid unprotected UV (ultraviolet) light exposure (both natural sunlight and tanning beds) for at least 10 – 14 days before your appointment. Tanned skin has an increased amount of melanin (pigment), which may absorb the BBL energy and affect your results. Your skin will be extra sensitive to UV light so you should continue to limit your sun exposure and not use tanning beds throughout your treatment and for at least two weeks after your last treatment.
Regenerate Your Skin
BBL therapy uses modern technology to improve the look and feel of your skin, no matter what skin condition you may be experiencing. By creating youthful, glowing, and smoother skin, BBL can help you regain confidence about your appearance. To learn more about BBL treatments and if they are the right solution for you, contact LCS Medical Spa to schedule your consultation.