As we age, our skin begins to show it at some point. Our skin tone changes and becomes uneven, we get suns spots, and more. There is no shame in it; it is perfectly natural. However, it is also natural to want to change these things. Broad Based Light (BBL) is capable of treating a number of age-related skin conditions. It may even cure some.
BBL works by treating the damaged skin with light pulses. This also stimulates collagen growth, which will reduce damaged skin. BBL has the potential to treat or cure:

  • Sun spots, age spots, etc.
  • Rosacea and vascular lesions.
  • Uneven skin tone.
  • Non-age-related conditions such as acne and acne scarring, and freckles.

While some improvement can be seen with just one treatment, most people require multiple treatments to see the benefits. The sessions are also very quick; they generally require about 15-20 minutes of your time, depending on the size of the treatment area.
The provider takes safety measures, such as eye protection. In terms of sensation, most patients do not find it unbearable. There may be a slight stinging feeling, similar to a rubber band snap. Afterward, there may be some redness or swelling. Most, if not all, side effects subside within a day, or even a few hours. If you have the treatment done during the day, you will be able to use makeup if you want to cover any redness.
Another great thing about BBL treatments for aging is that the results are permanent. It is important to remember, however, that they do not prevent future issues. It is possible to have BBL treatments done each year to continue fighting those signs of aging.
We are excited to offer Broad Based Light treatments for aging at Inverness. Contact us today, and we’ll tell you more about it and help you decide if it’s the best option for you. Call Inverness Dermatology and Laser, and let us help you keep your skin healthy for 2017.