BroadBand Light (BBL) is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. Light energy of the BBL is used to treat pigmented lesions, such as freckles and sunspots, vascular lesions, small blood vessels on the face, and acne. Any area of the body can be treated. The most popular areas are the face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For pigmented lesions, you will see darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to apply makeup and return to work.
SkinTyte™ Skin Firming
SkinTyte™ uses pulsed light technology to heat the deep layers of skin, creating a firmer, more youthful appearance for patients experiencing wrinkles, sagging and other unwanted signs of aging, as well as acne scarring, rosacea and hyperpigmentation.
This treatment can be safely and effectively performed on nearly any area of the body where sagging or laxity has occurred. Patients often seek treatment for their face, neck, abdomen and arms. Dr. Baker will help decide which areas would be most beneficial based on your individual goals.
How does this treatment work?
During the SkinTyte procedure, the device is moved across the skin of the targeted area to heat the collagen deep within the skin, which stimulates production and gradually firms the skin for a renewed and refreshed appearance. The laser used during this procedure does not cause any damage to the surface of the skin.
Most patients achieve their desired results after two to three treatment sessions spaced one month apart. Dr. Baker will determine how many treatments are needed for you based on a thorough evaluation of your skin and treatment goals. Each session usually takes about 30 minutes, depending on the size and location of the targeted area.
What is recovery like?
There is no downtime associated with the SkinTyte procedure, as patients can return to work immediately after their treatment. You may experience mild redness after each session, but this usually subsides within a few minutes. Patients can apply makeup after treatment to conceal any side effects.
While special skincare products may not be required, it is always important for patients to protect their skin from sun exposure after treatment.