One of our most popular photofacials is administered by intense pulsed light (IPL). This novel technology allows us to treat and remove a multitude of skin discolorations, sun spots, and small blood vessels without any significant down time whatsoever. Intense Pulsed Light uses bright, powerful light rays to treat the superficial skin. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we invested in an advanced type of IPL system called, Broadband Light. Broadband light is the newest and most advanced light based therapy. BBL is the next generation of light based therapy.
Broad Band Light is a use of the latest technology that gets rid of age spots and small broken blood vessels any where on the body! It is a wonderful way to get rid of pre-cancerous, concerning brown spots. This will take years off your skin! As for those pesky red broken blood vessels, BBL breaks them down so that it is readily absorbed back into your skin. This results in a smoother even skin tone. These remedies can be combined to make your skin appear porcelain. The newest addition is the Forever Young BBL (TM) that is proven to tighten and brighten your skin. People always come back saying that they have been asked repeatedly as to what they’ve done!
What is Broadband Light Therapy?
Broadband light therapy is an advanced type of photofacial that allows us to customize the wavelength, strength, and width of your light therapy. This lets us treat your specific skin type and skin issue with accuracy and precision. Broadband light is highly effective at removing brown spots, rosacea or ruddy complexion, and small vessels around the eyelids and nose. It also improves skin texture and tone, all without any downtime at all.
Broadband Light is a photo dynamic (light-based) therapy that is often used to clear up troublesome hyper-pigmentation and to even out skin tone. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, broadband light is the gold standard for treating tone-related issues including hyper-pigmentation caused by sun damage, aging, and environmental stressors. Broadband light also has palliative effects in treating redness and spider veins.
What is a Broadband Treatment Like?
During a broadband light treatment, a bright beam of light is transmitted through a sapphire crystal, onto the surface of the skin. The light penetrates into the skin and is absorbed by melanin (when treating age/sun spots) and by the blood (when treating spider veins and broken capillaries which contribute to redness). The treatment itself lasts only about twenty minutes, but the effects from it are long lasting and significant.
The appointment generally takes about 30 minutes and there is very little to no down-time after treatment. Topical numbing cream is offered to all of our patients prior to treatment. Broadband light photo-facials are generally not too uncomfortable (and numbing cream is optional). The sensation is comparable to a light rubber band snap against the skin. Patients most often experience mild redness and mottling of the skin tone right after their photofacial and this usually dissipates in about an hour. And yes, you can wear make-up right away! On average, you will generally require between two-to-five treatments to achieve your desired result.
Broadband Light Therapy is a Type of Photofacial
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we often refer to broadband light treatments as a photo-facial on our menu of services. Other companies may use the term photofacial in their menu of services but, it may or may not be administered by broadband light. Photofacials by broadband light can only be performed with a BBL module on the JOULE platform (Sciton). If you are interested in receiving a broadband light treatment, be sure to ask your provider if they are using the Sciton instrument for broadband light photofacials.
Photofacials are commonly combined with other forms of facial rejuvenation. Our patients often combine photofacials with other nonsurgical modalities, such as macrodermabrasion, botox therapy, dermal filler therapy, and fractional laser therapy for long lasting, transformational results without surgery. As well, for our surgical patients, we utilize photofacials as maintenance for your facial surgery to support your result.
Broadband light therapy is employed throughout the body. Our most common areas of treatment are the face and neck, hands and forearms, and the chest (décolleté). The benefits of broadband light therapy are easy to see, and because of the next to zero downtime, this is one of our most popular nonsurgical therapies.
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Broadband Light Therapy
One of our most popular photofacials is administered by intense pulsed light (IPL). This novel technology allows us to treat and remove a multitude of skin discolorations, sun spots, and small blood vessels without significant down time. Intense Pulsed Light uses bright, powerful light rays to treat the superficial skin. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we invested in an advanced type of IPL system called Broadband Light. Broadband Light is the newest and most advanced light based therapy. Helping you to look your most beautiful.
FULL FACE, $399 (60 min)
DÉCOLLETÉ, $349 (60 min)
NECK, $249 (60 min)
FOREARMS, $349 (60 min)
FULL ARMS, $500 (60 min)
LOWER LEGS, $600 (60 min)
FULL LEGS, $799 (60 min)
HANDS, $249 (60 min