About BroadBand Light Therapy
Broadband light (BBL) therapy is a popular skin rejuvenation treatment offered at Yonick Plastic Surgery. An advanced form of IPL using our in-house Sciton laser platform featuring the Forever Clear system, BBL uses regenerating technology to enhance the aesthetics of your skin, helping it to look more youthful and smoother. It works by employing therapeutic light energy that gently warms the skin and ignites collagen production. Both men and women can benefit from BBL, since it works to correct and treat a number of skin conditions, such as unwanted freckles, rosacea, broken blood vessels, acne, red and brown pigmentation, and sun damage. It can also help create a more even and smooth skin texture to generate a fresh, glowing skin tone. Our practice, Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI, provides Forever Clear BBL, which is a proven therapy to help restore our patients' confidence in their skin.
"Fantastic results and wonderful staff"- DS / Office Visit / Aug 11, 2019
"Everyone was very friendly and professional. I was very pleased with the care my daughter received and her self esteem has improved greatly as a result"- HT / Office Visit / May 12, 2019
"Karen is fantastic! I could not be happier with the results from BBL and skin care products. She is very knowledgable and truly cares about what is best for YOU. I love how welcoming and friendly the entire staff is. Highly recommend!"- MS / Office Visit / May 30, 2019
"Incredibly grateful to Dr. Yonick, Karen and their entire staff for the wonderful care and compassionate treatment I received throughout my breast cancer reconstruction process, procedures and surgeries. You are the best!"- T.B. / Facebook / Mar 21, 2019
"Wonderful staff, wonderful doctor."- tk / Office Visit / Mar 08, 2019
A good candidate for BBL is a man or woman struggling with hyperpigmentation or unevenly textured skin. BBL is also excellent for those These symptoms can be due to sun damage, damaged capillaries, rosacea, or acne. BBL also helps to make the skin look younger by igniting the regeneration of collagen. Depending on the type of modality and filter that are used, BBL may be used as both a treatment and/or a maintenance regimen for an array of skin conditions, such as live acne. Before receiving treatment, we will help you understand how BBL technology works to help achieve your aesthetic goals.
After creating the necessary treatment plan, the settings of the BBL device will be adjusted to fit your needs. Before beginning the treatment, your eyes will be covered with small glasses to protect them from the light of the laser. Our experienced aesthetician will then softly pass the laser over your skin while concentrating on the problem areas that are to be targeted. The amount of time needed for the therapy will vary depending on the skin condition being treated and the size of the area. Most patients do not feel discomfort while the laser is going over the skin or targeting specific spots. They report that it feels like a slight sting but does not hurt.
What to Expect
Following the therapy, a soothing cream will be applied to your skin. We will also give you post-treatment care instructions and will advise you to avoid sun exposure. Otherwise, patients are generally able to resume their normal daily routine. The face will be red and slightly swollen for a few hours but by the next day you should be able to apply makeup. Results from BBL can be seen within 2 – 6 weeks following the initial treatment, but optimal results will normally be seen after a series of 3 BBL treatments spaced about 4 - 6 weeks apart. We will provide the recommended number of treatments in our custom skin rejuvenation plan.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BBL cost?
Most of our Midland, MI patients opt to have a series of BBL treatments, usually 3, to get the right results. The price of the treatment will vary depending on the number of areas being addressed, the size of the area being treated, and finally, how many sessions are needed. We offer bundling pricing for patients who undergo multiple treatments. This is discussed during the initial consultation.
How many treatments will I need?
In many cases, patients achieve their skin goals after several treatment sessions. However, if you have severe discoloration, sun damage, or pigmentation problems, you may require more treatments. Most BBL treatments are bundled into a skincare package of 3 sessions, spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart to allow your skin to recover.
What areas can be treated with BBL?
BBL using the Forever Clear laser system has the capability to treat a number of areas on the face and body, especially those prone to get acne or have been exposed to the sun. The most commonly treated areas are the face, neck, chest, hands, shoulders, and back. These areas generally show the most damage since they are regularly exposed to the sun. In addition, the delicate areas such as the face, chest, and hands are also greatly affected by the natural aging process and overall lifestyle. Addressing these areas can help improve your total appearance.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
Sciton offers many solutions depending on what you are addressing and the overall condition of your skin. Forever Clear BBL is one solution for patients with mild damage. With varying wavelengths, BBL can correct many smaller issues without affecting nearby skin and tissues. Our office also offers deeper and more aggressive peels, also a part of the Sciton platform. While BBL works great for many patients and can also serve as a regular maintenance plan for patients who are in between other treatments, there are some patients that will benefit from having a more aggressive approach, such as laser skin resurfacing, which uses a profractional laser or ablative system, targeting more advanced skin issues.
Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
Yes, BBL is safe for many different skin types. Since the energy wavelengths can be adjusted for your unique needs, BBL can be used on varying skin types and tones. Before any BBL session, it is best to avoid UV (ultraviolet) light exposure of any kind (including tanning beds) for at least 10 – 14 days. Tanned skin has an increased amount of melanin (pigment), which may absorb the energy and affect your results.
Plan Your Procedure
Regenerate Your Skin
BBL therapy using the cutting-edge Sciton Forever Clear laser system can improve the look and feel of your skin, creating a youthful, glowing, softer look. BBL will help you regain confidence in your appearance. To learn more about BBL treatments and if they are the ideal choice for you, we invite you to contact Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI to set up your consultation, where you will receive a thorough skin assessment and a custom treatment plan.