BroadBand Light (BBL)

BroadBand Light in Sydney by Dr. Cope

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BBL™ is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market.

A series of BBL™ BroadBand Light photorejuvenation and/or Laser Genesis Skin Therapy treatments will restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance, smoothing out uneven textures, reducing pore size, decreasing pigmentation spots and capillaries (telangiectasia). Treatments will improve many of the signs of sun damage and aging including:

  • uneven pigmentation, sun spots and freckles
  • capillaries, tiny veins (telangiectasias) and excessive redness
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • larger pores and uneven textures

BBL™ BroadBand Light  and/or Laser Genesis treatments can also be used to treat other skin conditions such Rosacea, acne and other scars and can be used on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, forearm and hands.

*Generally Dr Cope only needs to perform two to three treatments to improve pigmentation problems and telangiectasia, while 4-6 treatments or more may be necessary for redness or textural problems. However, a greater textural improvement will be obtained using the Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser.

Treatments are quick with minimal discomfort, with no local anaesthetic cream needed. Treatments can easily be fitted into lunchtime, and you can return to work immediately.

*A maintenance program which includes regular BBL Forever Young™ and/or Laser Genesis treatments and the application of a medical grade skin care program will help maintain the desired results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BBL and what does it do?

is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market, using a broad spectrum of light to treat pigmentation spots and sun damage, capillaries (telangiectasia) and diffuse redness such as Rosacea, as well as improving pore size and skin texture.

What areas can be treated with BBL?

All areas of the body can be treated with BBL, with the commonest areas being the face and neck, décolletage, hands and arms.

How many BBL treatments will give me the optimal result?

Usually two to three treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart are recommended for correction of pigmentation spots, capillaries and telangiectasia, while for textural improvement and correction of diffuse redness 4-6 or more treatments may be necessary. Once you have finished your BBLTM corrective treatments a maintenance program with Forever Young  BBLTM treatments will maintain your skin in optimal condition.

Will my skin require preparation before?

For the best result with BBL no sun tanning or direct sun exposure should occur for 2-4 weeks prior to treatment, and apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or more to the treatment area. A medical grade skin care regime will prepare the skin for treatment, enhance treatment results and lower the risks of post-treatment complications

What do I need to do immediately before the treatment?

Do not apply fake tan 1 week prior to treatment.

Is it painful? Will I need local anaesthetic or other medication?

BBL treatments give a warm sensation. You will not need topical local anaesthetic or any medication.

What do I need to do immediately after the treatment?

After the treatment, you need to rest and not exercise for 1-2 days, and avoid heat or sun exposure.

Do I need to take time off work?

*You will experience mild redness or puffiness for a few hours after the treatment, and may also get bruising after the treatment. *Some patients can return to routine activities (including work and social events) the same day, while some require a few days off, so we recommend having the treatment on Friday and then returning to work on Monday.

What do I need to do in the weeks after my treatment?

It is important to wear sunscreen and avoid significant sun exposure for at least one month after BBL treatments. Do not have any other treatments in the area for at least 2 weeks. Medical grade skin care both before and afterwards will also minimise this risk and help achieve the best possible result.

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