- BBL is used to reduce the appearance of age spots, small facial veins (telangiectasias), rosacea, solar lentigines (freckles), brown spots, poikiloderma, skin laxity, acne and remove hair.
- Multiple treatments are usually needed to achieve the desired results. Usually, 2 to 4 treatments spaced 2 to 4 weeks apart.
- The BBL light pulse is most commonly described as a rubber band snapping against the skin, and most individuals are able to tolerate this sensation for the short duration of the treatment.
- Treated lesions may appear darker during the initial stages of treatment. This is a positive sign that the treatments are effective. They will fade and flake off at a later stage.
- Stop using Retin-A, Renova, Differin, for one week prior to treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure, tanning beds and sunless tanning lotions for 2 weeks prior to and throughout the course of your BBL treatments. It is important that your skin remains its natural color without any tanning. In order to avoid tanning, a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun block with an SPF of 30 must be applied 15 minutes prior to casual sun exposure. Prolonged sun exposure requires repeated applications of sunblock every 2 hours. Sunblock must be reapplied after swimming. If sun exposure is unavoidable, more treatment sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results as lower settings must be used to protect sun-exposed skin.
Recent sun exposure that causes tanning may result in cancellation of the treatment in order to avoid complications.
- Please inform us if you have any history of “herpes”, “cold sores”, or “fever blisters”.
In such instances, Valtrex may be prescribed prior to treatment. Like sunlight, laser light may cause a cold sore or fever blister leading to more serious complications. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us without hesitation.