Broadband Light, aka “BBL”

Treatment for Brown Spots, Red Veins, Acne, Pore Reduction, Hair Removal

Broadband light (BBL) med spa treatments are an effective and simple solution for a variety of cosmetic skin conditions, including sun spots, brown discolouration, acne and acne scars, red veins, rosacea, fine wrinkles and hair removal. At Cosmedica, the sophisticated, light-based technology used in BBL helps our patients from Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville, Brantford, and surrounding areas refresh their complexions and regain their confidence without surgery. Dr. Otto Weiglein has a team of highly trained nurses to perform these nonsurgical treatments and produce impressive results.

Am I a Good Candidate for BBL?

At our Burlington centre, broadband light skincare treatments have produced dramatic results noticeable after only a single session. BBL is a safe procedure with minimal downtime for women and men interested in:

• Reducing facial redness, facial veins, and rosacea
• Diminishing brown pigmentation and age spots
• Improving skin texture
• Correcting acne scars, killing acne bacteria and treating blemishes
• Shrinking pores
• Smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles
• Treating hair follicles, hair reduction/removal

What Is BBL?

BBL is a light-based procedure that uses dual-lamp technology, each operating on a customizable wavelength to fade the look of many different skin conditions. At Cosmedica, we use Sciton® Forever Young BBL for brown pigment and red discolouration, Forever Clear for acne, and Forever Bare for hair reduction. All of these feature customizable adapters to help us treat skin evenly, as well as thermoelectric cooling to keep the outermost layers of your skin cool and comfortable throughout your entire treatment.

BBL is a light-based procedure that uses dual-lamp technology, each operating on a customizable wavelength, to fade the look of many different skin conditions. At Cosmedica, we use the Sciton® BBL device, which features customizable adapters to help us treat skin evenly, as well as thermoelectric cooling to keep the outermost layers of your skin cool and comfortable throughout your entire treatment.

Dr. Otto Weiglein

Dr. Otto Weiglein

Dr. Weiglein is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon who blends his refined surgical talents with a deep appreciation for the human form and spirit to give you a personalized, rewarding cosmetic experience.

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At Cosmedica, we customize BBL treatments to fit the specific needs of each patient, from wrinkles to acne to discolouration. It’s important to understand that each BBL treatment differs, and its effectiveness depends in part on the intensity settings of the machine and the provider’s experience. Dr. Weiglein and his hand-picked team of technicians have an exceptional amount of experience with Cosmedica’s state-of-the-art BBL technology.

Is BBL Laser Therapy Right for Everyone?

Some patients may be better served by an “ablative” procedure such as laser skin resurfacing, which removes damaged layers of surface skin. Dr. Weiglein and his highly experienced nurses can recommend which skin treatment is best for your needs, and he can also recommend other enhancements to complete your rejuvenation, such as injections of BOTOX® Cosmetic.

What To Expect

BBL treatments take about a half-hour. Although it’s possible to see significant results after the first session, we usually recommend 3 to 4 treatments to achieve an optimal outcome, depending on the problem we are targeting. Downtime is minimal, although some redness of the treated areas may last 24 hours to 2 to 3 days following treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the BBL laser good for your skin?

BBL laser treatments stimulate your body’s collagen and elastin production, improving your skin’s texture, tone, and elasticity. If you have an olive or dark skin tone, there may be some risk of hyperpigmentation with a BBL treatment. It’s always best to talk with your provider about your personal goals and potential risks.

Which is better, BBL, HALO®, or IPL?

While each of these options improves the appearance of photo-aged skin, they vary in strength, downtime, and recommended number of treatments. Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a light-based treatment that is the mildest of the three. BBL is a more advanced version of IPL, addressing the overall appearance of the skin as well as acne, mild laxity, and rosacea. It’s a good choice for those who want little to no downtime and have time for several treatment sessions to achieve their goals. HALO laser is more potent, resurfacing the skin’s top layer while also addressing deeper skin layers. It’s ideal for those who prefer 1 or 2 stronger treatments and don’t mind a longer recovery period.

Is BBL face treatment a good way to get rid of wrinkles?

A BBL treatment effectively smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. However, if you have deeper lines and folds, you may find better results with other treatments such as dermal fillers.

Does the BBL laser treatment tighten the skin?

BBL promotes collagen and elastin production, so it does offer some skin tightening benefits for mild skin laxity. For more pronounced sagging, Ulthera® skin tightening treatments may offer more satisfying results.

How long do BBL results last?

You may enjoy your BBL results for about a year as long as you continue to protect your skin daily with sunscreen, hydration, and routine skin care. Most patients schedule annual treatments to maintain their results.

Dr. Weiglein wants to help your youth to shine through. Request a consultation or call Cosmedica at (905) 631-6288 to discover the possibilities.

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