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BBL™ Photorejuvenation Tampa and Forever young bbl™ Tampa

Rejuvenation of sun damaged skin, age spots, and redness is now easier, and more effective than ever before. BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy can improve the appearance of the skin through a fast, comfortable in office treatment. The face, neck, arms, chest and shoulders are the most commonly treated because they receive the most damaging rays from the sun and accumulate the most significant photodamage. The trunk, legs, lower back and other areas of the body also respond well to BBL therapy.

The innovative BBL Photorejuvenation procedure utilizes special dual flash lamp technology, emitting two condensed light beams to the targeted layer of skin. Using pulsed light to target unwanted blue, brown, red, or purple pigment, heat is selectively transferred within the skin to improve targeted imperfections. Interchangeable smart filers, finesse adapters and thermoelectric cooling provide every patient with an individualized treatment. Different skin types, tones and conditions can be safely and efficiently treated.

BBL photorejuvenation can dramatically improve the following conditions:

  • Actinic sun damage (precancerous spots)
  • Age spots
  • Angiomas
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Sun damage (photodamage)
  • Telangiectasias
  • Vascular lesions

BBL procedures are performed in our Sarasota and Tampa offices by one of our experienced physician assistants. Treatments take as little as 20 minutes by may take much longer depending on the total surface area of the treatment areas and level of correction needed. The physician assistant will first apply a topical numbing cream to the targeted areas to help maintain comfort during treatment. Once the session begins, patients general feel a warm ‘flick’ in the treated area; this may be followed by a sunburn-like sensation. After the procedure, cool compresses and a soothing balm are applied to minimize discomfort.

Following BBL phototherapy treatment, patients may experience mild drying of the outer layers of skin. Areas of previous pigment darkening will turn even darker and small spots, similar to coffee grounds typically appear over the corrected area. Brown discoloration may take up to four weeks to resolve before a final result is apparent. Red spots and vessels may take up to four months to be completely reabsorbed by the body. Sunblock should be worn daily after a treatment; and makeup and sunblock can be applied as soon as the day after BBL treatment. While most areas require several BBL treatments for optimum results, significant improvement can be seen after the initial procedure.

Whether to maintain improved skin following BBL Photorejuvenation or laser skin resurfacing procedures a modified procedure called Forever Young BBL. Forever Young BBL treatments are faster, lower energy treatments that are designed to help maintain the youthful appearance of the skin for life. Forever Young BBL treatment has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging resulting in a more refreshed , rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Quarterly FYBBL maintenance treatments are recommended.

Unsure if a BroadBand Light Photorejuvenation session is right for you? Call the office of Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and Med Spa at 813.609.4000 to schedule a private consultation appointment to determine if BBL treatment is appropriate for your condition.

For treatment of sun damaged skin, age spots and redness
Broadband Light (BBL™) technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to improve a variety of skin conditions. Light of various wavelengths is preferentially absorbed by the target (unwanted blue, brown, red, purple pigment) and converted to heat. This preferential heating enables dramatic improvement of pigment disturbances (e.g. dyschromia, hyperpigmentation, melasma), sun damage and vascular lesions (e.g. port wine stains, hemangiomas, rosacea, angiomas, telangiectasia).

With BBL™ technology different wavelengths of light are selected by using interchangeable filters that are recognized by the smart control system. Available filters include:

  • 420 nm – visible blue light used to activate Levulan® during photodynamic therapy (see Levulan® Photodynamic Therapy)
  • 515 nm – visible yellow light used to target brown-black pigment (solar lentigenes or sun spots, hyperpigmentation, etc)
  • 560 nm – visible yellow-green light used to target surface redness and vascular lesions
  • 590 nm – visible green-orange light used to target deeper vascular lesions
  • 640 and 695 nm – visible orange light used for reduction of unwanted hair

The system also incorporates powerful cooling technology to ensure that the treatment areas safe and cool.
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BBL treatment of telangiectasia (facial spider veins)

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BBL treatment of solar lentigo (sunspots)

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