Sciton Broad Base Light (BBL™)
Acne TherapyBroad Based Light (BBL™) has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. In many cases, this offers an alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics. The shorter wavelengths of BBL™, in the blue-light spectrum, attack p-acne bacteria on the surface and in the sebaceous gland. Along with a home skincare program designed for acne-prone skin, you can experience significant long-term clearance.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when hair follicle pores are blocked by natural components of the skin.This is the root of most acne lesions. Once blocked, inflammation and bacteria overgrowth occur leading to red bumps and cysts in the skin. Sebaceous or sweat glands of the skin can contribute excessive amounts of sebum into the plugged follicle increasing inflammation. Hormones can also play a role. Most teenagers are affected to some degree. Adults, often, get acne for the first time while others have suffered since the teenage years. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress if not treated early.Treatment for acne varies depending on which of the above factors is causing your acne. This is different for each person. On average, results are visible in six to eight weeks with topical and oral medications.
What options do I have besides oral medications?
Broad Based Light (BBL™) with or without Levulan (Photodynamic Therapy) has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels also offer alternative ways to remove persistent and stubborn acne. We also offer a variety of at home effective acne skin care programs.
How does the BBL™ treatment work?
Sciton BBL™ is a FDA approved treatment that utilizes a blue filter to selectively target the p-acnes bacteria that are partially responsible for acne in the skin.
What is the treatment like?
A thin film of gel is applied to your skin, followed by the BBL treatment. Most clients have minimal discomfort.Treatment sessions last 20 minutes.
How many treatments will I need?
To achieve maximum improvement with BBL™, a series of 8 weekly treatments is most effective. Most clients will need periodic touch up treatments ranging from monthly to every 6 months, depending on your acne type and severity.
What should I expect after treatment?
After treatment is completed, almost all clients experienced some temporary reddening and some clients experienced minimal swelling of the acne, and surrounding skin for 1-2 days. Peeling may occur for a few days this is transient and usually associated with minimal to no downtime. Clients must avoid the sun for 24-48 hours after Photodynamic therapy.
Are there any additional benefits?
Clients with severe sun damaged skin, tone changes and skin laxity will also see improvement in quality of their skin. Photodynamic Therapy improves the entire facial area, helping creating one color, texture and tone.
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