Vascular lesions, such as rosacea, cherry angiomas, and telangiectasias, are easily treatable through BBL. Rosacea is one of the most common vascular conditions, where an area of the face will turn red. This is caused by the expansion of blood vessels, which can be triggered by a number of factors, such as alcohol or sun exposure. Vascular lesions are eliminated by the BBL treatment through the absorption of light energy by the hemoglobin, leading blood vessels to shrink.
How does the treatment work?
The BBL handpiece heats the skin by using light energy. The energy is absorbed by hemoglobin in the blood, which causes blood vessels to shrink.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The most popular areas for treatment are on the face.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments varies from patient to patient depending on the condition. For the best results, a minimum of 4 treatments is recommended, ideally spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your skin will be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields. The physician will place a chilled handpiece against the skin, which prevents the surface of the skin from overheating. Once one section of the skin is treated, the handpiece will be moved to another location until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure typically lasts 15 to 30 minutes.
The BBL treatment is gentle and non-invasive. There should be minimal discomfort. You may feel a warming of the skin as the procedure progresses. The sensation is no worse than a rubber band snap, though it should be noted that the sensation varies from patient to patient and depends on the intensity of treatment.
What should I expect immediately after the treatment?
Results may vary depending on your condition, number of treatments, and the area being treated, though the most typical observation is redness in the treated areas. This will resolve itself within a few hours.
How long will it take to recover?
Because this is a non-invasive procedure, there is virtually no downtime. After a session, the area treated may appear red for about an hour. However, makeup can be immediately applied and regular activities can be resumed shortly
What aftercare do I need?
No aftercare is required for this procedure, but the staff will follow up with you a day after the procedure to ensure that there are no problems.
When should I expect results?
You should be able to start seeing results within a week after the treatment. The results will become more noticeable and dramatic after a few treatments.