Skin rejuvenation at a cellular level.
BBL stands for Broad Band Light and is the name of an advanced light energy based technology that delivers light therapy in specific bands rather than in the single wavelengths that are used in laser treatments. Exposure to this specialised light not only targets and removes blemishes but also stimulates the skin to rejuvenate itself. By adjusting the machine’s parameters, BBL is able to be tailored to treat each individual skin’s condition to achieve the desired result. Targeting the signs of ageing and sun damage can result in a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance.
From our range of skin rejuvenation options, for many the BBL is the best choice for first getting your skin looking great and then secondly maintaining those results in the long term. At Collins Cosmetic Clinic we only have qualified, experienced and meticulously trained staff. We value our reputation built over 20 years of safe and effective long term results.
The BBL module uses Dual flash lamp technology, interchangeable Smart Filters and precision thermoelectric cooling. The broad range of wavelengths in the BBL allows targeted treatment for many skin conditions. A USA study out of Stanford University found BBL treatments can result in increased skin elasticity, more ordered and uniform collagen deposition and improvements in fine wrinkles, pigmentation and vascular lesions. At the cellular level improvements in the gene expression profile have also been demonstrated after BBL treatment.
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands and chest. BBL has the benefits of:
Photorejuvenation utilises the innovative BBL technology to effectively target the signs of ageing and sun damage including pigmentation, redness and textural changes to the skin. For the rejuvenation of sun damaged skin typically 4 to 5 treatments will be necessary to produce the optimal results. Treatments are usually spaced at 3-4 week intervals but can be further apart.
Forever Young BBL is a maintenance program to keep your skin healthy. BBL light therapy effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Patients with regular BBL have been shown in University studies to look as much as 10 years younger than their actual age. Many patients undertake a program to keep their skin as healthy as possible with a maintenance treatment every 4-6 months.
The eyes are protected with safety shields or glasses and a cold gel is applied to the skin. There is a noticeable flash sensation similar to the flash of a camera. Some slight discomfort might be felt, often described as a warm elastic band flicked onto the skin. However, any discomfort is momentary and there is no need for any topical anaesthetic cream. A BBL treatment typically takes around 20-30 minutes.
The cost of BBL treatment varies with the condition being treated and the size of the area but typically ranges from $250-$400 per treatment. This will be discussed at the initial consultation. The Government will also charge GST of 10% on all BBL treatments. The number of initial treatments will depend on how much skin damage there is but it can take 4-5 treatments to get the best improvement. Maintenance treatments are usually every 6-12 months.
Yes. BBL treatments can be used in combination with various other procedures such as wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, chemical peels, skin needling and photodynamic therapy.
No changes to your normal routine are necessary, except to limit sun exposure both before and immediately after treatment. Any sunscreen or makeup will need to be removed before treatment.
There is no downtime after this treatment. Patients may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours to a day. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off over several days. After the initial healing phase, you should begin to appreciate an improvement in skin tone and quality. In most cases you can apply mineral based makeup immediately after treatment if required.
Before and after images are presented purely as a reference point of the results that can be achieved. Everyone is unique and outcomes will vary and realistic expectations need to be discussed on a case by case basis.
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