Sciton BBL

Your skin is prone to damage

But we have the solution

It is a misconception that people who do not use any cosmetics have healthy skin. Your skin is prone to damage due to several reasons, such as an inadequate skincare regime, medical conditions, genetics, and overexposure to the harmful UV rays.

You can delay the appearance of the signs of aging and various skin problems with a healthy lifestyle and an appropriate skincare routine, but when your skin needs your attention, give us a call. At Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center, we offer several skin treatments using the best technology available, such as Sciton BBL.

What is

Sciton BBL?

Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL)TM is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets a new standard in treating skin conditions. The device has set a benchmark in the aesthetics industry in treating skin conditions relating to aging, sun damage, and lifestyle. The method is a stand-alone compact system with one-of-a-kind flash lamp technology, Finesse Adapters, CoolComfort innovations, and interchangeable Smart Filters.

Sciton BBL administers a broad range of wavelengths that allows targeted therapy for numerous skin ailments. The device can address hard-to-reach areas as well, making it the most versatile and complete BBL system in its class.

How does BBL work?

Sciton BBL is versatile, and the light energy delivered by the device gently heats the upper layers of the skin. The skin cells absorb this warmth, thereby stimulating collagen growth.

Collagen helps restore the skin to its natural beauty. The treatment blends the natural colors of the skin and makes it smoother and more vibrant while giving it a youthful appearance. The photothermal energy targets and eliminates the fine vessels that cause redness, as well as the unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions.

Frequently asked questions:

What areas can be treated using Sciton BBL?

Sciton BBL is a versatile platform employed to treat several skin issues over all areas of the body. It is mostly used in regions exposed to damaging UV rays. The most common areas include the face, neck, shoulders, chest, and back of the hands.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome.

What is expected of me before the treatment?

The Sciton BBL treatment starts with you being aware of the dos and don’ts before the procedure. You will be asked to stay away from sunlight well in advance to avoid tanning. In case you already have tanned skin, you must wait a while until the tan disappears. You may be asked to avoid particular medications that make the skin sensitive to light, but you will need to consult your doctor before stopping any dosages.

What will happen during the procedure?

The procedure is typically gentle and safe and takes around 30 to 60 minutes. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your clinician may choose to use it. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take as little as a few minutes depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you, including the benefits, risks, and what to expect.

How long will it take to recover and what aftercare procedure should I follow?

This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work and resume most of your activities immediately. You will be asked to avoid scented lotions, aggressive scrubbing, and exfoliants for a while if the condition and health of your skin require this.

If your skin feels like it has a sunburn, you may be advised to use ice packs. Your clinician will provide you with more information on what to expect and give you an aftercare schedule to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Sciton BBL treatments offer little downtime as the methods are designed to facilitate more comfort. You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your clinician if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments and the area treated.

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Addressing your most common

skin concerns with the power of light

The light energy delivered by Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This corrective process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, vibrant and younger-looking. Several skin conditions can be addressed with Sciton BBL that includes:

  • Freckles, age spots, and other pigmented lesions
  • Acne
  • Telangiectasias, cherry angiomas, rosacea, and other vascular lesions
  • Darker skin types/ deeper lesions
  • Hair removal
  • Loss of firmness

BBL allows your clinician to treat age spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions.

Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) stimulates cells to regenerate, and typically with the first treatment, you will start to see smoother, more even and vibrant skin. The photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces age and sunspots. Your skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and uneven pigmentation will fade.

Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) can be the foundation for and used in conjunction with all other BBL treatments.

Contact the Chesapeake Laser and Skin Care Center to find out if Sciton BBL is the solution for you!