Are You a Good Candidate for BroadBand Light Therapy? - Nob Hill Aesthetics

Are You a Good Candidate for BroadBand Light Therapy?

Dark spots and other pigment imperfections are a common side effect of sunlight exposure, especially as you age. Those with smooth, even, and bright-looking skin may notice they now have unwanted pigment patches, fine lines, and even enlarged pores that change the look of their skin texture. 

BroadBand light (BBL) therapy, which delivers light pulses into your skin, is an excellent option to reduce excess pigmentation and unwanted signs of aging. Whether you are in your 30s or 60s, BBL can help you regain control of your youth. Read our blog and find out everything there is to know about the benefits of this treatment.

Woman in black and white with spots on her skin



What Is BBL Therapy?

BroadBand light therapy, also referred to as BBL or photo rejuvenation, is a treatment used to reduce various skin concerns associated with sunlight exposure. This treatment sends broad-spectrum infrared and visible light into your skin, prompting cell regeneration so that you can enjoy a healthy complexion. 

The procedure can be used on any body area, such as your neck, chest, and arms, but it is most commonly used on the face. The treatment has a low impact on the skin, making it an excellent option to go for during lunchtime, allowing you to return to your usual routine immediately after. 


Signs You May Need BroadBand Light Therapy

Those who need BBL therapy may notice a series of signs that could prompt the use of the procedure. Here are the most common signs:

1. You Have Dark Spots On the Skin

BBL therapy can target the melanin in your skin, making it an efficient choice for those women and men with age or sun spots as it breaks down its bonds and enables your body to eliminate them naturally. 

Within three to five days of the treatment, said spots will become darker and turn into a crust, eventually falling off the skin. Refrain from picking at the scabs, as this can lead to scarring. It is important that you allow the skin to heal itself.

2. You Don't Like Your Skin Complexion

Age can make your skin look darker than it used to be. As you age, the bright pigments become inactive, and the dark ones come to the surface. BBL has the ability to deactivate the darker cells while reactivating the brighter ones. 

This can help improve your skin tone and smooth out its texture, making you look much more youthful with a brighter, more alive appearance.

3. You Didn't Get Much Sun Exposure

BroadBand Light Therapy is often avoided if you have had significant sun exposure recently or got a tan. This is because your skin has already gone through enough with those UV rays, reaching quite a sensitive point. Ideally, you should avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks before the procedure, as the treatment will be gentler for the skin. 

If you've avoided sun exposure over the past few weeks, then BBL can offer significant rejuvenation properties. 

Picture of sun exposure which is a cause of sunspots and something BBL can treat

4. You Have Frequent Facial Redness

If you constantly deal with facial redness or rosacea, BBL treatments can also help reduce their intensity. The procedure will gently heat the broken blood vessels to cause the stray blood to clot and prevent it from flowing as freely. 

As the blood vessels are also damaged in this process, they will eventually be eliminated by the body. Together with the renewed collagen growth, patients can enjoy a smooth, flush-free complexion. 

5. You Have Concerns Due to Loss of Collagen

Collagen loss can lead to imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. The concentrated light gently heats the skin, which activates your body's healing response. This is expected to cause a higher production of collagen and elastin, which helps reduce your fine lines, wrinkles, jowls, and more.

Furthermore, the new production of collagen pushes the walls of the follicles, making it a great option if you have enlarged pores. 



Get Started with BBL Today!

The best place to get started with BroadBand Light therapy is usually a med spa. A premier med spa like San Francisco's Nob Hill Aesthetics offers a highly skilled team of filler providers with over a decade of experience and extensive training. Their specialty in BBL treatments can be seen in the many 5-star reviews they receive from their clients. Nob Hill Aesthetics actually has the most reviews for BroadBand Light therapy in the San Francisco area. In addition, their team of skilled providers will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs while having your skincare and aesthetic goals in mind. Led by Dr. Bukov, a highly renowned aesthetic doctor, their team of BBL providers check off every criterion when looking for a great place to get your treatment. Get started on your skincare journey by booking a consult now! Call Nob Hill Aesthetics and set up an appointment for BroadBand Light therapy here!


For more information about BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy, please contact Nob Hill Aesthetics at 415-440-6800. We can offer you all the information you need to ensure you get safe treatment. You can also use our provided online contact form, and we can set you up for an appointment.