BroadBand Light: The Gold Standard Treatment for Anti-Aging
Don’t we all wish we could slow down the signs of aging? We want less wrinkles, smoother skin, minimal sun and age spots, and all the sagging skin to tighten. Now we can do that-with BroadBand Light!
Many of you may have heard of or are familiar with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments. BBL is very similar to IPL, however, BBL has the newest, most innovative technology when it comes to light based photo rejuvenation. BBL utilizes visible and infrared light to rejuvenate the skin. When BBL penetrates the skin, it searches water and color. Red color includes rosacea, facial veins, and cherry hemangiomas. Brown color includes freckles, sun spots, age spots, and birthmarks. The red and brown colored targets absorb the light, turning it into heat. The heat destroys the targets, eliminating them from the surface of the skin. This is also how BBL hair removal works! The hair shaft contains melanin which gives the hair its’ color. The melanin absorbs the light, heating up the hair follicles, and destroying them.
A study, “Retrospective Evaluation of the Long-term Antiaging Effects of Broadband Light Therapy”, conducted in 2013 truly shows the amazing benefits of annual BBL treatments. Fifteen participants received one full face BBL treatment every year over a period of 5 to 11 years. Four hundred and ninety-one blinded evaluators analyzed the participants before and after photos and believed the estimated age of the participants at the end of the study period was significantly lower than the actual age. The participants aged 9 years, however their skin appeared to age -2 years!
Another study conducted in 2012 found that gene expression patterns are altered with BBL treatments. The exact mechanism is unknown, however, the researchers found that genes become “rejuvenated” and express more similarly to youthful skin.
For all of these reasons and many more, BBL treatments have many great benefits for the skin. In addition, BBL can be performed all over the body! With BBL, we can slow down the signs of aging everywhere!