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Frequently asked questions

What is BBL™?

Profile's innovative BroadBand Light (BBL™) technology utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results in photorejuvenation therapy. We will use the BBL™ to treat sun and age spots, and other skin blemishes. As a result your skin's youthful appearance will be restored.

What conditions can be treated?

What does BBL™ do?

The light energy delivered by the BBL™ gently heats up the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate the skin cells. This will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it smoother and more vibrant.

What areas can be treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common ones are face, neck, hands, chest and shoulders, which typically are the most exposed to the damaging effects of the sun.

How many treatments will I need?

Depending upon lesions treated, anywhere from 2 to 5 treatments will produce the desired results for skin treatments, for hair removal count from 5 to 10 treatments. How long will it take to recover? This minimally invasive and gentle procedure can be performed during lunch-time with virtually no downtime.

What should I expect after the treatment?

Typically you may experience some redness that will resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Since results vary depending on patient condition, number of treatments and area treated, we will provide you with all the complete information about the post treatment effects and results.

Will it be uncomfortable?

The procedure is gentle and non-invasive. There should be minimal or no discomfort. You will feel a rubber band like snap of the skin as the procedure is performed. However, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for any topical (skin) anesthesia; however, patients may choose to use it on more sensitive areas. You will have to ask your familly physician to prescribe some and will also have to spread it 30 minutes prior to the treatment.

What will happen during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type and depth of the procedure performed. We will discuss all the options with you.

What aftercare do I need?

It is important to follow our instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. This will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure a shortest healing time. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until fully healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen (30 to 45) whenever you go outdoors.