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Broad Band Light (BBL) offers the most advanced IPL (intense pulsed light) technology. BBL SkinTyte™ is a module using infrared light energy to deeply heat dermal collagen leading to a renewed collagen foundation for skin firming. Over the next few months, you will see a tighter, more uplifted appearance with a younger and fresher look to your skin from the stimulation of the collagen.
We offer non invasive and preventive facelift with Broad Band Light (BBL) SkinTyte in 2 programs; one being a short term program having 5 treatments about 4 weeks apart or the other being a lifetime program having a treatment monthly. Both programs are can be executed in conjunction with chemical peels, microdermabrasion, additional laser treatments, and at home medical grade skincare products to achieve more dramatic and long-term results.
Unlike with ablative laser treatments, there is no peeling of the top layer of skin and has a lower risk of pigmentation changes. Since this procedure is non-invasive (no cutting) there is no need to take time off work. In addition, the cost is also considerably less than a surgical facelift.
Risks and Recovery:
Pain management is hardly an issue. For most patients, there is no downtime, although a few people may have excessive swelling and redness immediately following the treatment. More serious risks include bumps, skin burn, blistering, permanent pigmentation changes, or skin depressions, although these are very rare.
Keep in mind that these procedures are not meant to deliver the same results as a surgical face lift because there is no cutting of excess skin, but instead it is firming the skin already there. You cannot expect to erase 10-15 years with non-invasive tissue tightening. It is also important to remember that results vary from patient to patient due to differences in skin thickness, texture, healing response, and lifestyle variables. These procedures are probably best looked at as a way for younger patients to warn off more invasive procedures, or for those patients for whom surgery is not an option.
Keep in mind that since dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, you cannot expect to see the final result until up to six months following your final session; however patients may be able to see some immediate results, with improvements continuing for up to six months following the procedure.
Skin-tightening procedures seem to work best in patients who don’t quite need a surgical facelift yet or if the skin is just mildly sagging. It also works great for those that want to put off a surgical facelift for a few years, or those who don’t want to consider a surgical facelift at all.