Some of the most bothersome skin issues many Tahoe residents face are the brown age spots, broken capillaries, sallow tone and fine wrinkles that result after years of high-altitude sun exposure. Many others are also troubled by acne or the flushing and redness of rosacea, also worsened by our 300+ days of bright sun. Broad Band Light (BBL) is the name for the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment. When performed with the more powerful Sciton system, BBL is one of the most exciting therapies that can help these concerns. The treatment can dramatically even skin color, fading away browns and reds and improving fine wrinkles and tone. Exciting new research at Stanford has found that regular Sciton BBL treatments actually improve DNA damage in deeper layers of skin, slowing the changes of aging and causing skin to behave and look as it did when it was younger.
BBL treatments can not only rejuvenate the skin of the face, but also the neck, chest, arms, hands, back and other skin of concern. Treatments have no significant downtime and only require a brief period of reduced sun exposure before and after treatments. Best results usually require a series of 3-4 treatments, depending on degree of damage to be repaired. Treatments can also be combined with skin tightening modalities, microlaserpeels or fractional resurfacing treatments for even more dramatic results.