Experience the skin-transforming power of SCITON® BBL™ Broadband Light therapy
Over a distinguished career, Dr. Saima Jehangir has established herself as a leader in promoting and supporting individuals’ health and wellness. From the office of Alchemy Wellness in Central Austin, Texas, Dr. Jehangir has supported many incredible and dramatic transformations. The effects of innovative and non-invasive treatment options, such as the SCITON® BBL™, are more than skin-deep. When our patients feel better about their appearance, it changes their outlook on the world and life.
Shedding light on BBL therapy
BBL stands for “broadband light.” This treatment, courtesy of medical device leader SCITON®, harnesses a special type of light technology called “intense pulsed light” (or IPL). Also known as “phototherapy,” IPL/BBL technologies may be applied to highly targeted parts of the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, back, and other parts of the body. You may want to “target” these areas due to cosmetic concerns or changes, such as the development or worsening of brown spots and red discoloration.
The light delivers photothermal energy. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment-producing melanin and hemoglobin associated with red spots. In addition, this therapeutic process triggers the production of fresh collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the skin’s firmness and elasticity, respectively. So, BBL™ treatment can have a skin tightening effect and smooth lined or wrinkled areas. These changes can occur due to the natural loss of collagen, elastin, and other structural components of the skin with time.
What to expect
If Dr. Jehangir finds that you are a good candidate for BBL™ treatment, she will walk you through everything to expect and ways to ensure your utmost comfort beforehand. Generally, the handpiece or applicator is equipped with built-in cooling. So, treatment is usually tolerated perfectly fine by most patients but we do offer a numbing anesthetic. The technology’s cooling feature also helps to support continued comfort throughout the treatment session while allowing light to penetrate the targeted tissues safely. As a light-assisted therapy, you will also be provided with safety goggles or dark glasses to protect your eyes. How and where the handpiece is passed or applied to your skin depends on specific factors, such as the nature and severity of your concerns.
In addition to the hyperpigmentation mentioned above and laxity, the BBL™ system may provide a safe, gentle, and no-downtime treatment for individuals with:
- Uneven or dry skin texture
- Active acne
- Deep lesions on darker complexions
- Vascular lesions (like cherry angiomas)
The treated area may feel warm for about 30 to 60 minutes afterward. You may experience some redness, swelling, and sensitivity. But that is typically minor and temporary. We will review proper sun protection and other after-care measures to manage these effects. Some patients notice more vibrant, healthier-looking skin in around a week. As the collagen remodeling process is stimulated, your skin will continue to look better over time. It only requires one treatment to achieve your desired results. However, the total number of treatment sessions depends on factors such as your skin type and tone, the number of areas and types of conditions to treat, and the respective sizes of those treatment areas.
Experience the “magic” of Alchemy Wellness today. Call (512) 960-3622 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jehangir at our Central Austin, TX office.