Maybe it’s because you’re getting older. Maybe it’s because you’ve been neglecting your BFF SPF for too long. But for whatever reason, you looked in the mirror and wondered what could be done about your skin’s texture and tone. Now you’re wondering, can I find broadband light therapy near me? Does it even work? Is it the secret to how to stay young-looking?
We’re here to shine a light (😏) on everything you want to know about broadband light; how it produces stunning results and literally turns back time for your skin.
At Entre Nous Aesthetics we use broadband light in the Bay Area to help our patients achieve perfect, glowing skin.
Why we <3 BBL therapy
Broadband light (BBL) is a popular treatment, for good reasons.
BBL treats multiple skin concerns all over the body. We’re even able to treat different skin conditions at the same time! Our skincare experts can curate a completely customized treatment plan based on your unique needs.
There’s no required downtime after BBL skin rejuvenation. You can return to your normal activities on the same day as your appointment and wear makeup, too!
Quick & comfortable
Broadband light therapy treatments only take 15 minutes minimum and are relatively pain-free. We typically recommend a series of 4 treatments spaced over several weeks to provide the best results. 15 minutes every few weeks? That’s nothing.
After your initial series of BBL treatments, you can expect your results to last for a year or more! Especially if you’re taking care of your skin in the meantime (we mean wearing sunscreen).
Stimulate collagen production
Part of the reason BBL results last so long is that the treatment kickstarts your body’s natural collagen production. Collagen is the key to renewed skin because it prevents many common signs of aging.
What does broadband light therapy treat?
Broadband light therapy is a miracle worker for these skin conditions:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage
- Age spots
- Cherry angiomas
- Lesions and scars
And we can treat these issues in any of these areas:
How does broadband light therapy work?
Broadband light is an energy-based treatment that harnesses the power of light to gently heat your skin. The light targets your damaged tissue and encourages your body to naturally heal and shed the damaged skin.
Using multiple wavelengths of light
BBL uses intense-pulsed light, which is different from laser therapies and is generally less aggressive on the skin. However, because BBL utilizes multiple wavelengths of light, we’re able to customize the treatment and treat various skin conditions at the same time.
Gentle heat stimulates collagen production
As your body is shedding the damaged tissue, it starts producing more collagen to replace it. This means that you’re seeing new skin cells that are literally younger, which is how BBL helps reverse aging!
About the device
We use the BBL device by Sciton, which allows us to treat the whole body. Once the device is set, it runs on its own and is able to cover large areas in only a few minutes!
What happens when I book broadband light therapy in Menlo Park?
Even if you’ve done all your research by searching “broadband light therapy near me” and are ready to start your treatment, we’ll invite you to have an in-depth consultation before we begin.
Why the consultation is important
There’s nothing that compares to getting an expert analysis of your skin concerns. During your consultation we’ll examine your skin, discuss your concerns, and make recommendations to help you achieve the skin you’ve been dreaming of.
We’ll also ask you about your skincare products. Our goal is always to ensure you’re going to get the best BBL before and after experience. For patients who have severe sun damage or wrinkles, we’ll start you on a pre-treatment regimen to prep your skin.
Everything about your experience at Entre Nous will be truly customized to your unique needs, which is why the consultation is crucial.
How to get ready for your broadband light appointment
Your aesthetician will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your treatment. These are some general guidelines:
Avoid the sun!
To ensure optimal results, it’s important that your skin is not tanned. So avoid the sun and self-tanners for a few weeks before your first BBL appointment
Maintain your skincare routine
After your consultation, it’s important not to make any drastic changes to your skincare routine. Your treatment plan is based on your skin’s current condition.
Come to your appointment makeup free
We’ll cleanse and prep your skin for treatment when you arrive, but it makes the process easier if you’re rocking a bare face to begin with.
What to expect during broadband light therapy
When you arrive at Entre Nous for your BBL treatment, you’ll be shown to one of our comfortable and private treatment rooms. Your aesthetician will cleanse and prep your skin before beginning the treatment.
You’ll be provided with protective eyewear and invited to sit back and relax as the device does the work. Your aesthetician will set the device based on your unique treatment plan and the whole treatment will take 15 to 30 minutes. How long your treatment takes is dependent on how many areas you’re having treated.
How to get the most out of your BBL results
Again, your aesthetician will provide you with specific results based on your customized treatment plan.
Keep avoiding the sun!
Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun’s rays in the days following your appointment. You don’t want to risk undoing your beautiful results because you didn’t wear SPF, do you?
Don’t pick at your skin
As your body slowly pushes the damaged skin to the surface you will notice spots of darker pigment. Don’t panic and don’t pick!
Your skin will shed these spots naturally over the course of a few days. You can wear makeup to cover them up during the day and gently cleanse your skin daily to help the process.
Invest in your skincare routine
A series of BBL treatments is a great reset for your skin and you can protect this investment by making sure your daily skincare routine is on point. At Entre Nous we always combine BBL with a customized skincare routine that we recommend to maintain your results in the long term.
Pair with other aesthetic treatments
Why not use everything available to you for achieving your aesthetic goals? At Entre Nous, your aesthetician can recommend other treatments from our suite that can help you maintain your BBL results. Common treatment plans include adding regular HydraFacial or Botox injections.
Looking for broadband light therapy near you in the Bay Area? Look no further!
At Entre Nous, we believe that wanting to present your best self to the world is a sign of physical and mental wellness. No one needs to know that you’ve had some ‘expert guidance,’ because our aim is to provide results that are subtle enough to keep others guessing yet impressive enough to make a difference.
At the end of the day, the choices you make to optimize your appearance are “Entre Nous”, just between us.
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