BBL Laser for Pigmentation

The BBL™ (which stands for BroadBand Light) Laser is a device that uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to find and break down unwanted pigment in the skin, dissolving it and giving you a smooth, even complexion. Sun damage, age spots, and other frustrating signs of aging don’t stand a chance.

About the BBL Laser for Pigmentation

The BBL Laser, also known as BroadBand Light Therapy, is an efficient procedure with no downtime that allows patients to experience the benefits of smoother and tighter skin. Skin will feel and look rejuvenated with a significant reduction in discoloration and spots due to sun damage and aging.

BBL Laser treatments can:

  • Reduce sun spots and freckles
  • Reduce discoloration and spots due to aging
  • Even Skin’s tone and texture
  • Reduce the appearance of rosacea
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase glow and overall youthful look

Frequently asked questions

What is BBL™?
BBL™ is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage. BBL energy allows your physician to precisely treat sunspots. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

What is BBL™ for pigment reduction? How does it work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL is selectively absorbed by pigment in the skin. As a result, the melanin-containing cells are destroyed and eliminated as coffee ground-like scales on the skin.

Does treatment hurt? What can I expect with the procedure?
You will feel a warm “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the pigment in the skin. You will experience redness that should resolve within 24-48 hours. You will see a darkening of the treated areas that will then look and feel similar to coffee grounds, on the skin. After 3-5 days they begin to flake off.

What type of anesthesia is used?
An anesthetic cream is applied sixty minutes before the procedure.

Can tanned skin be treated?
Patients should not have a tan when being treated. Inform your physician if you have been tanning or exposed to the sun within the last four weeks. You should not use self-tanning lotions or sprays for 1 month before your treatment. Tanning can increase the risk of complications such as blistering and discoloration.

Is treatment permanent?
NO. Sun and age spots continue to form over the course of time depending on an individuals skin type and sun exposure.

Is there a risk of complications?
There is a low risk that BBL can cause hypopigmentation (lightening) or hyperpigmentation (darkening) of the skin. Discuss your concerns with your physician prior to your treatment.

How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your provider will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Most patients need 1-2 treatments to removal age spots.

How long will it take my skin to heal?
In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup and resume your activities immediately. Brown spots slowly scale off within 7-14 days.

How much does treatment cost?
The cost of treatment depends on the location, size of the area to be treated and the estimated number of treatments necessary. Please contact us to schedule your consultation.

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How can we help you?

At Skincredible Dermatology & Surgery, we offer a wide variety of services and deliver natural-looking results to help you look and feel your best.

Our providers

Our innovative and compassionate team of providers is dedicated to delivering the best possible care.

Do you take insurance?

Yes! We accept most insurance plans for medical procedures. Cosmetic, aesthetic and body contouring procedures are not covered by insurance.

Do you offer same day appointments?

We offer SAME DAY appointments!
If you’d like to be seen today, please call us at (949) 328-5729.

Do you offer online consultations?

Would you rather have an online consultation than come into the office? We are proud to offer virtual/online consultations for new and current patients.

Step 1 - Book: Click here to schedule your appointment online now or call us at 949-328-5729 to speak with our friendly scheduling team. We have same and next-day availability. This process takes less than 5 minutes!

Step 2 - Chat: We will e-mail you a meeting link to use for your appointment. Simply click the link and log on at your appointment time. You’ll have your virtual visit with our medical staff using secure and HIPAA-compliant video conference technology.

Step 3 - Treatment/Pick Up: You will be receiving a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescriptions (if necessary). If prescriptions are made during your visit, go pick them up at your pharmacy. We can send prescriptions anywhere.

For cosmetic services, do you accept financing?

Yes! We offer special financing for cosmetic services. You can apply in our office or online through our website.

Where are you located?

We have two offices for your convenience. Here are the addresses for each location:

MAIN LOCATION
26726 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 250
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

SECOND LOCATION
653 Camino de los Mares
Suite 103
San Clemente, CA 92673

Is online care only for specific conditions?

Although there are situations where our medical staff would need to see you in person (which can also be scheduled during your online consultation), there are thousands of conditions we’re able to diagnose and treat online. We will be providing you with a diagnosis, treatment plan, and prescriptions (if necessary). If you need a procedure that requires an in-office visit, we can either schedule you to come into our office or would recommend that you go see your local dermatologist.

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