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How Long Will BroadBand Light Therapy (BBL) Results Last?

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BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) is a treatment that uses advanced light energy to target specific issues, like sun damage and discoloration. BBL results last 3 – 4 months at a time, but the longevity of your treatment may depend on several factors.

Below, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe explores the science behind BBL and what factors may impact your results. We also offer tips for preserving your refreshed outcomes for as long as possible. Call our Dallas plastic surgery office and find out how Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery can help you achieve and maintain your ideal appearance with BBL.

What areas can you treat with BBL?

The most popular areas for BroadBand Light therapy are the face, neck, hands, chest, shoulders, and back. These areas are more exposed to the sun and most often exhibit signs of sun damage and discoloration. However, BBL may be used on virtually any part of the body that requires mild to moderate skin rejuvenation.

BBL treatment at our Dallas plastic surgery office is personalized based on your unique needs and concerns. Our custom plans can give you the best possible long-term results.

How long do BBL results last?

The results of BroadBand Light therapy are not permanent but can last 3 – 4 months or longer. This is because our treatment penetrates the skin and stimulates new collagen production. As the new collagen replaces old, damaged tissue, you start to see improvements in the appearance of your complexion over time. Dr. Dauwe will recommend follow-up treatments at regular intervals to preserve your new outcomes.

What factors impact the longevity of BBL results?

People are looking for ways to lengthen their BBL results. The truth is that your timeline may differ from someone else’s, even if you receive the same treatment. Several factors impact the longevity of your treatment, including:

  • Age: Our bodies naturally produce less collagen and other skin-firming compounds over time. This makes it more difficult to maintain results from treatments like BBL.

  • Sun exposure: Too much sun exposure damages your skin and causes premature aging. It is important to limit your time in the sun and always wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

  • Lifestyle: Poor lifestyle choices, like smoking, can make it harder to achieve and maintain optimal results from BBL. We suggest quitting smoking if you are able to do so.

  • Additional treatments: BBL may be used in combination with other skin rejuvenation treatments. Dr. Dauwe can help you achieve more dramatic and comprehensive results that last longer.

How else can I prolong my BBL results?

BroadBand Light therapy does cause minor side effects, like swelling, redness, and irritation. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery will provide aftercare instructions to minimize these symptoms and achieve optimal results. Patients should follow our aftercare instructions closely to prevent infection and other complications that may shorten their outcomes.

Preserve and prolong your BBL results

BroadBand Light therapy is an excellent way to manage sun damage and other signs of aging. See if you are a candidate for this popular skin rejuvenation treatment by calling our Dallas plastic surgery office. With the help of Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery, you can achieve your ideal appearance and maintain it for as long as possible. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe will customize a treatment plan to help you look and feel your best.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.