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Remove Sun Damage with BBL

BROADBAND LIGHT™ THERAPY (BBL)

Between the sun, harsh cleansers, pollution, and aging, our skin can become dull and wrinkled (two of our least favorite words). Thankfully, with BroadBand Light™ Therapy, you don’t have to be stuck with skin issues. Think of BBL as a multi-tasker—from age spots to sun damage—it can pretty much tackle it all.

BBL is the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial therapy in Dubuque. The treatment uses short blasts of high-intensity light to produce younger-looking skin that’s firmer and more even in tone and texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, you’re going to start wondering if this anti-aging, skin rejuvenating, sun damage-reversing treatment is magic. (It’s not, it’s just science.)

You will see immediate results for multiple conditions, including sun damage, age spots, fine lines, redness, rosacea, acne, and visible improvements in skin firmness and elasticity. If you have one or two BBL treatments, your results will last for a few months. Three treatments or more each year have shown to result in smoother, brighter, and more even skin - giving the impression of reversing the aging process.

WHAT IT TREATS

  • Active Acne

  • Age Spots

  • Sun Damage

  • Fine Lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Freckles

  • Redness & Rosacea

  • Flushing

  • Small Facial Vessels

  • Enlarged Pores

  • Laxity

PROCEDURE LENGTH

  • Face – 30 minutes

  • Cheeks (Rosacea) – 15 minutes

  • Neck – 30 minutes

  • Chest – 30 minutes

  • Arms – 45 minutes

  • Legs – 1 hour

  • Back – 45 minutes

  • Hands – 15 minutes

RECOVERY TIME

  • Immediately following treatment, you can expect to see redness, and it may feel like a slight sunburn in the treated area

  • Light swelling may occur 

  • Pigmentation will turn darker and will slough off in 5 to 10 days

  • Bruising may occur with vascular treatments

MAINTAINENANCE

  • After a series, it is recommended to have a BBL treatment 2 to 4 times per year 

NUMBER OF TREATMENTS

  • Results can last 3 - 4 months

COST

  • The average cost of a BBL is $200-$400

TAKE YEARS OFF YOUR COMPLEXION

BroadBand Light™ therapy is a skin treatment that can reduce the appearance of damage and subtract years from your complexion. BBL, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy or the photo facial, uses cutting-edge technology to produce younger-looking skin that’s firmer and more even in tone and texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, BBL offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.

Your face is one of the main areas of your body that immediately gives away your age. Years of unprotected sun exposure, harsh cleansers, and the process of aging can do a number on your skin, making it look dull and wrinkled. BBL helps reverse the signs of aging by minimizing sun spots, sun damage, and more!

HOW IT WORKS

BBL gently heats the upper layers of the skin. As light energy is absorbed, it stimulates skin cells to generate new collagen.  This helps to restore the skin to a youthful state, safely, with virtually no downtime. Pigmentation issues associated with the skin, such as facial redness, sun/age spots, small facial vessels and hyperpigmentation will gradually fade away after 2-5 treatments. Popular treatment areas include the face, neck, décolletage, arms and hands. 

The treatment itself will take between a few minutes and a half an hour. During the procedure, your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may feel a warm sensation as the light is absorbed into your skin, but this is generally not uncomfortable.  A topical anesthetic is sometimes used to be able to perform more aggressive treatments comfortably. 

Your Faces Medspa laser specialist will provide you with information and advice on how to care for your skin following your treatment. You might experience redness for the first few hours. You may also see an initial darkening of some treated areas. These areas will fade and flake off, revealing fresh, rejuvenated new skin beneath. After any BBL treatment, it is important to avoid direct sunlight until the treated areas are healed. You should be able to go back to work and your regular activities immediately.

View BBL™ Before and After Photos

  • What do neuromodulators do?
    Neuromodulators (including Botox and Dysport) relax the muscles and reduce fine lines and wrinkles in the face and neck. These treatments combat forehead lines, glabella lines ("11's" between the brows), crows feet (around the eyes), smile lines, neck lines, and other wrinkles associated with aging. They can also be used to help sculpt and lift facial features including for a nonsurgical brow lift and a nonsurgical neck lift.
  • What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?
    While BOTOX and Dysport both use the same substance (botulinum toxin A) and are based on the same mechanism of action, the size of the molecules in the injections are significantly different. Dysport contains smaller molecules of botulinum toxin type A than BOTOX. - Dysport can spread through your cells more easily - Dysport may begin working slightly faster than BOTOX - Results from Dysport and Botox last for a similar amount of time
  • How many units of Botox will I need? How many units of Dysport will I need?
    The amount of units needed can differ from person to person depending upon your desired outcome, the area of concern to be treated, the strength of the muscles in the area, and whether the treatment is for prevention or to treat existing fine lines and wrinkles and their severity.
  • When will I see results from Botox and Dysport?
    Most patients can expect to notice early results of Dysport between two to five days following treatment, while results from Botox may take seven to fourteen days. The degree of muscle relation can continue to evolve for about two weeks and the results last for three to four months. The longer the BOTOX treatments have been routinely performed, the more relaxed the facial wrinkles will appear over time. Results of Dysport are similar, but often with a slightly quicker onset of action.
  • How long does Botox last? How long does Dysport last?
    Results may vary based upon the dose given, as well as on muscle strength of the area and metabolism, as our bodies metabolize (or break down) the Neuromodulators over time. Treatment to maintain your results are recommend every three to four months. Using medical grade skin care products at home as part of a daily skin care regime can help to maintain your results and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
  • Does Botox and Dysport hurt?
    Many of us are not big fans of shots, especially needles in general. However, Neuromodulators are generally quickly injected with a minimal amount of discomfort, using the smallest needle available. Many of our patients barely notice the injections.
  • Who are good candidates for BOTOX and Dysport?
    BOTOX and Dysport have been proven safe and effective for treatment of a wide variety of patient and wrinkle types, however, the earlier the treatment is started, the more favorable the results can be. Some patients are not candidates for this type of treatment and include those diagnosed with neurological conditions or disorders affecting muscle movement, history of allergy to the botulinum toxin product, or those with unrealistic expectations from the treatment. Patients who are pregnant or nursing are discouraged from undergoing treatment.

GET IN TOUCH

535 Cedar Cross Rd, Dubuque, IA 52003 questions@facesmedspa.org  |  Tel: (563) 239-9039

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THE SOLUTION TO PAIN AND ANXIETY DURING TREATMENTS:
PRO-NOX

One of the biggest concerns our Dubuque patients have when considering some of the more advanced treatments like Moxi and dermal filler is pain management. This fear is understandable; the human brain is hardwired to experience anxiety at the prospect of pain. At Faces Medspa, we make every effort to keep our patients completely comfortable before, during, and after their procedures. Fortunately, we have a powerful tool at our disposal: an innovative sedation system called Pro-Nox that’s designed to minimize both anxiety and pain.

If you're interested in learning more about how Pro-Nox can be incorporated into your comfortable treatment, call Faces Medspa today.  

DERMAL FILLER

With the use of dermal fillers, we can immediately smooth out unwanted lines; add definition to lips, cheeks, or jawlines; and even fill in certain acne scars with little-to-no downtime.

PDO THREADLIFT

Threadlifts pull the skin back slightly therefore lifting and tightening the face. A PDO thread lift is customized to your unique skin type, skin texture and aesthetic goals.

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