Broadband Light Treatments
Using the Power of Light to Mitigate Wrinkles
Sunlight can do wonderful things for your health, boosting your vitamin D count and helping to improve your immune system.. But sunlight takes a toll as well. In fact, the sun is one of the most common causes of skin damage and premature aging, showing in the form of discoloration, thin-looking skin, lines, and wrinkles. This sun damage can be particularly potent if you do not regularly wear sunscreen. However, this sun damage–especially around the eyes–can be mitigated using a Broadband Light (BBL) treatment, sometimes called a photofacial. As the term indicates, BBL delivers light energy to the upper layers of the skin thereby triggering a defense system by your skin cells. This results in the stimulation of collagen, which in turn produces smooth, vibrant, and more youthful-looking skin.
Patients who come to Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh are often particularly sensitive about the way this sun damage makes their eyes look. As the eyes experts, our doctors are the go to specialists when lines, wrinkles, and discoloration manifest around the eyes. No longer will your eyes look fatigued, depressed, or aged. Broadband light treatments are able to mitigate much of these effects by using various wavelengths of light energy (hence the term photofacial). Patients can find themselves with improved skin texture, appearance, and radiance. Because BBL is non-invasive and requires very little recovery time, it’s a popular procedure with patients leading exceptionally busy lives.
How Do Broadband Light Treatments Work?
The working theory behind Broadband Light Treatments is to encourage your body to do some of the work for you. As we’ve mentioned with other procedures (such as PRP or Microneedling procedures), your skin really does have amazing healing powers. The trick is getting your body to unleash those healing powers on the process of rejuvenation. Broadband Light treatments do this using specific wavelength of pulsed light to encourage collagen production in your skin. This is particularly useful around the eyes.
A study out of Stanford University found that BBL treatments induce changes in the expression of genes that are responsible for aging. These differences observed in gene expression demonstrate that aged skin becomes more youthful on a molecular level. Hence, the BBL laser is the only laser that can turn back the hands of time, altering the genes of aging, making skin cells young again! Talk about the fountain of youth!
What do Broadband Light Results Look Like?
Patients who come in for BBL treatments around the eyes are usually suffering from or complaining of similar issues:
- Thin skin around the eyes
- Cracking skin around the eyes
- Damaged-looking skin around the eyes
- Age spots or brown spots around the eyes
- Lines and wrinkles in the vicinity of the eyes
- Feeling as though imperfections around the eyes makes them look older than they are
Most of these patients appreciate the fact that subtle changes to the face can make a big difference; so even though these lines and wrinkles may be relatively shallow and difficult to notice, they still contribute to an overall effect that leaves the face looking perhaps a bit older than it ought to.
BBL treatments can mitigate most of the issues listed above. After your Broadband Light treatment your skin will:
- Look smoother and the coloration will be more even
- Age and brown spots will be harder to see
- Lines and wrinkles will be less noticeable
- Overall, your skin will look more radiant and more youthful, and this is especially important around the eyes, where we devote so much of our daily focus
The Washington D.C. BBL patients who see Dr. Rostami and Dr. Nazemzadeh rave about their fantastic results, often saying that they look and feel more youthful.
Is BBL Around the Eyes Right for Me?
Broadband light treatments around the eyes can be very effective at addressing some common complaints and issues. However, if you are suffering from severe wrinkles or have excess tissue around the eyes, a surgical eyelid lift may be a better option for you
BBL might be right for you if you have uneven skin tone or have fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Broadband Light treatments are capable of delivering moderate changes to these areas. The benefit of these improvements is that your results will look quite natural; you will look rejuvenated, rested, and youthful.
How Can I Get BBL For Eyelid Improvements
If you’re looking for a quick fix for your eyelids or for the region around your eyes, contact the Sanctuary Cosmetic Center to schedule a confidential consultation with Dr. Rostami or Dr. Nazemzadeh at our Northern Virginia eyelid center.
The process begins with a confidential consultation, but within a matter of days, you could be experiencing your very own transformation. Our Virginia IPL and Broadband light patients often report a significant rise in confidence and self-esteem after their procedures. If you’d like to see what Broadband light treatments can do for the area around your eyes contact us right away to get started.