Using Broadband Light Treatments to Enhance Skin Texture and Tone

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December 15, 2022

beautiful girl with long messy hair and clean make-upAt Chevy Chase Dermatology, Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team in Chevy Chase, MD, offer BBL treatments to improve the appearance of your skin. BBL, or "broadband light," is a variety of light therapy that targets issues on the skin, including sun damage, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Many patients turn to light-based therapy to see dramatic changes in their skin's appearance and health. Today, Dr. Margaret Summerville will describe this treatment further to help you decide if it is right for you!

What is BBL, or "broadband light?"

BBL is a type of light therapy that uses pulses of light to target and treat specific issues on the skin. It is used on the face, neck, chest, and hands to improve the appearance of sun damage, poor and uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and other concerns.

How does BBL work?

The pulses of light from BBL treatments target pigment in the skin as well as stimulate collagen production. The treatment gradually improves the appearance of these concerns over time, with most patients seeing results after just one treatment. However, multiple sessions may be recommended for optimal results.

What happens during a BBL treatment?

During a BBL treatment, pulses of broadband light are directed at targeted areas of the skin. This light energy stimulates cells to increase collagen production, which can result in smoother, firmer skin. BBL can also target irregular pigmentation, helping to even out your skin tone.

What can I expect after broadband light treatments?

BBL treatments are quick and non-invasive, with little to no downtime required afterward. Results may vary from patient to patient, but many experience noticeable improvement after just one treatment. Dr. Margaret Summerville and her team will work with you to create a customized treatment to improve your unique concerns.

How do I schedule an appointment to learn more?

An initial consultation visit and evaluation are necessary to decide if a patient can benefit from this treatment. If you reside in or around the area of Chevy Chase, MD, and want to speak to a professional about this or other light-based therapies for skin improvement, call 301-656-SKIN to request a visit.

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