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Winter is the Season for BBL Laser Treatment

Winter’s short, cloudy days and long nights make it the perfect time for hot cocoa, popcorn, binge-watching and undoing all the skin damage of sunny summers gone by. What makes winter the season for a skin revamp? Well, the first rule of better skin is to stay out of the sun. And treatments to improve skin, such as broadband light (BBL) laser photo facial treatments, can leave skin more vulnerable to damaging rays. In the winter, we’re hanging out indoors, and it seems as though the sun is avoiding us, so it's the perfect time to address uneven tone, fine lines, wrinkles and even sagging skin.

Why BBL Laser Treatment?

BBL is the newest, most effective way to create beautiful skin. The BBL laser uses light energy to stimulate new cell growth under the skin to produce even tone and a balanced complexion. The photo facial treatment can be used on the face, neck, top of the hands, chest and shoulders as they are typically the most sun damaged. Because it is non-ablative, there is no downtime after BBL treatment, yet the results are comparable to more aggressive resurfacing treatments such as microdermabrasion and chemical peels. 

BBL lasers can treat a wide range of skin issues, including: 

  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Age spots
  • Wrinkles and creases 
  • Sagging skin
  • Sunspots
  • Freckles
  • Scars
  • Rosacea
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Age spots

How Does BBL Work?

BBL delivers quick pulses of light using a dual-bulb system that precisely target temperature controlled energy into the skin. The custom settings mean the treatment can achieve maximum results on damaged areas without causing issues to the surrounding area. Phototherapy utilizes infrared light energy to heat soft tissue in the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate new collagen growth and natural skin tightening. It also generates processes that resurface the skin to produce more even tone and rebalance the complexion.

What Should I Expect During My BBL Laser Treatment?

Each photofacial treatment is relatively painless. Some people report a sensation similar to being snapped by a rubber band. After treatment, there is no downtime or recovery.  Sessions are performed in-office in a matter of minutes, and patients typically continue with their regular daily activities. However, the duration of the treatments and the number of procedures needed will vary depending on the skin's condition and the desired results.  

Is BBL only for Facial Sun Damage?

Any area of the body that has sun-damaged or aging skin can be treated with a BBL laser. While the face is most commonly treated, BBL is also effective for shoulders, neck, chest, back of hands as these are the areas that usually receive the most exposure to sunlight and have suffered the most damage. 

How Should I Take Care of My Skin After Treatment?

By getting BBL during the winter months, you make aftercare even easier. A high SPF should be applied daily and additionally whenever you are going to be exposed to the sun. A brimmed hat can help protect the face while gloves can protect hands while outdoors or while driving. To maintain your results and reduce the risk of damage, follow all instructions given by your provider. 

How Long do BBL Results Last?

Patients typically see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their skin after one treatment session. How long results last will depend on the diligence paid to sunscreen and skin care following treatment. Patients will need a personal consultation and skin assessment to determine if they are a good candidate for successful photo facial treatment.

SkinTyte: Tighter and Smoother Skin

Winter is also an ideal time for tightening skin from within. While the summer sun does its damage, the dry air of winter – indoors and out – can bring out the fine lines and wrinkles on your face, neck and chest.

SkinTyte BBL light therapy firms skin and can remove wrinkles and fine lines over time, rebuilding skin from the inside out for smoother, younger-looking skin. It can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin with no recovery or downtime.

SkinTyte can improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around eyes, lips and mouth
  • Skin texture and smoothness
  • Sagging jowls and soft jawlines
  • Skin firmness to remove wrinkles
  • Neck and décolleté wrinkles and sagging

SkinTyte uses infrared light energy and custom settings to penetrate to layers under the skin while the surface remains cool and comfortable. The light energy triggers the regeneration of new cells, rebuilding the collagen layer, which in turn plumps and firms the skin at the surface for a smoother appearance. Because it rebuilds structures beneath the skin, the effects are long-lasting.

SPF Every Day

Even though you may not notice sun exposure in winter, the cumulative effect of the few minutes we spend outdoors doing daily activities will add up over time. Apply a sunscreen of 30 SPF  or higher on exposed skin every day, whether you are treating sun damage and aging or not.

The expert team at the Coyle Institute is trained and certified in BBL laser therapy treatments. Kiss summer skin damage goodbye and get a fresher, younger outlook for the new year. Contact the Coyle Institute today to set up your winter skin consultation and custom care treatment program.