Broadband light (BBL) is the most effective and established light therapy treatment to address concerns related to pigmented skin by delivering intense light pulses to the target area. It’s one of the most popular treatments at VIDA, and we recommend the maintenance Forever Young BBL treatments a few times per year (depending on your skin and goals). These treatments can reverse sun damage as well as facial redness and veins.

BBL uses near-infrared energy with optical light to rejuvenate and tighten the skin. Simultaneously, BBL removes signs of aging as well as sun damage by minimizing brown and red pigmentation in the skin while encouraging the production of collagen. Studies from Stanford University revealed that Forever Young BBL can genuinely change gene expression, making aged cells act more like younger cells while increasing collagen production.

Preparing for Light Therapy Treatments

Whether you are getting ready for BBL, Forever Young BBL, or intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments at VIDA, you can rest assured that your treatment plan is customized just for you by expert providers. Skin is cleansed during the appointment and gel is applied. Clients wear goggles to protect their eyes during the treatment, but you’ll still see light flashes. Also noteworthy is that these treatments are most often described as feeling like a hot snap on your skin. You can use BBL to treat the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

After the treatment, some clients feel like they have a very mild sunburn for up to 24 hours. You might experience minor swelling. Brown spots will get darker and redness more intense immediately after your treatment, but this doesn’t last long. Improvements begin to show 2 – 3 weeks after the BBL treatment.

There are a variety of treatments that complement BBL and Forever Young BBL, and many clients choose to add these procedures to their plan for optimal results. Microneedling, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion are some of the most popular options. If you’d like to know more about BBL and more light therapies at VIDA in Salem, call us today at (503) 399-0021 to schedule your complimentary consultation.