Broadband light (BBL) therapy is the second generation of intense pulsed light therapy (IPL) and is famed for helping clients achieve beautiful, clearer, healthier, and younger-looking skin. VIDA exclusively offers the best and safest aesthetic treatments, including BBL, but you rarely hear about laser skin resurfacing on a research level—until now. A study at Stanford University revealed that BBL actually promotes younger-looking skin on a molecular level. It’s much more than skin deep, truly reversing the aging process.
The study was published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and revealed that BBL shifts the expression of genes that are connected with aging. The researchers began the study with the hypothesis that the regulators of aging can be manipulated to result in a real change. This means BBL results don’t just mimic younger-looking skin, but truly becomes younger skin.
What Can I Use BBL For?
BBL is commonly used to improve signs of acne, remove hyperpigmentation including sun spots and freckles, and even treats vascular conditions. In previous studies, researchers have found that gene expression changes occur in animals, but the Stanford study was the first to consider how it worked in humans. One of the researchers involved in the study said, “To find a clinically sound solution for human anti-aging is critical … it is exciting to know there is a safe, light-based treatment with groundbreaking clinical evidence supporting anti-aging and the reversal of skin damage.”
Real BBL technologies are from the manufacturer Sciton, and the same technology in the study is offered at VIDA. A follow-up study from a different research group expanded the findings to reveal how the improvement in skin continues with long-term, regular BBL treatments such as Forever Young BBL (which is designed as a maintenance technology).
It’s always great when a treatment helps you look younger, but what if it really makes the most visible facet of your body younger? Our skin is the biggest organ we have and the most obvious part to show signs of aging and sun damage. Why not turn back the clock literally? Book your BBL consultation today by calling VIDA at (503) 399-0021.