Even though hair is commonly associated with the head, it can be found virtually anywhere on the body and, in fact, can grow in many unfavorable or unwanted places. This irritating reality is what leads many individuals to seek out hair removal options. Those who are looking to reduce or eliminate hair from specific areas of their body can consult The Plastic Surgery Group’s cosmetic professionals for the safest and most effective treatment available. The revolutionary technology of our therapeutic Broad Band Light procedure will reduce unwanted hair growth without significant discomfort.
The Broad Band Light hair removal technology, or BBL, used at The Plastic Surgery Group is an innovative approach to safely remove unwanted hair. This non-invasive process directly affects the follicles, significantly reducing hair growth. BBL sends rapid flashes of light that penetrate the skin while maintaining reasonable comfort, even at maximum power.
BBL technology applies controlled flashes that are guided throughout hair patches and absorbed by hair follicles. Single pulses of high heat will damage hair follicle regenerative properties without harming the skin. This new technology allows the technician to evenly distribute heat and minimize the possibility of missed areas. The settings can also be customized to optimally treat any hair color, texture, or location on the body.
BBL can be used for men, women and children. The technology is able to treat a wide range of hair colors and skin tones. However, the cosmetic professionals at PSG do not treat dark skin due to the high risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. As a result, people with skin type V on the Fitzpatrick Scale are unable to receive treatment. This policy ensures safety for all of our patients.
When it’s time for treatment, an anesthetic cream will be applied to the area to minimize discomfort. The targeted area will be cleansed and shaved before a smooth gel is applied to the skin surface. This will allow for smooth movement as a PSG technician applies BBL pulses. The procedure feels like small “zaps” each time the machine is pulsed. This tolerable “pinch feeling” is all that you’ll experience throughout a successful BBL treatment.
BBL hair removal is an FDA approved procedure that assures remarkable hair reduction. Therapy can be applied to any area of your body including the armpits, legs, bikini area, chest, back and face. The following list will highlight the major benefits of BBL versus traditional hair removal technology.
BBL is also used to treat a variety of facial conditions including uneven or irregular pigmentary changes, vascular lesions, and rosacea. BBL can also decrease the time for bruises to fade after surgery or injectable treatments and can often improve the appearance of scars resulting from acne, trauma or surgery.
The Plastic Surgery Group is thrilled to utilize BBL technology for a variety of treatments. To learn more about the PSG team, please contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment for more information on our comprehensive cosmetic services.