An advanced system that can address many different skin concerns, Dr. Matthew Bridges is pleased to offer his Richmond area patients the Sciton JOULE laser system with the BroadBand Light (BBL) application. Using the unique Dual Flash Lamp (DFL), the BBL can be adjusted to fit each patient's specific skin needs and their cosmetic goals. Some of the skin concerns that the BBL can be used to treat are:
- Rosacea, Redness, Vascular Conditions
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Pigmentation (freckles, age spots)
"I LOVE what the microneedling has done for my skin - the tone and texture is unbelievable. Thanks for introducing me to Circadia, too - Love all the products you recommended. Amazing......."- LC / Office Visit / Mar 19, 2014
"Exceptional work! I've recommended to my friends and family."- L.I. / Google / Mar 12, 2019
"Three and half weeks pre-op opinion - Had consultation with Dr. Bridges. Seems like a great guy and I appreciate his choice for closed method. Anyhow this is the computer representation. Opinions appreciated. Especially from those who have had rhino/septy."- M. / RealSelf / Oct 21, 2018
"Sun Spots on Forehead - Great, Angelina Zega did a great job in lasering my sun spots on my forehead. She is very knowledgeable and was good at taking care of my problem. I had 2 procedures of laser treatment each one took about a week to heal. It cleared up my sun spots on my forehead. I would highly recommend her if you have a simliar problem."- B. / RealSelf / Aug 23, 2018
"Truly an Amazing Experience! - My entire experience with Dr. Bridges has been nothing but truly amazing! I had been trying to find a doctor to perform a rhinoplasty for a while, and thank goodness I found him. From the first consultation, you could really tell he cared about his patients and took his time with them. He was confident in himself that he could perform the procedure, yet not arrogant, which I respected. He went..."- A. / RealSelf / Jul 26, 2018
The BroadBand Light technology can be performed in Dr. Bridges' office without any anesthesia. After the patient’s consultation, a team member will develop a treatment plan with the various BBL applications to target the patient’s skin problems (acne, lesions, etc.). The technician will adjust the settings for each condition that is being treated before passing the laser over the patient’s clean, dry skin, while the eyes are protected from the light. The treatment time will vary based on the amount of treatments being performed and the size of the area being treated, but most BBL procedures take under one hour.
What to Expect
After the treatment is completed, the technician will apply a soothing ointment to the treated skin and go over the patient’s aftercare instructions. The patient will be able to leave as soon as they want after their appointment and resume their normal activities. Patients will see some results right after their treatment, but results will improve over the next 2 – 6 weeks and most patients will get their best results from repeated treatments. Patients should talk to Dr. Bridges about pre-booking a series of appointments to ensure they get the most out of their treatment.