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
"Dr Bridges is wonderful, so relatable and made me feel comfortable from the start. Thorough assessment that led to a wonderful result. Was sent to him for my deviated septum and insurance ended up covering it was so bad. He was in surgery for a good while, but dang does it look good. Thanks so much Dr Bridges!"- J.H. / Google / Jul 17, 2019
"on super short notice Dr Bridges fixed a MOHS surgery defect on my nose. He worked late into the evening with my two hour surgery. I could not be happier with the outcome."- W.M. / Google / Jul 15, 2019
"accessible and does expert work"- J.H. / Google / Jun 26, 2019
"My daughter had rhinoplasty with Dr. Bridges a few weeks ago. We had been to multiple rhinoplasty specialists for consultations around the U.S. and chose on Dr. Bridges & so happy we did! He did an amazing job! We traveled into Richmond & it was worth it. The hospital staff was great at St. Francis & everything went smoothly. She’s still healing & dealing with swelling as expected but so far very, very pleased. He truly is a talented & skilled surgeon. We both appreciated how easy he was to talk with & deal with our concerns as with any surgery."- J.R. / Google / Jun 20, 2019
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.