Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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BBL™ on Sciton® JOULE™ Platform in Richmond, VA

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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 Broad Band Light (BBL) application. Using the unique Dual Flash Lamp (DFL), the BBL can be adjusted to fit each patient's specific skin needs and cosmetic goals. Some of the skin concerns that the BBL can be used to treat are:

  • Rosacea, Redness, Vascular Conditions
  • Acne
  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles
  • Pigmentation (freckles, age spots)

Procedure Information

The Broad Band 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 number 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.

BBL Hero

BBL® HERO™ technology addresses imperfections on the surface of the skin, as well as deep-rooted pigmentation issues. Sciton’s BBL® HERO™ Body is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device, providing a quick and comfortable way to rid your body of unwanted pigmentation. During treatment, you should feel minimal to no discomfort —as your provider gently glides the BBL® HERO™ handpiece across the skin. Simultaneously, a sapphire on the end of its applicator will keep the skin cool and comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 30 to 60 minutes. Ask about BBL® HERO™ Body today. Your skin will love you for it! Each BBL® HERO™ Body treatment is customized for your skin and your lifestyle. In order to find out which is the best option for you, during your consultation.

BBL Forever Young

What it is:

Forever Change How You Treat Skin Anywhere on the Body.

BroadBand Light (BBL®) from Sciton is world renowned for its outstanding outcomes, ease of use, and innovative technology

The next generation BBL is here. With BBL HERO (High Energy Rapid Output) you can quickly deliver forever results from head to toe. But none of that would matter if results weren’t there. The proof is in the pudding and that is seen in numerous before and after photos boasting best results. Add to that BBL is awarded in the top procedures year after year in surveys and polls.

By taking a proprietary, multi-pass approach to treating aging skin, BBL® HERO™ addresses the signs of aging on all levels of the skin.

A single pass can address the overall appearance of the skin, while multiple passes using various other wavelengths of light can provide corrective qualities to pigmented lesions, skin flushing, acne, and even skin tightening.

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