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
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Pigmentation (freckles, age spots)
Sciton® BBL™ Reviews
"I’ve done BBL, hydra facials, and Botox through this practice and will continue to do so. Excellent service and bedside manner from Franki Lambiotte and Dr. Bridges."- B.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2023
"Franki has been my aesthetician for several years. I visit her every 2 or 3 months for either a hydrafacial or dermaplane facial. More recently, Franki recommended that I have BBL laser resurfacing on my face for rosacea. In addition to helping with the redness, I've also noticed an improvement in my skin's texture. Franki is a delight! Besides being very well-versed on the best procedures and products for my skin, she is bubbly and friendly and I know she enjoys helping me achieve my goals. Thank you Franki for your skin "expertise" and friendship!!"- S.W. / Google / Nov 15, 2023
"I’m blessed to have found Franki! Her personalized approach and adeptness at all things dermatology is astounding. She’s patient with my incessant assortment of skincare questions and she has guided me through a skin care regime that I can easily follow and adhere to (Obagi products, micro needling, peels, Halo laser, hydra-facial, etc.). My drive to the office is just over 40mins but I would happily go further to see Franki- I look forward to every single appointment (the front desk staff is wonderful too)."- T.C. / Google / Dec 04, 2023
"I feel so grateful to have met Franki Lambiotte, the aesthetician at Dr. Bridges' practice! I'd been interested in laser hair removal/reduction for years, and while I'd gotten close to doing it through other providers in the past, I never felt comfortable actually making the investment. I always found myself talking to sales reps and being pressured into a big financial commitment with limited information and transparency along the way. My experience with Franki was a complete 180 from that. She actually took the time to walk me through the process in depth, explain the science and technology involved, and answer my questions. She was super detailed and helped me have clear expectations going in. Her laser (Sciton® BARE HR) is top rated, super modern and in my experience, incredibly effective. I'm two treatments in, and I've almost stopped shaving entirely. It's completely changed my life, and it's been worth every penny. (I don't know that I'd be able to say that if I'd moved forward with a different provider). Thank you, Franki!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 31, 2023
"My family have been patients at this practice for over 10 years. Franki Lambiotte has been wonderful with her services. My parents gave me laser hair removal packages as a graduation gift. Franki has also given my mom 3 hydrafacials with the dermaplane add on, and she couldn't be happier. My sister just completed several laser hair removal packages and she's very happy to not shave. Thank you Franki for taking good care of the girls in our family!"- E.F. / Google / Feb 20, 2024
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™ 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.