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
"I love my new nose! He did a good job in preserving the natural characteristics - I had my surgery on 6 months ago and I’m glad I chose to go with Dr. Bridges. Ever since my rhinoplasty my self esteem has improved so much. I no longer think about my nose all the time or am conscious of people seeing the side profile of my face. I think he did a good job in preserving the natural characteristics of my nose."- L. / RealSelf / Jul 07, 2021
"Best Facial Surgeon in Virginia!! - Dr. Matthew Bridges and the commonwealth staff have the most top notch bedside manner of any Dr. we have ever seen. (And as mother of six, you know that’s been a lot of dr.s!!) Also Dr. Bridges is seriously the best Dr to see for a broken nose (or any facial plastic surgery.) He is amazing, caring, and thorough!!! Besides giving my daughter her beautiful face back…My daughter is now in love with this Dr. and also says, “now I also have my very own ENT!!” Dr Bridges is the best in Virginia!!!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 16, 2021
"Dr Bridges is a great surgeon. great staff!!!"- J.D. / Facebook / May 17, 2021
"Extremely happy with the outcome of my nose surgery. I had sleep apnea....I was a true mouth breather. My nasal passages were thin slits! Dr Bridges gave me new cartilage and removed what I didn't need inside my nose. Nothing short of a miracle for me!"- D.B. / Google / Jan 28, 2021
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.