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Shining a (Broad Band) Light on Acne

Shining a (Broad Band) Light on Acne

Skin Allergy, BBL Acne - ImageIf you’ve had acne of any kind, you’ve probably tried all the home treatments, techniques, tips, and tricks to get your skin under control. While some people can find relief with prescription medications, over-the-counter products, and other remedies, these methods don’t work for everyone. Fortunately, for those acne sufferers, there is a way to manage embarrassing blemishes with Broad Band Light (BBL™) at the Skin & Allergy Center.

Scratching the Surface on Acne

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne is the most common skin condition in the U.S. and it affects almost 50 million Americans each year. Acne typically starts during puberty and has the greatest impact on adolescents and young adults, with about 85 percent of individuals aged 12 to 24 experiencing at least some minor acne. However, this skin condition can occur at any age and may continue well into adulthood, as adult acne is actually on the rise.

Let There Be Light

If you are one of the millions suffering from acne, treatments with Broad Band Light (BBL) may be the answer you’ve been looking for. The BBL device used by Dr. Robb reduces those embarrassing blemishes by emitting specific wavelengths that kill the acne-causing bacteria known as Propionibacterium (P.) acnes. This can help improve the condition of your skin, as well as keep future breakouts in check. The settings are fully customizable, which lets Dr. Robb safely and effectively target the particular underlying issues that may be responsible for your acne.

What Are Treatments with BBL Like?
Sessions with BBL are easy and relatively pain-free. After Dr. Robb examines your skin and you discuss your goals with him, he’ll put a soothing gel on your skin. The BBL hand piece is then placed over the target area, and the acne-fighting pulses of light are delivered deep into your dermis. Treatments usually take about thirty to sixty minutes, and most patients experience little discomfort. While patients often opt for treatment on the face, BBL can address most areas of the body, including the neck and back.

Following the procedure, patients may experience some redness that typically subsides after a few hours, but the skin will look noticeably clearer. Although makeup can be applied immediately after, it’s important to avoid direct sun exposure and sunscreen.

The Best BBL Results
In order to produce the best acne-ousting outcome, a series of treatments may be recommended by Dr. Robb. The number of sessions and their frequency will depend on the type of acne and its severity. For those who are dealing with any scarring left by acne, Dr. Robb is proud to offer a number of therapies, including Microneedling, MicroLaserPeel®, Infini™, and ProFractional™ Laser Skin Resurfacing.

Get Your Acne Under Control with BBL Treatments in Tennessee

Don’t let acne dominate your life. Quick and easy treatments with BBL at the Skin & Allergy Center can effectively address active acne and give you a clearer complexion. If you’d like to learn more about BBL or any of the other procedures offered in our Murfreesboro and Spring Hill locations, please contact us today.

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