Intense Pulse Light™ (IPL) Treatment in Washington, D.C.

If you’re self-conscious about the signs of aging on your face, you may want to consider intense pulse light (IPL) treatments at Center for Plastic Surgery with our Forever Young BBL™ system. We’re a top choice for plastic surgery in Washington DC and northern Virginia and are now offering this quick, FDA-cleared cosmetic procedure to reveal more youthful-looking skin. Improvements are visible after just one treatment and there’s no downtime. Plus, with good at-home skin care, you can enjoy many years of clearer, better looking skin.

What is Intense Pulse Light™ (IPL)?

Intense pulse light treatment (IPL), often called “photorejuvenation,” uses brief pulses of highly concentrated light to correct pigmentation irregularities in the skin that may result from sunspots, age spots, rosacea, dilated capillaries, and UV damage.

What is Broadband Light (BBL)?

Broadband Light therapy (BBL) is a type of IPL that uses a wide spectrum of light wavelengths to effectively address a variety of concerns with one application.

A BBL laser treatment is a great option for anyone dealing with photo-damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, or uneven skin tone. By targeting your skin with broadband light energy, we are able to improve the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and other signs of age, in addition to providing an overall improvement to skin tone and texture. Broadband Light therapy uses an advanced dual-lamp technology to provide a broad range of wavelengths to target treatment for many skin conditions without the need for additional hand-pieces. At CPS, we use the Forever Young BBL by Sciton which does just this. The Forever Young BBL treatment is a great option to treat:

What Skin Concerns Can IPL™ and BBL™Treat?

Intense pulsed light and broadband light therapy, in general, is especially effective for treating pigmentation irregularities and vascular lesions due to advanced dual-lamp technology to provide a broad range of wavelengths to target treatment for many skin conditions without the need for additional hand-pieces. We can adjust the Forever Young BBL hand-piece to target a variety of specific skin concerns:

  • Freckles and sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Blotchy patches of skin (red and brown)
  • Vascular lesions
  • Broken capillaries
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Skin firmness
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Fine lines
  • Remove unwanted hair (laser hair removal)

Your IPL™ & BBL™ Treatment at Center for Plastic Surgery

Depending on the severity and scope of the skin condition being treated, treatment can last anywhere from a half hour to an hour. During your consultation, you’ll probably be scheduled for three to six treatments, scheduled at four to six-week intervals, but this can vary.

Preparations for this treatment are minimal. Be sure to arrive without makeup.

BBL treatments are administered with a precision handpiece. Before beginning, the nurse will provide you with sunglasses for protection against the bright light. The sensation of the treatment itself has been described as similar to a small rubber band flicking your skin. Because the only skin being affected by the treatment is the superficial layer, this sensation fades soon after the treatment ends.

Results & Recovery

Because BBL treatments are non-invasive, there is no downtime required and patients may return to normal activity immediately. There may be some redness or irritation at the treatment area, but this subsides quickly.

You don’t have to live with bothersome complexion flaws anymore. Contact us for a consultation to discuss the risks and benefits of BBL photorejuvenation with our experienced skin care team at the Center for Plastic Surgery.