Broadband Light Therapy

Broadband Light Therapy (BBL) is the most advanced form of Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) available today. IPL utilizes various wavelengths of energy to stimulate regeneration of healthier skin in areas with age spots, enlarged pores, abnormal blood vessels and other signs of aging skin. There are a number of unique features that differentiate BBL from other IPL devices on the market today.

  1. A cleaner energy wavelength with less peaks and valleys in its delivery means a more consistent delivery of energy to the targeted lesion with a better aesthetic outcome and less potential for side effects.
  2. More control over the variables that impact the target area
    1. Precise Temperature control.
      This makes the procedure more comfortable, precise and effective
    2. Precise Time of delivery
      For harder to treat areas, applying the same energy over a shorter period of time can lead to a more potent effect. For more sensitive skin, applying the same energy over a longer period of time can help to avoid side effects.
    3. Precise Area of delivery
      The BBL comes with multiple filters and applicators so that the correct target can safely and effectively be reached without potential for side effects. Large applicators help to ensure that there aren’t sections of the skin that are missed in a treatment. Small applicators can be necessary to treat areas around the nose and eyes as well as target specific areas that require more aggressive levels of energy then would be ideal for an entire area of the skin.
  3. Forever Young
    BBL is the only Intense Pulsed Light therapy device that has been scientifically proven to reverse the aging process of skin. One clinical trial demonstrated increased expression of genes associated with younger skin in patients treated with BBL. Another study demonstrated that patients treated twice a year for nine years appeared 11 years younger (2 years younger than when they started the treatment).

The San Francisco Institute for Integrative and Regenerative Medicine is dedicated to providing cutting edge best in breed technology for our patients to achieve the best clinical outcomes possible. More importantly, we use this technology in the larger context of an Integrative and Regenerative Medicine approach that involves understanding and addressing the underlying causes of the aesthetic problems that result from the aging process. When used in the context of other regenerative procedures such as platelet rich plasma or stem cells and supplementation of deficient hormones or nutrients, BBL can become much more potent than when used in isolation.