Broadband Light
Available In Pittsburgh, PA  

Broadband Light Body (BBL) treatments lightens dark spots, freckles and textural irregularities for brighter, more beautiful skin.

Once treated, dark spots left by excessive sun exposure and environmental damage fade away; revealing clear, bright, beautiful skin.

BBL treatments reveal healthy, vibrant skin by:

  • Removing age spots
  • Lightening freckles
  • Fading hyperpigmentation
  • Eliminating visible sun damage

Available in Pittsburgh, BBL or Broadband Light treatments are performed in our Mt. Lebanon, PA location.



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Treatment Information

Removing Age Spots, Freckles & Hyperpigmentation

During age spot removal or hyperpigmentation treatments, a handheld medical device is used to deliver Broadband Light energy to gently heat the upper layers of skin. The treated skin absorbs the heat and the photo-thermal energy dramatically reduces rosacea redness, age spots, freckles, skin spots, and many other types of unwanted pigmentation.

Following the treatment, the treated pigmentation will darken and then begin to fade and eventually flake off. People experience a temporary darkness in pigmentation and general flakiness for up to two weeks.

For age spot removal, freckle removal or hyperpigmentation correction, typically two to five treatments every two to four weeks will produce optimal results.

The hyperpigmentation treatment can be performed on all areas of the body, however the most commonly treated areas are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back of Hands
  • Chest
  • Shoulders

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during a BBL treatment?
Performed in Pittsburgh, Broadband Light (BBL) treatments are a gentle, minimally invasive way of removing age spots, removing freckles, skin spots and improving hyperpigmentation. As the skin absorbs the light energy from the laser, you may feel the sensation of a rubber band snap or warming of the skin. The procedure may last only a few minutes or up to 40 minutes depending on the size of the treated area. Usually there is no need for a topical anesthesia, however, it may be offered if sensitive areas are being treated.
What type of aftercare does BBL treatment require?
There is minimal care following your BBL treatment. Certain skin care products may be recommended to help minimize redness and speed the healing process. The treated area will be sensitive to UV light and will need to be shaded from direct sun exposure until it has fully healed. A sunscreen (30 SPF or greater) should be applied daily to help prevent recurrence of undesired pigmentation and further photo damage.
There are many freckle removing treatments on the market, how do I know which is right for me?
Before your BBL treatment you will schedule a private skin consultation to evaluate the severity of the condition you wish to treat. Based on your evaluation, a treatment plan will be recommended. We will recommend the technology we feel will most effectively treat your skin condition.

Alternative Treatments

Medlite C6 Rejuvenation
Laser skin treatment with the MedLite C6 delivers a refreshed appearance by simultaneously treating multiple skin conditions including large pores, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and skin tone and texture while boosting the natural collagen production deep within the dermis for firmer, more youthful skin.
Chemical Peels
A Chemical Peel uses a precise chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin, revealing a bright, healthy, more vibrant complexion.
Fraxel Laser Skin Resurfacing
Available in Pittsburgh, Fraxel® Dual 1550\/1927 laser treatment, the latest advancement in fractional technology, is the ideal laser treatment for people with active lifestyles who want to improve skin tone and texture without the downtime or redness associated with other laser skin resurfacing treatments.
Intense Pulsed Light
Available at The Skin Center locations in both Columbus and Pittsburgh, Intense Pulsed Light treatments make fading freckles, sun spots and other complexion concerns a problem of the past.
PCA Body Peel
Available in our med spas located in Pittsburgh, PA and Columbus, Ohio, the prescription-grade PCA chemical peel for the body can help your body look as radiant and as ageless as your face. Ideal for treating acne outbreaks on the body, improving skin tone and texture and fading sun spots, freckles and unclogging pores.

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