What is Photorejuvenation with Light Systems (IPL-BBL)?
Light systems known as IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and BBL (Broad Band Light), unlike lasers, are systems with multiple wavelengths. They are therefore preferred in patients with multiple skin problems. Each wavelength is absorbed by different materials that give color to the skin and thus the skin can be damaged in a controlled manner. The damaged skin is regenerated again in a controlled manner, collagen synthesis is triggered, and the spot and erythema/capillary appearance decreases. It is used for rejuvenation (skin renewal), especially in patients with spots, wrinkles and erythema. It can also be used for epilation.
Clinical trials conducted with light systems have shown the signs of aging on the skin to significantly decrease and the molecular age of the skin to go back about 10 years. Light systems also reduce the risk for skin cancer by repairing skin changes caused by the sun.
What are Light Systems used for?
· To decrease fine wrinkles,
· To remove spots and color irregularities,
· To reduce Erythema/Rosacea capillary appearance,
· For epilation.
How are Light Systems applied?
Application with light systems is painless. There is no sense of discomfort except a mild heat sensation on the skin. Thus, there is no need for anesthesia. The application should be performed on non-tanned skin. The number of applications varies according to the skin condition. Approximately 4-6 sessions with an interval of 3-4 weeks are usually enough. However, follow-up applications conducted every 6 months enables the skin renewal effect to last longer.
What are the important issues after application of Light Systems?
Since light systems do not cause peeling on the skin surface, the person can continue with his/her normal life. However, sunscreen use is recommended for 2 weeks after the procedure.