Broken capillaries (also known as spider veins) are tiny, visible blood vessels that appear through the skin on your face, legs, and chest areas. Although they seem harmless, broken capillaries can often be unsightly, which may cause insecurity. Occasionally, spider veins may even become tender causing discomfort. Best Self Medical Arts uses the latest, most advanced technologies to help you achieve smooth, blemish-free skin.
What Are My Treatment Options?
One of the most effective treatments for broken capillaries is Intense Pulse Light (IPL). IPL works by shining light directly on the capillaries. The heat from the light causes the veins to shrink and become less visible. An innovative new form of IPL is called BroadBand Light (BBL™), which allows the light to penetrate into deeper layers of the skin tissue.
What Makes BroadBand (BBL™) Different?
BBL™ is a non-invasive procedure that uses broad-range wavelengths to send photo-thermal energy to the deeper layers of skin tissue. The heat stimulates collagen growth and has a regenerative effect on the cells. BBL™ has an adjustable cooling technology that keeps skin cool while allowing higher energies to penetrate the deep tissue, meaning greater results with fewer treatments.
The BBL™ BroadBand Light device works on both large and small areas of the body. BBL™ treatments are safe and effective for most skin types. The staff at Best Self Medical Arts will go over your options for treatment during your consultation.
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How Long Does a Typical Treatment BBL™ Take?
Typically 1 hour in the office, but treatment time may vary depending on the area being treated. Large areas of the body can be worked on quickly due to a variety of specially designed adaptors. Get in and out of the office and go about your normal day right afterward with this no-downtime procedure.
What Results Can I Expect?
After treatment, you may experience some mild redness that should clear up within a few days. After 2-3 days, the post-treatment skin will darken and exfoliate away. Broken capillaries should begin to disappear within two weeks and continue to improve over the next few months.
Some people may need 3-5 treatments to clear up broken capillaries completely, but this can vary from person to person. After treatments and healing time have been completed, the skin will appear younger, clearer, and rejuvenated. Most patients report seeing optimal results with 3-5 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
Should I Consider Using BBL™?
With BBL™, there is no downtime needed after treatments. Patients can resume activities, although it is recommended to avoid sunlight immediately after treatment and to apply sunscreen to sun-exposed areas while healing from treatment. BBL™ treatments can safely be customized according to most skin types. Dr. Geer will help determine if BBL™ is right for you at the time of your in-person consultation.
I had to wait a long time for the doctor, but once available, she gives me her full attention and does not rush the exam/appointment. I appreciate not being made to feel like a number. It’s a pleasant office and team.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about BroadBroad Light procedures? Schedule a confidential consultation with Board-Certified Physician and Surgeon Dr. Greer by filling out the form on this page or by calling Best Self Medical Arts at (818) 318-1200. Proudly serving patients in the Westlake Village & Camarillo, CA areas.
*Individual results may vary.