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broad based light pittsburgh paBroad Based Light (BBL™) with or without Levulan (see Photodynamic Therapy) has proven its ability in the treatment of acne. This is a FDA approved treatment that utilizes a blue filter to selectively target the p-acnes bacteria that are partially responsible for acne in the skin. BBL gently and effectively applies pulsed light directly through the skin layer underneath the surface. In many cases, this offers an alternative to oral medications such as Accutane or long-term antibiotics. The shorter wavelengths of BBL™, in the blue-light spectrum, attack p-acne bacteria on the surface and in the sebaceous gland. Patients with severe sun damaged skin, tone changes and skin laxity will also see improvement in quality of their skin.

The Procedure

A thin film of gel is applied to your skin, followed by the BBL treatment. Most patients have minimal discomfort. Treatment sessions last 20-30 minutes.
In order to achieve maximum improvement with BBL™, a series of 8 weekly treatments is most effective. In addition, most patients will need periodic touch up treatments ranging from monthly to every 6 months, depending on your acne type and severity.

About Side Effects

After treatment, some may experience temporary reddening and minimal swelling of the acne, and surrounding skin for 1-2 days. This is transient and usually associated with minimal to no downtime. Makeup application is immediately acceptable, if desired.

Finally, at FeelNu Medical Spa you can experience significant long-term acne clearance with the help of BBL with or without Levulan (see Photodynamic Therapy).