Our practice offers patients non-invasive skin treatments using the most advanced technology available. The Sciton BBL™ BroadBand Light device can treat brown spots, red spots/vessels, acne, pigmented lesions, and vascular conditions. It can also give you firmer skin with improved texture, remove unwanted hair, and treat spider veins. Using a broad range of wavelengths, Dr. Leif Nordberg can accurately and precisely target different skin conditions with one incredible platform.
The Sciton erbium laser offers non-invasive as well as deeper resurfacing which treats poor texture/tone, wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin. The profractional laser gives deeper resurfacing results wih minimal down-time and can be combined with a BBL for outstanding results. If you would like to learn more about the different laser skin treatments that we offer to patients in the Stamford, CT, area, please contact our office and make an appointment with Dr. Nordberg.
How it Works
The Sciton BBL™ device works by using low-frequency thermal energy to gently heat the skin. Dr. Nordberg will adjust the settings on the platform to target specific cells within the skin, depending on what type of treatment you area receiving. The photothermal energy can break apart pigmented cells and stimulate collagen production to give your skin a smoother, healthier-looking appearance.
The BBL™ uses dual lamp technology and delivers light energy in pulses. Each pulse is cooled to a specific temperature to ensure your comfort during treatment. By penetrating deep into the skin, this device can target and treat a wide range of skin conditions caused by aging and sun exposure in a safe and effective manner.
Dr. Nordberg also offers laser resurfacing with the Sciton erbium laser. Resurfacing can be done as a nanolaser peel, microlaser peel, or deeper resurfacing with the TRL handpiece. Fractional laser resurfacing is also a routine treatment offered at Imagine Aesthetics and has the advantage of deeper treatment with minimal down-time. The treatment is comfortable and well tolerated.
Laser treatments focus a single wavelength of light onto one type of tissue in the skin, heating the cells, and causing skin tightening and blemish removal. The laser and BBL can also treat scars as far as color and thickness go.
Your BBL™/Laser Consultation
When you come in for your initial consultation, Dr. Nordberg will perform a thorough evaluation of your skin and discuss your goals for treatment. Using this information, the two of you will begin to develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the desired results. Most patients require between three to five treatments, spaced about two to four weeks apart, to achieve the appearance they desire. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may benefit from additional treatment sessions.
Acne is caused by overactive sebaceous glands, and severe cases can lead to permanent scarring. The BBL™ laser targets these glands for a reduction in acne. and leads to collagen remodeling and an improvement in the appearance of acne scarring. Laser acne treatments can help you eliminate stubborn acne, and boost your confidence at the same time.
Pigmented Lesion Treatment
The BBL™ laser is outstanding for treatment pigmented lesions, or dark spots on the skin. The light energy produced by the laser will be absorbed by the melanin responsible for the pigmented lesions, which will darken and peel away after a few days. The surrounding cells will be stimulated to produce collagen, which will aid in the healing and recovery of the treatment area.
This treatment can also effectively reduce the appearance of vascular lesions, or tiny red veins. These lesions are often visible near the nostrils. When these blood vessels absorb the light energy from the laser, it causes them to break down and shrink, becoming dramatically less noticeable.
Spider veins are also treated using BBL and reduce over time. Multiple treatments are usually needed.
Skin Firming Treatment
Targeted heating of the deep tissue of your skin will cause collagen contraction, stimulating the body's natural healing process. This provides a firmer, smoother, younger-looking appearance. This is where the erbium laser is most effective. The skin tightening laser improves tone, texture, and tightness of your facial skin. Most treatments are done as an outpatient such as laser peels and Profractional treatments with minimal down-time. Deeper resurfacing, however, is done in the operating room to treat smoker's lines around the mouth, crow's feet, lower eyelid skin excess, and other facial wrinkles. Dr. Nordberg usually does deep laser resurfacing in combination with surgical procedures like facelift, eyelid lift, and a browlift.
When the BBL™ laser is calibrated to target melanin in hair follicles, the bulbs of individual hairs are injured, effectively stopping their growth. After receiving several treatments, most patients do not experience regrowth of hair in the treatment area.
Make an Appointment for BBL and/or Laser Treatment
If you would like more information about case studies on the Sciton BBL™ laser, or if you would like to learn how the laser can benefit you, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Nordberg. We also offer advanced cellulite treatment using the Venus Legacy™ Laser.