BBL

Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions

Francisco Garcini, MD

Gynecologist located in New Lenox, IL

Over the past decade, the medical world has blown open the doors on laser technology, finding new applications because of refinements in the technology. This is especially true in the field of anti-aging and skin rejuvenation, which is why Dr. Francisco Garcini at Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions now offers BBL® laser skin care to his patients in New Lenox, Illinois. This exciting technology tackles a number of issues in your skin, giving you a face that better matches your youthful spirit. To find out how BBL can help you, call the office or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

BBL Q & A

How does BBL work?

BBL stands for broadband light, which are intense light pulses that travel beneath the surface of your skin. Dr. Garcini is able to deploy these energy pulses in extremely small, hard-to-reach spots as well as larger areas.

The light pulses are absorbed by your skin’s cells as heat, which effectively destroys them, allowing new skin cells to grow in their wake. As this happens, your body flushes out the old cells through your lymphatic system.

The BBL system is equipped with a cooling feature for your comfort and the flash-lamp technology doesn’t harm the surface of your skin, but goes to work below. The light energy also signals a healing response in your skin, which leads to increased collagen production.

What skin problems does BBL address?

Dr. Garcini uses BBL for the following conditions:

  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation, such as freckles and sun spots
  • Facial veins
  • Rosacea
  • Hair removal

This last point is worth emphasizing. While BBL is typically used for blemishes on your face, the technology is safe enough to use almost anywhere on your body and is highly effective in removing unwanted body hair. The light energy is absorbed by your hair follicles, which die off and are flushed out through your body naturally.

How many treatments do I need?

The answer to this depends upon the problem you’re trying to correct. If it’s a minor discoloration or a few facial veins in a confined area, you may only need one treatment. If you’re trying to tackle a larger or deeper problem, you may need several treatments to reach your goal.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Garcini sits down with you to review your skin problem, and then he recommends a timeline for treatments. Bear in mind that he often spaces the treatments a few weeks apart to allow time for your body to respond. Each treatment generally lasts less than an hour from start to finish.

When will I see results?

Since BBL technology works with your body’s own natural resources, you should allow time for them to kick in and do their work. Your results will be gradual as you progress through your treatments, but your final reveal is usually 6-12 weeks after your last BBL session.

If you’d like to erase some of the signs of the past, call Gynecologic Surgery and Menopause Solutions to explore BBL. Or schedule an appointment by filling out the online form.