Light therapy, also known as photodynamic light therapy, is performed by exposing the skin to specific wavelengths of light using lasers or light emitting diodes (light source). Light and laser based therapy now encompass a broad variety of equipment and techniques for hair removal, anti-aging, the elimination of skin spots and broken capillaries. Light therapy can be used to treat disorders such as acne vulgaris, eczema, psoriasis, abnormal pigmentation, and pigment loss (vitiligo).

The professionals at Island Dermatology utilize top of the line equipment when performing light therapy treatments. A list of light therapy treatments and description of the tools we use to conduct light therapy treatment can be found below.

BroadBand Light (BBL)

Used in hair removal and anti-aging procedures, and to treat multiple skin diseases, such as acne and rosacea. The machine’s broad array of wavelengths allows for its use to treat multiple medical and cosmetic conditions on various parts of the body including the face, neck, hands and arms. Procedures utilizing the BBL broadband light laser do not require anesthesia. The devise contains a thermo-electric cooler that reduces discomfort during and after the procedure.