What if there was a light-based therapy that could treat acne, capillaries and pigmentation? What if it could also improve your collagen levels by stimulating collagen production when performed three times a year? At Silkwood we can cater to all these concerns with one machine. Sciton BBL (broad band light) can target vascular concerns, acne lesions and redness associated with this condition. It can also target post inflammatory hyper pigmentation from acne. Other pigmentary conditions such as sun spots and freckles can also be successfully treated with BBL. The most important factor here is staying out of the sun and applying a broad-spectrum sunscreen religiously.

Pigmentation can be tricky to treat and hormonal conditions such as melasma cannot be successfully treated with BBL due to the bounce back effect. This means that initially it will appear better but within a few months can get worse. It is important to have a thorough consultation to see if BBL is right for you and to ensure that a safe treatment can be performed. Some medications can be photosensitive including some anti-depressants and antibiotics so it’s important to disclose all medications and conditions at the consultation.

Some vascular consultations such as diffuse redness and dilated capillaries can be targeted with BBL. When treating vascular condition such as these the timing of the treatment is central to a successful outcome. Thus, you will need to commit to a series of treatments.

When it comes to skin rejuvenation three treatments within a year can stimulation collagen production without any invasive procedures and no downtime. A study on a patient receiving three treatments a year for 12 years shows a marked improvement in the skin reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles (see link for photos)


Other studies have also shown an improvement in the overall appearance of the skin including a reduction in redness and pigmentation and a clearer complexion. The treatment itself is very quick and tolerable. Depending on the treatment there may be a little or no downtime.

For more information and to book in a thorough consultation to suit your needs please make an appointment to see Chrys our Dermal Clinician. You can contact her via email: skin@silkwoodmedical.com.au or call (02) 9387 3900.