Another effective treatment is the BBL Treatment or Broadband Light treatment. Broadband Light (BBL) is an innovative technology that allows physicians to precisely treat age spots, sun damage, acne, uneven skin texture, and other conditions. The light energy that is delivered by the BBL works by heating the upper layers of the skin. The targeted areas absorb the heat which stimulates the skin cells to regenerate new collagen, which will lead to increased skin firmness, smoother texture, and younger looking skin. It is safe, noninvasive, and gentle. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated. During the treatment, patients report feeling a warm sensation similar to a rubber band snap as the light is absorbed by the skin. When the treatment is over patients may have some redness that will fade away within a few hours. In the weeks after that, any dark areas being treated will begin to fade and become more even. Some pigmented spots will fade and even flake off leaving smoother, softer skin.