The Sciton BBL source we use emits an intense beam of light which penetrates the skin and exerts a ”selective photothermal effect” upon its target. This heats superficial and/or deeper targets so precisely that normal surrounding tissue is minimally affected. BBL is used to reduce and / or treat the following conditions: Vascular lesions/conditions [i.e. rosacea, redness/flushing, small (dilated/visible) face&/or leg veins (telangiectasias), red spots (hemangiomas), port wine stains/birthmarks, poikiloderma (a red/brown/white sun damaged condition of neck and/or chest, and burn erythema (redness)]; Pigmented lesions/conditions [i.e. age spots, freckles (solar lentigines), café’ au lait macules, other brown spots, and hyperpigmentation]; And a variety of others, including sun damage / improve skin tone (SkinTyte™), acne, enlarged pores, scars/stretch marks, and remove unwanted hair. Although BBL is effective in most cases, no guarantees can be made that a specific patient will benefit from treatment. Many/most conditions for which BBL are useful need a series of treatments to reach the desired or optimal improvement, from one to six or more. Some lesions/conditions lighten/improve, but do not completely disappear. Other lesions/conditions may respond minimally or not at all to this treatment. After an initial treatment series, periodic maintenance treatments are recommended for many / most conditions (per Dr. Mi Ran Park, M.D.).