What is BBL Photofacial?
BBL Photofacial is a corrective phototherapy treatment that uses Broadband Light (BBL) to target signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, and more vibrant.
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
BBL Photofacial treats brown pigmentation such as freckles and age spots. BBL also treats vascular issues such as redness, small blood vessels, and rosacea as well as aging skin, uneven skin texture, and loss of firmness.
How does BBL Photofacial work?
The light energy delivered by BBL will precisely deliver laser energy to specific targets in your skin. gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. If brown spots are the target, BBL penetrates the skin to reach the pigment. The particles of the pigment left behind will peel or slough off within 7-14 days. If redness is the target, blood vessels in the superficial layers of the skin absorb the laser energy which causes them to close. Over the course of several weeks, the body continues to absorb the destroyed vessel remnants.
How does BBL work for pigment reduction?
The light energy delivered by the BBL is selectively absorbed by pigment in the skin. As a result, the melanin containing cells are destroyed and eliminated as coffee ground-like scales on the skin.
How does BBL work for Rosacea?
BBL does wonders for rosacea! Once a month treatment is all that is normally necessary to keep rosacea away! We have patients who are completely off all creams.
Does BBL treatment hurt? What can I expect with the procedure?
You will feel a warm “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the pigmented in the skin, and see redness that should resolve within 24-48 hours. You will see a darkening of the treated areas, similar to coffee grounds, on the skin. After 3-5 days they begin to flake off.
Can tanned skin be treated?
Patients should not have a tan (or even a spray tan) when being treated. Inform your provider if you have been tanning or exposed to the sun within the last two weeks. You should not use self-tanning lotions or sprays for 1 month before your treatment. Tanning can increase the risk of complications such as blistering and discoloration.
Is a BBL treatment permanent?
NO. Sun and age spots continue to form over the course of time depending on an individuals skin type and sun exposure.
How many BBL treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your provider will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Most patients need 1-2 treatments to removal age spots.
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