BBL is a type of laser therapy used to enhance and brighten your complexion by treating skin concerns and stimulating production of collagen. BBL treats age spots, sun damage, redness, broken facial vessels, wrinkles and dull skin. It can also reduce the appearance of freckles and birthmarks. The treatment can be performed on all body areas, such as the face, neck, chest, arms and hands.
BBL Treatment Overview
The BBL laser treatment helps to make skin look clearer, firmer, more even, and more youthful. It can help to improve many conditions associated with aging such as hyperpigmentation, redness, facial vessels, and loss of elasticity. It can also minimize acne, rosacea, and unwanted hair growth.
What BBL does
BBL delivers light energy to gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. In addition, the light energy penetrates deep into the skin to boost your body’s natural ability to fight the appearance of aging. The result? Skin that’s naturally beautiful and visibly younger looking, year after year!
How to prepare for BBL
Use sunscreen and physical sun protection. Avoid extended sun exposure, i.e. beach, travel to sunny locations, sunbathing, sports outdoors. Inform your BBL clinician if any physician has ordered Accutane for you in the last 6 months. Inform your doctor of any medical conditions or medications you are taking that might sensitize you to light, affect wound healing or affect coagulation.
What to expect from BBL
You can expect a moderate amount of heat while the laser is treating. The skin will be prepped with a numbing agent for 20-30 minutes prior to service. Post-treatment, the skin will be hot, maybe swollen and will start to feel a bit of sandpaper to the skin. This texture is completely normal and is called MENDS (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris). This is the actual peeling process but is at a microscopic level. This way you will not see any visible peeling, but will feel it. The pigmentation will appear darker during the 7-10 day healing and this is a completely normal expectation. After the 7-10 days the skin will appear brighter, tighter and more even!