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What is BBL™?
BBL™ broadband light innovative technology sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with ageing, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL broadband light energy allows us to precisely treat fine wrinkles, age & sun spots, small facial veins and several other skin blemishes. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin’s condition and your desired results.
The light energy delivered by BBL™ will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This corrective process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, vibrant and younger looking.
BBL™ allows us to treat small facial veins and many other skin conditions. This is possible as the laser treatment stimulates cells to regenerate, and typically with the first treatment, you will start to see smoother, more even and vibrant skin. The photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces age and sunspots. Your skin will feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and uneven pigmentation will fade. BBL™ can be the foundation for and used in conjunction with all other BBL treatments.
What Areas Can I Treat with BBL™?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
What is the Procedure Like?
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however, this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. An anesthetic cream applied 45 minutes prior to your treatment, may be used if so desired to minimize any treatment associated discomfort. We will recommend the best options during the consultation.
Before treatment, a cold gel is usually applied to the areas to be treated and patients wear protective eyewear. During treatment, our aesthetician gently applies the smooth, glass surface of the BBL™ handpiece to the skin. Light is delivered to the skin surface in precise pulses across the treatment area. Patients often describe a slight stinging sensation, like the snapping of a rubber band, in the treated areas. Most individuals find this to be very tolerable. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of the procedure performed.
How Many Sessions/ Treatments are Required with BBL™?
From 3 to 5 treatments, at 2-4 week intervals will produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition. Although, the number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient. With the BBL™ treatment, we will create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and desired outcome.
When Can I Return to Work/ Normal Activities After My BBL™ Treatment?
BBL™ treatments are designed to provide little downtime. Your face may appear red or flushed, which usually fades within a few hours. Individuals with prominent pigmentation may notice that brown areas become temporarily darker, lightly scabbing, and peeling off in 10-14 days. Makeup may be applied immediately after your treatment so you can return to your daily activities. By performing Chemical Peels or HydraFacials between BBL™ sessions, recovery may be enhanced and results may be improved. Rarely, some individuals develop “purpura” or bruising. Although uncommon, this sometimes occurs in individuals with a very prominent red component. This is painless and typically fades in about 5-10 days. Any bruising may be covered with makeup. Individuals with prominent brown or red colour may develop slight temporary swelling for a few days, especially if being treated around the eyes.
Is BBL Safe?
The machine is equipped with advanced cooling features, allowing the use of high-powered energy with minimal discomfort. Numbing cream can be administered on individuals who find the treatment uncomfortable, but it’s typically unnecessary. BBL™ is a safe, effective approach to younger looking skin.
Still Have Questions?
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