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What is BBL?
Does BBL hurt?
What is the downtime from having a BBL?
Will SkinTyte help my sagging skin?
How long does a BBL Forever Young photofacial last?
Can I do just one BBL treatment?
How many treatments do I need to manage my Rosacea?
Are BBL and IPL the same?
Can I do BBL any time of the year?
BBL, which stands for Broad Band Light, is a form of treatment known as IPL- Intense Pulsed Light. Short bursts of light energy of many wavelengths are pulsed into the skin. It helps to reduce or eliminate brown pigments (“age spots”), reds in the skin (capillaries) and stimulate collagen synthesis.
There are very short little bursts of energy onto the skin. Many describe it like a mild snap of a warm rubber band. In general it is comfortable and very well tolerated.
There is typically no downtime. The facial skin may be a little red for 30-60 minutes. Some clients do have some swelling- but most do not. Once in a while we see a patient who has a large amount of swelling- that is always possible- but it is not at all common.
SkinTyte is best for crepey, loose skin. Severe hanging skin typically needs surgery. It’s best to meet with one of our estheticians for an evaluation.
Plan on your first visit being an hour. After that, most patients take 35-45 minutes for a treatment.
It is recommended to do a series of treatments to address the pigment. Most people require 3-5 treatments, depending on the level of damage.
There is no known cause or cure for Rosacea. We do know that BBL does help to improve and treat Rosacea. Typically, after your series of treatments has been completed you will need to do maintenance treatments every 4-6 months.
BBL is Broad Band Light. It is a newer, safer form of IPL or Intense Pulse Light. The mechanism of treatment is the same, how the energy is delivered is what is different.
Yes. Patients can do BBL year-round as long as they commit to taking proper precautions with their sun exposure.