Medical Aesthetics, Skin Care, Treatments

What is a BBL Photofacial and How Does It Work?

August 24, 2021
laser skin treatment

If you’re considering getting a BBL photofacial but would like to know more, learn everything you need to know including what it is, how it works, and other helpful info to help you decide if this treatment is right for you.

What Is A BBL Photofacial? 

BroadBand Light (BBL) photofacials are a popular laser treatment for the face or other areas that can treat acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, this popular treatment also addresses other common skin concerns like those associated with aging and sun damage. BBL photofacials have been shown to effectively treat age spots, sun spots, and spider veins, and it can even reduce the prominence of freckles and some birthmarks. 


How Do BBL Photofacials Work?

Often confused with laser treatments, BBL photofacials are actually different. Instead of the more focused light of a laser, the BBL procedure uses non-invasive light waves to target and treat trouble spots and damaged tissue due. Moreover, laser treatments operate on a single laser wavelength, whereas BBL uses a broad spectrum of light that can be filtered in myriad ways to treat different skin conditions. Another notable difference is that BBL treatments can also treat a larger area of skin than a laser.

Most practitioners and skin care professionals will agree that BBL photofacials are the gold standard as far as laser treatments are concerned. Not only does it effectively treat a slew of skincare issues, but it’s also the only photofacial that changes and even reverses the expression of the genes associated with aging. 


Who Can Have A BBL Treatment?

BBL photofacial treatments are best suited to lighter skin tones. Darker skin tones tend to absorb too much light, which can lead to hyperpigmentation. 

While BBL treatments are normally safe for lighter skin tones, it’s important that you do your due diligence and find a knowledgeable practitioner. In the wrong hands, this procedure can lead to outcomes you probably didn’t bargain for, like hyperpigmentation and even burns. 


What Happens After A BBL Treatment? 

Generally, BBL treatments take somewhere around 15 minutes, and they require little to no downtime. While you can plan to return to work and other activities the same day, it is important to avoid sun exposure. 


Do BBL Photofacials Really Work?

Yes, BBL photofacials actually help with the skin issues discussed above. One of the reasons the BBL photofacial treatment has skyrocketed in popularity is because most clients will see immediate results for conditions like sun damage, acne, age spots, fine lines, and rosacea, as well as visible improvements in skin firmness and elasticity. 

With one or two treatments, you can expect your results to last for a few months. However, over the long term, you’ll only continue to reap the benefits with multiple treatments annually. Your esthetician will discuss a treatment plan with you during your pre-consultation.


Schedule a BBL Photofacial Treatment at milk + honey Medical Aesthetics

If it sounds like a BBL photofacial may be the right option to help you achieve your skincare goals, book an appointment at your local milk + honey Medical Aesthetics. Our licensed medical aesthetics team will have a consultation with you to discuss your goals and develop the best treatment plan. Book your appointment today!

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