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 does it treat?
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.
What does BBL Photofacial feel like?
Patients often describe a warm popping sensation. You may experience some discomfort in more sensitive areas. A topical anesthetic is recommended.
Is there downtime associated with BBL Photofacial?
Immediately following treatment, you can expect to see redness, and it may feel like a slight sunburn in the treated area. Depending on the aggressiveness of your treatment, you may have swelling for a day or two. Pigmentation will turn darker and will slough off in 7-14 days. You may have bruises with vascular treatments.
What areas of my body can be treated?
All areas of the body can be treated. Long-term benefits of BBL are appreciated on all areas of the body.
How many treatments will I need?
Your provider will personalize a treatment plan. Multiple sessions are performed every 2-6 weeks until the desired result has been achieved. Usually 3 to 4 treatments are required for full correction, although additional treatments especially for rosacea and vascular sun damage, may be required.
What aftercare do I need?
You may be sensitive to sunlight and should apply sunscreen and other skin care products as directed by your provider.
Bleaching creams: Bleaching or skin lightening creams or ointments are widely used worldwide either to attempt to remove localised dark patches (eg, melasma or postinflammatory hyperpigmentation) or as a fashion trend aiming to reduce normal melanin in the skin.
What do bleaching creams contain? A bleaching cream may contain a variety of ingredients. Some of these are more effective than others. In many areas, unregulated products are sold, often without listing their contents or they are labelled incorrectly. They may be safe but completely ineffective, or the chemicals may result in side effects and toxicity. The risks depend on which ingredient is being applied to the skin, in what concentration, over what area, and for how long it is used.