BBL™ Photofacial Treatment: How It Works and What to Expect
The Colorado Center for Aesthetics and Rejuvenation is proud to offer the cutting-edge BBL™ Photofacial. This is a high-quality, non-invasive procedure that uses Broadband Light (BBL™) Therapy™ to leave you with clearer, younger-looking skin. This gentle laser skin treatment is painless, safe and requires little recovery time.
How Does BBL™ Work?
Using a handpiece, your clinician will deposit pulses of light energy to gently heat the upper layers of your skin. This light energy is absorbed by the targets unique to your skin rejuvenation needs. These may include:
- Pigmented lesions, such as age spots, freckles, and red spots
- Vascular lesions, such as broken capillaries, small blood vessels, rosacea and other flushing conditions
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin texture
- Skin laxity
- Unwanted hair
This biological and scientific process destroys the target and eliminates it from the skin without affecting the adjacent uncolored tissue. The BBL™ procedure is gradual, thus more gentle than traditional laser facial therapies. The result is that your skin is restored to its natural beauty and vibrancy.
Types of BBL™ Therapy
At the Colorado Center for Aesthetics and Rejuvenation, we offer two types of BBL™ therapy, Forever Young BBL™ and Forever Clear BBL™.
Forever Young BBL™
Forever Young BBL™ therapy involves ongoing maintenance treatments to keep your skin looking younger. These treatments penetrate both the dermis and epidermis of your skin and stimulate changes in skin texture, tone, pigmentation and elasticity. This type of treatment is the only one of its kind in that it changes the expression of genes related to aging and increased lifespan. With routine treatments, your skin will look progressively more rejuvenated and youthful. This maintenance laser treatment is effective for freckles, age spots, wrinkles and redness.
Forever Clear BBL™
It’s no longer necessary to treat your acne with medications that come with unwanted side effects and a waiting period to see results. The Forever Clear BBL™ treatment utilizes two types of light to provide a comprehensive acne treatment.
- Blue BBL™ rids your skin of acne-causing bacteria at the source, deep in your pores.
- Yellow BBL™ reduces inflammation and redness to give you more luminous skin.
This treatment is also effective for treating acne scars.
What Do I Need to Do to Prepare for BBL™ Therapy?
It’s important to stay out of the direct sun 7 to 10 days both before and after BBL™ treatment. For further protection, we recommend a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher during this time. Those who’ve recently tanned in the sun, a tanning bed, had a spray tan or tanning creams are not candidates for BBL™ treatment. Additionally, those who have an active skin infection, a history of melanoma, are not candidates for this treatment. Those who are taking strong antibiotics or using topical Retin-A or Hydroquinone need to stop using the product 3-4 days before treatment and up to 7-10 days after, contact us with any specific questions.
What Can I Expect from My BBL™ Procedure?
Before we proceed with your Photofacial treatment, we will consult with you at no charge regarding your desired results and whether you are a good candidate for BBL™ treatment. We will take into account your age, skin type, medical background and overall health. This assessment helps us eliminate factors that could compromise the safety or effectiveness of your treatment.
We conduct all our consultations with the primary goal of ensuring that you feel confident, comfortable, well-informed and safe going into your BBL™ session. You will wear safety glasses during the procedure and will feel a warming sensation each time a targeted area absorbs the light.
What Can I Expect After My BBL™ Treatment?
You may see some redness that typically resolves within a few hours. Pigmented lesions will have darkened and will gradually fade and flake off within 7 to 10 days. You can also expect your treated skin to feel smoother, with pores and fine lines less noticeable. In addition, uneven pigmentation and sunspots will fade, but results will depend on skin condition, the area treated and the number of treatments. Our experienced clinicians will provide everything you need to know about post-treatment care. Most people are able to return to normal activities immediately after a BBL™ treatment.
At the Colorado Center for Aesthetics and Rejuvenation, we take your safety and desired results very seriously. We will ensure that your BBL™ treatments are customized to fit your skin’s unique needs, in order to provide you with the most youthful look possible. Contact us to schedule your free consultation.