BBL & IPL Vancouver: BBL™ Photo Facial for Sun Damage - 8 West

IPL & BBL™ Photo Facial

IPL & BBL™ Photo Facial

All About BBL™ Photo Facial Light Therapy in Vancouver


BBL, Broad Band Light, IPL, Photo Facials—what’s the difference? They all mean the same thing and involve the same process, so, what is a BBL Photo Facial?


If you’re new to the world of BBL Photo Facial treatments, get ready to truly love the skin you’re in. Whether you’re concerned with anti-aging, sun damage, or a wide variety of other common skin conditions, there’s a powerful light therapy that can create tremendous results: BBL!


Gone are the days of uneven skin tone or texture. Say hello to smoother, firmer, more radiant skin—without downtime or any intense pain. BBL Photo Facial sessions will reduce the damage from the sun, harsh skin products, and the aging process and will turnover revitalized, refreshed, and healthier skin. You’ll love the way you look and feel, making it truly worth it to treatment yourself and discover your own naturally beautiful skin.


Who to Choose for BBL™ in Vancouver?


Medical-grade skin resurfacing treatments are becoming increasingly popular among those of us who want to revitalize our skin and look as fresh and vibrant on the outside as we do inside. Choosing the right provider for any skin resurfacing treatment is directly related to the success of your results—visiting an average skincare spa won’t give you the years of expertise and experience that you’ll find at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic.


We bring years of extensive training and hands-on mastery, along with the most advanced medical aesthetic devices and technology to offer a full 360° spectrum of top-tier services, including BBL Photo Facial therapy.


Led by one of North America’s most skilled dual board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, our team of expert medical aestheticians and nurses use the most advanced techniques to offer customized plans and treatments that are as individual as you are.


Meet Our Aesthetic Registered Nurses


8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic is a tight-knit team that includes only the most skilled medical aestheticians who are at the top of their field. Our Aesthetic Registered Nurses work with each individual patient to create customized treatment plans that are as unique as you are. With patients in our expert hands, we offer the best treatments with results that you’ll love.


Our team of highly skilled medical aesthetics masters has years of education and experience to deliver gold standard care to our valued patients. Our professional nurses bring the latest training and technology to provide you with skin treatments that give you results that make you look and feel like the best version of yourself.


Book your complimentary consultation appointment with 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to learn more about your BBL Photo Facial treatment options and discover a facial rejuvenation plan that’s tailored to your individual needs and goals. Give us a call at (604) 733-1669 or book a consultation online to get started with your comprehensive treatment plan.


Why We Love BBL™ Photo Facial Light Treatment


A BBL Photo Facial can be an excellent treatment choice for addressing some of your most important skin concerns. There are plenty of reasons why many of our patients choose BBL Photo Facial treatments and adore the results. So, what does BBL do for your face?


  • Produces clearer-looking skin with a more even tone and texture
  • Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Eliminates fine blood vessels that cause redness
  • Reduces unwanted melanin that causes brown spots from sun exposure
  • Makes the skin look and act younger at a deep cellular level


Not just for the face, BBL Photo Facial treatments effectively treat many areas of the body including the neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.


BBL Photo Facial treatments restores your skin’s natural beauty, blending its natural colours and making it smoother, firmer, and younger looking.


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What is BBL™ Photo Facial Light Therapy?


BBL (Broad Band Light) Photo Facial is also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy. Using advanced medical aesthetics technology, the BBL device emits a broad-spectrum light energy, which becomes absorbed by the brown pigment in your skin and blood vessels that cause redness. 


The light energy delivered by the device gently heats up the upper layers of your skin and is absorbed by the targeted areas and stimulates a wound-healing response in the body, which triggers collagen production and new skin cell growth. By gently injuring the deeper layers of the skin in a controlled manner, the increase in collagen and elastin leads to younger, fresher, and tighter skin that is more even in tone and texture.


Who is BBL™ Photo Facial For?


Nearly anyone can benefit from BBL Photo Facial treatments! If you’re someone who is concerned about any of these skin conditions and want to reverse the signs of sun damage or aging, BBL Photo Facial therapy may be an excellent option for you:


  • Pigmented lesions (freckles, sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation)
  • Vascular lesions (small blood vessels, cherry angiomas, rosacea, spider veins)
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Skin laxity or lack of firmness 
  • Scarring


Whether you opt for one session or choose to visit us for a series of BBL Photo Facial treatments, the results that you see will put a smile on your face and an extra bounce in your step, knowing that you look more vibrant and radiant than ever. 


How are BBL™ Photo Facial Treatments Performed?


During a BBL Photo Facial treatment, a handheld device exposes your skin to quick blasts of high-intensity light. The state-of-the-art machine is equipped with an advanced cooling feature, allowing the use of high-powered energy with little to no discomfort. A topical anesthetic is available for those who request it, but it’s not necessary for most patients. After your treatment, your Aesthetic Registered Nurse will apply moisturizer and sunscreen to soothe and protect your skin. 


After a BBL Photo Facial session and once the pigmented skin cells are destroyed, the remaining particles of pigment slough or peel off within 1 to 2 weeks. Over the following several weeks, the skin continues to regenerate. 


What Can I Expect with BBL™ Photo Facial Treatments?


BBL Photo Facial treatments are relatively quick and painless and downtime is minimal. Many patients are comfortable carrying on with their daily routine after their BBL sessions, but keep in mind that you’ll be more sensitive to sunlight for several weeks, so wearing full-spectrum sunscreen for at least 1 months after your treatment is essential in preventing skin damage. 


You can expect redness and peeling for the first several days after your treatment and you may look like you have a mild sunburn on the targeted areas. 


How long does it take to see results from BBL? Impressive results can be seen after just one session, but other patients may require a series of treatments for optimal results. Your skin tone will look more even within a 1 to 2 weeks after your treatment and it will look younger and feel smoother. When you’ve reached your optimal results, you can enjoy them for about a year before you need follow-up maintenance treatments.


During your in-depth skin assessment before your BBL Photo Facial session, we will recommend a treatment plan based on your skin’s condition and your goals. If you need a series of treatments, you can plan on waiting 2 to 4 weeks between each session. 


Complementary Treatments to Enhance BBL™ Photo Facial


BBL sessions are an excellent way to address some of your top concerns with your skin’s tone and texture. With newly refreshed skin, many patients choose additional treatments to further refresh their appearance. Some popular treatment options that patients choose as part of an overall anti-aging and beauty plan include dermal fillers, Botox, and non-surgical facial contouring, like a non-surgical facelift or chin enhancement. 


Learn More with Your Complimentary BBL™ Photo Facial Consultation


Learn more about BBL Photo Facial treatments and our other facial rejuvenation options and visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary consultation and skin assessment. Book a consultation online or by calling our patient care managers at 604-733-1669.