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 signs of aging, sun damage, acne, pigmentation or a variety of other common skin conditions, there’s a powerful light therapy that can create tremendous results: BBL!
Say “goodbye” to the days of uneven skin complexion and say a big “hello” to more radiant skin—without downtime or pain. BBL Photo Facial sessions will reduce common signs of skin damage and will help leave you with revitalized, refreshed, and healthier looking skin.
Medical-grade skin laser and 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 a wealth 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 Registered Nurses use the most advanced techniques to offer customized plans and treatments for any skin concern.
8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic are a tight-knit team that includes only the most skilled Medical Aestheticians and Registered Nurses who are at the top of their field. Our Head Medical Aesthetician, Suzanne, and Aesthetic Registered Nurse, Sonya, between them have over 20 years of experience in their field, and are expertly trained in state-of-the art skin care treatments and cutting edge technology. Suzanne and Sonya will work with each individual patient to create a customized treatment plan that is as unique as you are.
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.
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?
What if your concerns aren’t on your face? Well, BBL Photo Facial therapy also will effectively treat many areas of the body including the neck, back of the hands, chest, shoulders and more – when we say “tailored to your goals,” we mean it!
BBL (Broad Band Light) Photo Facial, also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, is a corrective phototherapy treatment. The BBL Photo Facial is a highly advanced device which uses broad-spectrum light energy that is adjusted and customized to penetrate and treat the layer of the skin in which the specific condition or issue lies.
The conditions that BBL therapy treats are all within the Epidermis; the visible uppermost layer of the skin – but each condition is within a specific depth of this superficial layer – which is why the highly customizable BBL Photo Facial device is so effective at targeting your concerns for optimal results.
Most people can benefit from BBL Photo Facial treatments! If you’re someone who is concerned about any of these skin conditions, the BBL Photo Facial therapy may be an excellent option for you:
It is important to note that there are some factors, such as pregnancy, medication or tans, which may mean that this is not the perfect treatment for you, so it is important to have a comprehensive skin consultation before any treatment. This is so we can ensure that your goals and expectations are discussed and we can suggest the best way forward for your skin; so you can leave knowing that you are in great hands and are going to look more vibrant and radiant than ever.
During a BBL Photo Facial treatment, a handheld device is applied to your skin which produces quick pulses of high-intensity light. The state-of-the-art machine is equipped with an advanced cooling feature, allowing the use of high-powered energy.
Once your treatment is complete, your Skin Specialist will apply the appropriate medical-grade skin products for the very best post-procedure protection and care; this again will be customized to your skin type, concerns, goals and treatment to ensure optimal results.
BBL Photo Facial treatments are relatively quick, with minimal pain or discomfort and with little to no downtime. 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 ensure you are always wearing full-spectrum sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.
You can expect a slight amount of redness in the treated area, which will only last a short time – sometimes only a matter of hours. How to care for and protect your skin post-treatment will be discussed with you prior to treatment, and your Skin Expert will be available to answer any questions you have after you leave.
How long does it take to see results from BBL? Depending on the concern you are treating, result times will vary. During your in-depth skin assessment before your BBL Photo Facial session, your treatment provider will discuss realistic expectations on the results and when you will see them, and will also recommend a customized treatment plan based on your skin concerns and goals.
BBL sessions are an excellent way to address some of your top concerns with your skin’s tone and complexion. Many patients choose additional treatments to further refresh their appearance, or to tackle more aggressive skin concerns to aid in the overall health of the skin.
Treatments such as Halo or ProFractional Laser work to address different, more specific or in-depth skin concerns, and can be layered onto a treatment plan with BBL to achieve the most outstanding of results. Your Skin Expert will discuss all options available to you, and suggest a treatment plan that will help to achieve your dream results and skincare goals.
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.