BroadBand Light – BBL Treatment – Benefits, Before & After Care, FAQs
It is empowering to move forward with decisions to enhance your skin, especially if your appearance has been bothering you for some time.
If you are considering BroadBand Light Treatment, also known as BBL laser treatment, it is important to know what to expect before BBL, during BBL and of course after BBL treatment.
What are the BBL Treatment Benefits?
A proven favourite skin rejuvenation treatment, BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is the world’s most powerful IPL device available. BBL treatment works by delivering light energy to gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed in the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate and therefore rejuvenate. During BBL treatment, the light energy penetrates deep into the skin to boost your body’s natural ability to fight the appearance of ageing.
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When to Choose Broadband Light Treatment (BBL)?
Skin conditions such as vascular problems, sun damaged skin, natural signs of aging and other surface level imperfections can all be treated using BBL laser treatment in Melbourne. To date, there are still only a few treatment solutions that can treat skin conditions such as these in one visit. BBL is the best way to regain youthful, healthy and beautiful skin. Whether you are looking to improve the skin on your face, problem areas on your body, or both, BBL treatment is worth considering.
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What To Do Before Your BBL Treatment?
Many clients ask whether there is an ideal BBL treatment before care regime. Our answer is that because skin damage has already taken place, the best ongoing protection is to apply physical sunscreen SPF 50+ daily, to shield the skin from further UV ray damage. Avoiding extended sun exposure is recommended, especially in Australia where the impact can be dangerous.
Before BBL, a consultation with your skin clinician is recommended. This will be an opportunity to discuss your skin concerns and allow the skin doctor to physically assess your issues to confirm that BBL is a viable treatment option for you.
What To Expect During Your BBL Treatment?
Naturally, clients feel slightly anxious prior to their first BBL laser skin treatment in Melbourne. Rest assured, BBL treatment is generally a gentle and safe procedure, especially if undertaken by a leading skin doctor.
During BBL treatment, your eyes will be protected with eye safety shields, and you will be reclined in a comfortable position. The good news is that Broadband Light laser facial treatment is very quick and one treatment can be completed in under ten minutes. The sensation is described as a warm rubber band flick when the light penetrates the skin. BBL is not painful, rather it may feel uncomfortable the first time.
Once the problem areas have been addressed during BBL treatment, you can go about your day as usual. Other than some slight redness, you should experience no downtime following BBL treatment. In most cases, you will be able to apply make-up, return to work and resume most of your daily activities immediately.
You may notice darkening of your pigmented spots, which will be followed by fading and then flaking 3-5 days post treatment. Some clients choose to plan their BBL laser treatments to take place early in the week so that by the time weekend social events come around, any signs of treatment have worn off.
What To Do After Your BBL Treatment?
For the best results after your Broadband Light (BBL) Treatment, follow your dermal clinician’s aftercare plan until skin is completely healed. Typically, this will be one week after the treatment. If you are having BBL treatment on your body, it may take a little longer to heal compared to your face.
One of the key aftercare products to use following BBL treatment is a cosmeceutical grade skincare cream. Quality skincare products used in tandem with the BBL treatment plan will help you achieve the beautiful rejuvenated appearance you seek.
How Many BBL Treatments Are Required?
Generally, a BBL treatment plan will be discussed during your first consultation. Most candidates for this treatment will require 4-6 treatments at 3 to 4 week intervals. Following this, maintenance treatments are advisable once every 3 to 6 months.
How do I know if BBL treatment will suit my skin type?
This is a very common question. BBL treatment is a gentler type of treatment than some other harsh skin therapies, and can see excellent results on most skin types, including sensitive skin.
For personalised advice, get in touch with a skin professional in Melbourne today.
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