Photo facials, also sometimes referred to as IPL/BBL treatments, are among the most popular for non-invasive and anti-aging treatment. It uses short pulses of broad-spectrum light directed over the skin’s surface. BBL treatments have proven to roll back the visible signs of ageing by improving the skin colour, texture and boosting collagen production.
BBL treatments are often recommended to reduce pigmentation and redness in the skin; it does this by targeting the melanin and haemoglobin. The initial 2 to 3 Broadband Light treatments can make a significant improvement in the appearance of dark spots and redness. BBL treatments also have the advantage of covering a large area, with minimal discomfort during treatment and minimal post-procedure downtime.
Studies have shown that Broadband Light treatments not only repair signs of ageing but also improve the quality and texture of the skin. With 2 to 3 treatments per year research participants saw a transformation in their skin, resembling much younger looking skin, with smoother and more even-tone at the end of the study than they had before they started their Broadband Light treatments.
BBL treatments can be used on the face, neck, chest, as well as arms and hands.
It typically involves an initial set of 2 to 3 treatments spaced about a month apart, followed by 2 to 3 annual maintenance treatments. The immediate result of the initial BBL treatment is a decrease in skin discolouration. Maintenance treatments help keep the skin looking younger and healthier, promote collagen growth and give the skin a healthy glow.
BBL can be used in combination with other procedures such as; Micro laser Peel, HALO, ClearSilk and Kleresca.
Broadband Light Treatment is used to treat:
- Rosacea (redness and visible blood vessels in the face)
- Enlarged pores (BBL can help improve the appearance of large pores)
- Acne and acne scars
- Broken capillaries (also known as spider veins due to the web-like appearance)
- Dyschromia (discolouration of the skin or nails)
- Freckles / Age spots / Sunspots
- Vascular and pigmented lesions
- Uneven skin tone and texture