Brightens the skin, evens out skin tone and addresses pigmentation and texture concerns
With over 15 years experience, our team of highly skilled Skin Technicians are dedicated to providing personalized solutions, tailoring each and every treatment plan to fit each client and their concerns. Our clients describe our Skin Technicians at Medical Rejuvenation Centre skin technicians as skilled, knowledgeable, friendly and welcoming, and we are committed to providing a like experience to all who visit us at MRC.
BBL (also known as Broad Band Light) is the next-generation of IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy, able to effectively brighten the skin and even out skin tone. This treatment takes years off your complexion and addresses a range of skin concerns including acne and acne scarring, sun damage, brown spots, rosacea, facial veins, and other pigmentation and texture concerns that together contribute to the appearance of dull or aging skin. With BBL Laser, these concerns – sun damage, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and overall dull skin – are targeted to create a brightened, more vibrant and youthful complexion.
BBL Photofacial is a safe and effective approach to younger-looking skin. It emits broad spectrum photothermal energy, which gently heats the upper layers of the skin and is absorbed by brown spots (melanin) and hemoglobin in blood vessels that cause redness. As heat and energy is absorbed from the BBL Laser, cell regeneration is stimulated, boosting the production of new collagen. Pigmented cells are also destroyed, and blood vessels are closed off.
In the days and weeks following treatment, pigment in the skin will appear to darken as it comes to the surface, and remnants of treated blood vessels will be absorbed by the body. Within 7-14 days, pigment will exfoliate or peel off, and results will be visible within 1-2 weeks.
Studies have shown that with regular BBL Laser treatments, gene expression of DNA is reversed, meaning the skin becomes healthier and more youthful at a molecular level. The skin is left smoother and more vibrant, accompanied by a youthful glow.
This photofacial treatment is recommended for lighter skin types and anyone looking to achieve a more radiant complexion through targeting unwanted pigment and age spots caused by sun damage, stimulating collagen production, and reducing redness and acne. We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation with one of our skin technicians to see if this treatment is right for you.
This advanced IPL treatment takes about 30 minutes. Before treatment, sun exposure should be avoided. Immediately after treatment, you can expect mild redness and a heating sensation of the skin which will dissipate within 1-2 hours, as well as darkening of pigment which will slough off on its own. After treatment care includes avoiding sun exposure and wearing sunscreen to protect the skin.
Number of treatments as well as the frequency of follow up treatments for optimal results will depend on your skin and desired results, however we typically recommend a series of 3-5 treatments spaced anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart. For each patient, we assess individual needs and concerns to develop a customized treatment plan that is tailored to your individual concerns and specific skin goals.
BBL Laser has a number of benefits. This treatment targets and treats a number of different skin concerns including pigmentation, redness, acne scarring, blood vessels, and age spots with no downtime. It evens out skin tone and can be done anywhere on the body.
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