BBL Photofacial

Athens GA's Premier Photofacial Medspa

Over time, sun damage, environmental toxins, harsh skincare products, gravity, and age take a toll on your skin.  The natural aging process produces thinner, dryer, duller, and rougher skin.  A photofacial treatment using broadband light (BBL) can help reverse many of these age-related changes, restoring your skin to its youthful radiance and beauty.

What is Sciton BBL?

Photofacials have become increasingly popular because they provide dramatic results with minimal downtime and few side effects.

 Sciton BBL (broadband light) is a photofacial treatment that uses intense pulsed light energy to rejuvenate the skin. 

It is a non-surgical, non-invasive, FDA-approved skin treatment that improves skin quality with the latest technology.

The Sciton BBL device emits a high-intensity light beam, generating heat in the upper skin layer.

 This heat causes a controlled injury to the skin, kickstarting the skin’s natural healing processes. 

\As a result, there is increased cell turnover, abundant growth factors, and the production of new collagen and elastin.

The result is smoother, softer, more youthful-looking skin with a healthy glow. Moreover, a BBL photofacial can be done in the office setting and does not require downtime or time off from work.

What is the difference between BBL and IPL?

Both IPL (intense pulsed light) and BBL (broadband light) are similar. However, IPL uses a single beam of light, whereas BBL uses multiple wavelengths. The bigger range of wavelengths means BBL can treat a broader range of skin issues.

Specifically, the Sciton BBL device is designed to deliver higher peak power and faster speeds. These features make the Sciton BBL one of the most powerful photofacial devices on the market. 

Other technical features in Sciton’s BBL device ensure fast treatments for the face, arms, legs, and back. The handpieces can reach traditionally hard-to-reach areas. Lastly, Sciton’s patented CoolComfort technology makes the treatments exceptionally comfortable.

Does BBL help with skin texture?

BBL (broadband light) can greatly improve skin texture and tone. But that’s not all. This versatile treatment can reverse many common signs of aging, such as sun damage, dark spots, age spots, pigmentation, rosacea, acne scars, prominent blood vessels, and broken capillaries.

How long is a BBL session?

A BBL photofacial is a quick treatment. It usually takes approximately 60 minutes to perform. The treatment is performed in our state-of-the-art medical spa by State-Licensed Aesthetician Tabatha Bourchier, LE.

Is BBL skin treatment painful?

BBL skin treatment is an extremely well-tolerated procedure. Most people describe it as a feeling of warmth or a rubber band snapping gently against the skin. If you have low pain tolerance, your provider may offer a topical anesthetic (numbing cream). However, most people can tolerate BBL treatments without numbing medicine.

How many BBL are needed?

You will see some improvement after your first broadband light treatment. However, most people need a series of 3-6 BBL treatments to get the best results. The number can vary from person to person, but four treatments per year are the average.

What does the skin look like after BBL?

Slight redness is common in the treated areas after a BBL photofacial. These symptoms usually go away within a few hours or 1-2 days.

BBL photofacials can make age spots and sun spots appear temporarily darker and more pronounced by bringing the pigment to the skin surface.

 The spots will ultimately become lighter, but a bronzed or coffee ground effect can be present for 3-5 days. Also, some people can breakout after BBL and develop small white bumps or milia. 

If you have a big event coming up, be sure to schedule your BBL appointment at least one week in advance.

What are the side effects and risks of BBL photofacials?

Common side effects of BBL photofacials include minor reddening and swelling of the skin, similar to a mild sunburn.  These symptoms typically go away in a day or two.  Be sure to use good sun protection after your BBL photofacial to prevent the redness from worsening.

Always choose a licensed professional for your BBL photofacial.  These powerful devices can cause severe damage when used by an inexperienced provider.  When performed by a licensed professional, BBL skin treatments are quick, comfortable, and very safe.  They are non-invasive and do not carry a risk of infection or bleeding.

How long do BBL laser results last?

BBL results last for several months.  But they are not permanent.  You need to return for maintenance BBL photofacials every 3-4 months to maintain your skin’s softer, smoother, radiant, and youthful appearance.  

A Sciton BBL photofacial can give an instant boost to your skin.  Get in touch with us today and see for yourself what this revolutionary skin treatment can do for you.

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