Broadband Light (BBL®) Photorejuventation

Broadband Light Phototherapy (BBL) is one of the strongest brands of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which is used for noninvasive cosmetic skin rejuvenation procedures. Unlike lasers which only uses single wavelength, BBL uses the principle of “selective photo-thermolysis” depending on which filter is selected to treat different skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles and sun damage.

 

How Does It Work?

Because different colors and tissue components absorb different wavelengths of light, different filters can be used to target different unwanted skin components such as pigment (age spots, hair), blood vessels and blemishes. This filtered light of high intensity will selectively heat and destroy the targeted components without burning the surrounding skin, removing the unwanted components. This process also triggers healing mechanisms in skin, stimulating collagen production.

 

Treatment Areas and Applications

It is commonly used for the following applications:

These treatments trigger healing mechanisms in skin, with an increase in collagen production. As a result, we usually see a more uniform skin color and tone, tighter skin pores, and a reduction of fine lines.

 

Benefits and Reproducible Results of BBL

Patients should be able to obtain the following results following your customized treatment plan and schedule:

  • fine vessels reduction that cause redness and unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions
  • Improved skin tones and colours
  • Collagen simulation that makes your skin smoother, vibrant and younger looking – a youthful appearance as a result
  • Less noticeable wrinkles and pores
  • Fading uneven pigmentation
  • Hair reduction in targeted areas

 

The BBL Photorejuventation Experience at Medical Spa Club:

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* Individual results may vary

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Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide when you want to make an enhancement of your natural beauty. We are all happy to help you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Areas Can Be Treated?

Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sun light, such as face, neck, back of the bands, chest and shoulders.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with BBL?

BBL is able to deliver excellent results for treatment of:

Does It Hurt?

The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. There should be minimal or no discomfort, however this varies from patient to patient and depends on the depth of the treatment. There is no need for a topical anesthesia.

What happens during the procedure?

Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a rubber band snap or warm sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. The procedure may take half an hour to an hour depending on the size of the area and the type performed.

Is There A Recovery Time?

In general, this is a noninvasive procedure, there is no recovery time or downtime necessary following treatment.

What aftercare do I need?

You will be sensitive to ultra-violet (UV) light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until full healed. Full y cover your skin or use a good sun screen whenever you go outdoors.

It is important to follow Dr. Pinkhasik’s post-treatment instructions. You will be given skin care products advice and instructions on how to use them. These will minimize your risk of inflammation or redness and ensure the shortest healing time.

What Are The Common Side Effects?

You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage.

How Many Sessions Will I Need?

From 2 to 5 treatments, at 2-4 weeks interval, may produce the desired results. You may benefit from additional treatments depending on the severity of your condition.

During your consultation with our doctor, concerns and personalized treatment plans will be discussed. For optimal results, it is important to follow Dr. Pinkhasik’s established schedule and instructions.

How much is the treatment?

Everyone’s condition is unique so it depends on the area of concern and the severity of your condition. Your treatment plan may consist of a number of sessions to produce the desired results. In general, prices of BBL range from $400-$800 for a single full session.

Book your consultation with our doctor today to discuss you concerns so Dr. Pinkhasik can provide you a personalized treatment plan that’s within your budget. For optimal results and maintenance, it is important to follow Dr. Pinkhasik’s treatment schedule and instructions.

Am I A Good Candidate Of BBL Phototherapy?

BBL phototherapy does not break skin, and is well tolerated by most people. It is useful in the treatment of acne, sun spots/age spots & freckles, rosacea, and facial redness. Because different skin colors and health conditions react differently to BBL, it is best to have a consultation with Dr. Pinkhasik to determine whether this treatment is safe for you and can help you.