BBL™
Photofacial

BBL Photo Facial Treatments in Greater Vancouver

Clear and glowing skin with uniform color and clarity.

BroadBand Light (BBL) technology harnesses the power of pulsed light to provide extraordinary results in photo rejuvenation therapy. A broad range of skin conditions can be treated including: acne, sun spots, freckles and vascular conditions such as rosacea, redness and facial spider veins

Treatments are effective on the face, neck, décolleté, hands and body. The BBL™ delivers light energy by gently heating the upper layers of the skin. The targeted areas respond by producing collagen, fading troublesome skin imperfections, and rejuvenating the texture, tone and colour of your complexion. Your skin glows with renewed clarity and freshness.  A study conducted by Stanford University finds evidence that BroadBand Light treatment promotes youthful skin on a molecular level; meaning the skin not only looks younger following treatment, it behaves younger—indicating preventative as well as corrective benefits.

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BBL Facial Treatments at a Glance

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3 Treatments

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Duration of Results

Months

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Anesthetics

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3 Treatments

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Duration
of Results

Months

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None

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Risks

Low

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Risks

Low

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Procedure Time

30-60 minutes

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Benefits of BBL Facial Treatments

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Stimulates cell regeneration
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Promotes collagen production
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Clears facial imperfections for an even colour
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Improves skin tone & texture
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Rejuvenates & tightens
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Brightens complexion

Treatable Conditions

Pigmentation (brown spots)

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Sun damage & sun spots
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Age Spots
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Freckles
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Melasma

Pigmentation (brown spots)

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Rosacea
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Broken capillaries & spider veins

Aging

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Wrinkles & fine lines
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Loss of elasticity (firmness)

Acne

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Pustular inflammatory acne vulgaris
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Redness associated with acne

FAQ

BBL is an FDA approved treatment that is minimally invasive. It uses pulsed light, a long established technology, to target damage in the skin and promote a clear complexion.

Little recovery time is required and most clients will be able to return to their regular activities immediately or within a few days. A sensation of heat may be experienced for a few hours following a treatment, which will gradually subside.

While you may notice an immediate improvement, the majority of results are progressive; becoming more pronounced as new collagen production rejuvenates your skin. Pigmented lesions and other skin irregularities will darken first before gradually lightening and revealing a clearer, more even toned skin.

For BBL laser treatments, precautions include avoiding sun exposure, discontinuing certain medications or skincare products as advised, using sun protection consistently, and following post-treatment care instructions to minimize potential side effects and optimize results.

Results from a BBL Photofacial typically begin to appear within a few days to weeks after treatment, with optimal improvements in skin tone, texture, and pigmentation becoming more evident after completing a series of sessions.

After a BBL facial, it’s advisable to avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds, rigorous exercise, hot showers or baths, and certain skincare products with active ingredients to minimize potential irritation and optimize healing.

After a BBL treatment, you can expect temporary redness, mild swelling, and potential darkening of pigmented spots, followed by gradual improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall complexion over the following weeks as the skin rejuvenates.

Yes, while BBL treatments can provide long-lasting results, periodic maintenance sessions may be recommended to address new concerns or maintain optimal skin rejuvenation over time.

Before a BBL treatment, it’s essential to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, certain medications or skincare products that increase skin sensitivity, and ensure no active skin infections or recent procedures in the treatment area to minimize potential complications and optimize results.

The side effects of a BBL Photofacial can include temporary redness, swelling, mild discomfort, changes in pigmentation, and rare instances of blistering or scarring, depending on individual skin sensitivity and treatment parameters.

After a BBL treatment, your face may initially exhibit temporary redness, slight swelling, and darkening of pigmented spots, followed by gradual improvements in skin tone, texture, and overall appearance as the skin heals and rejuvenates over the subsequent weeks.

The duration of a BBL glow varies among individuals but generally lasts several months to a year or more with proper skincare and occasional maintenance treatments.

After a BBL treatment, most individuals can typically resume regular activities immediately, but it’s advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and direct sun exposure for 2-3 days post-procedure to minimize potential irritation and optimize healing.

After a BBL treatment, potential issues can include temporary redness, swelling, pigment changes, mild discomfort, rare instances of blistering or scarring, and less common complications if post-treatment care guidelines are not followed or if treatments are administered improperly.

Yes, you can gently wash your face after a BBL treatment using a mild cleanser, but it’s essential to avoid scrubbing or using harsh products to ensure minimal irritation and optimal healing.

In the first week after a BBL treatment, you may experience initial redness, mild swelling, and darkening of pigmented spots, with gradual improvement as the skin begins to heal and rejuvenate.

After a BBL treatment, dark spots may start to fade within a few days to weeks, with noticeable improvement continuing as the skin naturally sheds and regenerates over subsequent weeks.

You can gauge that your BBL is healing as redness and swelling subside, pigmented spots start to darken or flake off, and the skin gradually reveals a smoother, more even-toned appearance over the healing period.

After a BBL treatment, gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, non-abrasive cleanser recommended by your provider, avoiding scrubbing or harsh products, and always patting the skin dry to minimize irritation and promote healing.

BBL results are not typically permanent; while they can provide long-lasting improvements, periodic maintenance treatments and consistent skincare practices are often necessary to sustain optimal skin rejuvenation and address new concerns over time.

The minimum downtime for BBL is typically a few hours to a couple of days, with most individuals able to resume normal activities immediately or within a short period post-treatment, depending on individual skin sensitivity and treatment intensity.

After a BBL treatment, your face may exhibit temporary redness, mild swelling, and darkening of pigmented areas, but over time, you can expect improved skin tone, reduced pigmentation, and a rejuvenated appearance as the skin heals and regenerates.

Avoiding the sun after a BBL treatment is crucial to minimize the risk of pigmentation changes, sunburn, and potential complications, as the skin becomes more sensitive and susceptible to UV damage post-procedure.

The settings for BBL (BroadBand Light) treatments are determined based on individual skin type, concerns, and desired outcomes, with adjustments in wavelength, energy level, and pulse duration tailored by a trained provider to optimize safety and efficacy.

The biggest complication of BBL can be improper treatment settings or technique leading to skin burns, blistering, pigmentation changes, or scarring if not administered correctly or if post-treatment care guidelines are not followed diligently.

The negative effects of BBL laser can include temporary redness, swelling, pigment changes, potential burns, or scarring if not properly administered or if post-treatment care is inadequate.

BBL (BroadBand Light) is a specific type of technology used in Photofacial treatments, with Photofacial referring more broadly to the procedure aimed at improving skin tone, texture, and pigmentation using various light-based technologies, including BBL.

To prepare for a BBL treatment, avoid sun exposure, discontinue certain skincare products or medications as advised, and consult with a trained provider for personalized pre-treatment guidelines.

Yes, BBL laser treatments can potentially cause hyperpigmentation if administered improperly, with incorrect settings, or without adequate post-treatment care, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones or predisposing factors; thus, consultation with a trained provider is essential to minimize risks.

Three months after a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), patients typically experience a reduction in swelling and bruising, with the final results starting to become more apparent as the body heals and the transferred fat settles.

The healing time for a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) on the face varies, but most patients can expect initial recovery within a few weeks, with residual swelling and final results becoming more apparent over several months.

The number of sessions required for BB Glow, a semi-permanent makeup treatment, varies, but a typical course may involve 3 to 5 sessions spaced a few weeks apart to achieve desired results.

Peeling following a BBL laser treatment typically lasts for about one to two weeks as the damaged outer skin layers slough off and reveal newer, rejuvenated skin underneath.

The frequency of BBL laser sessions depends on individual skin concerns and treatment goals, with many people undergoing a series of sessions spaced a few weeks apart for optimal results.

After a BBL laser treatment, it’s recommended to sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on the treated areas and to follow any specific post-procedure instructions provided by your dermatologist.

After BBL laser treatment, it’s generally advisable to follow your dermatologist’s instructions regarding showering, but in many cases, light showers are allowed while avoiding hot water and harsh soaps to promote proper healing.

Yes, BroadBand Light (BBL) treatments come in various types, targeting different skin concerns such as pigmentation issues, vascular lesions, and skin rejuvenation, with specific filters and settings tailored to each.

The initial days after a BBL treatment may involve redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which are temporary and typically subside within a week, varying based on individual skin sensitivity and the specific BBL procedure performed.

BroadBand Light (BBL) treatments involve the use of a handheld device that emits flashes of light targeting specific skin concerns. The actual procedure typically shows a technician applying the BBL device to the skin, emitting controlled pulses of light to address issues like pigmentation, vascular lesions, or promote skin rejuvenation.

Yes, peeling is a common post-treatment effect of BBL (BroadBand Light) laser therapy, typically lasting for about one to two weeks as the outer layers of damaged skin shed, revealing newer, healthier skin underneath.

After BBL laser treatment, you can usually shower within a few hours to a day, but it’s important to follow your dermatologist’s specific post-procedure instructions, which may include avoiding hot water, harsh soaps, and excessive scrubbing to promote optimal healing.

Two days after a BBL treatment, you may experience mild redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to a sunburn as the skin begins its healing process.

While uncommon, BBL treatments have the potential to trigger melasma in individuals predisposed to the condition, emphasizing the importance of a thorough consultation and careful consideration of risk factors before undergoing the procedure.

Yes, BBL (BroadBand Light) is effective for treating sun spots as it targets pigmentation issues, breaking down melanin and promoting a more even skin tone.

Bruising after BBL treatment is typically minimal and may last a few days to a week, depending on individual skin sensitivity and the specific parameters used during the procedure.

Visible results from BBL treatment are often noticed gradually, with improvements in skin tone and texture becoming more apparent over the weeks following the procedure, reaching optimal outcomes after a series of sessions.

Signs of infection after BBL may include increased redness, swelling, warmth, pus, or persistent pain, and if you suspect an infection, it’s crucial to consult with your dermatologist promptly.

After BBL treatment, follow post-procedure guidelines, which may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare, and adhering to specific instructions provided by your dermatologist for optimal healing and results.

After BBL treatment, apply a soothing and non-irritating moisturizer, and follow any post-procedure skincare recommendations provided by your dermatologist to promote healing and protect your skin.

Hydration is crucial after BBL treatment as water helps support skin healing, maintain skin barrier function, and minimize potential side effects by keeping the skin well-nourished and hydrated.

Before BBL, avoid sun exposure and certain skincare products, and after, follow post-procedure instructions, including gentle skincare, sun protection, and any specific guidelines provided by your dermatologist for optimal results and recovery.

Before BBL, do avoid sun exposure, discontinue certain skincare products, and follow your dermatologist’s pre-procedure instructions; don’t expose your skin to tanning beds, use self-tanning products, or undergo other skin treatments close to the BBL appointment.

You can typically start using lotion on the treated area a day or two after BBL, but it’s essential to follow your dermatologist’s specific post-procedure instructions, which may vary based on individual factors and the type of BBL treatment performed.

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With locations in Downtown Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby & Port Coquitlam, we proudly serve people throughout greater Vancouver and the lower mainland with all of their acne, skin and beauty needs. 

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