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Interested in the BBL Laser? Here’s what to expect during and post treatment

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By: Dr. Corey Hartman, Skin Wellness Dermatology

The Forever Young BBL is hands-down a crowd-pleaser. It corrects sun damage, makes the skin appear clearer, smoother, and younger, and even prevents signs of aging skin.

What’s not to love?

It’s an excellent option for anyone looking to reduce aging signs, but it’s also a go-to for those looking to maintain healthy, young skin.

What is BBL? Plus, the Difference Between IPL vs. BBL

When looking for the right laser treatment, many wind up choosing between the IPL, which is intense pulse light, and the BBL, which stands for broadband light.

So what’s the difference? 

Basically, the laser company, Sciton, branded their IPL device as the BBL. While intense pulse light technology has been around for a while, Sciton’s BBL device is a more specific laser technology that can often achieve better results.

How do we know this?

At Stanford, they conducted a study called the Forever Young Protocol and found that with certain settings, at a certain frequency, Sciton’s BBL Laser can be like a magic eraser for the skin, making it look and feel years younger.

The BBL Treatment Process: What to expect

Before the BBL treatment, we apply ultrasound gel that provides a barrier between the energy and the skin, so there’s no direct contact. It feels like a little prick, so there’s no numbing associated with it, and people don’t typically complain about the pain.

As a non-invasive treatment, there’s really no downtime. You might be a little red for a couple of days afterward, and you might peel, but it’s not going to be anything significant.

BBL Treatment Results

Like I said before, it’s like a magic eraser for the skin. Sun damage, red and brown, anything like that, it just makes it go away. It’s pretty amazing. The brown is pulled to the surface and peels away while the red just sort of fades away.

Is the BBL the best option for you?

BBL is best for people who are in the sun a lot and ready to get rid of any damage that it’s caused. Of course, since fair-skinned people will be more affected by UV damage, they’re going to get the most out of this laser treatment.

Whether the goal is to maintain healthy, youthful skin or erase the signs of aging, it can work wonders to improve your skin’s overall appearance.

Learn more about the BBL Laser from Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, AL

At Skin Wellness Dermatology of Alabama, we offer cutting-edge skincare and dermatology services to our patients in the Greater Birmingham area, including Hoover and Homewood. At our offices in Birmingham & Chelsea, AL, our certified dermatologists are here to listen to your concerns and offer the individualized, high level of patient care you seek. We believe in making care accessible and affordable, and we will go out of our way to accommodate your visit. Give us a call today at 205-871-7332.