BBL is an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device used for advanced skin treatments. The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells and help revitalize the outer surface of your skin.
BBL has a solution for these skin concerns:
Freckles and age spots
Small blood vessels and rosacea
Loss of firmness
Kenneth Bermudez, MD will tailor your skin treatment procedure to match your skin type and your desired results and any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders. There is no downtime with this treatment, patients can resume normal activities right away. Forever Young BBL Photo-facials are done in sessions of three, 2-4 weeks apart to maximize results.
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses and ultrasound gel is spread over the treatment area. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic.
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. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments and the area treated. We will provide you with complete information about post-treatment care and results.
You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin and use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors. Your results will be enhanced with the use of medical-grade skin care products. We will suggest recommended products during your initial consultation.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most activities. However, Dr. Kenneth Bermudez encourages all San Francisco patients to apply for any kind of skin protection when going out. Like we said before, your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight.
If you are a Bay Area patient who is considering BBL skin treatment, but still have a lot of questions to ask, schedule a consultation with our skin experts today. Patients can make appointments by calling our office or by contacting us via email.