BBL Photofacial Overview
BBL Photofacial, also known as IPL or just Photofacial, is a non-invasive cosmetic technique that uses pulses of light that target the hues associated with sun-damaged skin and aging. It is used with specific light filters that target browns in pigmented lesions and reds in unwanted surface vessels. BBL Photofacials are popularly performed on areas like the face, neck, décolleté, shoulders, arms and hands.
BBL Photofacial is a safe and effective way to get rid of unwanted pigmentation and surface vessels. Some common side effects include pigmentary changes, redness, swelling, itching, peeling, scabbing, and mild discomfort. There are ways to minimize the side effects of the BBL Photofacial protocol.
If you follow the proper precautions, your odds of having a successful procedure without side effects can be greatly increased.
First, patients need to avoid sun exposure to the treatment area for several weeks prior to BBL treatment. Second, patients need to carefully adhere to all the pre- and post-BBL Photofacial guidelines. Third, patients need to make sure their BBL procedure is done by a qualified skin care professional with extensive experience in doing the procedure.