What is BBL?
BBL is a skin rejuvenation treatment that uses light power to treat acne, sun damage, reverse aging and improve skin texture across your body. The light gently heats the skin to correct color, stimulate collagen production and create an anti-aging effect on skin cells leaving your skin glowing with little to no downtime.
BBL can be used anywhere on your body but is most often used on areas that receive sun exposure such as the face, chest, arms, shoulders and legs.
What will happen during the procedure?
This procedure is non-invasive, gentle and safe. Typically, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however your provider may use some on more sensitive areas. You will be given goggles to protect your eyes from the bright lights.
We will apply a cold gel to your skin to help conduct light into your tissues. During the procedure, you may feel a slight amount of heat or tingling. This is normal and ends once the session is over.
Your session can take 30-90 minutes from preparation to completion. There is usually no downtime allowing you to wear makeup and resume normal activities immediately following the procedure. There may be inflammation for 1 to 2 days post procedure which is normal.
What should I expect after the treatment?
BBL treatment may produce mild symptoms, which usually disappear in a few hours for most patients. These symptoms include:
- Temporary darkening of pigmented lesions
- Mild irritation
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from person to person. We typically recommend 3 initial treatments and follow up treatments 2-3 times a year.
Your Revitalize U provider will give you post treatment instructions, which will include:
- Applying a gentle moisturizer to skin daily
- Avoiding direct sun exposure over treated area and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily
- Use of self-tanner immediately if desired