What is the difference between a BBL and an IPL photofacial?
We will explain and compare both the BBL and the IPL photofacial treatments in this light therapy 101 guide.
What is a BBL photofacial treatment?
Broad Band Light, developed by Sciton technology, is a non-ablative treatment that can be done on the face and body.
BBL is innovative technology that sets new standards for the treatment of skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. Broadband Light energy can be used to treat age spots, small facial veins (telangiectasias), rosacea, solar lentigines (freckles), brown spots, poikiloderma, skin laxity, acne and remove hair.
It treats the dermal layer of the skin, but doesn’t remove any of the top layering or the epidermis. This treatment utilizes pulses of light energy to heat the surface of the skin while creating a healing process for improved elastin and collagen production.
Which skin conditions can a BBL treat?
BBL is commonly used to treat:
- Skin tone / texture
- Broken capillaries
- Age spots
- Sagging skin
- Also slows down the aging process
What is an IPL photo facial?
An IPL stands for Intense pulsed light. An IPL treatment uses light energy to target and remove damaged skin cells or unwanted hair follicles.
Which skin condition can an IPL treat?
IPL is commonly used to treat:
- Sun spots
- Dilated blood vessels
- Enlarged pores
- Varicose vein
- Unwanted hair
So, what’s the big difference between and IPL and a BBL photofacial treatment?
First, let’s talk about similarities. Both treatments are nonsurgical, which is awesome. They both involve directing light energy into the skin to correct imperfections.
IPL has been around longer and BBL is the newest technology.
The BBL by Sciton is the latest and greatest when it comes to photofacial treatments and uses two lights vs the IPL uses one.
What areas can you treat with IPL and BBL?
You can use IPL and BBL on any part of the body, however, they work best on UV ray damaged parts, like the face, chest, shoulders, neck, etc.
What is the downtime of IPL and BBL?
With both treatments, there is minimal downtime and minimal discomfort after treatment.
What is the average treatment price for an IPL or a BBL Photofacial?
The average cost for an IPL or BBL can range between $300-$500 depending on where you live and what area of the body you are treating.
To learn more about BBL or IPL photofacials that we offer at our premier Medspa in Bucks County, call us at (267) 332-5567.
If you are looking for BBL near me and you live in or around Bucks County, PA and would like a treatment, contact us at Healthy Solutions Medspa online.
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