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IPL or BBL?

Essential Aesthetics
Laser Services

What is
an IPL or Laser photo facial?

IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a non-ablative laser that treats skin conditions such as vascular lesions, acne, rosacea, brown spots, and redness.

Can I
do BBL in the summer?

A BBL treatment should be avoided during the summer months. This is because BBL involves exposing the skin to a large amount of light, which can cause sunburn and activate melanocytes. Protecting the treated area from the sun is important by wearing protective clothing, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and seeking shade throughout the day.

What is
the difference between IPL and BBL Laser?

When comparing BBL and IPL, the main difference is the light spectrum. BBL uses a wider range of wavelengths, while IPL uses a narrower beam, making it more suitable for treating small areas. BBL is typically more effective for a wider range of skin types.

How safe
is IPL Treatment?

The FDA recognizes broadband light therapy as an effective anti-aging treatment. BBL and IPL lasers penetrate deeper than other lasers, targeting the layers of skin responsible for aging. Broadband laser, or IPL, is safe for most skin types and requires minimal recovery time, allowing patients to quickly resume their normal routines.

How long
does the IPL or BBL last?

During your consultation, our provider will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that may include up to four treatments per year for optimal results.

Is
IPL/BBL safe for all skin types?

People with fair skin can safely undergo IPL therapy, while those with olive or brown skin are more prone to burns, scars, and hyperpigmentation caused by the high-energy laser treatment. The laser system automatically reads skin melanin and adjusts the setting based on skin type. In some circumstances, chemical peels or laser fractionals are other specific laser treatments for the skin rejuvenation of individuals with more melanin.

Eliminate your skin pigmentation and age spots
with BBL or IPL!

To learn more about laser photorejuvenation, request a consultation online, or call or text Essential Aesthetics at 925.855.1773.

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