What's The Difference Between IPL and BBL Treatments?

As fall rolls around, it’s time to start con­tem­plat­ing the dam­age that’s been done to your skin after spend­ing a few too many hours at the pool this sum­mer. While facials and skin­care prod­ucts can improve your skin con­di­tion, they don’t com­pare to the reju­ve­na­tion of laser treatments.

Laser ser­vices remove your skin lay­er by lay­er, resur­fac­ing new skin cells that give your skin a tighter and brighter sur­face. In gen­er­al, the major­i­ty of laser treat­ments are used to help with treat­ing wrin­kles, acne, scars and red marks, how­ev­er, the vari­ety of ser­vices avail­able to choose from can be over­whelm­ing. A con­sul­ta­tion with an estheti­cian is the most effec­tive way to decide which laser treat­ment is best for you.

At the Belleza Skin Care Insti­tute, we have a vari­ety of laser treat­ments that tar­get dif­fer­ent skin care con­cerns so you can get the results you’re look­ing for. While we have many treat­ment options, two of the most pop­u­lar laser ser­vices in the indus­try are the IPL and BBL lasers.

IPL Laser Treatment

An intense pulsed light laser treat­ment, or IPL, is used pri­mar­i­ly for treat­ing sun spots, age spots, hyper­pig­men­ta­tion and the reduc­tion of pore size on your skin. By using a range of light waves that tar­get hemo­glo­bin and melanin in your skin, the laser treat­ment helps decrease the appear­ance of hyper­pig­men­ta­tion, dark sports and pores. In addi­tion, the IPL laser works to stim­u­late col­la­gen, there­fore reduc­ing fine lines and mild acne scarring.

BBL Treat­ment

A broad­band light treat­ment, or BBL, is used to min­i­mize the appear­ance of freck­les, age spots and uneven skin tex­ture and improve skin firm­ness. High inten­si­ty light heats the skin to stim­u­late new col­la­gen pro­duc­tion, help­ing restore your skin to its nat­ur­al beau­ty. The pho­to ther­mal ener­gy with reduce the amount of red­ness in your com­plex­ion and cre­ate an even, firm skin texture.

For both the IPL and BBL laser treat­ments there is no down­time, and often one to three treat­ment ses­sions are rec­om­mend­ed. To deter­mine which laser treat­ment is best suit­ed for your skin type, sched­ule an appoint­ment with an estheti­cian here or by call­ing your local Belleza.

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