Fall is here and Halloween is slowly descending upon us, and no matter what you choose to dress up as, uneven and dull skin should never be a costume you cannot take off!
As we grow older our skin becomes rougher, loose (slack is due to loss of elastic tissue), spotted, less supple, dull, and uneven. And, the fact of the matter is that environmental factors such as harsh, prolonged sun exposure accelerate these unsightly signs of aging and have you looking years older than you really are.
That is why we want to introduce you to BBL™! (And no, we are not talking to you about the Brazilian Butt Lift). BBL™ is a corrective phototherapy treatment that is available here at the Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre that will have you looking younger and brighter than ever before!
Your new mantra is: don’t get old, get even!
What is BBL?
BBL stands for Broad Band Light and is a laser skin treatment that is considered the next generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) photorejuvenation therapy that works hard to target age spots, sun damage, freckles, rosacea, broken capillaries, and an uneven skin tone. BBL™ emits broad spectrum photo thermal energy (short blasts of high intensity light) and is a highly advanced photo facial therapy that produces optimal results.
Laser facial treatments target imperfections at their core, and are most effective because of their controlled accuracy in targeting deep layers below the skin’s surface. Also, as compared to chemical peels or microdermabrasion, laser treatments deliver longer lasting results!
Research has shown that patients who have had BBL™ can reduce and delay the long term signs of skin aging and can already notice brighter looking skin 1-2 weeks after their first treatment. However for the very best results, in terms of pigmentation elimination, we recommend coming in for at least 3 sessions of treatment.
What to Expect
Though we would be more than happy to just hang out with you all day, for this particular treatment you can expect to spend at least 60 minutes with us. Described as merely a warm snapping sensation, BBL™ boasts little to no downtime or pain, meaning you can “get glowing” right after it’s over (sorry we love our puns around here)!
Immediately after the treatment you may experience some mild redness and the initial darkening of brown pigment (like small coffee grounds), that will slough off in anywhere from 7-14 days. We also recommend being more vigilant with your daily broad-spectrum sunscreen as your skin will be more sensitive to the harmful UV rays! Honestly speaking, that is why fall is the perfect time to come in for laser treatments – never before have we been so thankful for the rain!
Why the Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre?
The Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre has been performing IPL treatments for over 15 years and our patients from all over B.C, including Delta, Richmond, Burnaby, and Surrey trust us as their #1 provider for this treatment. With a commitment to quality performance and trusted for outstanding results, we are happy to share that our training centre is home to our very own BBL certified trainers that are more than qualified to help you achieve the results you desire.
Our clinic is also dedicated to ensuring that you are as well provided for as possible. This means you can expect that we have all the medication you could need to feel comfortable pre and post treatment, as well as lots of drinks and snacks! And, if the fact that you can’t secure a babysitter is holding you back, fret not! We have complementary child-minding services available for you so you can sit back and relax and take a moment to just focus on your treatment. We also have exclusive parking available for our members, and outdoor pay-parking available on the second floor for all our non-members.
Come visit us for a consultation on BBL™ and let us show you why it has become known as the holy grail of skin care treatments!