BBL™ Laser Treatment


What is BBL™ Laser Treatment?


BBL™ BroadBand Light therapy, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL), is one of the most powerful devices on the market. This treatment will leave the skin firmer and more even in skin tone with minimal downtime.  BBL™ light therapy is faster and more comfortable than traditional IPL treatments. 

Recent studies have proven that this treatment actually reverses signs of aging on a genetic level. The heat from the laser helps to stimulate collagen while targeting brown and red pigment in the skin. BBL™ stimulates cells to regenerate even with 1 treatment, however a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. 

Benefits of BBL™ are reducing sun damage, brown spots, redness and acne and helps to tighten skin improving tone and texture. Common areas to treat are face, neck, chest, arms, hands and even legs.


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What Can I Expect From a Treatment Session?

This treatment typically takes 45 min to an hour. Some patients request a topical application of numbing but not all patients require this. Most patients to do not have significant downtime, however we recommend not planning any major events for 2-3 days after your treatment to see how your skin responds. Minor swelling and increased brown and red pigment is temporarily noted but patients are allowed to apply tinted sunscreen and makeup immediately post treatment. There is no peeling or visual flaking with this treatment so it is a perfect treatment to help target crepey skin, brown pigment and fine vessels without interrupting your daily routine leaving your skin revitalized and more youthful. 


Am I a Good Candidate?

Please feel free to come into our office for a complimentary consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment.

Powered by broadband light, your BBL photofacial at Refine Aesthetics Med Spa in downtown Austin, Texas is an alternative to major resurfacing lasers that will tackle numerous skin complaints. If you’re worried about sun spots or damage, brown spots, rosacea, spider veins, acne or any other skin imperfections, this non-invasive technology will have you looking and feeling your best without the need for recovery time. BBL BroadBand Light or IPL- Intense Pulsed Light, commonly known as a Photofacial – is the rejuvenation treatment you’re looking for to feel more confident in your skin.

What is BBL Photofacial?

BBL™ or BroadBand Light therapy, often referred to as photofacials or laser skin rejuvenation, is a transformational technology specifically designed to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen, of course, is a protein found throughout the body that provides support and structure, and is the source of our skin’s elasticity and strength. As more collagen is produced in your skin, imperfections are repaired, reducing their visibility and revealing a much smoother texture and complexion. BBL has the power to produce similar results to surgery without so much as a single incision.

BBL can be used to treat many different areas of the body without surgery, including your face, neck and de’collete’ as well as your chest, and in some cases, your arms and hands.

There is no incision, no surgery, minimal pain, no anesthesia, making photofacials a non-invasive solution to your skin concerns.

After a BBL photofacial, you’ll experience the many benefits which include:
  • Smoother skin texture
  • Even skin tone
  • Youthful looking skin
  • Increased elasticity in the skin
  • Smaller pores
  • Rejuvenation
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What Skin Issues Do Photofacials Help to Correct?

At Refine Aesthetics Med Spa in Austin, TX, we’re proud to be able to provide our clients with photofacial technology that will bring that youthful bounce back to their skin without the need for surgery. You can treat the many signs of aging with Intense Pulsed Light, as well as many other skin imperfections, including:
    • Acne and acne scarring
    • Fine lines
    • Wrinkles
    • Age spots
    • Sun damage
    • Sun spots
    • Brown spots
    • Rosacea
    • Scarring
    • Birthmarks and freckles
    • Enlarged pores
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Melasma
We all develop skin complaints as we age, but thanks to science and technology, we can reverse the signs of aging and bring our skin closer to its original texture, tone and smoothness. The best part, is that we don’t need surgery or major resurfacing lasers to do it! With BBL, you’ll see rejuvenation as it uncovers a smoother, younger looking skin with no pain and no downtime.
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What to Expect from a BBL Face Treatment

During a BBL photofacial at Refine Aesthetics in Austin, Texas, you won’t feel any pain. BBL is a fully FDA approved alternative to surgery that uses broadband light energy to stimulate collagen production in the skin, which produces no discomfort. However, your practitioner will apply a topical numbing agent to ensure your experience is as comfortable as possible.

Patients are given glasses or metal eye shields that help to protect the eyes from this powerful light technology and gel will be applied to the treatment area, much like an ultrasound. The handpiece is then held against the treatment area as it begins to emit light pulses. Patients experience slight tingling/heat sensation or short snaps/light rubber banks snaps and your treatment is likely to be over in 30 minutes.

Afterwards, you’ll be cleaned up and sent home after sunscreen is applied. Your skin may appear slightly red and feel warm after your BBL photofacial, but that will fade usually within 24 hours of your treatment.

It’s important that, after a BBL photofacial treatment, you avoid direct sunlight and tanning and you should reapply your sunscreen before heading outside, no matter the season. You can go right back to your life as normal. Unlike surgery, there is minimal downtime after a BBL photofacial.

Treated areas may appear darker in the days following your treatment, and some brown spots might even crust over and flake off. This is normal.

Results appear gradually, but you should be able to see the first signs of rejuvenation within just a couple of days to about a week for the face, other areas like neck and chest can take up to 2 weeks to heal after treatment. However makeup and sunscreen can be reapplied immediately.

About Refine Aesthetics Boutique Med Spa in Austin, TX

Refine Aesthetics is the best Med Spa in Austin, TX with a team of skilled professionals who are dedicated to our patients results. Our care is tailored to your unique needs which means your treatment plan is customized to the concerns you have. Our passionate team starts by getting to know you and the imperfections you want to improve. From there, we craft a plan for you that will produce the precise results you want. Each of our team members is skilled and experienced with extensive backgrounds in cosmetic dermatology, medicine and aesthetics.The Refine Aesthetics Austin medical spa is a cutting-edge facility with state-of-the-art technology that will transform all of those imperfections, revealing a younger looking you.If you’re wondering if a BBL photofacial treatment is right for you, the team at Refine Aesthetics in downtown Austin, Texas will assess your skin and let you know what results you can expect. Learn More About Refine Aesthetics Med Spa


BBL Photofacial FAQs

Who is a Good Candidate for a BBL Facial?

BBL facial treatments are an alternative to major resurfacing that is perfect for patients with lighter skin tones to even darker skintones and should be avoided by those taking Accutane. This treatment is not ideal in the middle of summer if you are in the sun/heat excessively. If you are pregnant, you should wait until after your your pregnancy.

How Long do BBL Photofacials Last?

BBL photofacials require no pain medication and are in-office procedures, so they are often short. If desired a topical numbing can be applied but the treatment can be tolerated without it. When you get a BBL photofacial at Refine Aesthetics, you will usually be done in about 30-45 minutes.

How Many BBL Treatments Does it Take to See Results?

For many patients, photofacial results are possible with just one treatment. However, most clients see the best results with 2- 3 sessions spaced a month apart. To find out how many treatments you might need, book your consultation with Refine Aesthetics and we’ll explain everything you need to know about BBL.

What is the Average BBL Photofacial Cost?

The BBL photofacial cost is generally between $500 and $1200 for a full round of treatments which is much more affordable than surgery or resurfacing lasers. Your cost will be determined by the size of the treatment area, the severity of the imperfections that will be targeted and how many sessions you’ll need to achieve the results you want.

Book a BBL Consultation at Refine Aesthetics in Austin, Texas

If you’ve got skin concerns and are curious if Austin BBL photofacials are right for you, get in touch with our team at Refine Aesthetics. When you book your photofacial consultation, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about this incredible treatment. . You’ll find out if BBL photofacials are right for you, how many sessions you’ll need to achieve the results you want and what the cost to you will be. Don’t wait to reverse the signs of aging and reveal your rejuvenated, youthful glow. Get in touch today.

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