How BBL/IPL Compares to Laser Skin Rejuvenation

In recent years, we have witnessed a steep incline of aesthetic treatments that do not require surgery (or any of its risks). The development of various modalities has made it possible for men and women of all ages to tighten skin that has lost its firmness, to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and to brighten skin that has become dull with age. With all of the innovation in aesthetic medicine may also come a bit of confusion. Here, we want to look at how the BBL photo facial is different than laser skin resurfacing.

Laser skin resurfacing has been around for quite some time. This treatment focuses energy right on the surface, where skin cells have grown old and died off, yet not left the body. Lasers essentially wipe out the top surface of cells, revealing the younger, healthier cells beneath.

The BBL treatments available at Kovanda Plastic Surgery in Edina are slightly different. Well, they are very different. BBL is broadband light. Technically, the BBL facial is an IPL treatment, which stands for Intense Pulsed Light. The value of this methodology is that the wavelengths of light directed toward the skin essentially cross right through the surface. The superficial cells are not what absorb this light; it is the tissues that lie beneath the surface that is targeted, and this means lasting change.

The dermal layers of tissue that are treated with our BBL facial are the cells that are responsible for elastin and collagen, the tightness of the skin and its firmness and tone. When regularly treated with light therapy, the skin can be alleviated of concerns such as:

  • Sun damage and dark spots
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Acne
  • Freckles and discoloration, even from rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity

What you need to know

BBL treatments support the natural renewal of the skin. These facials are intended as a routine part of your skin care regimen. According to a clinical study, BBL can achieve remarkable results over a 10-year period, making a face appear younger than it did at the onset of treatment.

If you are interested in a convenient skin rejuvenating treatment with no downtime, consider the value of the BBL photo facial. Call 612-335-9032 today!

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