BBL Photofacial

BBL Photofacial Laser Treatment for Skin Health at Glow Dermspa in Lakewood Ranch FL
BBL Photo Facial in Lakewood Ranch Bradenton and Sarasota Florida

BBL Photofacial

The effects of sun exposure, an active lifestyle and the natural aging process have an impact on the health and appearance of your skin. As “the next generation of IPL” a BBL Photofacial treatment restores your skin’s natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, and more vibrant.

Light therapy is one of the best weapons in a skin health regimen. Using specific light filters, BBL Photofacial targets discoloration, sun damage, broken capillaries and veins. Light therapy improves skin tone by stimulating cell renewal and the production of collagen and elastin. With virtually no downtime, BBL Photofacial is easy to incorporate into your anti-aging regimen.

Fast Facts

Treatment Aspects Treatment Details
What are the benefits of BBL Photofacial Laser? Benefits 1. Treats brown pigmentation or freckles
2. Treats redness or broken capillaries
3. Stimulates collagen production
How much does BBL Photofacial Laser cost? AVG Cost Full face $450, price varies for other body locations, packages available.
What is the recovery time after getting BBL Photofacial Laser? Downtime Minimal – redness for a few hours, “coffee-grinding” of brown spots for 4-10 days
Is anesthetic used for BBL Photofacial Laser? Topical Anesthetic Used? No
Where can you get BBL Photofacial Laser on the body? Treatment Areas All areas of the body

BBL Photofacial FAQ

Skin rejuvenation occurs as pulses of light energy delivered from the BBL gently heat the upper layers of skin. Specific light filters target selected areas such as sun spots or freckles (brown pigmentation) or redness from broken capillary vessels and rosacea. The targeted areas absorb the heat fading pigmentation and minimizing redness. Skin cells respond by stimulating collagen, improving the appearance and health of damaged skin.
Prior to the treatment, your provider will assess your skin for recent sun exposure. We recommend avoiding sun exposure 7 days prior to a BBL treatment. Protective eye shields will be applied. As the treatment begins you will feel warmth or a “rubber band snap” sensation to the area the BBL is delivering light energy. The treatment will last 20 – 30 minutes, depending on the area.
While a BBL photofacial can deliver long-lasting results, it is not a permanent solution. To maintain optimal results, we recommend a series of treatments, followed by maintenance sessions as needed. The frequency of treatments will depend on your skin type and individual needs, at home skin care routine, sun exposure and lifestyle.
A BBL photofacial is effective in treating a variety of skin concerns, specifically brown spots and freckles and acne. It also promotes collagen production, resulting in improved skin texture and overall skin rejuvenation.
BBL photofacial can help tighten and firm the skin by stimulating collagen production. However, it is not specifically designed for significant skin tightening. For more targeted skin tightening treatments, we offer other advanced procedures at Glow Dermspa.
There is no downtime, you should be able to resume your normal activities after the treatment. Following your treatment, you may notice some redness, like a mild sunburn. This will resolve in a few hours. Pigmented lesions will darken or “coffee-grinde” and slough off in 7-10 days. It is important to use a mineral based sunscreen daily before and after your treatment.
Broadband Light (BBL) treatments are effective at treating all areas of the body. The most common areas are face, neck, décolleté, back of hands, and forearms.

BBL (BroadBand Light) and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) are similar technologies that use light energy to treat various skin concerns. The primary difference is that BBL uses a broader range of wavelengths, allowing for more precise and customized treatments. This versatility makes BBL more effective for a wider variety of skin issues and types.

You can wear makeup after a BBL photofacial, but it is recommended to wait at least 24 hours to allow your skin to recover. Be sure to use gentle, non-irritating products and apply sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from sun exposure.
If you have never had a BBL treatment, we recommend 3 treatments spaced one month apart for optimal results.  To maintain results, it is recommended to repeat a BBL treatment every 6 months. If you want the most anti-aging BBL can provider, studies have shown that treating your skin with the Sciton BBL 3-4 times a year actually affects gene expression, making your cells act younger, which significantly delays skin aging!
Yes! This treatment benefits both men and women.

How BBL Photofacials Work

BBL photofacial is a non-invasive treatment that utilizes advanced BroadBand Light technology to target and treat a variety of skin concerns. The light energy is absorbed by the targeted areas, such as pigmented lesions, broken capillaries, or acne-causing bacteria, breaking them down and stimulating the body’s natural healing process.

As a result, the skin’s appearance is improved, with a reduction in brown spots, freckles, and sun damage. The BBL photofacial also stimulates collagen production, promoting smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. At Glow Dermspa, our skilled skin care specialists customize each BBL treatment to suit your individual needs, ensuring the most effective results for your specific skin concerns.

What to Expect

Your BBL photofacial appointment at Glow Dermspa will begin with a thorough consultation, during which your skin care specialist will discuss your concerns and desired results. Based on your unique needs, a personalized treatment plan will be designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

During the procedure, your skin will be cleansed, and a cooling gel may be applied for enhanced comfort. Protective eyewear will be provided to ensure your safety. The BBL device will then be used to deliver light energy to the targeted areas, which may cause a mild snapping or stinging sensation. The treatment usually lasts around 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.

After your BBL photofacial, you may experience temporary redness and mild swelling, which should subside within a few hours to a couple of days. In the days following BBL, the brown pigmentation treated by the laser will get temporarily darker, a process called “coffee grinding.” This should resolve in 5 – 14 days. It is essential to avoid direct sun exposure and apply sunscreen with at least SPF 50 to protect your skin during the healing process.

You can expect to see noticeable improvements in your skin’s appearance within a few weeks, with optimal results typically visible after a series of treatments.

BBL Photo Facial Treatment Applications

BBL photofacial is a versatile treatment that can address a wide range of skin concerns and deliver noticeable improvements. Here are some of the most common applications for BBL photofacial treatments:
BBL photofacial effectively targets and breaks down sunspots and age spots, resulting in a more even and radiant complexion. The light energy penetrates the skin, breaking down excess pigment to reveal a clearer and brighter appearance.

BBL photofacial is a popular treatment for reducing facial redness and the symptoms of rosacea. By targeting and breaking down blood vessels that cause redness, BBL helps to restore an even skin tone and alleviate rosacea symptoms. However, even though BBL can help with redness, for a more specific redness treatment, we recommend our VBeam PDL laser treatment.

BBL photofacial can help treat active acne breakouts and reduce acne scarring. The treatment targets acne-causing bacteria, reducing inflammation and promoting clearer skin. In addition, it can help stimulate collagen production, which may improve the appearance of acne scars.

BBL photofacial stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. By promoting collagen growth, the treatment can improve skin texture, minimize fine lines, and restore a more youthful appearance. However, at Glow we consider this a positive side benefit of the treatment. For even greater collagen and skin rejuvenation, and for more specific texture improvement, we recommend Microneedling.

BBL photofacial effectively targets and eliminates broken capillaries and small spider veins, restoring a more even and balanced complexion. The light energy is absorbed by the blood vessels, causing them to collapse and be naturally removed by the body. However, even though BBL can help with redness, for a more specific redness treatment we recommend our Vbeam PDL laser.

BBL photofacial can improve overall skin tone and texture by reducing pigmentation issues and stimulating collagen production. This leads to a brighter, more even complexion and smoother, more refined skin texture.

BBL photofacial can help minimize the appearance of enlarged pores by stimulating collagen production, which tightens and firms the skin. As a result, pores may appear smaller and less noticeable, giving the skin a more refined appearance. However, even though a BBL photofacial can help with pore size, if your main objective is pore size improvement, we recommend microneedling.

What Our Clients Say

Glow DermspaExcellentGlow Dermspa4.9 Based on 341 reviews fromSee all reviews review us onDanielle LadnerDanielle Ladner ★★★★★ I’ve been using Arsenault Dermatology for years and have recently been doing services at the Glow Dermspa. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The spa is welcoming and warm. I highly recommend.Maleta DunneMaleta Dunne ★★★★★ Very professional evaluation. To the point. Honest consideration of expected outcome. Always a delight to visit.LL ★★★★★ Best intro in trying a new facial. Melissa and entire staff are excellent; they address questions, concerns and are very knowledgeable. Professional and experienced coupled with friendliness. A rare combination.Joy DavisJoy Davis ★★★★★ The consultation was great and thorough. I felt well cared for and I would return.Kelly HopsonKelly Hopson ★★★★★ Always a great experience! The staff is amazing. Injectors really listen to what you want. Excellent customer service and care.Linette SotoLinette Soto ★★★★★ This was my first time at Glow Dermspa and it was such an amazing experience. Nina was my injector, she is highly knowledgeable and she made me feel so comfortable and confident. She did my lips and a bit of Botox and I look very natural! The space is stunning and so clean, every detail is thought out. The staff are all so friendly and welcoming, I look forward to my next visit here!Sally FarruggioSally Farruggio ★★★★★ A highly professional derm spa with experienced, friendly knowledgeable technicians. The facility is spotless and beautiful. The treatments offered are vast, very well explained and discussed. Looking forward to a long term relationship with Glow Dermspa.js_loader
BBL Broadband Light Photo Facial Specialist in Lakewood Ranch Lacy Rogers
BBL Photofacial Laser specialist Lacy Rogers

Why Choose Our Med Spa for BBL Photo Facial Treatments in Lakewood Ranch FL

Glow Dermspa is the premier destination for BBL Photo Facial treatments in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Sarasota areas of Florida. Here are a few things that set us apart:

We take pride in delivering top-tier high-quality services at wallet-friendly prices. Our BBL Photofacial treatments not only provide amazing outcomes but also ensure maximum value for your investment.

At Glow Dermspa, we recognize that trust is essential for any effective treatment. Our devoted team is fully committed to your well-being and happiness. Our goal is an enduring partnerships with you and that you feel valued and supported throughout the entire process.
With nearly 20 years of customer service experience, we're confident you'll be impressed with our detail-oriented attention and personalized care. We aim to make every visit to our med spa a memorable and enjoyable experience.
Your safety is our primary concern. Our BBL Photofacial specialists achieve natural results tailored to your unique needs and provide a safe and fun environment for you to explore and experience new treatments.
Our med spa is built on Dr. Emily Arsenault's esteemed reputation for dermatology excellence in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, and Sarasota areas of Florida. Glow Dermspa reflects her unwavering dedication to client satisfaction. Rest assured that your BBL Photofacial treatments are in the hands of highly skilled experts.
At Glow Dermspa, we emphasize education to create knowledgeable clients. We understand that deciding on BBL Photofacial treatments are an important choice, and we're here to provide expert guidance and support every step of the way. With each appointment, you'll gain a better understanding of your alternatives, ensuring you leave feeling confident in your decision and delighted with the results.

Specials & Events

Seasonal & Monthly Deals

We invite you to take full advantage of our exceptional seasonal and monthly offers on injectables and other skincare services at Glow Dermspa! We’re delighted to present you with special pricing and savings on popular treatments like BBL Photo Facials, Kybella Injections, C02re Laser, CoolSculpting Treatments and more, to help you realize your aesthetic dreams without breaking the bank.

Educational Events

Our passion for empowering clients through education drives us to host regular events that inform and enlighten on the variety of products and services we provide. Join these captivating sessions, where our experienced team will share insights, address your concerns, and even showcase live demonstrations. Our events are a great way to network with fellow enthusiasts while uncovering the latest trends and inventive procedures.
Moxi Laser Demonstration at our Annual event in Lakewood Ranch Florida
Melissa Beachy giving a Moxi Laser demonstration at our Annual Event in Lakewood Ranch.

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All Lasers at a Glance

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Laser *Cost Downtime
(days)
Numbing Treatment Areas
MOXI laser $850 2-5 Yes Face & body
VBeam PDL Laser $150 1-7 No Face & body
BBL Photofacial $450 4-10 No Face & body
CO2re Laser $1500 7-14 Yes Face, perioral, neck, chest, hands
*Starting cost only – actual cost depends on your goals, specific customized treatment plan, current skin condition and number of recommended treatments.
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