Please avoid the sun/tanning beds and do not wax, tweeze, thread or receive electrolysis 4 weeks prior to your treatment.
Posts Categorized: BBL Hair Removal
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated. This area may feel like a mild sunburn. For many patients, this sensation along with the redness disappears within a few hours. For some, however, it may take a couple of days. Also, it is crucial that you avoid exposing… Read more »
The area of your skin to be treated will be scanned with BBL. The treatment time will depend on the area being treated. A system for cooling your skin will be used to remove heat is as it leaves the follicles, so your treatment is as comfortable as possible.
You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles.
On average, each BBL treatment will be associated with some permanent hair loss. So in most cases hair removal can only be achieved after several treatments. The number of treatments will depend on each patient’s individual response to BBL therapy, and the amount of hair to be removed. BBL can permanently reduce hair growth by… Read more »
You may need need anywhere from 4 – 8 treatments, at approximately 4 – 12 week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth or anagen phase can be successfully treated. Usually only 20% of the hair is in anagen phase, which is why… Read more »
Both BBL and laser use high-energy light to target skin structures such as hair follicles. Laser uses light of a single wavelength, whereas BBL uses light with a range of wavelengths. The end result is similar – light energy gets converted into heat and destroys the fair follicle target. Early versions of IPL were often… Read more »