During a BBL treatment, a trained healthcare provider will apply a gel to the skin and then use a handheld device to deliver precise bursts of light to the treatment area. The light energy penetrates the skin and targets the pigment in the targeted cells, which causes the cells to break down and be absorbed by the body. At the same time, the light energy stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to improve the skin's texture and tone.
The procedure typically takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients may feel a warm, snapping sensation during the treatment, but discomfort is usually minimal. Prior to the treatment, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied to the skin to further minimize any discomfort.
After the treatment, patients may experience mild redness and swelling, which typically subside within a few hours to a few days. Patients should avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect their skin after the treatment.
Patients can expect to see visible improvements in their skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance within a few days after the treatment. However, optimal results may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart, depending on the individual's skin condition and treatment goals.Patients should also follow any post-treatment instructions provided by their provider to ensure the best possible outcome.