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IPL Vs. BBL Treatments: What's the Difference?

Topics: Anti-Aging, Services, Skin Care


As fall rolls around, it’s time to start contemplating the damage that’s been done to your skin after spending a few too many hours at the pool this summer. While facials and skincare products can improve your skin condition, they don’t compare to the rejuvenation of laser treatments.

Laser services remove your skin layer by layer, resurfacing new skin cells that give your skin a tighter and brighter surface. In general, the majority of laser treatments are used to help with treating wrinkles, acne, scars and red marks, however, the variety of services available to choose from can be overwhelming. A consultation with an esthetician is the most effective way to decide which laser treatment is best for you.

At the Belleza Skin Care Institute, we have a variety of laser treatments that target different skin care concerns so you can get the results you’re looking for. While we have many treatment options, two of the most popular laser services in the industry are the IPL and BBL lasers.

IPL Laser Treatment

An intense pulsed light laser treatment, or IPL, is used primarily for treating sun spots, age spots, hyperpigmentation and the reduction of pore size on your skin. By using a range of light waves that target hemoglobin and melanin in your skin, the laser treatment helps decrease the appearance of hyperpigmentation, dark sports and pores. In addition, the IPL laser works to stimulate collagen, therefore reducing fine lines and mild acne scarring.

BBL Treatment

A broadband light treatment, or BBL, is used to minimize the appearance of freckles, age spots and uneven skin texture and improve skin firmness. High intensity light heats the skin to stimulate new collagen production, helping restore your skin to its natural beauty. The photo thermal energy with reduce the amount of redness in your complexion and create an even, firm skin texture.

For both the IPL and BBL laser treatments there is no downtime, and often one to three treatment sessions are recommended. To determine which laser treatment is best suited for your skin type, schedule an appointment with an esthetician here or by calling your local Belleza.