BBL vs. IPL: What is the Verdict?
Laser treatments have become very popular over the last few decades, and this ever-improving skincare technology has continued to produce incredible results. The only real downside is the challenge that many people face in understanding the various treatments and which is better. Every treatment at every clinic seems to be touted as the “best and most effective,” yet they are all different.
One of the most common confusions we see is the difference between BBL (broad-band laser) and IPL (intense pulsed laser) therapies. Both are similar, but which is better? And what should you use to achieve and maintain smooth, clear, healthy, and youthful skin?
To answer this question, we first must explain what these treatments are.
What is IPL?
IPL is one of the first forms of effective laser skin treatments and employs bursts of intense light to safely heat and destroy targeted skin cells. The light is primarily absorbed by darker cells, which means that pigmented and damaged cells tend to absorb much more heat and can be easily targeted with various frequencies.
The trouble with IPL is in the inconsistency and hazards of its use. High-end IPL equipment in the hands of a skilled practitioner can deliver excellent results, but these ideal conditions may be rare.
What is BBL?
BBL is a safer, more effective form of laser treatment. BBL was developed based on the original IPL laser, and you could liken it to the “2.0” version of IPL – resolving the issues that made IPL a somewhat risky and inconsistent treatment. BBL has become one of the most effective laser therapies available, and can effectively treat:
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Unwanted pigmentation (age spots, sun spots, and freckles)
- Redness caused by broken capillaries under your skin
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and aging skin
The various wavelengths of light and filters allow us to target and treat individual skin conditions, and even down to targeting and destroying the bacteria that causes acne.
BBL + Dermalinfusion
If you are looking for dramatic and life-changing results, then the “stacked” combination of BBL and Dermalinfusion might be perfect for you. Dermalinfusion is a three-in-one treatment that cleanses, exfoliates, and stimulates your skin while injecting medical-grade serums to trigger intensive healing and rejuvenation. When you combine BBL and Dermalinfusion, the results are nothing short of spectacular.
Are you ready to look your best?
Call us today at (724) 269-2726 to schedule a consultation at Acqua Blu Med Spa – we will answer your questions and help you achieve your best, most beautiful looking skin today!