What Is a BBL Photofacial?

Mar 29, 2022
What Is a BBL Photofacial?
At SafiraMD, we strive to provide our clients with access to the latest minimally invasive aesthetic treatment options so that they can achieve a more youthful appearance.

At SafiraMD, we strive to provide our clients with access to the latest minimally invasive aesthetic treatment options so that they can achieve a more youthful appearance. That is why we proudly offer BBL photofacial skin rejuvenation treatments to patients located in Alpharetta, GA, and surrounding areas.

A BBL photofacial is a unique phototherapy skin treatment that utilizes broadband light (BBL) in order to target wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and other signs of aging. It has the potential to leave your skin looking smoother, tighter, and clearer.

Below, take a closer look at BBL photofacials so that you can decide whether this popular skin rejuvenation and wrinkle treatment is the right fit for your needs.

The Treatment Process

When you arrive for treatment, our clinician will start by applying a clear gel to your target areas. This may include either your entire face or other select areas, depending on the scope of treatment that we have discussed. The gel is designed to help your body more effectively absorb the broadband light.

After the gel has been applied, our clinician will then expose your target areas to broadband light using the handheld BBL photofacial device. When the light is applied, you may experience some minimal discomfort. 

While many patients don’t require any topical numbing cream, you can discuss this option with us before beginning the treatment.

In total, your treatment should last approximately 30 minutes. However, your appointment may be shorter or longer, depending on how large an area you want to target with the BBL photofacial. 

For instance, treating only your forehead and glabella will likely take less than half an hour, whereas targeting your entire face may take slightly longer.

Once your treatment has been completed, you can resume normal activities right away. You can even apply makeup, if desired, and head into work or attend a social gathering immediately after concluding your BBL photofacial treatment.

While you may experience some redness after treatment, this is perfectly normal and should subside in only a few hours.

How It Works

The BBL photofacial emits three distinct types of broadband light: blue, yellow, and infrared light. The blue broadband light is designed to destroy acne-causing bacteria in order to clear up blemishes on your skin. 

The yellow broadband light works to decrease redness and inflammation, which should make your skin appear fuller and more youthful. Finally, the infrared light stimulates natural healing processes.

The processes triggered by the BBL photofacial will begin to produce noticeable results between two and ten days after treatment. These healing processes will continue to improve the appearance and feel of your skin for weeks or months after treatment.

In order to experience optimal results, most patients will require four to six BBL photofacial treatments. These treatments are usually administered in 30-day increments.

What BBL Photofacials Treat

While individual results may vary, BBL photofacials can improve the appearance of a wide range of skin imperfections, including:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Dullness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Redness or rosacea
  • Sunspots
  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Freckles

When receiving treatment, you can expect to observe benefits within a week after the minimally invasive procedure. As you undergo additional treatments, you should experience continued improvements to these conditions.

Although the BBL photofacial procedure is primarily used to treat age-related facial skin conditions, the light can be utilized on other areas of the body as well. BBL can treat body acne, sunspots, and other blemishes on areas such as the hands, back, and neck.

Benefits of BBL Photofacials

The BBL photofacial is an advanced treatment option that offers a multitude of benefits. That is why it has quickly become one of the most popular treatments offered at SafiraMD’s Alpharetta, GA, location. The benefits of this intervention include:


The BBL photofacial allows our clinicians to simultaneously treat multiple skin conditions in a single appointment. For instance, the BBL photofacial device can improve the appearance of acne, sunspots, and freckles after just one treatment. This is because it emits three distinct types of broadband light, each of which produces unique effects.

No Downtime

Another appealing aspect of the BBL photofacial is that it does not require patients to endure lengthy downtime. Patients can resume normal activities as soon as they complete their treatment session, which makes BBL photofacials convenient enough to fit into any schedule.

Measurable Results

Finally, the BBL photofacial produces visible results in as little as one treatment session. However, we recommend four to six sessions in order to achieve optimal results.

How Do I Know If a BBL Photofacial Is Right for Me?

If you are experiencing any of the conditions outlined above, then the BBL photofacial may be a great treatment option for you. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation with one of the talented providers at SafiraMD.

BBL Photofacial Treatments in Alpharetta, GA

If you are ready to start your journey to clearer, more vibrant skin, the team at SafiraMD is here to help. Our experienced clinicians and support staff offer a broad range of skin rejuvenation services and wrinkle treatments that are designed to produce measurable results.

At the outset of any new patient relationship, we take the time to learn your needs and goals so that we can develop a custom treatment plan just for you. The combination of our patient-first approach and our use of cutting-edge treatments allows us to better serve our valued clients.

To learn more about our BBL photofacial wrinkle treatments, contact our team or visit our Alpharetta, GA, office. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.