How to Care for Your Skin After a BBL Photofacial

Posted on January 23, 2023

BBL (BroadBand Light) treatment has become a popular cosmetic treatment in Chicago. This skin rejuvenating treatment has many benefits and can treat a variety of skin conditions, but it is important to care for your skin after treatment to maintain your beautiful results.

What is a BBL Photofacial?

The BBL Photofacial is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that uses light therapy to stimulate collagen production and brighten the skin. The BBL treatment targets hyperpigmentation and skin discoloration as well as acne, uneven skin tone, rough skin texture, and spider veins or broken blood vessels. Patients enjoy immediate results that improve over time with multiple BBL treatments.

Soothe Your Skin

After a BBL Photofacial, your skin may be mildly red with a sunburned feeling. You can soothe this skin redness and mild discomfort with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain medications. Your skin sensitivity should not last longer than a few hours but can take the rest of the day to subside.

Don’t Pick at Your Skin

A BBL Photofacial targets hyperpigmentation, freckling, and dark spots on the skin. The targeted pigmentated lesions will temporarily darken after treatment and gradually flake off within a week. It’s necessary that you do not pick at these spots since this could cause permanent discoloration or scarring.

Use Gentle Moisturizers

As your skin heals after a BBL Photofacial, it will be mildly sensitive. Use a gentle, unscented moisturizer, and avoid exfoliators or cleansers with drying ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid. Keep your skin clean and hydrated for the best results.

Avoid Sun Exposure

Since new skin cells are developing and your skin is resurfacing, it is important to avoid sun exposure, including tanning ads with UV rays. Direct heat and sun exposure could cause permanent dark spots and/or damage the skin. Make sure to wear broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing like a wide-brimmed hat for about four weeks after the BBL treatment.

Wait to Wear Makeup

Makeup should be avoided until your skin is stopped blistering and flaking. When removing your makeup, use a gentle cleanser and makeup remover. Do not scrub your face since this could have a similar effect as picking the lesions off. For the best results, you should probably stick to a simple makeup routine for the first few days to a week.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about how you can benefit from a BBL Photofacial in Chicago, IL, schedule a consultation with board-certified dermatologists Drs. Kallimullah and Cavanaugh. They will be happy to speak with you about your skin concerns and help you determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.