The Top Benefits of BBL Photofacial

During the summer, many Chicago residents spend ample time in the sun. Many are not aware of the damage that the sun is causing to their skin, even if only a short amount of time is spent outdoors. Over time, the sun can contribute to the formation of age spots, sun damage, and sagging skin, causing patients to look older than they are (which is why wearing sunscreen is a must). For those who wish to rejuvenate their complexion without downtime, BBL Photofacial may be the answer!

About BBL Photofacial

The BBL (broadband light) photofacial uses precise light energy to heat the outermost layers of the skin. This light is absorbed by targeted areas to simulate the production of collagen. With time, this collagen restores the skin’s health and beauty with smoother, softer, and stronger skin. This treatment can also improve a wide selection of skin conditions, including freckles, age spots, acne, uneven skin texture and tone, and vascular lesions.


While the BBL Photofacial can improve the overall look and feel of your skin due to the stimulation of collagen, it also boasts other major benefits including:

  • Tightens Skin
  • Corrects Sun Damage
  • Treats Age Spots

This treatment also requires no downtime, so patients can on with their daily tasks in no time!

If you are looking forward to going makeup-free this summer, but are unhappy with age spots and sun damage, the BBL Photofacial is for you! Contact CDAM in Chicago today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our board certified dermatologists.

Throughout our lives, our skin is exposed to the sun and other environmental factors that can take a toll on our complexions. You may especially see skin irregularities if you do not regularly wear sunscreen or use harsh cleansers. At CDAM, we offer a cutting-edge treatment to reduce the appearance of skin damage: the BBL Photofacial.

BBL Photofacial

The Treatment

The BBL or BroadBand Light treatment is a done to correct an array of skin conditions, including sun spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, acne, broken capillaries, and more. Using light energy, the upper layers of your skin are gently heated. This stimulates the production of collagen, which can help to restore the skin to its original beauty. The photothermal energy can also treat blood vessels that cause redness in the skin.

Following treatment, age spots and freckles may appear slightly darker before flaking off. This is normal, and will ultimately reveal a more youthful, clearer appearance.


This treatment offers many benefits, which include:

  • Customizable-This treatment can be customized to serve each individual’s unique skin needs.
  • Quick and Comfortable- The BBL photofacial is quick, and can be done in-office in 15-30 minutes. Patients usually tolerate treatments well, only describing a warming sensation. Downtime for this procedure is minimal.
  • Rapid Results- Results appear quickly- just a few days following treatment. Deeper irregularities, like blood vessels and age spots, will begin to clear up in just two weeks.
  • Maintenance– Regular treatments with BBL photofacial will help stimulate collagen production and maintain the skin’s youthful appearance.

A consultation with Dr. Kalimullah or Dr. Cavanaugh is needed to discuss this procedure and whether it is a good choice for you. If you are interested in BBL photofacial treatments for younger, more even skin, contact CDAM in Chicago today to schedule a consultation.