Broadband Light Therapy (BBL™)
Commonly known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy (IPL) or photofacials, Broadband Light (BBL™) refers to laser treatments that have the ability to treat sun damage, fine facial wrinkles, brown pigmentation and/or scattered blood vessels. BBL™ treatments are incredibly effective while being much more comfortable than other nonsurgical options. Some collagen tightening and remodeling is expected with repeat treatments. IPL laser treatments can be performed on a number of areas including the face, chest, neck, hands and arms.
BBL™ works by emitting a broad spectrum light on the area being treated which penetrates to the deeper tissues. The light is attracted to browns and reds that are present and will lessen the appearance of these. The light will also aid in heating up the collagen which in turn minimizes fine lines. BBL™ is a non-invasive treatment that leaves the surface layer of the skin intact thus allowing patients to experience minimal side effects. Patients can expect to see an improvement in both the colour and texture of their skin.
At ICLS we only operate an advanced “medical grade” BBL™ system, which is performed by an extensively trained nurse under the direct supervision of Dr. Sapra.
Before and After
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does Broadband Light Therapy (BBL™) hurt?
Patients can expect to experience the look and feel of a mild sunburn for approximately 1–2 days after the treatment.
How long does a BBL™ treatment last?
Patients will normally require between 3–5 treatments to achieve the greatest overall results, which are scheduled approximately 4 weeks apart.
How much does a BBL treatment cost?
Cost and length of treatment varies depending on the area of the body – face, neck, chest or hands – as well as the number of treatments required to achieve the desired results. Pricing begins at $215 per session for hands and $525 per session for the face. Contact ICLS to find out if this treatment is right for you.
Aftercare and Recovery
Patients can expect to experience the look and feel of a mild sunburn for approximately 1–2 days after the treatment. This procedure can also be performed during the summer months as long as the patient wears a high SPF sunscreen and avoids getting a tan. Patients will normally require between 3–5 treatments to achieve the greatest overall results, which are scheduled approximately four weeks apart.
Our Nurses & Specialist
At ICLS, you will be under the care of some of Canada’s most experienced registered nurses. ICLS is one of the only practices in the country (maybe even the world!) to employ only registered nurses to deliver treatments. Our all-female nursing staff consists of hard-working, internationally-trained medical professionals.
Our nurses perform your treatment under our medical director, Dr. Sheetal Sapra, who is a top dermatologist and pioneer of new technologies aimed at improving the lives and looks of his patients. Dr. Sapra has practiced medical dermatology for more than 35 years and has made significant contributions to the field.