Forever Bare BBL™ Permanent Hair Removal

Forever Bare BBL™ Permanent Hair Removal

BBL Hair Removal (a type of IPL) Hair removal with Broad Band Light (BBL) is another method of reducing and eliminated unwanted hair. This treatment uses the science of light to significantly reduce hair by targeting and injuring hair follicles without harming the surrounding skin.

How does BBL hair removal works

BBL is short for Broad Band Light. It is a treatment that removes hair through a process called photo-epilation. This is based on the principle of selective photothermolysis, where light energy is absorbed into the target hair follicles while sparing the surrounding, healthy skin tissue. While it is still a light source, BBL works differently than conventional laser systems. Instead, BBL systems use a broad light spectrum of light with wavelengths ranging from 590 to 1200 nm (green, yellow, orange, red and infrared). The wavelengths emit light energy in carefully timed pulses to maximise the effectiveness of the treatment.  At the same time decreases the risk of skin damage and minimise pain.

How is the Procedure Performed

During the treatment, a gel is applied to the treatment area in order to focus the light energy and cool the top skin layer. A handheld device is then placed on the skin and the treatment begins. The light energy heats and damages the hair follicle, typically causing follicle to stop functioning. BBL technology allows your doctor provide a procedure that is gentle and non-invasive.

BBL systems can also be customised to your specific skin colour, hair colour and hair density. It can be used on a wide range of hair colours, from light brown to dark black hair. It also removes hair from all skin types. Complexions from porcelain white through olive to dark brown. Hair on most parts of the body can be treated, no matter how deep the follicles reside. Sensitive areas like the lips, ears, nose, underarms, and bikini line can usually be easily tolerated.

BBL can also treat very large areas at one time. Approximately 100 to 200 hairs can be treated with each flash of the light.  Larger patches of hair on the legs, back and chest can be treated quickly in a single session. It can also be used for small delicate areas as well. Because of the length of time associated with other hair removal treatments, BBL may be a fast way to achieve a hair-free look.

As with other laser procedures, multiple treatment sessions are typically required for long-lasting hair removal.

What is the recovery like?

Other than keeping the treated area protected from sunlight for a few weeks, you can return to your full, normal routines immediately.  Slight redness similar to a mild sunburn may occur.  This usually disappears over a few days.

When using BBL for laser hair removal it is very important to be minimise strong sun exposure for minimum 1 month. If you are likely to be tan (e.g. just after a holiday) after being exposed to sunshine, our 1064 NdYAG laser hair removal would be the appropriate choice of systems to be used.

 

Make an appointment with our aesthetic doctors to assess if BBL is the right treatment for you.