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Broadband Light Therapy Vs. Chemical Peels

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Which one of these age-defying treatments is best for you?

As fall is over and winter only has a few months left, now is the perfect time for treatments such as Broadband Light Therapy and Chemical Peels to help remove unwanted pigmentation from sun exposure, or those pesky fine veins on the face from aging.

Let’s discuss the similarities and differences between BBL Hero and chemical peel treatments so that you can discover which option can help you get the results you desire.

What are the two procedures?

BBL® Hero™️ is a type of laser therapy that uses broad spectrum of wavelengths to target the skin’s underlying layers. The skin absorbs the light energy, which eliminates pigmented skin cells. A revolutionary treatment, BBL Hero uses technology to boost your body’s natural ability to fight the appearance of aging.

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Chemical peels are formulated to improve the appearance and texture of the skin by increasing cell-turn over and stimulating collagen production. The right chemical peel can help treat skin concerns such as aging, active acne, acne scarring, melasma, sun damage, keratosis pilaris and much more. The results are firmer, smoother skin.

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How do the procedures work?

The intense pulsed light heats and destroys unsightly, tiny vessels, and superficial capillaries of the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. The wavelength of this light targets the pigment of the blood in the vessels, which clots and shrinks the vessel, reducing redness, eliminating broken blood vessels, and evening the skin tone.  

BBL Hero targets specific cells in the deeper layers of the skin without harming its surface or the surrounding tissues. It can break apart pigment so that the natural healing process of the skin (collagen and elastin production) can eliminate or reduce the appearance of dark blemishes, freckles, and birthmarks.

The outcome of a chemical peel is dependent on the skin damage being combated – acne, aging, dullness, wrinkles, and fine lines, and the products that are chosen for the peel. Great peels have a list of highly potent ingredients such as TCA, retinol acid, salicylic acid, phenol, vitamin c, benzoyl peroxide, Konica acid, hydroquinone, and hydrocortisone. Chemical peels with these ingredients penetrate the top layer of skin, and reaches into the epidermis. It works by exfoliating the skin and stimulating the production of new protein. Those proteins are collagen and elastin.  Through this chemical exfoliation, the skin becomes brighter, tighter, smoother, and clearer.

Where on the body can I get these procedures done?

Can address a wide range of skin conditions on any area of the body. The treatment only takes 30 minutes and has no down time.

Is formulated to combat a specific type of skin damage, but can be used on most areas of the body. Common areas for peels are the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. Acne Peel, for example, can also be used to treat the back and shoulders. One of our aesthetics experts can help decide which chemical peel would be best to use, and where to use it, depending on your concerns and desired results.

When should I see results?

During the treatment, you should feel very little discomfort. With the Hero technology the applicator glides gently across the skin, while the sapphire on the end of the applicator keeps the skin cool. For a short period after the treatment the skin may feel warm, but this quickly subsides. 

In a few days after the treatment you may notice pigment coming to the surface crusting, and flaking off. After each session the healed in 7-10 days, but does not keep you from the day to day of life. Most people see smoother, brighter skin within one to two weeks. For best results, you should be getting BBL laser treatment every 4 weeks throughout the fall and winter (when you’re less likely to be spending time in the sun).

Aging peels will have a peeling time starting between three and seven days depending on the severity of skin damage and prior care of the skin.   You will be able to notice results after your first treatment. Depending on your overall goals chemical peels should be done in a series of three to four, preformed 4 weeks apart for collagen production., and beautiful bright skin.

Which procedure is best for you?

In conclusion, if you are interested in a beautiful brighter skin, either treatment is a great option. BBL Hero laser treatment is a remarkable skin revitalization tool. Chemical peels are a great non-surgical resurfacing treatment to help with uneven skin tone, unwanted texture, aging spots and overall wrinkles.  

Between BBL Hero and chemical peels, we are confident we have the treatment that can help you get the smoother, brighter, tightener skin you desire!

Interested in learning more from our experts? Book your FREE consultation today or call 406.869.1066!