BBL Photofacial is a laser technology that improves a wide range of skin problems that include age spots and other unwanted pigmentations, fine lines and wrinkles, dry and leathery skin, rosacea, spider veins, and acne.  Hence, this has been the preferred treatment in Minnesota for some time now.

How BBL Photofacial Works

The laser technology is specifically designed to heat the upper layers of your skin, which in turn triggers your body to produce more collagen. Collagen is the skin’s main protein that gives its strength and youthful glow.  This makes it a potent treatment for fine lines, poor skin tone, and other age-induced skin problems. The laser energy or broadband light also breaks down uneven skin pigmentation caused by sun exposure such as freckles, sunspots, and brown spots.

Furthermore, the treatment releases heat that penetrates the layers beneath the skin’s epidermis, which in turn causes the spider veins and broken capillaries to constrict and eventually fade.  Hence, it also works best for patients with rosacea, a skin condition in which enlarged blood vessels make the face, particularly the nose and cheeks, appear perennially flushed.

Common Treatment Areas

Despite being marketed as a Photofacial procedure, BBL is not just for the face.  Areas that are constantly exposed to the harmful UV rays of the sun such as the back of the hands, neck, shoulders, chest, and decolletage (neckline) are also common treatment areas.

Ideal Number of BBL Photofacial Treatments

Most patients will need a series of treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart in order to achieve the most desired results.  The ideal number of procedures depends on your cosmetic goals, the extent of sun damage, and type of skin condition. During a consultation, our specialist should be able to determine or estimate the number of treatments that may give you the desired results.


Aside from addressing a wide range of skin conditions that stem from aging, sun damage, and enlarged blood vessels, BBL Photofacial also offers a unique advantage: It results in virtually no downtime. However, after the treatment, you may experience mild redness that goes away on its own after a few hours.

BBL Photofacial does not result in protracted downtime unlike other ablative skin resurfacing treatments; hence, this is ideal for anyone with a busy schedule–i.e., you can resume your normal activities and even apply makeup after the procedure.

Another notable benefit of BBL is the increased collagen production.  While improvements in your skin texture and tone are visible after a few days or weeks, the final results can take a couple of months. This is because the processes involved in collagen production and tissue renewal take time.

To learn more about BBL Photofacial and other skin enhancement procedures, talk to the experts at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office in Wayzata.

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