IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT) and BBL
(BROAD BAND LIGHT) Photofacial
Treatment in Toronto
At Kingsway Dermatology & Cosmetic Centre, we are pleased to provide Toronto with the highest quality medical and cosmetic dermatology treatments. Our expert dermatologists and compassionate staff change our clients’ lives every day by offering all the latest skin care services in one convenient place.
IPL and BBL Photofacial is one of several options we offer to address brown spots, redness, broken blood vessels, and other skin concerns. This truly versatile laser treatment produces optimal results for a variety of skin conditions.
At Kingsway Dermatology, we often combine the use of both IPL and BBL when treating our patients, to take advantage of the unique benefits of each technology for each patient.
What is IPL and BBL Photofacial?
Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, can be used for the treatment of brown spots, such as sunspots, age spots, and freckles, as well as many other types of skin discoloration or pigmentation issues. An IPL Photofacial uses an intense, broad spectrum laser to hit the surface of the skin to eliminate damage and penetrate below the skin’s surface to stimulate collagen production.
Since collagen is a natural protein that gives skin elasticity and strength, new collagen will create a healthier look by adding volume to skin that is wrinkled and uneven, which can reduce acne, rosacea, large pores, and more. We have multiple laser treatment options available to meet a variety of our clients’ unique needs.
What is BBL Photofacial?
BBL is one of the most powerful light-based device on the market.
Similar to IPL, BBL is used to treat skin conditions associated with aging and active lifestyles, and sun damage. This device has a broad range of light. It has 4x the speed, 3x the power, and 2x the cooling of other IPL devices. There are unique filters and adapters that allow for treatment of multiple skin conditions in the same treatment.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What Can IPL Photofacial Treat?
- Redness – Rosacea, broken blood vessels (telangiectasia)
- Brown spots/ Pigmented lesions – Sun spots, age spots, freckles
- Hair removal
- Skin texture and tightening
IPL Photofacial can be used to treat a broad range of skin concerns, from redness, rosacea, broken blood vessels (telangiectasia), spider veins, and spots on the face, neck, chest, upper shoulders, arms, and the backs of the hands.
Is IPL and BBL Photofacial Right for Me
When you come to Kingsway for your consultation, we will sit down with you and discuss your skin care needs and aesthetic goals in order to determine which of our treatments is right for you. If IPL Photofacial is not the most effective fit for you, our trusted dermatologists will recommend another one of our extensive dermatology service offerings and adapt your individualized treatment plan accordingly.
Does IPL and BBL Photofacial Hurt?
Most clients experience minimal discomfort during treatment, with many likening the sensation to a rubber band snap against the skin. However, this is typically a very mild feeling, and any side effects, like swelling or redness, will fade a few days after treatment. There is generally no downtime associated with IPL Photofacial.
How Long Does IPL and BBL Photofacial Take?
IPL Photofacial treatment sessions are typically scheduled to last for about an hour, but they could last more or less time depending on the size of the treatment area.
How Much Does IPL and BBL Photofacial Cost?
The cost of IPL Photofacial varies by individual, depending on a number of different factors — for example, spot treatments versus larger areas. When you come to Kingsway for your consultation, we will be able to give you a better idea of the cost of your treatment, depending on what you hope to achieve from IPL Photofacial.
IPL and BBL Photofacial Near Me
If you’re concerned with spots, redness, or the appearance of scars and freckles, our trusted Kingsway dermatologists will provide an accurate diagnosis and the best treatment regimen to optimize your results. Contact us to schedule your consultation today at 416-231-0100.