IPL is short for intense pulsed light.  It is a popular spa treatment that is best for removing browns, eliminating reds and small broken blood vessels on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.

At Refined Dermatolgy, Dr. Swengel uses the Broadband Light (BBL™) system of intense pulsed light therapy.


What does BBL™ Treat?

BBL™ treats broken capillaries (spider veins) and the hyper pigmentation (age spots) caused by sun damage. Most patients begin focused on the face but expand to areas like the neck and décolleté, forearms, and back of hands.

How does BBL™ work?

BBL™ stimulates the production of collagen, which plumps up the skin and gives you a fresher look. Over time, the exposure to rich broadband light therapy, you begin to see increased skin rejuvenation.

Am I a good candidate for BBL™ or IPL Treatment?

The ideal candidate for BBL ™is someone with light skin who has sun damage, broken capillaries, and some laxity or lack of firmness, and wants to treat all three conditions at the same time.

Is BBL™ Safe?

The BBL™ system at Refined Dermatology is the safest and most effective intense pulse light therapy as it uses dual xenon lamps, the largest chilled sapphire tip in the industry and an ability to treat with energy settings that give you predictable results and no unpredictable blisters, burns, or give you “treatments that did nothing”.

How many treatments do I need?

It generally takes a series of treatments to see the best results, perhaps three to six treatments, usually a month apart.

How long does BBL™ last?

Dr. Swengel calls the long term benefits of BBL™, “forever young.” The long term stimulation BBL™ helps to create skin that simply doesn’t age.

What is the difference in BBL™ and Lasers?

Both lasers and IPL use intense blasts of light and heat. IPL treatments are usually less expensive than laser treatments.


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