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    Calgary IPL Treatments (Intense Pulsed Light)

    Comparing IPL and BBL Forever Young

    Beacon Dermatology offers various treatments to help improve the appearance and health of your skin, including two of Calgary’s most sought-after procedures - Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) and BBL (Broadband Light Therapy) Forever Young. IPL uses rapid pulses of light to treat pigmentation concerns in the skin, while BBL uses slower, broad pulses of light to treat many skin concerns. Both treatments are forms of IPL that use non-invasive, highly effective light therapy to fight off signs of aging, acne, and unwanted pigmentation. 

    Beacon Dermatology is Calgary’s most trusted source for advanced skincare treatments utilizing state-of-the-art technology in a comfortable clinic setting.

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    IPL & BBL Treatment Details

    Areas: Can treat the face and body, wherever there are skin concerns.

    Duration: 20-30 minutes.

    Downtime: No downtime required.

    Performed by: Certified Laser Technicians of the Beacon Dermatology team.

    Number of Treatments: Only one treatment is needed to see results, but we recommend 4-6 treatments scheduled 4 weeks apart.

    Cost: Contact the Beacon Dermatology team to book a consultation and learn more about the cost of your treatment.

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    IPL and BBL Forever Young

    Understanding IPL and BBL Forever Young

    IPL and BBL Forever Young are new skin-enhancing technologies that target various skin concerns through intense flashes of pulsed light that can treat all skin tones and types. These safe, effective treatments improve the quality and health of your skin by using light energy to target certain pigments in your skin and get rid of unwanted cells that may be causing hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and other concerns.

    Benefits of IPL and BBL Forever Young

    Some benefits of IPL and BBL Forever Young treatments include:

    • Sun Damage: Fading sunspots and sunburn.
    • Age Spots: Reducing the appearance of age-related spots.
    • Freckles: Minimizing the look of freckles.
    • Redness and Rosacea: Diminishing redness and facial veins.
    • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Stimulating collagen production for smoother skin.
    • Acne Scars: Improving skin texture and reducing acne scars.
    • Enlarged Pores: Minimizing the appearance of large pores.
    • Uneven Skin Tone: Evening out skin tone and texture.
    • Vascular Lesions: Fading spider veins and broken blood vessels.
    • Brown Patches: Lightening melasma and chloasma.
    • Dull Skin: Rejuvenating dull or tired-looking skin.
    • Hair Reduction: Reducing unwanted facial or body hair.
    • Skin Tightening: Promoting collagen for firmer skin.

    Customized IPL and BBL Treatment Plans

    Beacon Dermatology tailors every IPL and BBL Forever Young treatment to every patient’s skin needs. After your treatment, you will notice a gradual improvement in your skin’s quality, tone, and texture - which can be maintained with treatments occurring every four weeks. Other ways you can maintain your beautiful IPL and BBL Forever Young results include:

    • Moisturizing your skin twice a day.
    • Staying hydrated for an internal and external glow.
    • Avoid prolonged sun exposure without SPF, especially for the first week after your treatment.
    • Avoid strenuous exercise for the first week after your treatment.
    • Partaking in a proper skincare routine under the guidance of the Beacon Dermatology team.
    • Following all aftercare instructions provided to you.

    Choosing Beacon Dermatology for IPL and BBL

    Beacon Dermatology has renowned expertise in skincare, from internal health to external beauty. At our comfortable clinic, we utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment to minimize the potentiality of risks and help our clients feel welcomed. Beacon Dermatology strongly commits to patient comfort, safety, and confidentiality. Schedule a consultation for your IPL or BBL Forever Young treatment today at Beacon Dermatology, and look forward to the best skin you’ve ever had!

    Frequently Asked Questions


    Are IPL and BBL safe for all skin types?

    Yes, IPL and BBL Forever Young treatments are safe and suitable for all skin tones and types.


    Are there any age restrictions for IPL and BBL Forever Young?

    You should be over the age of 18 to receive these treatments. If you have severe concerns, you should also seek a deeper treatment, especially for those with darker skin tones. Patients with severe acne, wrinkles, or scars may want to seek out laser treatments.


    Does the treatment hurt, and is there any downtime?

    No pain is associated with IPL and BBL Forever Young treatments - likely just a quick sting when the light pulses. There is no downtime associated with either treatment. You should stay out of the sun and avoid strenuous exercise for the first few days following your treatment.


    Can I combine IPL or BBL with other skincare procedures?

    Yes! You can combine IPL or BBL Forever Young with other skin treatments to maximize your newly rejuvenated appearance, such as skin tightening for a youthful glow or injectables for a voluminous revamp.

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