Unwanted hair on your face or body can really hinder your self confidence. You may not always feel comfortable in certain types of clothing, a swimsuit, or even raising your arms in a tank top if you have unwanted hair.
What’s worse is that plucking, shaving, and waxing can make your skin more sensitive and even give you ingrown hairs and bumps. It feels like a never ending battle between keeping your skin smooth from hair removal and new growth returning!
Whether you struggle with 5 o’clock shadow from shaving, painful waxing, and other tedious hair removal treatments, permanent hair removal is the ultimate solution for you. Our BBL hair reduction at Envision Aesthetics helps our clients love the skin they’re in with this treatment. Our hair removal specialists have years of experience working with all types of treatment areas and hair types. We serve clients in Rochester, Fairport, and Victor as well as residents of surrounding communities.
In this post we discuss everything you need to know about BBL permanent hair removal in Rochester, New York.
How BBL Permanent Hair Removal Works
BBL (which stands for Broad Band Light) is a non-invasive treatment that uses light technology to stop hair growth. It works by delivering light to the hair pigment, creating heat. This heat damages the hair follicle’s ability to continue to grow, resulting in permanent hair removal!
Since your body hair grows in cycles, a series of initial BBL hair reduction treatments is required for maximum results. There is a growing phase and a resting phase in the hair growth cycle. During the resting phase, the hair might not be able to absorb enough light to generate the heat needed to damage the hair follicle’s ability to grow. This is why we space out multiple treatments in order to remove hair as it continues through this growth cycle.
At Envision Aesthetics, we typically perform BBL hair reduction treatments every 4 to 10 weeks, depending on hair color, skin color, and hair thickness of the treatment area. Most of our clients see maximum results after 6 to 8 sessions. If you stay disciplined and consistent with your treatment plan timeline, you will achieve the best results!
How BBL Permanent Hair Removal in Rochester is Differs from Laser Hair Removal
Though both of these hair removal treatments are designed for a similar outcome, they differ in how they produce these results.
Laser hair removal uses monochromatic coherent light sources to damage the hair follicle while BBL uses IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology to destroy the hair follicle. Some people mistakenly think that IPL laser hair removal is an available treatment. IPL is not a type of laser hair removal since it does not use the same technology.
The best part about IPL hair removal is that it can penetrate a variety of skin levels. This kind of technology also helps skin issues such as pigmented lesions, rosacea, and broken capillaries in the skin, creating an overall more even skin tone.
The Benefits of BBL IPL Hair Removal
Below we discuss how this type of permanent hair removal comes with many benefits to keep you hair-free and worry-free!
Smooth, Clear Skin
The state-of-the-art technology of BBL ensures that you are hair-free and baby smooth. Since BBL’s IPL feature works to fix pigmentation issues as well as hair removal, you get the benefit of skin that is smooth AND clear.
Increased Confidence in Your Skin
For many of us, body hair removal can be a pain to maintain (literally, have you ever had a wax before?!) and we may feel self conscious of our features with more hair. This is totally normal, but it’s not something that you have to live with!
With permanent hair removal in Rochester, you can feel confident to show off your legs, bikini line, underarms, or anywhere else you want to get treatment! It is truly a game changer when you no longer have to worry about body hair maintenance.
For Men & Women
BBL permanent hair removal is for anyone looking to reduce unwanted hair. BBL hair reduction works on chest hair, facial hair, underarms, legs, bikini, wherever you’d like to be smooth and hair-free 😊
BBL is Safe for Permanent Facial Hair Removal
BBL is a safe and FDA-approved for treating facial hair. This includes hair on the:
Permanent Hair Removal Treatment Process at Envision Aesthetics
We have a BBL hair reduction treatment process designed to create a treatment plan to provide results that align with your permanent hair removal goals!
Free Consultation for BBL
Before we can do the best treatment for you, we schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your treatment goals and to see if BBL hair reduction is right for your goals. You will meet with an Envision hair removal specialist who will examine the treatment area(s) and determine the best light option for your hair type and texture.
During this consultation, we will create a customized program that includes the treatment focus area and how many treatments you will need for your desired results!
⭐️ Note: You cannot tan in the sun or use any kind of self-tanners for a month before your BBL hair reduction treatment. Tanned skin could lead to discoloration and/or blistering. You should also avoid plucking or waxing the treatment areas beforehand.
During Your Permanent Hair Removal Treatment in Rochester
We will ask that you come in for your BBL appointment with the treatment area(s) freshly shaved. Your hair removal specialist will give you protective eyewear to avoid any eye damage from the treatment light (Dr. Whipple is an ocular surgeon after all!). Next, your specialist will apply a cooling gel, and they will then use a handpiece to administer flashes of intense pulsed light (IPL) that will begin destroying the hair follicles.
Does BBL hair removal hurt?
Most of our clients report that the treatment process feels like a slight prick. Other than these sensations, clients say that BBL is very tolerable. We make sure that you’re in and out of treatment as fast as possible while ensuring maximum treatment results.
You may notice swelling or minor redness after your BBL semi-permanent hair removal treatment. This is usually temporary and subsides after a few hours. The treated area may take 1 to 2 weeks for the hairs to fall away. During this time it can seem like they are still growing, so be patient 😉 You will also be more sensitive to sunlight after treatment, so we recommend wearing SPF 30 or higher for a month—or keep it in your routine to protect your skin from sun damage and aging!
Depending on your custom treatment plan, you may need a series of sessions to achieve your goals. These will be done in intervals between 4 to 10 weeks.
After that, you’ll get to enjoy your newly smooth skin and bask in the glory of a life with way less body hair maintenance.
Candidates for BBL Hair Reduction
BBL is a great permanent hair removal solution for men and women looking to get rid of unwanted body hair.
Typically, more fair skin tones with darker hair color respond best to this treatment. That being said, at Envision we always meet with every client to do an initial consultation. We will do a deep analysis of your hair and skin to see if BBL is right for you. We can then create a treatment plan tailored to your hair and skin.
Unfortunately, BBL is not for everyone when it comes to hair reduction.
BBL is not always safe for those with dark skin tones because of the IPL technology’s ability to correct pigmentation issues, which may in turn discolor the skin. It is best to consult with a specialist before proceeding.
Additionally, you may not be a good candidate for BBL permanent hair removal for the following reasons:
- If your hair is white or grey.
- If you are pregnant.
- If you have underlying skin conditions that may worsen with this treatment.
- If you have light sensitivity.
BBL Hair Reduction Results
Below are real patient results of BBL treatment on the stomach and underarms. You can see the significant reduction in the amount of hair as well as a reduction in hair thickness.
Come to Envision Aesthetics for permanent hair removal in Rochester, NY!
Now that you’re familiar with this treatment, come visit us at Envision for a free permanent hair removal consultation! Our specialists will help you determine the best course of action to get you the smooth skin results you’re looking for. Schedule online with us today or call us at (585) 444-3937 to book your complimentary consultation with an Envision professional.