Behzad Parva, MD, Plastic Surgeon
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Phototherapy BBL/IPL

Are you noticing years of sun damage and general wear and tear on your skin’s complexion in the form of dark spots and broken vessels? If so, you are not alone. As our skin matures, dark sun spots, melasma, and age spots begin to accumulate on the skins surface attributing to unhealthy aging. In addition, broken vessels develop on our cheeks and corners of the nose. Broad Band Light therapy effectively treats both conditions in as little as thirty minutes and will leave skin with a “porcelain doll” appearance.

What is Phototherapy BBL/ IPL?

BBL/IPL Phototherapy is a laser treatment that targets and eliminates benign skin conditions such as sun damage, broken blood vessels, brown patches and blemishes. It is a safe, non-invasive treatment that can be customized at Parva Plastic Surgery, in Leesburg, Virginia to meet your specific needs. It is important to have a complete evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for BBL/IPL treatment.

“Nancy, I have been meaning to write you for weeks! Thank you for torturing me with the BBL treatment. :) It was worth every minute of it. :) I noticed an improvement almost instantly. My sun spots are gone, my redness has significantly improved.”

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What does Phototherapy BBL/IPL treat?

  • Brown discoloration
  • Red Blushing
  • Broken Vessels
  • Acne

Who is a good candidate for Phototherapy BBL/ IPL?

  • Good physical health
  • Realistic goals and expectations
  • Dark spots on the skin
  • Red blushing of the face
  • Broken vessels on the face
  • Active Acne

Who is not a good candidate for Phototherapy BBL/ IPL?

  • Sensitivity to light from oral or topical medications
  • Active cold sores or healing wounds
  • Tanned skin
  • Darker skin types

What should I expect during a Phototherapy BBL/ IPL treatment?

Before your treatment, a test spot may be performed to assure a safe and effective treatment. A topical numbing agent is applied to the treatment area for 30 minutes to provide comfort. As the treatment begins, you will see a bright light and will feel a warm flick in the treated areas, followed by a sunburn sensation. Immediately after your treatment, cool compresses and sunblock are applied to the face for additional comfort. Broad Band Light treatments may last from thirty minutes to two hours depending on the amount of areas being treated. Broad Band Light therapy is commonly combined with Laser Micropeel and ProFractional Laser Treatments.

What should I expect after a Phototherapy BBL/ IPL treatment?

After your Broad Band Light treatment, you can expect small spots resembling coffee grounds to appear where sun damage was treated. Red pigmentation may disappear immediately or turn a light purple hue. Brown discoloration will flake off the face within two weeks whereas brown on the body may take up to four weeks. Red discoloration and vessels may take up to four months to completely reabsorb. On average, sunblock and make-up may be applied the following day after your treatment. Broad Band Light treatments are typically performed once a year for maintenance, whereas rosacea prone individuals may seek treatment more frequently.

Laser Micropeel
ProFractional Laser

Phototherapy BBL/IPL Brochure

Downloadable Brochure  Phototherapy BBL/IPL

Schedule Your Phototherapy Consultation

Please contact Parva Plastic Surgery for your complimentary phototherapy consultation with Dr. Parva, board certified plastic surgeon today.



Rejuvenating how you look with a Phototherapy BBL/IPL laser procedure can help with uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of sun damage. Ongoing skin care is a vital part of this aesthetic outcome. We are happy to customize an appropriate skin care regimen that works with your BBL/IPL treatment to help you achieve the best possible results. Professional skin care products like SkinMedica® have been proven to enhance skin tone and texture while diminishing signs of age.