Dark spots overshadowing your glow? Fade hyperpigmentation away with the Forever Young™ BBL photofacial, a form of IPL therapy available at our Tigard, OR, and Vancouver, WA med spa. This gentle therapy harnesses the power of light to give your skin a refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance.

One of the most effective treatments for sun damage and discoloration anywhere on the body, BBL is your secret to putting pigmentation in its place and letting your inner radiance shine through.

What is a BBL Photofacial?

An intense pulsed light (IPL) or broadband light (BBL) photofacial is a treatment that improves your skin’s quality using bright flashes of light. While BBL is often mistaken for a laser treatment, intense pulsed light isn’t the same type of light as a laser. Lasers use one wavelength of light at a time in a dense beam, while BBL uses scattered light in a variety of wavelengths.

At Amélie, our highly trained specialists offer BBL photofacials using Forever Young BBL, the most powerful IPL device on the market and the gold standard for reversing signs of aging. We customize each treatment based on your unique skin condition and needs.

How Do BBL Photofacials Work?

BBL uses a multi-pass approach to address signs of aging at all levels of the skin. The light reaches the second layer of your skin while leaving the surface completely unharmed. Pigmented cells within your skin absorb the light, convert it to heat, and disintegrate. You can also target and disable pigmented hair follicles with BBL to prevent hair growth. 

What Does BBL Treat?

BBL photofacials reduce or eliminate an array of common skin conditions. The team at Amélie might recommend adding a BBL photofacial to your treatment plan if you have concerns about:

  • Age spots
  • Sun spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Broken blood vessels
  • Varicose veins
  • Rosacea
  • Unwanted or excessive facial or body hair

You can have the treatment done on any area of your body, but the most common are the face, neck, chest, décolleté, and hands.

Our clients love combining their BBL photofacials with HALO™ laser skin resurfacing to stimulate extra collagen production and smooth out any fine lines or wrinkles. It’s the ultimate skin-rejuvenating combo!

Is There Any Downtime After the Treatment?

Most individuals experience minimal downtime after Forever Young BBL. There might be some mild redness or slight swelling immediately following the procedure, but these effects usually subside within a few hours to a day. We ask that you stay away from anything hot and sweaty for 48 hours as well as stay out of the sun for 2 weeks after treatment.

How Many Sessions are Typically Recommended?

The number of sessions varies depending on individual skin concerns and goals. A customized treatment plan will be created during your consultation. However, many clients achieve optimal results with a series of 3 to 6 sessions spaced a few weeks apart.

When Will I See Results?

Results can be noticeable after just one treatment, with improvements becoming more apparent over the following weeks as collagen production increases. Optimal results are typically seen a few months after completing the recommended series of sessions.

Is the Procedure Comfortable?

Most patients describe the sensation as a brief rubber band snap or a warm feeling on the skin. A cooling gel is applied before the treatment to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

Who is a Good Candidate for Forever Young BBL?

Forever Young BBL is suitable for individuals looking to improve the appearance of aging skin, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and other common skin concerns. A consultation with a trained esthetician is necessary to determine if the treatment is right for you.



Meet the incredible team of aesthetics pros who live and breathe beauty—inside and out. We’re a family here, and when you visit us, you’re part of it! From our highly trained providers to our friendly and helpful support staff, we’re all obsessed with delivering an unparalleled experience and giving you results you can’t wait to show off.


To book your free BOTOX consultation at Amélie, please call (503) 673-3893 or use our online scheduling tool. Our Tigard, OR and Vancouver, WA med spa welcomes people from all over the Portland area, including Tualatin, OR, and Vancouver, WA. We can’t wait to see you!