BBL is considered one of the most naturally comfortable laser treatments, often described as a rubber band snapping with every light pulse. It has a built-in cooling device to help make every treatment as comfortable as possible. However, there are still many ways to increase comfort, such as using a topical numbing cream and using Zimmer cooling devices during the BBL treatment. We also offer Pro-Nox for many of our treatments, including BBL. Pro-Nox is a safe, patient-operated device that delivers a combination of oxygen and nitrous oxide. You are in control of how much gas is delivered and when. The effects of Pro-Nox wear off almost instantly, so patients are perfectly safe and capable of driving themselves after their appointment.
After a BBL session, it is common for skin to be warm and slightly flushed for 24 – 48 hours, as if you had spent a little too much time in the sun. However, this is so mild that most people feel fine enough to continue their daily tasks immediately after the treatment.