How Long Until I Can Go to the Beach After BBL™ BroadBand Light Laser Treatments?


Summer is almost here, and you’re ready for some long-awaited fun in the sun. Of course, it only makes sense that you want to look and feel your best during the time when social situations pop up on a regular basis. BBL™ BroadBand Light treatments are a great way to do just that. Get smoother skin and a sun-kissed complexion with minimal downtime.

With careful planning and closely following your recovery plan, you’ll be beach-ready before you know it. BBL™ treatments are highly-customizable and come with a varying degree of redness and swelling depending on how aggressive treatment is. Regardless of how aggressive your treatment is, your skin will be ultra-sensitive to the sun.

*Individual Results May Vary

BBL™: The Recovery Process

While many patients can go back to the majority of normal activities directly after treatment, sun exposure should be kept to a minimum. You’ll be advised to avoid the heat, sweating, and most forms of exercise for 1-2 days following treatment —all things that aren’t conducive to beach-going.

After about 2-3 days, the treatment area will darken and begin the exfoliation process. It’s important to keep skin hydrated during this time. Typically, resurfacing takes about 5-7 days to occur. Many men and women prefer to keep social situations to a minimum throughout the process.

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Full recovery can take 1-2 weeks depending on how aggressive of a treatment you’ve enlisted. Dr. Cheryl Geer will provide you with in-depth information about your individual recovery period. However, she always recommends wearing protective clothing and using a broadband sunscreen to prolong the outcome of your treatment and prevent further sun damage.

How Many BroadBand Light Treatments Will I Need?

Many patients can see a significant improvement to the overall tone and texture of their skin with one treatment. However, it can take upwards of 3-5 lighter treatment sessions to achieve an optimal outcome. Because tanned skin doesn’t respond as well to BBL™, it’s a good idea to ensure you’re done with treatment before hitting the beach.

Dr. Geer is the best doctor! I drive more than an hour to see her and it is worth it! Having her as a doctor has been live changing. She treats the whole person and sends the time to get real understanding before making suggestions. She treats my mom and sister too and I would recommend her to anyone.

-CM, Happy Patient

Take the Next Step

Schedule a BBL™ BroadBand Light consultation with Board Certified Physician and Surgeon, Dr. Geer at Best Self Medical Arts today. Simply fill out the form on this page, or give us a call at (818) 318-1200. Serving the Westlake Village & Camarillo, CA areas.

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Contact us now to begin your journey at (818) 318-1200. Don’t wait to take the first step towards a healthier, more vibrant you. We’re excited to help you explore the possibilities and support you in achieving your wellness goals.