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BBL Hero | BroadBand Light™ Therapy
BBL Hero is the next-gen of BroadBand Light™ Therapy, and is an FDA-approved skin rejuvenation light-based treatment that can correct signs of aging and sun damage, control active acne, minimize the appearance of scars, and reduce unwanted hair anywhere on the body.1 Sciton’s BBL Hero device allows for the rapid and comfortable treatment of large body areas while reducing common risks of traditional IPLs, such as striping and/or stamping of the skin. The BBL Hero in-motion handheld device is 4 times faster than previous BBL devices, and is ideal for large area and whole body treatments.
This non-invasive anti-aging technology from Sciton uses intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy to turn back the hands of time by targeting pigment in the treatment area to deliver clearer, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin. Dr. Sarah Mess and her talented team of physician assistants are skin specialists with extensive experience in utilizing state-of-the-art skin treatments like BBL Hero. They are dedicated to giving patients throughout the DMV area clear complexions and smooth and youthful skin on the entire body.
Sciton BBL Hero Treatments in Columbia, Maryland
Due to aging, sun exposure, environmental toxins like pollution, and harsh cleansers, many of us find that our skin has become wrinkled, dull, and has a prematurely aged look. Thankfully, BBL Hero treatments allow us to effectively treat and correct a multitude of common skin concerns, from fine lines and wrinkles to redness, and even age spots. Think of BBL Hero BroadBand Light Therapy as a one-stop treatment for aging or damaged skin—this advanced light-based treatment can improve it all.2
Known as the next generation in IPL therapy, BBL Hero treatments send short pulses of high-intensity laser light energy deep into the skin to produce younger and smoother-looking skin that is firmer and has noticeable improvements in texture and tone.3 Requiring little to no downtime and offering dramatic results, this skin-rejuvenating anti-aging treatment might feel like magic but it’s just advanced state-of-the-art science.
Benefits of BBL Hero Treatments
BBL Hero treatments are the beauty and cosmetic surgery industry’s best kept secret and can be performed anywhere on the face and body. BBL Hero offers several wavelengths to target and treat a wide variety of skin types and skin conditions. BBL Hero is an ideal treatment for common skin conditions and can achieve numerous benefits in treated area, such as:
- More youthful-looking skin on the face and body
- Reversal of sun damage
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Elimination of redness, including rosacea
- Increased collagen production
- Even skin tone and discoloration
- Improved skin texture
- Correction of pigmentation issues
- Removal of hyperpigmentation such as sun spots, age spots, brown spots, and dark spots
- Elimination of pigmented lesions and/or vascular lesions
How Does BBL Hero Work?
Your provider will begin by applying a small amount of ultrasound gel to the treatment area and then use a BBL Hero handpiece to gently deliver photothermal light energy to heat the top layers of skin. This heat stimulates new collagen growth in your skin cells, restoring your skin to a more youthful-looking appearance that is firmer and more even, eliminating dark pigment and targeting small blood vessels that create redness, such as broken capillaries.
How many BBL Hero treatment sessions will I need?
Your treatment plan will be customized to your needs, including the number of treatments required to meet your cosmetic goals. We generally recommend that patients have three to four treatments per year to achieve optimal results.
Does BBL Hero hurt?
No, your provider will do everything possible to ensure your comfort during your appointment. While patients may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin, BBL Hero’s advanced cooling features mean that you can expect little to no discomfort.
Schedule A Consultation For BBL Hero
If you are interested in revitalizing dull or aging skin, or would like to restore a flawless complexion, contact us today to schedule a consultation for BBL. We’d love to develop a custom treatment plan to achieve your cosmetic goals.
1 Sciton. Forever Young™ / Forever Young+™. Available at: https://sciton.com/physicians/forever-young-bbl/. Accessed May 11, 2021.
2 Sciton. Treatments – Conditions. Available at: https://sciton.com/physicians/treatments-conditions/. Accessed May 11, 2021.
3 Journal of Lasers in Medical Science. The Efficacy of IPL in Periorbital Skin Rejuvenation: An Open-Label Study. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6983864/. Accessed May 11, 2021.