BroadBand Light (BBL) Treatment, also known as BBL Hero, is an innovative IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) technology that channels quick bursts of light energy to treat various skin conditions, promising clearer and more youthful skin.

What is BroadBand Light (BBL)?

BroadBand Light (BBL), aka BBL Light Hero, is one of the most innovative IPL treatments for skin conditions associated with aging and sun damage.

The BBL device channels intense bursts of light energy into the upper layers of the skin, triggering your skin’s natural healing process. As the thermal energy enters your body, it stimulates skin cells regeneration to restore clear, youthful, and vibrant skin. 

What are my Options with BroadBand Light (BBL)?

Forever Young BBL: During this BBL Light treatment, the light energy is directed into the deeper layers of the skin to stimulate your skin’s natural healing and regeneration process, leading to youthful skin.

Forever Clear BBL: During this treatment, the BBL device produces three levels of light energy to clear acne. The blue BBL light eliminates the bacteria responsible for the acne. The yellow BBL light reduces inflammation and redness. Finally, the infrared light initiates your body’s natural healing process to ensure clear skin without side effects.

Forever Bare BBL: During this treatment, the BBL device channels light energy into the hair follicles to remove them without painful methods like waxing and tweezing. The procedure is immediate and removes all unwanted hair without damaging your skin.

SkinTyte: During this treatment, the BBL device channels quick bursts of infrared light while simultaneously cooling and protecting your skin, triggering your skin’s natural regenerative properties. It leaves you with youthful and firm skin.

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What does BBL Light Therapy Treat?

BBL Light Hero provides various procedures to target different skin conditions, allowing you to treat freckles, age spots, loss of firmness, acne, visible blood vessels, facial veins, and unwanted hair growth. BBL therapy also treats Rosacea, a rare and painful condition that leads to visible blood vessels, redness, irritation, and the formation of pus-filled acne and sores. BroadBand Light can treat the skin on any part of your body, but it’s generally used for the most visible parts of your body — face, chest, and hands.

What are the Benefits of BroadBand Light Treatment?

  • Addresses most skin-related conditions, including sagging skin, unwanted hair, acne, etc.
  • Safe procedure with no side effects or complications.
  • Non-surgical and non-invasive.
  • Quick and effective procedures that may conclude well within an hour.
  • No downtime.
  • No scarring.

Who Makes the Best Candidate for BBL Light Hero?

BBL Light Hero is meant for those who are either unhappy with their skin’s current condition or those who want to remove specific flaws on their skin. You can opt for BBL Light if you have freckles, sun damage, signs of aging, sagging skin, unwanted hair growth, or other skin-related issues you want to treat. BBL Light is suitable for most people because it’s non-invasive and safe.     

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How does BBL Light Work?

When you schedule our cosmetic surgeon at Austin Face & Body, they will first examine the skin on your face, hands, and neck, assessing the level and type of treatment you need. We personalize all of our treatments to your specific needs.

During the procedure, your doctor will ask you to wear safety shields or glasses to protect your eyes. The doctor will use the BBL Light device to deliver quick bursts of light energy into your skin. As the device moves over your body, you’ll feel a warm sensation. As the light energy seeps into your skin, it will trigger your body’s natural healing and regeneration process.

The procedure’s total duration will depend on your specific skin conditions, ranging from as little as 5 minutes to over 30 minutes. BBL light is a non-invasive procedure, and you’ll feel minimal discomfort. The cosmetic surgeon may choose to apply an anesthetic ointment for further comfort, but it’s not necessary.

What is Recovery Like from BBL Light Therapy?

The BBL Light therapy will induce some redness, which will gradually dissipate in a few hours. Some of your sunspots and skin conditions will darken and seem to get worse, but they’ll soon flake off. Your cosmetic surgeon will also discuss post-operative care and prescribe topical ointments.

Acne Treatment for BroadBand (BBL) Light

If you’ve tried everything to get rid of acne – including creams, pills, face scrubs and more – Forever Clear BBL may be the solution you need. Its cutting-edge, FDA-approved technology harnesses the power of light to clear skin in just a few short treatments for most of our Austin patients. It can be applied virtually anywhere on the body that acne exists, with the most common treatment areas being the face, neck, and back. 

The benefits of treating acne with Forever Clear BBL

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive
  • Minimal side effects and a low risk of complications
  • A comfortable, 20-minute treatment
  • No downtime
  • No scarring

How does Forever Clear BBL work for acne?

Forever Clear BBL treats acne in a simple, yet powerful way. It emits blue, yellow, and infrared light energy to clear active acne and scars. When the light energy reaches the deep layers of your skin, it stimulates your regenerative skin cells. They then begin producing collagen, which the body uses to repair wounds – including acne marks. In addition, the technology:

  • Targets p. acnes bacteria on the skin – the bacteria that causes acne
  • Minimizes redness from active, inflammatory acne
  • Lightens acne scars
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The results: Clear and healthy skin

Most of our Austin patients see an improvement in their acne after just one treatment, with clearer and more even skin. Maximum results can often be obtained within a series of four treatments, spaced one week apart. Moving forward, we typically recommend touch-up appointments every couple of months, depending on the type of acne present and its severity.  

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for this treatment are Austin men and women who suffer from mild to moderate inflammatory and pustular inflammatory acne. It is an appropriate solution for both adults and teens, and is a terrific alternative to creams and medication. 

Why Choose Austin Face & Body for BroadBand Light?

If you’re interested in BroadBand Light treatments, please schedule a consultation with Austin Face & Body. We have some Austin’s most experienced and reputable cosmetic surgeons who curate the treatment to your specific needs, ensuring optimal comfort. For more information, please schedule an appointment online or call 512-559-3544.

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