What is BBL?
BBL stands for Broad Band Light and is the world’s most powerful IPL (intense pulsed light) device on the market. It is a cutting-edge treatment that uses short blasts of high-intensity light to produce younger-looking skin that’s firmer and more even in tone and texture. The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This restores your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and will reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions. The benefits to Sciton BBL treatment are proven in scientific studies. A Stanford University study reveals that treatments with BBL can alter the expression of genes associated with aging. In fact, after treatment, cells more closely resemble the cells of younger skin.
BBL can treat pigment issues such as:
- freckles and age spots
- vascular lesions
- uneven skin texture/tone
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What is BBL HERO?
BBL HERO® is a new take on a tried-and-true favorite. The original BBL® treatment is a special type of IPL light treatment that uses dual-lamps to deliver visible and infrared light with quick-change smart filters that allow for quick switching between specific, targeted problems. It’s been shown to rejuvenate skin at a cellular level and can be used to treat brown spots and redness.
The upgraded BBL HERO®, does all of that with increased speed, shortened pulse width, high peak power, and twice the cooling capacity of the original to keep irritation away. As such, the manufacturer claims you’ll see results faster (for example, you’ll enjoy improved skin tone and texture in a quarter of the time). Like its predecessor, it’s being marketed as a fix for age and sun spots, redness and discoloration.
Much of the improvements can be credited to the duration of the pulses. For context, a typical machine may take up to one second apiece for a light flash. A BBL HERO® pulse can take as little as three milliseconds, which means you can get 1,200 to 1,500 pulses in a single face session versus 250 to 350 pulses with the original BBL®.
BBL HERO is a favorite treatment for larger areas of skin such as arms, legs, chest and back. With increased speed treatment time is shortened.