Sciton® BBL™ (BroadBand Light Therapy, Laser Skin Rejuvenation) – St. Petersburg, FL

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About BroadBand Light Therapy

Broadband Light (BBL) is the world's most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. The BBL process utilizes energy-releasing technology to improve the aesthetics of the skin, and also makes it appear younger and smoother. This works by applying therapeutic-grade light energy that gently heats the top layer of skin and simulates collagen production. Patients with an array of skin issues may benefit from BBL, since it functions to fix unwanted freckles, rosacea, broken blood vessels, and sun damage. Also, it can help create a more smooth and even skin surface texture to generate fresh, luminous skin. BBL may be added to other cosmetic treatments to satisfy your wants and goals. Our facility, St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery at St. Petersburg, FL, offers BBL at the recommendation of Dr. John J. O'Brien as an advanced treatment proven to help rejuvenate our patients' skin.

Types of BBl Treatments

St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer the following BBL treatments:

  • Forever Young BBL™
    Utilizes advanced light technology to safely and effectively target signs of aging and sun damage to attain a more youthful appearance. It is also great for addressing freckles, redness, and blood vessels on the face.
  • BBL™ Corrective
    This treatment delivers light energy to the skin to gently heat up the surface layer to target old and damaged tissue, which aids in stimulating dermal regeneration. This process helps create a smoother and healthier appearance.
  • Forever Clear BBL™
    This dermal treatment is ideal for patients who struggle with acne as it uses state-of-the-art technology to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at its source for clearer-looking skin. 

Ideal Candidates

A good candidate for BBL is any man or woman dealing with hyperpigmentation or unevenly textured skin. These symptoms can be caused by sun damage, damaged capillaries, rosacea, or acne. BBL can also help to make your skin look more youthful by igniting the production of collagen. By varying the types of filter and modality that are used, BBL may be utilized as a therapy and/or daily maintenance for an array of skin issues. Prior to undergoing treatment, Dr. O'Brien will help you understand how BBL technology may help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Procedure Technique

After creating a suitable treatment plan, the programming of the BBL system will be adjusted to fit your needs. Before starting the treatment, your eyes will be protected from the laser with a cover. Dr. O'Brien will then softly pass the laser over your skin while focusing on the treatment locations. The amount of time necessary for your therapy will change depending upon the issue being treated and whether any additional services were included in the BBL treatment session. BBL procedures can ordinarily be finished in about one hour or less.

What to Expect

After the therapy, a soothing lotion may be smoothed onto your skin. Dr. O'Brien may also offer post-treatment care directions and might advise reducing your exposure to the sun. Otherwise, patients are generally able to return to their regular daily routine. Outcomes from BBL may be noticed in 2 – 6 weeks after the first therapy, but best results will normally be observed after repeat BBL sessions. Dr. O'Brien will suggest the recommended amount of procedures to achieve your preferred outcome.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does BBL cost?
Dr. O'Brien should be able to discuss your costs in your consultation when your plan is developed. BBL costs will be based on where you want to get the treatment, the treatment area(s) size, and the number of appointments you need. After Dr. O'Brien evaluates the health of your skin and understands your needs, He will help you decide on your treatment plan. St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery frequently runs specials on treatments such as BBL so watch our website or ask about current deals when you make your appointment.

How many treatments will I need?
How many BBL treatments you need can be estimated in your consultation once Dr. O'Brien assesses your skin's condition. Typically, patients reach their complexion goals after three appointments. Although, if you have serious pigmentation, sun damage, or discoloration, you might need more sessions. During your initial consultation, Dr. O'Brien will consider your goals and create your BBL plan. Your treatments will be scheduled about one month apart so your skin can recover.

What areas can be treated with BBL?
All areas of skin may be improved with BBL, although the most popular are the face, chest, hands, neck, shoulders, and back. These areas tend to show the most damage because they're frequently in the sun. The face and hands are also the first places to be affected by lifestyle and natural aging, so addressing these spots may help improve your total appearance. In your initial consultation with Dr. O'Brien, tell him about all concerns so He can develop your ideal BBL plan.

How is BBL different from other lasers?
Made by Sciton, the innovative BroadBand Light is an advanced IPL (intense pulsed light) treatment. The wide range of energy wavelengths and dual lamps allow Dr. O'Brien to personalize your BBL treatment to match your skin concerns. Utilizing different energies, BBL can correct red and brown lesions, plus dark and light spots, without affecting nearby skin and tissues. Effective and safe, BBL can reveal a better complexion faster compared to other skin treatments.

Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
The energy wavelengths in a BroadBand light treatment can be adjusted for each patient's unique needs, so BBL can be used on all skin types and tones. For your best results, Dr. O'Brien suggests you avoid ultraviolet (UV) light exposure (both tanning beds and natural sunlight) for at least two weeks before your BBL session. After tanning, your skin has higher levels of pigment (melanin), which can absorb the energy and impact your outcome. The treated areas will be especially sensitive to UV exposure, so you need to not use tanning beds and limit sun exposure while you are getting BBL, and for a minimum of 10 – 14 days following your final BBL session.

Regenerate Your Skin

This exciting therapy utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance the appearance and texture of the skin, regardless of what skin ailment you might be dealing with. By producing young, luminous, and even skin, BBL will help you renew your confidence in your look. To find out more about BBL remedies and whether they're the ideal option for you, call St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery to set up a consult.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.