The Piazza Center for Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care
5920 W. William Cannon Drive
Mesa Oaks Building Seven, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78749
Phone: (512) 288-8200
Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
BBL (Forever Young) & BBL HERO®
We see women and men of all ages who want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, fade dark spots and redness, soften acne scars, or give their skin a youthful glow. The simple solution is BroadBand light therapy (BBL) with Forever Young BBL™ and BBL HERO® laser treatments for skin brightening, tightening, resurfacing, and more. Our Austin patients enjoy the beautiful results they attain from these effective yet noninvasive treatments.
At The Piazza Center, we believe that beautiful results are enhanced by leading a healthy lifestyle. Our aim is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and desires. If you would like to find out more about BBL, you can request an in-person or virtual consultation online or call our office at (512) 288-8200.
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What Is BroadBand Light (BBL)?
BBL is an innovative light-based technology that sets new standards for treating skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. BBL light energy allows your clinician to design treatments personalized for your skin and precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin defects. BBL phototherapy is noninvasive so you can receive comfortable and effective treatments to fit your schedule, even on a lunch break.
The Science Behind BBL
BBL deposits pulses of light energy that gently heats the upper layers of skin. Within the skin, the light energy is absorbed by targets, such as fine, broken vessels that cause redness and brown spots or pigmented lesions that are caused by an overproduction of melanin. This scientific and biological process destroys the target, eliminating it from the skin and restoring it to its natural beauty, blending its natural tones, making it more vibrant and youthful in appearance and touch.
What Is Forever Young BBL?
BBL Forever Young is a laser that is designed to specifically address the signs of aging and sun damage on the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. By using concentrated light waves to treat fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and skin laxity, the BBL Forever Young helps improve your skin’s appearance, and with continued treatments, you can help hold back the effects of aging for several years.
BBL Forever Young targets the deeper layers of skin without harming the surface. As the light energy is absorbed by the dermis, your skin’s natural healing process kicks in, building new collagen, and resulting in tighter, brighter, firmer skin.
Full face treatments take 12 to 15 minutes to complete, and there’s no downtime thanks to this gentle treatment.
What Does Forever Young BBL Treat?
These treatments rejuvenate the skin on the face, neck, hands, décolletage, and other exposed areas by addressing the following concerns:
- Dark spots and age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Small blood vessels
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin texture
What Is BBL HERO®?
BBL HERO® is a laser designed to treat a wide variety of skin concerns quickly and effectively. It is made to treat large areas, like the back, arms, legs, and chest within a few minutes. This versatile laser allows your laser specialist to seamlessly treat your skin concerns within a single session.
While it is designed to treat larger areas of the chest and body, the BBL HERO can also be used to treat small areas on the face and neck to address specific skin concerns.
Treatments with the BBL HERO are quicker than traditional IPL laser skin resurfacing treatments thanks to the handpiece design, allowing us to treat larger areas more quickly with less downtime than traditional IPL lasers.
Results are long-lasting, and continued treatments help ensure your skin continues to look its best for years to come.
BBL HERO Treatment Areas
- Pigmented lesions (e.g., freckles, melasma) on the body
- Deep lesions
- Rosacea and angiomas
- Darker skin types
- Unwanted hair
BBL HERO uses CoolComfort™ technology to make the treatment as painless as possible to enable you to have larger areas treated during a single session.
What Is Forever Young BBL+™?
Forever Young BBL+ utilizes BBL HERO, the most advanced BBL technology that delivers 4x the speed, 3x the peak power, and 2x the cooling in a single treatment, to provide faster treatment times with fewer treatments and better results. BBL HERO can be used on the entire body (Forever Body) or Face (Forever Young BBL+).
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What areas can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.
How often should I be treated?
We firmly believe that every patient should have BBL every 3 months which is equivalent to 4 times per year. This is one of the single most important treatments that you should do each year to reverse sun damage, remove unwanted pigment, and activate youth genes in in your skin cells so that your skin remains radiant, light reflective, and healthy.
Can tanned skin be treated?
An active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate for treating with BBL. Tanned skin has a lot of pigment or melanin that may also absorb the BBL light energy. It is recommended that a person does not have sun exposure in the area to be treated for a period of 3 weeks prior to treatment with BBL. Self-tanners must be faded from the skin for at least a week to 10 days prior to treatment. Discuss with your clinician the possibility of tanning during your series so that a safe regimen can be created.
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How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient and your clinician will personalize a treatment plan based on your skin defects and the level of improvement you desire. Your clinician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers to further enhance the outcome.
What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to a half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your clinician will discuss all of your options with you.
Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic but your clinician may choose to use it on more sensitive areas.
What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Pigmented lesions will darken and gradually flake off and fade over the next 7-10 days. Often your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores begin to be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your skin’s condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your clinician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
How long will it take to recover?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.
What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your clinician’s instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. If you must go outdoors, it is recommended that you cover your treated skin and use sunblock with a minimum of 7% zinc.
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