How does BBL work?

The Sciton BBL

Our office uses the Sciton BBL system, also known as the Forever Young BBL, which is the finest machine for treating skin with BBL or IPL (intense pulsed light). It can also be used in laser hair removal! The Sciton is consistently known as the top of the line skin treatment system. It includes an adapter system that allows the provider to evenly treat hard-to-reach areas. The FDA has approved the Sciton BBL for us in treating: pigmented areas like age spots and freckles, hair removal, and acne vulgaris treatment. It can also be used to stimulate collagen production in the skin, leading to tighter, firmer skin, smoother texture, and a more even and rejuvenated appearance.

The Sciton BBL also has a unique dual-lamp design, so each lamp gives half the energy for each pulse during treatment. This means the lamps last much longer than in any other system- its a small detail, but one that indicates the quality of the system were using.

Each pulse of the light is also cooled to a pre-selected temperature using precise sapphire crystal technology, so you get the most comfortable treatment possible. Skin temperature is always under the control of the professional administering the photo facial with this system. The cooling temperatures can be controlled to within a single degree. The pulses of light are delivered with precise timing, and the pulse itself self-adjusts up to ten times within each pulse, to ensure that the treatment is effective and consistent.

With other systems, you get a single or double pulse that trails into lower energy levels at the end. The Sciton BBLs square wave pulse is much more effective, and has no lowered energy trail- theres no wasted energy with this machine. Each pulse affects your skin in the desired way without wasting time or keeping you in the office longer than necessary because of the use of less than the best tools.

The machine also has interchangeable smart filters, so the surgeon can treat a wide range of skin complaints with a single handpiece. The Sciton BBL is approved for use on almost any area of the body, with the most popular treatment areas being the face, hands, chest, and neck.

To schedule your BBL treatment, call our office at 703-574-2588!