BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is an advanced IPL (intense pulsed light) technology that administers quick bursts of light energy to treat various skin conditions, delivering a health and radiant appearance.
BBL treatment details
During the BBL procedure, you will be given protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe from the light. Dr. Hessler will use the BBL device to administer quick bursts of light energy directly into your skin. This feels like a warm sensation, and most patients report very little discomfort, if any. The length of the treatment will depend on your specific skin conditions, but in general, treatments take about 20 minutes.
Following your BBL treatment, the skin may appear slightly pink, but this will fade within a few hours. If you were treated for brown pigmentation, it may appear darker and/or grayish, similar to a coffee ground sitting atop the skin. This generally flakes off the skin within the week, and makeup can be worn during this time to hide it. Over the course of the following week, your skin will have a radiant glow and softer feel. You will need to avoid intense sun exposure for a few weeks following your BBL treatment.