This is the latest version of the famous Sciton BBL. HERO stands for “High Energy Rapid Output”. The HERO technology leads to faster, safer, and more effective treatments. Energy levels can be 4 times that of the previous BBL but with increased cooling mechanisms, the treatment is just as safe. The treatments are performed differently than the prior BBL. The handpiece is in constant motion with the handpiece firing repeatedly (vs the stamping mode). This HERO technology allows for much shorter treatment times – 5 minutes for a face, 3 minutes for the chest. The HERO technology advancements lead to achieving desired results with less treatments.
BBL is “Broad Band Light” and is not actually a laser. It is an intense white light that is filtered to a certain range of wavelengths which are dependent on what skin condition is being treated. The BBL can be used on any part of the body. The following conditions can be treated with BBL:
- Aging skin
Treatments are not considered painful, particularly with the new HERO technology. No numbing topicals are needed. There is immediate darkening of the pigmentation which gradually forms a “coffee ground” appearance in a couple days. The “coffee grounds” gradually fall off fully by day 5 on the face. On other areas, the flaking can take up to 10-14 days. Repeated treatments are usually needed to optimal results. There is no downtime with BBL, with redness subsiding within minutes to hours. Sun protection is a must for the next 2 weeks at least.
There are studies to show that with repeat yearly treatments, the DNA in the skin cells can be altered to represent a younger DNA profile. The BBL can actually reverse the aging process in the treated area. This is why one of the handpieces is called “Forever Young” BBL
BBL is often combined with other procedures such as:
- Dermal Fillers