the next generation of Forever Young BBL

BroadBand Light is an innovative technology that targets the signs of aging and sun damage through light therapy to effectively provide a more refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance. BBL Hero is an advanced and updated evolution of the older BBL laser. BBL Hero is three times more powerful and many times faster than the earlier generations of BBL, so treatment times are faster, and there is even less temporary skin redness or visibility of the laser spot patterns on treated skin.

The proprietary, multi-pass approach addresses the signs of aging on all levels of the skin. A single pass can address the overall appearance of the skin, while multiple passes using various wavelengths of light and one of many filters available can treat signs of aging, small vessels, pigmented lesions, skin flushing and can even achieve skin tightening with no downtime.

BBL Hero treatment areas:

  • Face, Neck and Décolletage
  • Arms and Legs
  • Back, Buttocks and Abdomen

Forever Young BBL Treatments

A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology shows that Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) treatments can change the expression of genes associated with the aging process to more closely resemble young skin. The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging can be altered in human skin by using BBL technology to provide a functional change rather than just a cosmetic mimic of youth.

BBL treatments promote the appearance of youthful skin. This study reveals that the appearance of younger skin may be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aged skin becoming more like young skin. Treatments from the study were performed on FDA-cleared Sciton Joule using the BBL module.

Keep Skin Young and Delay Aging

The study noted above showed that regular annual BBL treatments resulted in patients’ skin, 9 years later, that looked better than patients had a decade prior to treatment. Hence, the name Forever Young BBL. The youthful face is a full face that reflects a lot of light and is tight, smooth and clear. Forever Young BBL is ideal for just about everyone.

  • Patients with skin damage
  • Younger patients with good skin who want to stay healthy looking longer
  • Middle-aged patients of all complexions who want to maintain good, healthy-looking skin
  • Post-cosmetic surgery and laser patients

In other words, anyone interested in keeping skin healthy, delaying signs of aging and who wants a low-cost, no downtime maintenance treatment!

Brighten and Tighten

Combining BBL Hero or Forever Young BBL treatments with either Exilis for the lower face and neck or Sciton Halo laser has become very popular with Dr. Samuels’ patients. For a more thorough, no downtime, rejuvenative solution for the face, neck and décolletage, we recommend a series of 3 BBL treatments to target unwanted sunspots or brown and red pigmentation, coupled with 6 Exilis lower face and neck treatments or with a single or double package of Sciton Halo laser treatments. They provide extra brightening of the skin as well as additional firming and tightening.

For a one-time solution for skin smoothing, tightening and pigment reduction, we recommend combining BBL with our CO2RE laser followed by 5-7 days of downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions

BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage. BBL energy allows Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins and many other conditions. Your treatment is tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

• Pigmented lesions (freckles, age spots)
• Vascular lesions (small blood vessels)
• Acne
Skin laxity
• Uneven skin texture
• Unwanted hair

Any area of the body can be treated, especially those exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatment areas include the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.

The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient. Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Dr. Samuels may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your results.

Your eyes are protected with safety shields. You may briefly feel a warm or rubber-band snap sensation as light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour, depending on the size of the area treated and type of procedure performed. Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers carefully discuss all of your options with you.

The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers may choose to use one on more sensitive areas.

You may experience some redness that normally resolves within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas, later followed by fading and flaking. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, number of treatments and the area treated. Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers always provide complete information about post-treatment care and results.

This is a noninvasive, gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup and resume most activities immediately.

It is important to follow instructions given by Dr. Samuels and her nurse providers. You may be given skin care products and instructions on their use. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Be sure to fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you are outdoors.


Schedule a BBL Consultation

For more information about BBL or to see if you’re a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Samuels at 502-897-9411.

Our practice serves Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas.