BBL Photofacial Treatment

The Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) HERO (High Energy Rapid Output) is one of the most innovative and powerful technologies, offering one of the fastest, most effective, and most comfortable treatments on the market.

The BBL HERO is unique because it combines the power of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy with advancements that enhance light energy’s speed, coverage, and penetration.


What is the Sciton BBL HERO?

The “HERO” in BBL HERO stands for the system’s High Energy Rapid Output™, which is up to four times faster than traditional systems and increases the treatment’s efficacy. By delivering a rapid output of high-energy light, BBL HERO treats a broader skin area in less time, resulting in quicker treatment sessions and enhanced patient comfort.

This versatile technology is designed to treat a multitude of skin conditions, such as:

  • Pigmented Lesions: This includes freckles, age spots, and sunspots.
  • Vascular Lesions: Redness caused by broken capillaries, rosacea, and other vascular lesions can be addressed with BBL HERO.
  • Skin Texture: BBL HERO can help improve skin texture, reducing the appearance of pores and giving skin a smoother, more radiant look.
  • Skin Firmness: By promoting collagen production, BBL HERO can improve the firmness and elasticity of skin over time.

Furthermore, BBL HERO is not just for facial treatments. It can be used on any area of the body where noticeable skin aging and sun damage are a concern, including the neck, chest, hands, and legs.

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What Happens During a Sciton BBL HERO Treatment Session

Your Sciton BBL HERO treatment session at Oxford Medical Aesthetics & Laser begins with a comprehensive consultation. During this time, Dr. Naegele will discuss your skin concerns and goals and evaluate your skin. She will confirm that the BBL HERO treatment is appropriate for you and discuss any foundation steps you might need to take.

On the day of your treatment, your skin will be thoroughly cleaned to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities that could interfere with the treatment. While the BBL HERO system is designed to be comfortable, a topical anesthetic may be applied to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure. Protective eyewear will be provided to shield your eyes from the intense light.

Dr. Naegele will calibrate the BBL HERO system to match your skin’s specific needs. The BBL HERO device’s handpiece will be passed over your treatment area, delivering rapid pulses of high-energy light. Most individuals report a sensation of warmth or a slight stinging.

The duration of the treatment session varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated. However, thanks to the high-energy rapid output of the BBL HERO, treatments are typically quick and often completed within 15-30 minutes.

Glowing Skin from Photofacial

The Science Behind Sciton BBL HERO

The principle behind BBL HERO involves using specific wavelengths of light to target different pigment-containing structures in the skin, such as melanin and hemoglobin.

When these pigment-containing structures absorb the light energy, it transforms into heat energy, which disrupts the cells containing them. This targeted damage triggers a healing response in the body, promoting the growth of new, healthy skin cells and collagen production, which is crucial for skin elasticity and firmness.

Dr Naegele is the very best. She and her staff make me feel at ease, answer every little question I have and make the experience enjoyable. I look forward to my visits. I have been getting laser hair removal and it has changed my life and my confidence. Thank you Dr Shelly!

Tricia A.

Dr. Naegele is an absolutely wonderful physician and a great person as well. She’s informative, humorous, intelligent, highly skilled, and wants the best for each patient. I highly recommend her!!

Tyler F.

Post-treatment Expectations and Results

Our office will provide you with specific post-care instructions. However, you can expect to follow these basic instructions, which include:

  • Avoiding Sun Exposure: After treatment, your skin will be sensitive to sun exposure. It’s important to protect the treated skin from direct sunlight and to apply a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily.
  • Keeping the Skin Clean and Moisturized: Use a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser and a good quality, fragrance-free moisturizer.
  • Avoiding Heat: Avoid activities that may cause excessive heat or sweating, such as heavy exercise, hot showers, saunas, or hot tubs, for the first 24-48 hours post-treatment.
  • Not Picking or Scratching: As your skin heals, it’s important not to pick or scratch at the treated areas to prevent scarring or infection.

What can I expect from a Sciton BBL HERO Treatment?

While results are specific to each individual, most patients can expect to see improvements in one or more of the following areas depending on what you are being treated for at our office:

  • Reduced Age/Brown Spots: BBL HERO is excellent at addressing pigmentation issues, such as age spots, freckles, and sun damage. After treatment, these pigmented lesions will darken and then naturally flake off or fade, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Reduced Redness and Vascular Lesions: BBL HERO effectively reduces the appearance of vascular lesions, such as broken capillaries and rosacea, leading to less overall redness.
  • Better Skin Texture and Firmness: By stimulating collagen production, BBL HERO can improve the texture and firmness of your skin over time, reducing the appearance of pores and giving the skin a smoother, more youthful look.

Results develop over several weeks following the treatment as the skin naturally rejuvenates and produces new collagen. Depending on your skin’s condition and specific goals, multiple treatments may be needed for optimal results. Remember, everyone’s skin is unique and can respond differently to treatments.

BBL Photofacial available at Oxford Medical

After a Sciton BBL HERO treatment, patients may experience some immediate skin responses, which are a normal part of the healing process.

  • Redness: Your skin may have mild to moderate redness, similar to a sunburn. This normal response typically subsides within a few hours to a few days.
  • Warmth: The treated area may feel warm to the touch immediately after the treatment.
  • Slight Swelling: Some patients may experience slight swelling, especially when treating areas close to the eyes. This generally subsides within a day or two.

Other Common BBL HERO FAQs

While individual experiences can vary, most patients describe the sensation as a quick, warm, prickling feeling as the skin absorbs the light.  A topical numbing cream may be applied beforehand to enhance comfort during the procedure.

The duration of a BBL HERO treatment session varies depending on the size and number of areas being treated.  However, due to the system’s high-energy rapid output, most treatments are completed in as little as 15-30 minutes.

The number of treatments needed can depend on your specific skin concerns and goals.  During your consultation, Dr. Naegele will evaluate your skin and develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve optimal results.

Yes, BBL HERO can be used on most skin types.  However, a consultation with a skincare professional is necessary to evaluate your skin and ensure this is the best treatment for your specific skin concerns and goals.

BBL Photofacial:  Wrapping Up

At Oxford Medical Aesthetics & Laser, we are excited to offer our patients Sciton’s BBL HERO treatment. Our team of skilled medical aesthetic professionals will guide you through the process and personalize the treatment according to your specific skin needs and goals. With BBL HERO, we aim to help you achieve healthier, younger-looking skin from head to toe.