Broad Band Light (BBL)

Beauty Bar Medispa is the only provider of the BroadBand Light (BBL) Therapy by Sciton® in eastern North Carolina. We’re dedicated to bringing our clients the latest skincare and beauty technology.

Over time the skin starts to expose pigmentation, facial veins, wrinkles, and overall dullness due to the natural aging process, sun exposure, pollution and many other factors. With BroadBand Light Therapy by Sciton®, you don’t have to be stuck with those age spots, brown spots or that uneven skin texture. BBL helps to soften or erase the appearance of damage which can ultimately take years off your complexion as well as simply help you become more confident in your skin.

BBL stands for BroadBand Light and is like IPL on steroids (see comparison below – Comparing BBL to IPL).

BBL hand pieces are equipped with state-of-the-art cooling features. This innovation enables the use of high-powered energy while causing only minimal pain, side effects and post-treatment downtime. It also has a range of settings that puts more control into the hands of the practitioner.

BBL was designed to target imperfections where they begin, below the surface of the skin. It helps correct a wide range of skin concerns including:

  • Sun damage
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Age spots
  • Birthmarks
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Sagging skin
  • Visible, broken blood vessels beneath the skin

The light energy delivered by Broad Band Light (BBL) will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This restores your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and will reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.

The benefits to Sciton BBL treatment are proven in scientific studies. A Stanford University study reveals that treatments with BBL can alter the expression of genes associated with aging. In fact, after treatment, cells more closely resemble the cells of younger skin. BBL can treat pigment issues such as:

  • freckles and age spots
  • vascular lesions such as those pesky bloody vessels
  • acne lesions
  • unwanted hair
  • uneven skin texture/tone

What Will the Broad Band Light (BBL) Treatment be Like?

Patients report that their skin starts to feel smoother, pores are less noticeable, and uneven pigmentation has started to fade after even just one BBL treatment. The BBL treatment is most commonly done on the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. If you have issues in other areas, a consult with one of our providers can determine if it is an eligible area as well. A lot of people ask about the discomfort of the BBL. It is best explained by referring to the sensation as a “rubber band-like” snap. The machine is also equipped with advanced cooling features. This allows the use of high-powered energy with minimal discomfort. Your doctor can adjust the settings of the BBL to attack and address the exact issues that are causing you concerns. By working with one of our providers, you can have a peace of mind that your treatment will be done safely. It will be within the parameters that are specific to your skin type, skin issues and skin history.

What to expect after your BBL?

Directly after your BBL, you may experience some redness and the skin may feel as if you have a slight sunburn. The redness should resolve within a few hours. Depending on how aggressive your treatment is and how you personally respond, you may also see some moderate swelling. Do not be alarmed, this is normal and won’t hang around for too long. In the days after your BBL, in spots you may see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. This is good news, the darkness and flaking is your skin getting rid of the pigment and means your treatment is working!

With little recovery time and no surgery, BBL offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation that will leave you looking refreshed and feeling more confident.

Comparing BBL to IPL

IPL is better suited for precisely treating a very targeted area while BBL is often better for treating a broader skin range. Many skin care professionals agree that BBL is the gold standard of photofacial skin rejuvenation. Largely seen as the safer option, BBL can treat sun spots, age spots, spider veins, active acne, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, birthmarks, and more, all while being non invasive and requiring no downtime. Creating a change at a molecular level is what sets BBL apart from IPL.

BBL and IPL have a significant difference, but also some basic similarities:

  • Both use non-invasive light waves to rejuvenate skin
  • Both treat skin on any area of the body. Skin that has been exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight – face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders – can be helped with BBL and IPL
  • The number of treatments required for maximum benefit varies from patient to patient. A skincare professional will customise a multi-session treatment plan and possibly combine your treatment with other aesthetic treatments to enhance the results
  • The duration of benefits from a series of BBL and IPL skin rejuvenation treatments can last anywhere from six to twelve months, depending on a specific patient’s issues

BBL treatments use a range of light waves to target the hemoglobin and melanin in skin. IPL laser treatment works to stimulate collagen to reduce visible signs of skin ageing, sun spots, hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores. Additionally, IPL works to stimulate collagen, which, in turn, erases fine lines and mild acne scarring.

Broad Band Light (BBL) technology for long-term skin improvement results

Broad Band Light (BBL) technology for long-term skin improvement results

Broad Band Light (BBL) technology for long-term skin improvement results

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I will 100% be returning and recommending Beauty Bar
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and I have done multiple procedures and all outcomes
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I recommend them all the time!"   - L.D.
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"The only place I would trust with my face! They are professional, helpful and reasonably priced. They make you feel very comfortable during any treatment.
I recommend them to everyone!" - K.S.
Slide "I had an amazing experience at Beauty Bar! I recently had Botox here and was a little nervous, as I had never had it before. I stressed that I wanted the results to be very natural, but still noticeable. I could not be happier with my results. I will 100% be returning and recommending Beauty Bar to all my friends and family." - L.D. Slide "The staff are awesome! All questions are answered and I have done multiple procedures and all outcomes went above my expectations. I love coming here. I recommend them all the time!"
- L.D.
Slide "I received my first Botox treatment today and absolutely loved my experience with them! The aesthetician was very helpful and answered all of my questions. The procedure was quick and painless. I highly recommend going to the Beauty Bar." - A.J. Slide "If you want to be treated special and feel beautiful then treat yourself to a visit to the Beauty Bar. Any of the ladies that I’ve had contact with were very professional and willing to answer your questions. So make an appointment and enjoy." – C.G. Slide "I highly recommend Beauty Bar Medispa. Sherri and Selina are the best at explaining procedures and they both have a gentle touch. "
– H.O.
Slide "Very accommodating and friendly staff! I love this place. I have seen Sherri for my treatments. She explains things so well, and the first time I met her I felt like I'd been a client for years. Top notch customer service! Highly recommend!" – K.T. Slide "Beauty Bar is an absolute gem! The staff is ridiculously welcoming, accommodating, and knowledgeable to boot. They truly take care of their clients and ensure all protocol is strictly followed. Love, love, love this place."
– R. G.
Slide "I had a great experience! The staff was knowledgeable and helped me get my skin back on track. The products are amazing and continue to improve my skin." - A.H. Slide "Best place in Greenville to get a facial! Your skin will look amazing and Sherri is wonderful!" – S.B.
Slide "Love the staff! Everyone is so nice and knowledgeable. I had IPL done for a broken blood vessel on the tip of my nose and the results are amazing. Couldn't be happier!
Thank you Beauty Bar!" – M.E.
Slide "I’ve been going to Beauty Bar for years. What I like most about them is that they care about my needs and wants. They don’t try to sell me products and services just to make money. They really care about their customers!" - B.E.

Slide “I love Beauty Bar Medispa! My experience is the best in all ways and that’s why I continue to go there for services.” - A.T.