At our Tarola Plastic Surgery locations in Hendersonville and Murfreesboro, TN, we offer a unique treatment called the BBL Hero by Sciton. This device delivers customized phototherapy treatments to improve all different skin types and tones and provides unique treatments that can help eradicate some of the most stubborn and visible skin imperfections. The treatment is comfortable, requires very little downtime, and results in dramatic skin improvements.
Sciton BBL Hero
Sciton’s BBL Hero device is a photofacial treatment that uses broad-band light energy pulses to deliver controlled heating to the skin’s surface. This device does not give laser treatment but is a broad-band light device. Instead of using the focused light energy that laser devices use, it uses filtered broad-spectrum light and light pulses to improve the skin. It increases the body’s natural collagen and elastin production by gently heating the skin’s surface and deeper layers.
Increasing these two proteins strengthens the skin and promotes rapid cellular regeneration, which is key to reducing the signs of aging, smoothing lines and wrinkles, correcting skin laxity, and perfecting different skin concerns. Sciton BBL Hero treatments utilize different treatment modes to effectively address a number of different skin concerns, including:
- Skin tone and texture concerns
- Cherry angiomas
- Skin laxity
- Lines and wrinkles
- Age spots
- Unwanted facial or body hair
The Treatment Process
What Happens During the Treatment?
Once we complete your pre-treatment consultation, we can schedule your appointment. The treatment process is comfortable because the device has a built-in cooling mechanism that keeps the patient safe and the skin cool throughout the appointment. Your technician will follow your unique treatment plan and place a device on your skin, gently gliding it back and forth across your desired treatment area to uniformly heat the skin tissues.
What Do Treatments Feel Like?
You may feel a warming sensation during your treatment but shouldn’t expect discomfort. Post-treatment, your skin may feel warm for up to an hour, but that sensation will subside.
Am I a Candidate?
The best candidates for BBL Hero treatments are patients who want to address specific skin concerns with quick, effective professional treatments that don’t require significant downtime. This device is safe for most skin types and is guaranteed to make your skin look better.
Some patients may be excluded from treatment due to safety reasons, including pregnant and nursing women. We will meet with you before your treatment to discuss your skin, evaluate your concerns, and confirm your treatment eligibility.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
You will notice skin improvements after just one treatment, but patients typically need one to two treatments to achieve their desired results. Since this device will target several different skin concerns, based on your treatment area, you may need more or fewer treatments to achieve your desired results.
Is There Any Downtime?
After your BBL Hero treatment, you won’t have to plan for significant downtime, but we will provide you with post-treatment care instructions. It’s important that you avoid sun exposure and always apply high-quality sunscreen, regardless of the weather. We will provide instructions regarding which topical products to use to nourish the treatment area and enhance results, as well as which topical products you should temporarily avoid.
Can I Combine This Treatment With Other Cosmetic Treatments?
We can combine your BBL Hero treatments with other in-office professional skin care treatments to help you target other skin concerns. If you want to add cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers or Botox to your anti-aging routine in addition to scheduling phototherapy treatments, we can evaluate your skin during your in-person consultation. Then we can determine which additional cosmetic treatment you will benefit from and then schedule them accordingly.
When Can I Expect Results?
You may notice some initial results immediately following your treatment, but the best skin improvements become most evident within a few weeks of beginning your treatment plan. Results do vary since different patients schedule BBL Hero treatments for different reasons. When we design your treatment plan, we can give you a better idea of what kind of results you can expect from your unique regimen.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Once you achieve your desired results, you can enjoy them long-term. However, we do recommend maintenance treatments once or twice a year to continue to promote increased collagen and elastin production, skin health, and vitality.
Can I Enhance My Results?
There are some ways to enhance and extend your treatment results that are simple and inexpensive. Committing to wearing sunscreen daily is one of the easiest ways to prevent accelerated or premature aging and protect your skin from lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
Additionally, investing in professional-grade skin care and using targeted products morning and evening will improve your skin and help you maintain your phototherapy results long-term. We can provide you with product and skin care treatment recommendations to help you maintain youthful skin after your treatment sessions.
Will I Need Follow-Up Treatments?
After completing the recommended number of treatment sessions, you’ll see dramatic improvements in the appearance of your skin. You will enjoy your results long-term, but you can also schedule BBL Hero maintenance treatments to target any additional skin concerns. We can create a maintenance treatment plan based on your unique skin care needs.
Experience a Unique Phototherapy Treatment
If your skin needs something more than just daily cleansing and moisturizing, we can help design a treatment plan that addresses all of your skin imperfections and concerns. If expression lines are on your list of skin concerns, we can give you more details about Botox, an injectable neuromodulator that can target those lines and treat them at the source. With the right treatment plan, you can enjoy beautiful, healthy skin year-round.