Broadband Light (BBL) Photofacial - Sciton (Houston, TX)*

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What is BBL?

With outstanding, advanced technology, there’s a terrific new way to fight the signs of aging on the face, neck, and hands by penetrating the deepest layers of the skin. Broadband light treatments (known as BBL), use light energy that is sent deep into the skin so varying wavelengths can effectively promote new skin growth and regeneration. As the skin regenerates itself following the treatment, the result will be younger-looking, healthier, rejuvenated skin. Nuveau Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics, directed by trusted plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Lee, offers BBL to Houston area patients seeking to reverse the signs of sun damage and maintain a healthy, clearer complexion.

Forever Young BBL

Contrary to popular belief, the appearance of sun-damaged skin cannot be reversed at the surface. The Forever Young BBL uses the science of gene expression to target the deep layers under the skin's surface to produce younger-looking, smoother skin. As new cells form under the skin, the genes within these cells are associated with the aging process. When BBL targets these cells using light energy, the cells are genetically transformed, which can in turn transform the skin. BBL helps to diminish the fine lines and wrinkles, as well as pigmentation, sun spots, and other skin irregularities caused by both the sun and aging.

Best Candidates

BBL is great for anyone who is concerned about their aged skin and who wants to look younger. This FDA-approved procedure is noninvasive and works well on all areas of the face to target lines and wrinkles. Patients with pigmentation issues, sun-damaged skin, large pores, or freckles are also good candidates for this treatment. BBL works best on light-skinned individuals who typically do not tan.

During the Procedure

Prior to undergoing BBL, we will give our patients protective eyewear to prevent any damage from the light source. A cooling gel will be applied to the treatment area and the aesthetician will glide the handheld light source over the area. Depending on what is being treated and the severity of the condition, varying strengths of wavelengths will be chosen to penetrate the skin in order to reach deep levels of the skin. Most patients report feeling little to no pain, but just slight discomfort that resembles a rubber band snap.

After the Procedure

It takes several days for patients to see their results. Immediately following the procedure, patients will notice some redness and swelling on the face, as well as splotchy, patchy areas of darker colored skin that generally subsides in a couple of days. It is advised to avoid strenuous activities such as exercise during the initial healing process. To achieve best results, a series of sessions are usually recommended spaced a few weeks apart.

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Average Cost  
$450 - $1,650
Average Procedure Time  
1 Hour
Post-op Follow-up  
4-6 Weeks
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Turn Back the Hands of Time

Since skin can’t effectively be treated at the surface, it’s time to go deeper with BBL to produce younger-looking, healthier skin. If you would like to learn more about BBL and the other nonsurgical skin rejuvenation treatments offered by Nuveau Plastic Surgery, please contact us today to schedule your skin consultation. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.