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.
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.
"Dr. Lee is very personable! He is always very thoughtful and kind. If you are looking to get a procedure done, he will be able to kindly guide you through the process. Very seldom do you meet a doctor who is as considerate and relational as Dr. Lee!"- J.B. / Facebook / Mar 12, 2017
"Dr. Lee did an AMAZING job!!!! The office is very clean and nice. I’m very happy with my results and will be coming back in the future!"- J.F. / Google / May 02, 2019
"I had a tummy tuck with a hysterectomy, at age 58. I never would have thought of doing anything for myself, on the suggestion from my gyn I saw Dr. Lee. Dr. Lee did an excellent job and above all of my expectations. I am ever grateful for Dr. Lee, the TT has been life changing for me. My only regret is I didn’t do it sooner. He will be my doctor for any future procedures."- D.C. / Google / Apr 25, 2019
"Dr. Lee took care of the follow-up excision of a mole my derm had removed for a biopsy. He and his staff were friendly, personable, and I felt well-cared for. They all made sure I knew what was going to happen during the procedure, and ensured I was comfortable the entire time. Dr. Lee will be my go-to plastic surgeon from now on!"- L.M. / Google / Apr 11, 2019
"Dr Lee is very calm, with exceptional listening skills. He performed a small surgical procedure ( the tiniest incision ever) I could not be happier with the direct honest way of managing the expectations. A a lot of plastic and cosmetic surgeons are overselling / overpromising their results but not dr. Lee- a refreshing find. Highly recommend."- C.M. / Yelp / Mar 31, 2019
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $450 - $1,650
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-6 Weeks
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.