FAQs for BBL HERO
- How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
- How long does the treatment take?
It can take as little as 5 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat, as well as the treatment you are receiving. Treatment time varies from patient to patient.
- What will happen during the procedure?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your physician will discuss all of your options with you including the benefits, risks and what to expect.
- Will it be uncomfortable?
The procedure is non-invasive, typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, your physician may choose to use it depending on his/her patients’ sensitivities.
- What should I expect after the treatment?
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your physician if it does not. For some spots, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Results depend on your skin type, the number of treatments, and the area treated. Your physician will provide you with complete information about the post treatment care and results.
- How long will it take to recover?
This is a non-invasive and typically gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work, and resume most of your activities immediately.
- What aftercare do I need?
It is important to follow your physician’s instructions. You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
- BBL HERO™ by Sciton
BroadBand Light (BBL) now with High Energy Rapid Output HERO, can quickly deliver Forever results anywhere on the body!
- NEW BBL HERO is 4x faster, delivers 3x the peak power, and is 2x cooler than any IPL on the market
- BBL HERO delivers more power, better results, and faster treatment times often with fewer treatments needed
- Comfortable, fast, effective, low-to-no downtime
- BBL™ Corrective
Worried your freckles, age spots or rosacea make you look less radiant and older? With BBL™ they will be a thing of the past! The light energy delivered by BBL will stimulate cells to regenerate and typically with the first treatment you will start to see smoother, more even and vibrant skin. The photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces age and sun spots. Your skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade.
- Correct age spots and redness for smoother, healthier and vibrant skin
- Pigmented lesions such as dyschromia and ephelides
- Vascular Lesions such as rosacea, telangietasia and cherry angiomas
- Deeper lesions on darker skin types
- BBL Forever Young
Stop the clock on the appearance of aging skin! Forever Young BBL from Sciton is a revolutionary treatment that sends light energy deep into the skin to boost your body’s natural ability to fight aging. It is the only treatment proven by 2 studies. Forever Young BBL is not just for women and men who have cumulative sun damage. It has also PREJUVENATION™ benefits to keep young skin looking young.
- Corrects sun damage and the visible signs of aging skin
- Improves skin tone, texture, elasticity and pigmentation
- Zero patient downtime
- A great preventative regimen - "Prejuvenation" - for keeping young skin looking young
- BBL Forever Clear™
Get rid of acne with the speed of light! Forever Clear BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine. Forever Clear BBL uses a unique three-step process using blue, yellow and infra-red light.
- Get rid of acne
- Reduce acne scars
- Destroys acne-causing bacteria
- Reduces inflammation and redness
- No need for expensive creams or harmful chemicals
- BBL Forever Bare
Dare to be Forever Bare - Reveal beautiful skin! Revolutionary hair removal procedure that works by building up heat in the follicle using multiple low-fluence pulses instead of one painful high-energy blast.
- Permanent hair reduction
- The FASTEST & most COMFORTABLE treatment on the market
- Can be used anywhere on the body
- SkinTyte (BBL)
Love the skin you're in! As we age, skin loses its youthful firmness and cushion. Especially around the jawline and neck, it can add years to your appearance. And while no one escapes the forces of aging and gravity, SkinTyte can defend against them. SkinTyte uses advanced infrared light to deeply heat your skin while cooling and protecting the entire treated surface. Light energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate the body’s natural healing process, which leads to the appearance of increased skin firmness. SkinTyte can treat most areas of the body where improvement is desired, giving you the appearance of firmer, youthful looking skin.
- Non-invasive skin tightening treatment
- Feels like a hot stone massage
- Zero patsient downtime
- Safe, fast, comfortable and effective
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"I'm super excited for the big surgery day to get here - I met with Dr. Decherd back in July 2021 for a consultation. I had previously met a couple other local surgeons and was excited to meet Dr. Decherd after extensive research. His before and after's were absolutely amazing and I was eager to meet him. When I arrived I felt welcomed and the nurse who brought me back was really nice and welcoming. I instantly felt comfortable. When Dr. Decherd walked in he explained everything to me and even drew a picture. I felt very informed and I didn't feel that way with the other provider I had meet. My Mommy make over (breast augmentation, tummy tuck and lipo) is scheduled for 11/15/2021 and I'm super excited. For my breast I have decided to go with 485 high profile silicone implants. This fits my chest size of 13 diameter (I think that's what I measured) which was a big concern for me as I don't want boobs that are to far apart and wanted to ensure the implants fit my chest size. For my tummy tuck the goal is to go as low as possible to hide scar and to get rid of as much stretch marks as possible. I plan on discussing this in more detail again during my pre op apt scheduled in October. He will also be doing some lipo to give a smooth contoured look on my sides. I'm hoping to look "snatched" after lol. I'm super excited for the big surgery day to get here!! I will be doing updates during my post op experience as well as post plenty of before and after pictures."- S.V. / RealSelf / Sep 14, 2021