BBL stands for BroadBand light
Your treatment time will depend on the size of the area to be treated. During the procedure, you will be given eye protection goggles.
A numbing cream may be applied on sensitive areas. Your skin will be exposed to quick blasts of high-intensity light.
Most of our clients report feeling a warm sensation and mild discomfort similar to the snapping of the rubber band. A cooling setting will be used to reduce overheating of the skin.
The treatment can be combined with other Sciton procedures such as HALO to achieve an all over rejuvenation of the face and body.
Patients can enjoy normal social activities immediately after treatment, and there is no heavy or time-intensive post-care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is treatment painful?
BBL HERO uses advanced cooling technology to keep treatments comfortable.
How Many Sessions Are Required?
A series of 3 treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results. Periodic re-treatments are required to optimize long-term results.
How Do I Find Out If I Am A Candidate For BBL HERO?
Dr. Fay and her staff will be happy to discuss treatment options with you, during your inital consultation.
How is the treatment done?
Cool gel is applied to the treatment area and you will be given dark glasses to wear for eye protection. The hand piece is applied to the skin and pulses of light are applied. The sensation is like a slight sting. Anaesthetic cream may be used if required. Treatment is generally administered in a series of 3 sessions that provide excellent long-term results.
Can anyone be treated?
Suitable for the majoirty of skin types. We do not treat pregnant females. Treatments are contraindicated if you have a sun tan or fake tan at the time of treatment. it is best to do a treatment 2 weeks before a sun holiday, and treatment can be done again 4 weeks after you return from your sun holiday.
Who will be treating me?
Qualified medical professionals will be performing your treatment. Treatments are overseen by a Doctor. All practitioners hold a BTEC qualification in Laser and regularly update their qualifications. A copy of Practitioners qualifications and insurance cover is available on request and can be found in the clinics reception area.
Is there anything I can do before a consultation to prepare the treatment area?
Yes. It is also very important that there is no tan in the treatment area. This includes fake tans, sun bed tan and tan from the sun. No use of retinols stop 7 days prior to treatment.
What will happen during the consultation?.
You will be assessed for suitability i.e. the practitioner will examine the treatment area and take a medical history. The treatment will be explained to you.
What happens after the consultation?
No treatment can proceed without the area first being patch tested. This can be completed at the consultation stage.
What is the cost of the patch test?
50 euro but this will be deducted from the first treatment or package purchased.
What will happen during my patch test?
A small area in the treatment site will be tested using various treatment settings. Observations will be recorded by the practitioner and you will be asked for your feedback. These teats are carried out to further eliminate some of the risks associated with the treatment.
Once I have had the patch test what do I do?
Patch tests can also be done on the same say as treatment with a 10 minute gap between patch test and treatment. If you would like to wait will be asked to observe the treatment area for 2-7 days (depending on skin type). If during that time you note any concerns you must contact the clinic and inform them. If however no adverse response is noted treatment can then be arranged shortly after this patch test.
Do I have to protect the area after treatment?
It is important that you avoid sun exposure for at least 1 week after treatment. Sun block is recommended after your treatment.