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What Is The BBL Hero IPL Laser Treatment And Its Benefits?


BBL Hero IPL Laser is a modern twist on the classic Forever Young BBL. “BBL” means “Broadband Light High Energy Rapid Output.” Broadband light is used in the original Forever Young BBL to stimulate collagen production, improve skin texture, and diminish the appearance of discoloration (such as age spots and redness) in the skin. The original BBL Forever Young has replaced the newer and improved BBL Hero.

In keeping with the superhero motif in the name, the technology is more effective than regular, intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments and faster than a speeding bullet. Here’s what you need to know about photo-correcting and anti-aging techniques.

What Is BBL Hero IPL Laser?

The BBL Hero is a fresh take on a classic tried and tested treatment. The original BBL procedure was a form of IPL light therapy characterized by using twin lamps to emit both visible and infrared light with the help of quick-change intelligent filters. It can treat brown spots, redness, and skin laxity, and it has been found to regenerate skin at the cellular level. 

The updated BBL Hero does all that and more as part of the Forever Young + BBL and Forever Body treatments, with faster speeds, shorter pulse widths, higher peak powers, and twice as much cooling capacity as the original to prevent discomfort. The manufacturer asserts that this will shorten the time it takes to notice positive effects, such as better skin tone and texture. Similar to the original, it is being promoted to address issues such as rosacea, acne, uneven skin tone, hair growth, and sun damage.

The length of the pulses is primarily responsible for the enhancements. As a point of reference, a single light flash on a standard system can take up to one second. With a BBL Hero, you can get 1,200 to 1,500 pulses in a single facial session, compared to only 250 to 350 pulses with the original BBL. A single pulse can take as little as three milliseconds.

How BBL Hero IPL Laser Works

The melanin in dark spots and the blood vessels in broken capillaries are targeted by the short bursts of high-intensity light emitted. The light’s infrared rays will warm your skin’s surface, triggering a natural healing response. Increased collagen and elastin from this photo-correcting and anti-aging treatment will leave your skin looking younger, healthier, and more radiant. According to the studies, consistent treatment made the patients seem ten years younger.

BBL Hero’s advantages include a light emission rate four times that of IPL, a peak power three times that of IPL, and a cooling effect two times that of IPL (more comfortable than IPL). To put this in perspective, each pulse or light flash from a standard IPL machine can take up to a full second. Compared to the standard BBL®, which takes between three and five milliseconds for each pulse, the BBL Hero can deliver 1,200 to 1,500 pulses in a single face treatment. This means quicker outcomes for the customers.

Legs, arms, hands, fingers, back, and the chest/decollete area are all excellent candidates for BBL Hero’s treatment of pigmentation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Who Should Use BBL Hero IPL Laser?

Although BBL Hero offers a wavelength choice for individuals with darker skin tones, it is most suitable for those with fair to medium complexions. This is especially relevant for those considering laser hair removal. After consulting with our provider, you can find out if you are a good fit for our service.

Preparing For Your BBL Hero IPL Laser Appointment

It would help if you got your skin ready for BBL Hero before you get it done. Avoid getting a tan for apparent reasons. You should stay out of the sun and tanning beds for at least four weeks before and after each tanning session.

Avoid using fake tan products for two weeks before treatment. Waxing, chemical peels, retinol, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid-containing products should be avoided for at least one week before BBL Hero.

If you’re taking any medications that can make you very sun-sensitive (photosensitivity), talk to your doctor before stopping them all at once. Your doctor may prescribe an antiviral drug a few days before your appointment if you suffer from recurrent cold sores.

You can drive home after your BBL Hero treatment and immediately return to your routine. After a BBL Hero session, you should wait at least 48 hours before engaging in any activities that could trigger sweating or a flush. These include physical exertion, extreme heat, and sauna use. Stay away from the alcohol and hot sauce.

BBL Hero IPL Laser Appointment

Before beginning BBL Hero treatment, a dermatologist will inspect your skin to establish treatment regions. Then, a treatment schedule of repeated laser therapy sessions will be developed.

Depending on the size of the treated region, a BBL Hero treatment can take around 20 minutes to an hour. Your provider will employ CoolComfort technology to ensure you don’t feel anything during the operation. Protecting your eyes requires using safety glasses, goggles, or shields.

Various feelings, including pulsations and some pain, could be felt. You might feel a little hot, and your skin might look and feel a little red, puffy, or burnt. However, unless your skin is susceptible, you shouldn’t experience discomfort because of the CoolComfort technology.

The deeper layers of your skin are the focus of the BBL Hero treatment’s broad spectrum of wavelengths. Your skin absorbs this light energy to stimulate collagen development and eradicate pigmented (darker) skin cells.

After just a few days or weeks, your skin should begin to show the effects of your BBL Hero treatment. With continued treatment, you will see even more dramatic improvements. Although most patients see an improvement after just one session, we typically recommend a series of three sessions to achieve optimal results. Sessions generally are spaced out every four to six weeks.


When it comes to the skin, BBL laser therapy is a safe and effective option that can treat various issues, notably those that affect the skin’s appearance, with minimal downtime and discomfort.

After just one BBL treatment, you should notice a difference in your skin’s appearance. However, in most cases, you’ll need a series of treatments to see the results you want. Prepare your skin for treatment and treat it well afterward to get the most out of your sessions.

Feel free to contact us and stop by Modern Looks Med Spa to find out if the BBL Hero IPL Laser is suitable for your skin. Before settling on a course of therapy, you and your doctor might talk about your worries, hopes for the future, and available resources. In addition to these cosmetic procedures, we provide a wide range of services to aid you in feeling and looking your best.

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