Beautiful Skin Rediscovered
Welcome to the next generation of Broadband Light, or BBL! The BBL HERO is a fast, permanent, all-over laser treatment that effectively reduces the visibility of hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, age spots, redness, and other factors, while also reducing wrinkles, fine lines, and dull skin. This advanced technology emits strongly pulsed light (IPL wavelengths) faster than previous BBL treatments, making it one of the most effective BBL treatments currently available.
Rediscover beautiful skin at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, FL.
Treats Larger Areas
The BBL HERO Laser sets a new standard in treating the skin to remove years of sun damage or help control redness or erythema caused by rosacea. And it is a fast treatment. BBL HERO delivers the treatment up to 4x faster than before, provides up to 3x the peak power, and 2x the cooling than the original BBL. This allows us to treat larger areas, such as the back, arms, and legs, in as little as five minutes (depending on the size of the area treated). In a nutshell, BBL HERO is the BBL you already love, but better!
BBL utilizes multiple different filters for different skin conditions.
The BBL HERO can treat just about the entire body, including your back, legs, arms, hands, chest, neck, and face.
Natural Cell Renewal & Repair
If you want to improve the look of your skin but don't want to undergo any invasive surgical procedures, BBL HERO could be the ideal treatment for you. Intense pulsed light (BBL) is an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions, including rosacea, acne, and sun damage.
When it comes to eliminating acne, BBL HERO is unrivaled. Because it speeds up the skin's natural process of cell renewal and repair, the treatment can significantly reduce the signs and symptoms of this widespread condition. BBL is most commonly used to treat sun damage and hyperpigmentation on the face, but it is also beneficial on the arms, chest, hands, legs, and neck.
Head-to-Toe — We Have You Covered
At Ocean Drive Dermatology, we understand that our patients lead busy lives. That's why we're proud to offer the BBL HERO, which can treat the entire body in just 30 minutes. This makes it accessible to everyone, even the busiest of people.
Come visit us at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, FL, to experience the benefits of BBL HERO and achieve radiant, glowing skin.
Non-invasive & Under 30 minutes
To protect your eyes, you will receive safety goggles or a shield. You can feel a brief warmth or "rubber band snap" as the targeted areas absorb the light. Your BBL HERO session could last anywhere between a few minutes and 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treated area. Your medical provider will explain all of your options. As a non-invasive and painless technique, BBL HERO is a viable solution for many individuals. A topical anesthetic is not typically needed, although your provider may choose to use it on particularly sensitive areas.
When treating vascular issues, especially on the face, know it will take multiple treatments to get the best results. Sometimes vessels look purple and then fade away; other times, they look more prominent and then, over a two-week period, as less noticeable. And if you are having your rosacea treated, it is important also to be seen for an insurance (or very reasonable self-pay options) visit in our dermatology office. The best results come when you combine BBL with prescription treatments. Because BBL is a no-downtime procedure (for most patients), it is ok to apply makeup over the top of any blotchiness or dark brown spots during recovery.
Minimal Downtime to Reset Your Skin
It is not uncommon to have blotchy appearing skin for 12 to 36 hours post-treatment, along with a sensation of a mild sunburn for the same length of time. Gentle skincare products are recommended during recovery, including being vigilant about sun protection for about one month post-treatment.
Brown spots tend to look darker (almost the color of coffee grounds) and take about ten to 14 days to disappear on the face. Anywhere else on the body tends to take longer, up to 21 days, to disappear. Sometimes we combine BBL with topical prescription medications to further improve brown spots that you can use between treatments or to help maintain your results. These medications may contain hydroquinone, tretinoin, fluocinolone, kojic acid, and vitamin C, along with a good daily sunscreen.
Our new BBL and BBL HERO platform utilizes CoolComfort Technology which employs special sensors to maintain temperatures between zero and 30 degrees Celsius. This means more comfortable treatments than with the original BBL. The other main difference is the speed! We can now treat larger areas very quickly, which causes less fatigue for the patient and is easier to fit into a busy lifestyle.
While most patients see a significant improvement after a single session, BBL is a technology that requires a series of treatments for optimal results. Many patients complete a series of three treatments followed by touch-up treatments yearly.
Yes, we combine technologies all the time. Some popular combinations are Halo Laser and BBL, ProFractional and BBL, and Nd: YAG 1064 and BBL. The possibilities are endless. We always recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to determine what the best treatment is for you.
Thankfully, the answer is no. Between topical numbing medication and the powerful precision cooling, most patients find the treatment mildly painful or not at all. Most patients dislike the bright pulse of light more than anything else about the treatment. If the patient still has anxiety about the treatment, we can also utilize Pro-Nox. Pro-Nox delivers a mixture of 50% oxygen and 50% nitrous oxide. This device is a 100% patient-controlled form of inhaled anesthesia. Simply breathe deep, and in seconds there will be immediate relief from pain and anxiety. The Pro-Nox anesthesia leaves your body in just a few minutes after treatment. You can continue your day immediately after treatment. Pro-Nox can be added to any laser treatment to increase your comfort.
Discover Elevated Care at Ocean Drive Dermatology
Say goodbye to the standard nine-minute dermatology appointments and hello to personalized and welcoming care at Ocean Drive Dermatology. With a wide range of services, including advanced injection techniques, laser treatments, and on-site plastic surgery for advanced cases, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to every patient. Book your appointment today and experience the best of both worlds with our medical-minded approach to aesthetics and partnership with plastic surgeons. Join the ranks of our satisfied patients at Ocean Drive Dermatology in Vero Beach, Florida.
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