About BroadBand Light Therapy
Broadband light (BBL) treatment uses regenerating technology to enhance the aesthetics of your skin and helps it to look more youthful and smoother. It works by employing therapeutic light energy that mildly warms the skin and initiates collagen production. Those with a variety of skin conditions can benefit from BBL because it works to correct sun damage, unwanted freckles, rosacea, and broken blood vessels. It can also help create a more even and smooth skin texture to generate fresh, glowing skin. BBL can be added to other aesthetic treatments to meet your requirements and goals. Our practice, Bensimon Center in Portland, Oregon, is proud to provides Forever Young BBL by Sciton.
"This center is very nice and the staff extremely good , a few years ago I heard about the Bensimon Center after searching cosmetic fillers on sale on the internet and the Bensimon Center was having a half price deal on all their fillers, I went in and got a beautiful job done on my lips , cheeks and chin area , I hope they have another 50% off sale , I would jump to go again and get my face serviced again. I love how beautiful and natural I looked , the results are addicting!"- H.H. / Yelp / Feb 08, 2019
"I have had nothing but great experiences with Dr. Richard H. Bensimon and Andrea Stapleton and their staff. Everything was done at the highest professional level. The staff is also so kind. Also they have amazing skin care products that I am planning to purchase because of what I heard from my customers. I highly recommend!"- S.K. / Google / Oct 08, 2019
"Dr Bensimon is simply the best in Portland. I had my Rhinoplasty almost 1 year ago. I had bad deviation and overall crooked shape to my nose as well as a large "hump". Photo is before and after my surgery at 11 months. The staff is all very kind and professional. The facility is clean and modern."- M.D. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
"I had a closed rhinoplasty with Dr. Bensimon and I could not be happier! He did an amazing job with the surgery, I LOVE the results, and it was literally painless from start to finish. I had a lot of anxiety before the procedure but the nurse helped me feel at ease. Recovery was so easy! I wish I had done this years sooner, I could not recommend Dr. Bensimon and his office enough! :)"- K.H. / Yelp / Sep 17, 2019
"The whole staff there is amazing and I couldn't recommend a better place to go for any type of filler, or services for your body. I've been seeing Andrea for about eight years; she's kind , extremely knowledgeable and highly skilled at what she does. I would never go to anyone else for skin treatments & injections. Dr Bensimon is also wonderful! He's so gentle and kind; I always leave there knowing he has provided me with all the information I need to make the vest decisions for my body & treatments I want . I could not recommend a better place , or a better group of staff to work with than Dr Bensimon & Andrea!"- A.S. / Yelp / Sep 16, 2019
An ideal candidate for BBL is any patient suffering from hyperpigmentation or textured skin. This could be due to acne, sun damage, damaged capillaries, or rosacea. BBL also helps to make the skin appear younger by stimulating the regeneration of collagen. Depending on the type of modality and filter used, BBL can be used as both a treatment and/or maintenance regimen for a wide array of skin conditions. Before receiving treatment, your provider will explain how BBL technology might help achieve your desired results.
After developing your treatment plan, the settings of the BBL device will be adjusted to fit the needs of your skin. Before beginning the procedure, your eyes will be covered to protect them from the light of the laser. One of our amazing non-surgical providers will make a gentle pass with the laser over your skin while concentrating on the problem areas. The amount of time needed for the treatment will vary, depending on the skin condition and if any other treatments were added to the BBL procedure. BBL procedures can typically be completed in about an hour or less.
What to Expect
Following the treatment, a soothing cream will be applied to your skin. All patients will receive post-treatment care instructions and may be advised to sun exposure. Otherwise, patients are typically able to resume their normal daily routine. Results from BBL can be seen within 2 – 6 weeks following the initial treatment, but optimal results will typically be seen after multiple BBL treatments. Your provider will provide the recommended number of treatments to receive your desired outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BBL cost?
Our Non-Surgical team will be able to estimate your costs during your initial consultation once your BBL treatment plan has been created. Your costs will depend on what area(s) you are having treated, the size of the treatment area(s), and how many sessions will be needed. Once a provider has assesses the condition of your skin and listens to your concerns, we are committed to work with you to develop your custom BBL plan. Bensimon Center often offers specials on skin treatments, like BBL, so be sure to ask about our current promotions during your appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of BBL sessions needed will be discussed during your initial consultation after Dr. Bensimon and his Aesthetician examines the condition of your skin. On average, patients achieve their skin goals after three sessions. However, if you have severe pigmentation, discoloration, or sun damage, you may require more treatments. In your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will listen to your concerns and develop your custom treatment plan. Your BBL sessions will be spaced about 3 – 4 weeks apart to allow your skin to heal.
What areas can be treated with BBL?
Most areas of skin can be treated with BBL, but some of the most commonly treated areas are the face, chest, neck, hands, shoulders, and upper back. These are the areas that typically have the most visible damage since they are regularly exposed to the sun. The face, neck, and hands are also most often affected by natural aging and lifestyle so treating these areas can help rejuvenate your overall appearance. During your consultation with Dr. Bensimon, tell him about all your areas of concerns so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
The innovate Broadband light therapy by Sciton is a high-powered intense pulsed light (IPL) skin treatment. With varying wavelengths, BBL can treat both brown and red lesions, as well as light and dark spots, without damaging the areas of skin and tissue nearby. Safe but effective, BBL can give you a clear, beautiful complexion in less time than many other laser skin treatments.
Is BBL safe for all skin tones?
Since the energy wavelengths in a BBL treatment can be adjusted for your unique needs, BBL is safe for all skin tones. To get your best results, we recommend you avoid unprotected UV (ultraviolet) light exposure (both natural sunlight and tanning beds) for at least 14 days before your appointment. Tanned skin has an increased amount of melanin (pigment), which may absorb the BBL energy and affect your results. Your skin will be extra sensitive to UV light so you should continue to limit your sun exposure and not use tanning beds throughout your treatment and for at least two weeks after your last treatment.
Regenerate Your Skin
BBL therapy uses modern technology to improve the look and feel of your skin, no matter what skin condition you may be experiencing. By creating youthful, glowing, and even skin, BBL can help you regain confidence about your appearance. To learn more about BBL treatments and if they are the right solution for you, contact Bensimon Center to schedule your consultation.