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Reverse the aging process with Forever Young BBL

The Sciton BBL Hero at Miller Family Dermatology is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, vibrant and younger looking. BBL energy allows your physician to treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions.

With even 1-2 BBL treatments you will see immediate results for multiple conditions, including sun damage, age spots, fine lines, redness, rosacea, acne, and visible improvements in skin firmness and elasticity. There is virtually no downtime. The treatment can be used on all body areas, such as face, neck, chest, arms and hands.

However, regular BBL treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger. Used in this mode, called Forever Young BBL, has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan.

Benefits of Forever Young BBL


Forever Young BBL removes age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels, and more.


Forever Young BBL™ stimulates collagen production leading to a more youthful appearance. Increased collagen production can lead to smoother, firmer skin over time, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


Unlike more invasive cosmetic procedures, BBL photo facial typically requires minimal downtime. Most individuals can resume their regular activities immediately after treatment, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules.


While multiple treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results, the effects of BBL photo facials can be long-lasting with proper skincare maintenance and sun protection.


BBL photo facials can be customized to address a wide range of skin concerns, including acne scars, rosacea, and vascular lesions. The versatility of this treatment makes it suitable for individuals with various skin types and concerns.


BBL photo facial is considered a safe and effective cosmetic procedure when performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner. It is FDA-approved for the treatment of various skin conditions and has been extensively studied for its safety and efficacy.

Sciton BBL-Hero vs IPL?

Sciton’s BBL-HERO is a type of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), however there are several key difference.  If you’re not a laser tech geek, the easiest way to think of it is that IPL is like a Honda Civic which is a perfectly fine means of transportation, but BBL-HERO is like a Formula 1 car which is a painstakingly developed technologic marvel that harnesses every technologic advancement possible.

At any given time there are 15-20 different IPL devices on the market.  IPL is technology has been around for 20 years.  What sets Sciton apart are a variety of under the hood features that allow us to get dramatically better performance from the device AND have fewer problems.

  1. All IPL devices use visible light.  However, the typical IPL device uses ONLY visible light.  Sciton BBL-HERO uses these same wavelenghths of light, but also extends significantly into the near infrared spectrum.  The near infrared spectrum is used mostly by non-ablative resurfacing lasers to rejuvenate the skin.  With BBL-HERO you get some of the same effect of treatment like non-ablative Fraxel, but at no additional charge!
  2. It is common to get burns from IPL.  One of the main reasons is that there is often significant variation in the fluence from one pulse to another.  Much of this is because the power output varies greatly with temperature and these devices run HOT.  If I’m pushing the machine hard, it will generate in excess of 45,000 BTU/hour.  Sciton solved the heat problem by using two different flashlamp sources so that the lamp gets a chance to rest or cool between pulses.  They combined this with a monster sized water cooling system to dissipate heat.
  3. Another reason people get burns from IPL is from overheating of the skin.  Sciton incorporates an actively cooled sapphire crystal handpiece.  We usually have it set to 15-25 degrees C.  This cooling greatly protects the skin from thermal burns.
  4. BBL-HERO is Sciton’s latest advance.  The best IPL devices can typically fire 1 pulse per second.  BBL-Hero can do 4.  This ability to deliver pulses far more quickly has allowed a tremendous transformation in how treatments are done.  Instead of “stamping”, which often leads to tiger stripes or other problems of uneven treatment, we can glide over the skin in one smooth motion firing pulses continuously with BBL-HERO.  We typically lower the energy, but deliver it in a much shorter pulse, which ends up being safer.  This, combined with the smooth motion delivery makes it MUCH easier to get uniform results.

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