Broadband Light (BBL) - Phototherapy

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Broadband Light (BBL) - Phototherapy addresses a range of skin concerns including acne, rosacea and redness, age spots, sun damage, fine lines, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture to restore a youthful, smoother, and brighter appearance. This non-surgical procedure can also treat spider veins and other small blood vessels, as well as broken capillaries and vascular lesions.

Forever Young BBL™️ is typically used on the face, neck, hands, and chest, but it can treat the legs and other areas as well.  Often called a photofacial, this photorejuvenation technology stimulates new collagen production to give the skin a firmer, smoother appearance and more even tone. This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with minimal downtime*. 

Forever Clear BBL™️ is typically used on the face, but it can treat other areas as well. Forever Clear BBL uses a combination of blue, yellow, and infrared light to eliminate bacteria, reduce inflammation, and promote the body’s natural healing process to clear acne. This process involves 3 total passes of the device over the treatment area. The first pass uses blue light to eliminate acne-causing bacteria located deep within the skin’s pores. The second pass uses yellow light to reduce inflammation and acne-associated redness while preventing new breakouts. To maximize results, the skin receives a third pass using infra-red light in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate the body’s natural healing process, reduce the appearance of existing scars, and enhance the benefits of the first two steps.

From teens struggling with hormonal acne to adults experiencing adult-onset acne, Forever Clear BBL™️ is effective for patients of all ages and skin types.

During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin and create a custom Forever Young BBL™️ or Forever Clear BBL™️ treatment plan to meet your goals. Most people require a series of three to four sessions, two to four weeks apart, though results can often be seen in just one to two sessions.

Scale of invasiveness and intensity: Moderately invasive. Requires application of numbing cream and has a shorter downtime.

Consultation required

*Every patient is different. Downtimes may vary.

Procedure Details

Broadband Light (BBL) photofacials utilize the power of pulsed light to deliver exceptional cosmetic results, rejuvenating skin at the molecular level. Our experts will choose the proper wavelengths to meet your treatment needs. The light is safely delivered through a cooled sapphire crystal.


What does Broadband Laser (BBL) photofacial treat?

  • Active acne
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Freckles
  • Redness and rosacea
  • Enlarged pores
  • Flushing
  • Small facial vessels
  • Laxity


What is the procedure time?

  • Forever Young BBL – 30 to 60 minutes
  • Face for pigmentation – 30 minutes
  • Face for acne – 30 minutes
  • Cheeks (rosacea) –15 minutes
  • Neck – 30 minutes
  • Chest – 30 minutes
  • Arms – 45 minutes
  • Legs – 60 minutes
  • Back – 45 minutes
  • Hands –15 minutes


What are the recovery times and side effects?

  • Side effects or downtime with Forever Young BBL™️ are rare; most patients can even put makeup on immediately afterwards
  • There can be minor swelling and heat following the treatment, though this is rare


Easily the most-effective treatment with the least downtime, Forever Young BBL™️ delivers excellent results to most patients – achieving younger, smoother, and brighter-looking skin. It visibly diminishes the appearance of sun damage, pores, and fine lines. It decreases redness and increases light reflectivity. 

Initially, three to five treatments at two to four week intervals will produce the best results – seeing improvements in nearly every aspect of your skin. Following that, two to four treatments per year as maintenance are an excellent way to slow down signs of aging on skin.



See more dramatic, faster results with combined treatments – custom designed by SABBYA to address your specific needs and desired outcomes. Talk to our team today about potential cost savings when you book multiple procedures together.


Pain and discomfort are subjective. Experiences will vary.

1. Consultation

In your initial consultation, your SABBYA clinician will take high-resolution photos of your face to help determine the best treatment plan. At this time, they will go over what to expect, side effects, and expected results.

2. Cleanse the skin

Before the procedure, the treated area(s) will be cleansed and a clear gel will be applied. Our experts assess skin and mark/cover any areas to be avoided such as moles, permanent makeup, tattoos, and the like.


3. Further safety preparation

A headband is placed to provide a clearer working surface and protective eyewear will be provided to be worn during the entire treatment.


4. Deliver the light

Light is delivered to the skin's surface in precise pulses across the treatment area. The light will appear bright, even with the protective eyewear. Your procedure may take a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. The pulses have been described by some patients as feeling like snapping of an elastic band.


5. Hydration and sun protection 

After your treatment is complete, the clear gel is cleansed and a hydrating cream and sunblock are applied.


6. Post treatment

The treatment area may appear red or flushed, which usually fades within a few hours. Individuals with prominent pigmentation may notice that brown areas become temporarily darker for 10 to 14 days. For Forever Young BBL™️, there is virtually no post care needed.


1. Minimal downtime

This is a non-invasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can return to work and most activities immediately or within 24 hours though heat, direct sun exposure, and excessive sweating from workouts should be avoided until advised by your SABBYA clinician. 


2. Reduced sun damage, age spots, rosacea, redness, and acne 

Your Forever Young BBL™️ will deliver light energy and gently heat the upper layers of your skin. This photorejuvenation will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and/or the melanin that produces pigmented lesions. 


3. Younger, brighter looking skin

Forever Young BBL™️ delivers light energy and heat that is absorbed by the targeted areas and stimulates cells to generate new collagen production. As the name would imply, it effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance. 


4. Improved skin elasticity

Broadband Light (BBL) photofacials stimulate cells to generate new collagen production. The result is younger-looking skin, improved elasticity, and a more even tone.


* Pain and discomfort are subjective. Experiences will vary.

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