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 slightly warms the skin and causes collagen production. People 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 demands and goals. Our practice, Dorner Plastic Surgery in Columbus, OH, provides innovative Sciton Forever Young BBL at the recommendation of our aesthetic team as an innovative therapy proven to help restore our patients' confidence in their skin.
BroadBand Light Therapy Reviews
"Dr Dormer is a great doctor him and his staff took great care of me I had a breast lift with implants and I'm not healed all the way yet and they look fabulous I'm very pleased and will be going back to him for bbl. Thanks you and your staff for taking good care of me"- M. / Office Visit / Nov 20, 2018
"I had the Halo and BBL treatments together and was very pleased. I had brown spots above my lip, it look like I had a mustache, and in the arch of my eye brows which which disfigured the shape of my brows. I’m am so very please, my face is completely free of brown spots. I can’t say enough about Dr Dorner and his staff, I have always been treated with great care."- L.R. / Office Visit / Nov 19, 2018
"Writing this as of 3 weeks post op. Will update further out. Dr. Dorner was like my 4th or 5th consult for brachioplasty. I researched surgeons and the procedure itself extensively. Probably too much. But I’m glad I went for that one last consult before deciding. I had already booked with another surgeon when I went to see dr Dorner. And I was torn leaving my consult with him on which doctor to go with. Dr. Dorner goes into the armpit and the other doctor does not. The other doctor mentioned aggressive lipo and Dr. Dorner said he would lipo as needed but would just be cutting it off. Price:This is my first category but not top priority. Dr. Dorner is the cheapest in Columbus and from my search, all of Ohio for this procedure. I figure this will change when he realizes he is under charging, but I also think making it affordable to more people will keep his surgery schedule full vs somewhere like CAPS that charges FIVE THOUSAND MORE for the same procedure making it only available to a small percentage of the population. Office staff and Environment The staff is top notch. I love Dina! She worked with me so much when I was trying to figure out my financing. I know I was a pain in the butt. I had alpheon but it got canceled and they wouldn’t reopen it. She was so so patient while I figured out another way to fund my surgery. She was very good at returning emails and reassuring me. The nursing staff is great. Very professional and knowledgeable. The girls at the front desk are very sweet and knowledgeable about the skin care products which I appreciate. His office is clean and relaxing. He even has a little wet bar area set up. I really appreciate that he uses real robes and not paper sheets! Dr. Dorner/ The results! He is a perfectionist. Like I didn’t pick this up about him the first time I met him. Dina mentioned it. Boy was she right! He really comes up with the perfect plan based on your body and sets realistic expectations. I HATED MY ELBOW CUFF! Like seriously it was so bad even after losing weight. A lot of surgeons are not good at revising this area. He does amazing. My elbow is normal! I’ve never had normal elbows! The scar: obviously the scariest part of this procedure is the scar. I can’t speak to how mine will look when healed and it’s still covered in tape. But let me tell ya, the scar placement is the best I’ve seen. Like you can only see a very small portion of the scar when my arms are down. And it never really restricted my movement. I’ve seen women talk about needing to sleep in a recliner for weeks after this surgery. I slept in my bed the first night and I’ve really not had any issues.When I woke up from surgery I asked if he did lipo. He said no it wasn’t needed. I kinda freaked out because all my other consults said that it was needed. But lipo comes with its own set of issues so the fact that he gave me the results he did without using lipo is amazing. If my arms were any smaller they would not match my forearms or the rest of my body. This is why having a perfectionist do this type of surgery is critical! This next part is what really sets him apart from others. His after care is top notch! He called me on a Saturday to make sure my hand swelling (super common after this) had gone down. If you call after hours it rings straight to him. And he never seems annoyed or put out. I got my tummy tuck done by another Columbus surgeon and his aftercare was the worst, which honestly made recovery much harder. There are probably things I’m missing here and I’ll update as I remember. Plus I still don’t know what my final results will be because it’s just too soon. But at least go for a consult. Even if you’ve already done a dozens consults. I had honestly planned to go to Miami or Mexico for a BBL and Breast augmentation but now I’ll just wait an extra year or two to save up for Dr. Dorner. It’s just not worth the gamble when I already know how amazing him and his office staff are."- C. / RealSelf / Apr 19, 2021
An ideal candidate for BBL is any individual 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, we will explain how BBL technology could help achieve your desired results.
After developing the proper 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. We will then gently pass 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 session. 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. A member of our aesthetic team will also supply post-treatment care instructions and may advise limited 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. Dr. Dorner will provide the recommended number of treatments to receive your desired outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does BBL cost?
We 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 the condition of your skin has been assessed and your concerns have been listened to, we will work with you to develop your custom BBL plan. Dorner Plastic Surgery often offers specials on skin treatments like BBL so be sure to ask about our current deals during your appointment.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of BBL session needed will be discussed during your initial consultation after we examine the condition of your skin. On average, patients achieve their skin goals after three sessions. However, if you have severe sun damage, discoloration, or pigmentation, you may require more treatments. In your consultation, we 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, neck, hands, chest, 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, tell our aesthetic team about all your areas of concerns so we can create a comprehensive treatment plan.
How is BBL different from other lasers?
The innovate Broadband Light by Sciton is a high-powered intense pulsed light (IPL) skin treatment. The dual lamps and wide range of energy wavelengths allow us to customize your treatment for your needs and goals. 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, it is recommended that you avoid unprotected UV (ultraviolet) light exposure (both natural sunlight and tanning beds) for at least 10 – 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 advanced 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 match for you, contact Dorner Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.