Broad Band Light - BBL™                                              SCITON


"BBL - Your skin's new best friend"




What is BBL and what does it treat?     


                                       Non-ablative photo-rejuvenation of the skin


BBL is an innovative and effective technology that is setting new standards for skin treatments.  It utilizes the power of pulsed light to deliver excellent results with little to no downtime.  Photo-rejuvenation is the procedure of using light photons to rejuvenate skin, while not injuring the skin surface.downtime. By using controlled light energy this non-invasive treatment addresses:

  • uneven pigmentation, sun damage, age spots, freckles, port wine stains
  • fine lines, skin firmness, uneven skin texture
  • broken capillaries, telangiectasia, rosacea, spider veins
  • acne, large pores
  • warts

Results in smooth even toned skin that looks healthier and more vibrant.  BBL can be used by itself or in combination with other laser therapies for optimized results.  Safe, comfortable, fast.


How does it work?

  • The appropriate filter is used to select the wavelength needed to treat a specific skin condition caused by skin aging and sun exposure.  
  • Light energy is absorbed by melanin in the pigmented areas on the skin, or by hemoglobin in blood. Heat from the light energy dissolves pigmented cells and shrinks blood vessels reducing brown spots, fine spider veins  and overall redness.  Fine lines will also be improved and the size of visible pores will be reduced as the heat promotes collagen production at the skin’s surface.
  • The skin surface (the epidermis) is protected from injury by the contact cooling device built into the BBL handpiece.

Excellent long term results, especially if you protect with sunscreen, and nourish with a good skin care line






Pigmentation   -  Face


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Rosacea  -  Cheeks



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What to expect during treatment?

  • Make-up will be removed and photos taken.
  • Prior to your first treatment, a small test spot well be done.   Note:  BBL cannot be preformed on tanned skin.  You must have been out of the sun for 6 weeks before a treatment.
  • Treatments can take as little as 5-10 minutes, or up to an hour, depending on the area treated.
  • During treatment a cool gel is applied to the skin and you will be given dark glasses to protect your eyes. Light parameters are adjusted for your particular skin needs. A glass handpiece is placed on your skin and pulses of light are emitted to treat the skins imperfections. 
  • The treatment is relatively painless.  Some clients describe a slight stinging sensation.


How much downtime?


  • Little or no downtime, as BBL does not disrupt the skin's surface.
  • May look similar to a mild sunburn for 2 - 12 hours.  The treated skin will feel smoother, and fine lines & pores will be less noticeable.
  • Make-up can be applied immediately, and daily activities can be resumed.
  • Sun spots will darken and shed within 1-2 weeks.  Rosacea redness will decrease after one week.  Broken capillaries (spider veins) disappear or go darker, then  fade in 1-2 weeks.


What areas can be treated?


Face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms and hands. 


How many treatments are required?

Treatments are designed to use lower energies to minimize skin reaction which means several treatments will be necessary as the effects are cumulative.  Number of treatments required will vary from patient to patient as each individual will respond differently to treatments.     

  • Generally a series of 4-6 treatments every 2 weeks are recommended to achieve optimum results. 
  •  Dividing the program into several sessions, at 2 week intervals, reduces risk and downtime.    Each treatment will provide gradual improvement.


What is the required post care?

  • It is important to follow the clinicians post care advice following a BBL treatment to achieve results you desire.
  • You will be sensitive to UV light and must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed from a treatment.  Once the exposed skin has healed you will need a good quality full spectrum sunscreen.
  • Discuss with our esthetician skin care products and sunscreen that will best suit your needs.


A consultation with Dr. Andre Kirsten will determine how  BBL alone or in combination with other treatments can best help with your concerns.


Phone 250-354-2003 to book your confidential appointment.