At the Austin Clinic we have a variety of treatments available using our Sciton Broadband Light (BBL) machine. BBL technology is a non-invasive, medical light therapy that is used to treat various skin conditions and blemishes. BBL works by generating pulsed light at adjustable wavelengths. The area is sometimes pre-treated with ice and then a cold gel is applied before the actual treatment. Using this technology we can offer a relatively painless alternative to laser resurfacing which needs no time off work or special dressings applied to the area. This treatment involves intense light, similar to a flash of a camera. You may feel a slight pinch or snap like that of a rubber band. No local anaesthesia is required and any pain felt during the treatment usually disappears within a short time period. Pretreatment with ice where applicable, reduces this sensation. Our BBL’s unique and flexible design helps your doctor to customise treatments for your specific needs. BBL can efficiently treat a variety of benign skin conditions, such as facial skin imperfections, the signs of ageing and sun damage, birthmarks, unwanted hair, unsightly small veins and other blemishes. BBL is most effective on lighter skin tones but most people can be treated with BBL. Your doctor will determine at the time of consultation whether your particular problem is suitable.
Post Treatment Care
After your BBL treatment it is wise to avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours and avoid using hot water on the area treated. Your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight after your treatment and it is advisable to cover your skin, wear a hat and wear a minimum of 30+ SPF sunscreen on any areas that are left exposed.
BBL can also be used for skin tightening. Please see our page on Skin Tightening or talk to the doctor during your consultation, for more information.
A consultation is required for all BBL treatments although most of the time treatment can be done at the same time. The doctor will advise you of the cost of each treatment at the time of consultation. Cost may vary depending on the size of the area and the type of BBL treatment that is required.