BroadBand Light treatments are referred to as BBL, photo facials, or IPL (Intense Pulse Light). These different names all refer to the same type of technology — what changes is the device the treatment is being performed with.

BBL is used to treat the following issues associated with aging, active lifestyles and sun damage:

  • Brown spots
  • Red spots and areas
  • Acne
  • Aging skin
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Couperus and vascular conditions
  • Unwanted hair
  • Stretch marks


During a BBL treatment, the technician uses the device’s hand piece to expose the problem area with light energy of a specific wavelength, breaking down brown or red spots, reducing sun damage, and targeting unwanted hair at the base of the follicle.

The light energy is absorbed by the target area’s color, heating the cells and destroying them. As a consequence, enlarged blood vessels and redness caused by rosacea become less visible, while brown spots or hyper-pigmented areas darken and shed from the skin. Unwanted hair grows back less dense, finer, and more sporadically. BBL can also be used to treat acne, reducing flare-ups and killing the bacteria that causes blemishes.

The Sciton Joule BBL treatment is technologically superior to other light-based solutions on the market, making it more effective and virtually painless.

Firstly, it uses a sapphire crystal, whereas other machines use quartz. The sapphire crystal works with cooling sensors that ensure the highest comfort and safety levels by controlling the temperature throughout the treatment.

Furthermore, the Sciton Joule’s highly sophisticated light setup disperses energy more effectively than other machines do. The target area is treated consistently and efficiently, without the unwanted side effects which can be caused by imprecise energy delivery.

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