What is BBL?


BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is the world’s most powerful IPL device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life styles, and sun damage. BBL has the ability to provide dermal renewal, permanent hair reduction, and the treatment of pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, and acne. BBL uses cutting edge technology to produce younger looking skin that’s firmer, and more even in tone and texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, BBL offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.

BBL treatment has consistent and reproducible clinical results that help a chieving significant skin improvements non-invasively. BBL uses broad-spectrum visible and infrared light to selectively heat layers of skin, getting rid of undesired pigmentation, redness and other unwanted conditions. The system delivers a combination of flexibility, speed, comfort and efficiency for skin rejuvenation. The treatment can be personalised to fit your needs and it requires fewer treatments to achieve visible and superior results than other IPL systems.

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The Broad Band Light (BBL) Therapy used during the Forever Young BBL™ procedure is proven to cause aged skin cells to behave like young skin cells. Patients that receive regular treatments will not only restore healthy skin, but they will also delay their skin from aging.

The Forever Young BBL™ concept was pioneered by Dr. Patrick Bitter Jr over 12 years ago and has been slowing and reversing signs of aging ever since. This two-step technique that rejuvenates skin by correcting redness, age spots, and broken capillaries.



Issues that can be treated with Forever Young BBL™


Sun Damage

The sun’s rays are among the most harmful contributors to aging. Sun damage often leaves sun spots and fine lines on the skin, and significant sun exposure can also lead to skin cancer. The Forever Young BBL™ can effectively reduce skin damage caused by the sun.


Loss of Elasticity/Sagging

Your skin will eventually lose elasticity and begin to sag to some extent, no matter how well you take care of it. Forever Young BBL™ treatment boosts collagen levels in the skin to add plumpness and tighten the skin, resulting in smoothed out wrinkles and improved sagging.


Uneven Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone (e.g., discoloration and hyperpigmentation) often develops as you age, typically making you look older than you actually are. By removing discolouration and dark spots to balance out your skin tone, you’re able to look and feel more attractive.



Over time, capillaries beneath the skin become raised and may even burst. Forever Young BBL™ treatment effectively gets rid of these damaged capillaries without harming the surrounding tissue.


What are the advantages of Forever Young BBL™ treatments?

Forever Young BBL™ treatments are perfect for the active, busy patient for whom time and appearance are important. The treatments consistently and predictably improve the visible appearance of the skin with little or no down time. The Intense Pulsed Light therapy gives you the benefits of a medium depth laser or chemical peel or other type of resurfacing/rejuvenation procedure without the blisters, burns and long recovery time. With no time off from work or play, you can have glowing, smooth, blush-free skin with finer lines and more youthful-looking skin. The IPL-based treatments simultaneously deliver light in a spectrum of wavelengths, which are filtered through skin. These different wavelengths have a combination effect on the skin, removing brown and red pigments in the skin to give a fairer, clearer complexion while also stimulating the production of collagen within the skin. Forever Young BBL™ treatment diminishes or gets rid of age/liver spots, fine wrinkles (rhytids), facial flushing, redness, broken capillaries, telangiectasia (purple or blue veins on the face), hemangiomas (sacs of red, purple or blue blood vessels resembling a blister, aka strawberry hemangiomas), freckles and other signs of sun damage. Typically 75-95% improvement can be seen. It is the only proven therapy to help with redness and flushing associated with Rosacea. It also diminishes pore size and treats mild acne scars, giving you smoother, healthier skin.

You may also combine this treatment with our Skintyte Facelifting and Laser rejuvenation treatments for total rejuvenation of the skin, with improved clarity and colour, texture and tautness - see our 3D Age Reversal programme.


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Treatment of Common Skin Concerns

Forever Young BBL not only can restore damaged skin, but it also offers age-defying benefits. This Broadband Light treatment safely and precisely treats a number of skin conditions anywhere on the body, including sun damage, sun spots, rosacea, age spots, facial veins, and coarse hair growth.

Anti-Aging Benefits

Although the correction of skin imperfections is remarkable, Forever Young BBL also targets the skin cells, and alter the expression of the genes associated with the aging process to closely mimic the look and feel of younger skin.

Forever Young Anywhere, Anytime

Whether you are 20 or 70 years old, Forever Young BBL is effective on all body areas, such as the face, neck, chest, arms and hands. A consultation with your professional provider in Portland, Oregon, is still necessary to determine your candidacy for this treatment.

No Surgery, No Downtime

Benefits of Forever Young BBL include a completely non-invasive treatment, meaning no incisions or surgical methods. The treatment is simple and relatively quick, generally recommended 3 to 4 times a year to slow down the aging process. After your session, you can return to normal activities immediately.

Long-Lasting Results

Further studies conclude that patients with regular Forever Young BBL treatments see long-lasting results. These studies also include patients who were treatment more than 10 years ago! With Forever Young BBL, patients’ skin looks smoother, clearer, and much younger.


Frequently Asked Question about BBL:

Q. Am I a good candidate for Forever Young BBL™ treatment?

A. Candidates for Forever Young BBL™ are in good overall health, are realistic about the outcome of their results, and have one or more of the following: age spots, rosacea, broken capillaries, fine lines, wrinkles, poor skin texture, skin laxity, or acne.

Q. What is the recovery time associated with this treatment?

A. Forever Young BBL™ is a non-invasive treatment, which means it requires very little downtime to recover. While many patients can return to work as soon as the treatment is complete, slight redness and swelling will be apparent.

Q. How many treatments will I need?

A. Although you will likely see a noticeable improvement in your appearance after just one treatment, multiple Forever Young BBL™ treatments are recommended to ensure optimal results. The number of treatments needed will vary based on your skin type and how much damage needs to be corrected, but most patients receive between three and five treatments at four-week intervals.

Q. How long do the results last?

A. Forever Young BBL™ produces satisfying results that can last anywhere between one and two years from a single treatment. Patients who undergo regular procedures will see continuous age-defying results.


If you would like to enquire on any particular aesthetic procedure or have an aesthetic concern that you want it addressed, please contact us to make an appointment with our aesthetic doctor.