BBL Hero in San Francisco

Clearer Skin in Half the Time

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Consultation Needed:
Yes
Treatment Type:
BroadBand Light
Downtime Needed:
3 days, mild redness
Duration of Results:
Up to 1 year

Treatment Overview

The Most Advanced Method in Laser Light Therapy

The Latest Technology for your skin is now available. Our BBL Hero in San Francisco takes half the time it took for traditional BBL therapies to work, and has three times the power, so it’s perfect for those who have plateaued with their traditional BBL treatments. And with twice the cooling effect, you’ll be even more comfortable than with traditional treatments.

BBL Hero

Targets
Sunspots, age spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, uneven skin tone, dull skin, acne, prejuvenation, collagen building.

Overview
The natural extrinsic consequences of aging on skin include sun damage, freckles, age spots and redness caused by broken capillaries and rosacea. Phototherapy involves the reduction of these signs of aging and skin damage using non-invasive pulses of BroadBand Light (BBL®).

If brown spots are the target, BBL® penetrates the skin to reach the melanocytes – the cells that, when overstimulated, can cause dark sports. After BBL treatment, the pigment from the cells left behind will peel or slough off within 7-14 days.

If redness is the target, blood vessels in the deeper layers of the skin absorb the light and the heat created by the light damages the vessels. The vessels are shut down and the body continues to absorb the destroyed vessel remnants.

Typically, multiple sessions are performed every 2-4 weeks until the desired result has been achieved.

BroadBand Light therapy can be combined with MOXI Laser to treat both brown spots, vascular lesions, as well as improve texture and build new collagen for optimal photo-rejuvenation.

 

Treatment Plan
BBL HERO treatment for corrective results are typically performed in a series of 3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart to see improvements in skin pigment. Maintenance treatments are typically done every 6-12 months. Improved skin clarity and radiance are typically seen after 1 week.

What To Expect
On the day of treatment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the treatment area for approximately 30 minutes. The treatment itself is quick, typically taking no more than 10 minutes. Immediate aftercare includes Vitamin C, a hydrating mask, and sunscreen.

Pre-Treatment Instructions

Two Weeks Prior To Treatment

  • Avoid intentional tanning.
  • Apply sunscreen every day prior to treatment.

Four Days Prior To Treatment

  • Avoid taking ibuprofen, Aleve®, aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba.
  • Avoid topical retinoids including retinol, Retin-A, or tretinoin cream.
  • Avoid hair removal creams, waxing, tweezing, or bleaching the treatment area.

Two Days Prior To Treatment

  • If you have a history of herpes / cold sores around the treatment area, discuss with your injector about starting an antiviral medication two days before your appointment.

Day of Treatment

  • Have a snack and hydrate an hour before your appointment.
  • Arrive for treatment with clean skin – there should be no lotion, make-up, perfume on the skin.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • Feeling of warmth: The treated area may be warm for 1-2 hours after the treatment.
  • What to do: Cold compresses may provide comfort during this time.
  • You may notice darkening of your pigmented spots, followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage.
  • Redness (Erythema): Redness is normal and expected. It can persist for up to 7 days depending on the intensity of treatment.
  • What to do: Use gentle cleansers and keep your skin moisturized and out of the sun which will allow your skin time to heal.
  • Keep your skin well moisturized to support the healing process.
  • Avoid any active ingredients such as retinol, tretinoin, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid until your skin has fully recovered.

After Your Treatment

These pre- & post-care instructions are intended to guide you through the treatment process and get you on your way to gorgeous!

  1. CLEANSING
    Cleanse the skin two times a day with plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser, beginning the morning after treatment. Use your hands and gentle patting motions. Do NOT rub, scrub, use an exfoliant or skin care brush.
  2. MOISTURIZER
    Moisturizer should be applied generously with clean hands over treated area and reapplied whenever your skin feels dry. Do NOT apply products that were not instructed by your doctor – e.g. essential oils, coconut oil, etc.
  3. SUNSCREEN
    Sunscreen is a MUST and should be used daily beginning the day after treatment and used consistently for up to 3 months post-procedure. Use a physical sunscreen with broadband UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of 30 or more. Ensure to reapply during sun exposure.

Side Effects

Common side effects of BBL® HERO™ treatment include feeling of warmth and swelling. Some swelling can occur and is expected immediately after treatment. Rarely, change of skin pigmentation (hyper- or hypo-pigmentation) may occur.

If you have any questions about your treatment, please give us a call: (415) 400-5315 or email us at hello@elineasf.com.

Our patients say it all

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. …

Gil C.

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I’ve been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I’ve been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. …

Kimberly C.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

Marshall F.

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about products and treatments. I had a bunch of skincare questions and Monica was really informative. I know there are other advanced procedures at Elinea such as Botox, injectables, etc but for me and for now, I am happy taking small steps in my journey to great skin. Elinea is a warm and beautiful new space in the Castro. I am booking my next skincare treatment now!

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I've been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I've been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. The next day, I looked seriously five years younger. My skin was taut, supple and super hydrated...many fine lines were minimized. I'm definitely going to get this treatment again. Monica knows her stuff.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About BBL Hero

You could expect some swelling, redness, or scabbing. Some pigment and freckles may become darker before flaking and falling off.

Most patients see results in as little as one to two weeks.

The average treatment with the BBL Hero is three treatments spaced 3-12 weeks apart.

Some patients say that the experience feels similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin, but the advanced cooling features of the HERO technology help so you experience little to no discomfort.

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