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BBL/IPL


Over time, our bodies’ natural regeneration and rejuvenation processes slow down. One of the most dramatic and visible effects is on facial skin. You may see your facial skin developing fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, sun spots, blemishes, and other damage – leaving your skin looking old and dull. When the signs of aging show up earlier than expected, it is time to do something to restore and renew your skin. Dr. Heil offers cutting-edge skin rejuvenation treatments, including IPL and BBL treatments.

Modern light-based therapies can dramatically reduce the signs of aging skin. Our IPL (intense pulsed light) and BBL (BroadBand Light) treatments trigger natural regeneration to renew your skin, restoring a healthy, youthful glow.

Intense Pulsed Light

IPL (intense pulsed light) is one of the original light-based technologies used to treat many signs of aging. Using specific wavelengths of light, IPL can:

Safely heat the skin (without any of the harmful UV rays of the sun) and trigger your skin’s natural cellular regeneration and production of collagen, smoothing wrinkles, and reducing redness.

Target the heavily pigmented cells in your skin and destroy them, removing age spots, blemishes, freckles, and sun spots.

The results of IPL typically occur gradually over the weeks following each treatment, and the best results usually require three to five treatments spaced at least one month apart.


BroadBand Light treatment

BBL™ (BroadBand Light) is an advance in IPL technology with improved results that are safer, more customizable, and treat a broader range of skin defects. BBL™ can effectively treat:

  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Birthmarks
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Rosacea
  • Redness
  • Dilated blood vessels
  • Scarring and large pores

BBL™ treatments are virtually painless have no downtime. After your treatment, you should experience only minor skin redness that fades away within hours. You can apply makeup immediately after treatment.


How BBL™ works

BBL™ is a fully customizable skin renewal treatment. Different wavelengths of light have been proven to be highly effective in treating individual skin conditions. Some types of light affect pigmented cells (sun spots, age spots, freckles, blemishes, etc.), while others target and kill bacteria deep within the skin. Other types of BBL™ light safely heat deep into your skin, causing the blood vessels to tighten and triggering your skin’s natural production of collagen. Your BBL™ treatment plan will be based on a thorough analysis of your skin.

While you can see dramatic results after only one treatment, routine BBL™ treatments produce dramatic long-term results, restoring youthful, firm, supple, and glowing skin for years into the future.


Am I a candidate?

Because our Pittsburgh, PA BBL™ and IPL treatments are gentle, non-invasive procedures that don’t damage your skin, most people are candidates and can safely receive this treatment. However, like any treatment, determining whether or not BBL™ is right for you depends on a personal consultation and analysis of your skin.

Are you interested in revitalizing your skin with BBL?

Acqua Blu Medical Spa is a modern, state-of-the-art facility established by acclaimed, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian B. Heil, M.D., FACS. We take a uniquely tailored approach to each patient’s needs, and with our decades of experience, we can provide the right treatment tailored to virtually any cosmetic need.


BBL & IPL — FAQ

Is the treatment painful?

No – BBL™ is virtually painless. The applicator has built-in cooling, and most patients report a gentle warming sensation during treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

While individual needs and results vary, one to three treatments are typical to achieve full results, and we often recommend long-term treatment.

Is there any downtime?

No – most patients return to work or their other daily activities immediately after treatment.

How long does it take?

Treatments can take in the range of 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the custom treatment.

BBL & IPL Pittsburgh
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We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. We are pleased to announce we are open for in-office appointments & elective surgeries.

Our highest priority is the care & safety of our patients & staff. Therefore, we are utilizing guidelines issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Health & the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are taking every precaution including universal masking, adequate personal protective equipment, heightened safety & decontaminating protocols, enhanced screening processes for incoming patients, as well as COVID-19 testing for our employees & surgical patients. Please click here for a full report of protocols and safety measures.

We will continue to offer virtual consultations with Dr Heil. Please email [email protected] to make these arrangements. For more information on protocols or to set-up an appointment, call us at 724.933.1800. Acqua Blu Medical Spa's estheticians, Anna & Alyson will be providing services shortly. Thank you for your loyalty & trust. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smiling face again.

 

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