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If you would like to learn more about revealing a younger-looking and more even complexion with BBL, please request a consultation online or call our New Orleans plastic surgery practice at (504) 517-6200.
the MODERN Plastic Surgery & Medspa
3100 Galleria Drive, Suite 205
Metairie, LA 70001
Phone: (504) 517-6200
Monday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
If dark spots, sun damage, or fine lines are keeping you from having the skin you want, you may be a candidate for BroadBand Light (BBL) or BBL HERO® laser skin treatments at our Metairie office in New Orleans, LA.
BBL is the go-to standard for treating skin conditions associated with aging, environmental damage, and acne. Find answers to all your questions about the innovative light-based treatment and whether it is right for you below.
BBL HERO Face | post 3 tx | courtesy of Patrick Bitter, Jr., MD, FAAD
BBL HERO Body | 2 months post 1 tx | courtesy of Jason Pozner, MD
BBL HERO Body | 1 month post 4 tx | courtesy of Steven Swengel, MD
A form of intense pulsed light (IPL), BBL is a treatment that uses light energy to rejuvenate the skin of adults with hyperpigmentation, redness, or sun damage on their neck, face, and body. This process is completely noninvasive and delivers noticeable improvements over a series of treatments.
BBL uses intense pulses of light energy to rejuvenate the skin without harming its surface by:
As this takes effect, you should begin to see a healthier complexion with an improved tone and decreased redness and brown discoloration.
Dr. Walters draws from his exceptional training, experience, and skill to create beautiful, natural-looking results. He is board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, and completed extensive training in both aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. His memberships include:
His credentials, integrity, and patient-centered approach make him one of the best-rated plastic surgeons in New Orleans.Meet Dr. Walters
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Developed by Sciton, BBL HERO (for High Energy Rapid Output) enhances BBL treatments with a specialized larger handpiece that delivers the following improvements:
Ideal candidates for a BBL photofacial at our practice may have one or more of several common complexion issues, such as:
During your consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters and his team may recommend other treatments to help you achieve your goals, such as laser skin resurfacing, HALO® laser skin rejuvenation, and chemical peels.
While both treatments address the same concerns, BBL provides a better patient experience than IPL because treatments are:
BBL treatments have been found to affect the skin at a cellular level to reverse the aging process.
At our New Orleans plastic surgery practice and medspa, the cost of a BBL photorejuvenation treatment varies depending on the size and number of areas treated. We will provide you with a personalized estimate during your consultation.
A BBL photofacial can be performed in one of our office’s minor procedure rooms in around 20 to 30 minutes. To prepare for the photofacial, your aesthetician will cleanse your skin before protecting your eyes with goggles. Most people do not need any topical numbing to undergo the treatment comfortably. While some patients may have mild discomfort, it’s usually easy to tolerate, given the quick treatment time.
Typically, no recovery period is needed after a photofacial, but you may leave our office with your complexion a little inflamed and red. This will go away naturally in about a day and may be covered with cosmetics if you prefer. Excess pigmentation such as sunspots will initially darken (called peppering) and look similar to pepper or coffee grounds before sloughing off within the first week or so.
Our aestheticians will recommend an individualized skincare regimen to promote the best results. After 2 to 5 days, the irregularities under your skin will rise to the surface and start to flake away. You may notice your dark spots becoming darker before flaking off. It is critical to protect your skin with sunscreen at all times and not to pick at your skin while it heals.
Once you have achieved your ideal results, they will likely last for several months. Some people choose to schedule touch-up treatments once or twice a year to maintain their ideal texture and coloration.
While you will likely have visible improvements after your first treatment, your complexion will look its best after multiple sessions. We suggest most patients plan on 3 to 6 sessions, each scheduled about a month apart.
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