BBL (Broadband Light Therapy)

BBL, or Broadband Light therapy, is a versatile, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that can effectively address sun damage, broken capillaries, age spots, rosacea, and acne.

BBL delivers pulses of light energy deep into the skin, stimulating collagen production, reducing pigmentation irregularities, and improving overall skin tone.

What to Expect

RECOVERY: 5-8 days
PAIN: Topical numbing cream is used prior to treatment
REPEAT: 3-5 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart



Before Care Instructions for BBL2024-04-25T11:20:16-05:00
  • We recommend a series of 3-5 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart
  • Topical Lidocaine will be prescribed for this treatment and should be applied 45 minutes before appointment
  • No sun exposure 2 weeks prior to treatment, including self-tanners and spray tans
  • No Retinol or Retin-a 1 week prior to treatment
  • No blood thinners such as advil, aspirin, or ibuprofen 7-10 days prior to treatment
  • Discuss with your provider if you are taking any antibiotics or have a history of fever blisters
After Care Instructions for BBL2024-04-25T11:18:35-05:00
  • You may experience redness and mild swelling for 3 to 5 days after your treatment. Minor scabbing can develop on the treatment areas which will naturally heal. Your overall skin texture may feel dry and like sandpaper, but these are normal side effects that will subside after 4-7 days of treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure and all retinol products for two weeks after your treatment.
  • Avoid scented lotions and soaps, exfoliating creams, shaving, swimming pools/spas with chlorine or other chemicals until sensitivity has completely subsided.
  • Avoid activities that cause excess sweating until sensitivity has completely subsided.
  • Avoid picking or scratching the treatment area.
  • Sleep elevated to avoid additional swelling.
  • We recommend using the following gentle products post procedure: ZO gentle cleanser, Hydrinity HA Restorative Serum, Hydrinity Restorative HA Masque, and Skinbetter ToneSmart Mineral SPF.

Ready to get results you’ll love?



SKN at Franks Dermatology


Simmons Bank Plaza Building
4220 North Rodney Parham Rd., Suite 102
Little Rock, AR 72212

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Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 – 5:00
Friday: 8:30 – 2:30

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