How BBL Treatments Help With Acne Scars

by Laser Clinics Team on July 08, 2024

How BBL Treatments Help With Acne Scars

Battling acne is tough enough, but for up to 85% of Australians who experience it in their lifetime, the aftermath can be just as challenging. Those stubborn acne scars can linger long after the breakouts have cleared, leaving behind a reminder of past skin struggles. 

If you're among the many Aussies searching for how to banish these marks, BBL treatments for acne scars might be the solution you've been waiting for.


The Science Behind BBL Therapy

BBL or BroadBand Light Therapy utilises light energy to heat the skin’s upper layers. The heat is then absorbed by specific areas, stimulating skin regeneration. 

BBL works via a broad spectrum of light wavelengths carefully filtered to target specific skin concerns.

Unlike ablative lasers which remove the skin’s surface, BBL is non-invasive, meaning it works without damaging the skin’s outer layers while simultaneously facilitating the natural healing process of the body.


How BBL Targets Acne Scars

BBL works on acne scars through the following mechanisms:

  • Stimulates collagen production due to the light energy emitted by the BBL. Collagen is a vital protein important for providing structure and support to the skin. The increased collagen levels help fill in depressed acne scarring, such as rolling and boxcar scars and smoothening the skin’s surface.
  • BBL also reduces redness and inflammation by targeting the blood vessels. Dilated blood vessels often lead to broken capillaries or the redness usually associated with acne scarring. By constricting the vessels, BBL significantly reduces the redness and inflammation.
  • The light energy in BBL can also target the pigment melanin, which can cause discolouration. The therapy helps fade hyperpigmented acne scars and create a more even skin complexion. 


Types Of Acne Scars That Can Be Treated By BBL Therapy

BBL therapy can effectively target various types of existing acne scars, the BBL Hero Forever Clear offers a specialised approach. 

This three-step process combines blue, yellow, and infrared light to target acne-causing bacteria, reduce redness, and smoothen the appearance of acne scars.

Here are the various types of acne scars that can be treated by BBL therapy:

  • Red and hyperpigmented scars: BBL is excellent in reducing discolouration associated with acne scarring. In BBL Hero Forever Clear, this is the yellow light taking effect by targeting the redness. Next, infrared light is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to reduce the existing scarring.
  • Mild to moderate rolling and boxcar scars: These are shallow, wide depressions that gently slope on the edges, giving the skin a wavy or uneven appearance. The infrared light pulse in BBL Hero Forever Young stimulates collagen production to fill in these depressions and minimise scarring gradually.


How Often Should You Get BBL Treatment?

It generally depends, since the frequency of BBL treatments depends on the severity of acne scarring and your skin response. Most people benefit from a series of 3-5 sessions spaced about a month apart.

At Laser Clinics Australia, your individual needs and skin concerns will be assessed to determine how many BBL treatment sessions are needed. We’ll create a Personalised Treatment Plan tailored to your goals and concerns, using only the latest technology and safest machinery.

Ditch the frustration of existing acne scars and embrace a fiercer, dreamier, and wickeder you. BBL treatments might be your ticket to smoother, radiant skin.

Don’t let acne scars hold you back from feeling confident and beautiful. Take the first step and book a free consultation at Laser Clinics Australia today. Our Therapists will provide the most suitable plan to help you achieve the results you deserve.