The Science Of BBL HERO™

by Laser Clinics Team on March 20, 2024

The Science Of BBL HERO™

Amidst the struggle with signs of ageing, uneven skin tone, stubborn acne, and the harmful effects of UV exposure, finding effective solutions can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack.

Enter BBL HERO™. Standing for BroadBand Light High Energy Rapid Output™, this advanced iteration of BroadBand Light therapy by Sciton is a respite for those struggling with a wide range of skin issues.

Designed to go beyond the superficial, BBL HERO™ taps into the skin’s inherent repair mechanisms and offers a non-invasive path to achieving clear and radiant skin.


What Is BBL HERO™?

At its core, BBL HERO™ is an enhanced form of BroadBand Light (BBL) which uses intense, pulsed light (IPL) technology. IPL uses a high-output flashlamp to generate a broad spectrum of light penetrating deep into the skin.

The high-output flashlamp in BBL HERO™ is calibrated to deliver rapid light pulses which cells within the skin absorb as heat. This then triggers the body’s natural healing response.

How Exactly Does BBL Hero Work On Skin Conditions?

From the common frustrations of pigmentation to the complex challenges of vascular conditions and beyond, BBL HERO™ tailors its light-based therapy to the unique needs of your skin. 

Here’s a closer look at the mechanisms of BBL HERO™ and how it treats various conditions:

Sun Spots, Age Spots, And Freckles

For pigmentation issues like age spots, sun spots, and freckles, BBL HERO™ uses light energy absorbed by melanin—the pigment responsible for the skin's colour. 

The heat generated from this absorption process breaks down the melanin clusters that form the pigmented lesions. Over time, these lesions darken and flake off, or are absorbed by the body, 

Spider Veins, Rosacea, And Cherry Angiomas

BBL HERO™ also effectively treats spider veins, rosacea, and cherry angiomas by targeting the oxyhemoglobin in the blood vessels. 

The heat produced collapses the vessel walls that the body reabsorbs. This diminishes their appearance on the skin’s surface and reduces overall redness.


BBL HERO™ is also a popular option for fighting acne. The light energy emitted from the device reaches the skin’s dermis layer where acne-causing bacteria thrive. It helps clear up breakouts and prevent the recurrence of future ones.

Further, BBL HERO™ can also reduce swelling and inflammation typically associated with acne.

Wrinkles And Fine Lines

The thermal effect of the IPL technology on the dermal layer of the skin activates fibroblasts to produce new collagen and elastin fibres. This process reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing skin elasticity and firmness.

As the light energy penetrates the skin, it revitalises these essential proteins, resulting in smoother, more supple, and younger-looking skin in the target areas.

Is BBL HERO™ Safe?

BBL HERO™ is considered safe for use in aesthetic and dermatological applications. The design features advanced cooling techniques and precise control over the intensity and wavelength of the light pulses.

Overall, these checks minimise the risk of burns or unwanted skin damage. As a non-invasive treatment, BBL HERO™ also does not involve cuts or needles, reducing the risk of infection and complications.

BBL HERO™ is a safe, efficient, and non-invasive solution for skin concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne, wrinkles, fine lines, and a host of other issues. 

With its innovative technology, BBL HERO™ not only addresses specific dermatological issues but also empowers individuals with a renewed sense of self and a burst of confidence in one’s skin.

Ready to embrace a more confident and vibrant you? Book your BBL HERO™ consultation at Laser Clinics Australia today. 

Our team of expert Doctors, Registered Nurses, and Therapists dedicate ourselves to crafting a Tailored Treatment plan aligning with your unique skin needs and aesthetic goals.