BBL or BroadBand Light, is a phototherapy treatment that utilizes specific filters to treat brown spots, redness, and improve skin tone on the face and body.

BBL Hero laser resurfacing This patients received 2 treatments of BBL Hero with Dr. Rachel Pritzker to improve rosacea and background redness.

What is BBL Hero?

The BBL™ Hero is the next-generation version of intense pulsed light treatments. “HERO” – which stands for “high energy rapid output” – improves the performance of traditional BBL, making it faster, more powerful, cooler for comfort, and safer than tradition IPL devices.  As it uses two pulsing lights, large surfaces, such as the chest and back, can be treated in a short amount of time, leaving smoother, clearer skin.  A series of 3 monthly treatments can erase years of sun damage.  Specific filters are used for hair removal, leaving legs, arms, or back. BBL Hero treats redness, rosacea, sun and age spots, acne, and unwanted hair.

BBL Hero Treats

  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Sun and age spots
  • Acne
  • Unwanted hair

The BBL Hero Treatment

Your provider will apply a gel to the treatment area, then they will move the device hand-piece over the treatment area pulsing flashes of targeted light which is absorbed by the targeted skin or hair, to lead to clearing. Several passes are typically performed on each area. A series of 3 treatments for sun damage, or 5 treatments for hair removal are typical. Your CCSD provider will work with you to come up with a custom treatment plan.

What to Expect After Treatment

Post-procedure, your skin rmay be pink and slightly swollen. If brown spots are targeted, you will notice them toast a darker brown color and start to gently flake away over the next week or two. It is especially important to wear sunscreen with SPF of 30 or higher after your BBL treatment.

Client Reviews

Thank you to the friendly staff at CCSD for always making my visits pleasant and efficient! An even bigger thank you to Dr. Jacob for the phenomenal job she did all but erasing a scar on my face from skin cancer, and the amazing job she always does defying Mother Nature keeping my face looking young and alert!

— Christopher

Dr. Ibrahim is AMAZING. He has such a wonderful “bed side manner” and his experience is multifaceted. I go to him for both regular skin concerns and cosmetic reasons and he has been able to help with every issue I have! He is by far the best dermatologist I have been to and I recommend him 100%!

— Maddy

Loved results..and my daughter had microdermabrasion and beautiful results..they r so professional and very organized..appointment times right on waiting. I would say this is the best place in Chicago..for any needs of the face. They are the experts..

— Rosalina

What a great experience! I love this office, every time I come everyone has a great smile, and the office is always bright and clean. Dr. Pritzker is awesome, she is so fast and efficient and knows exactly how to combat those pesky wrinkles.

— Valarie


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