Some of us experience concerns such a persistent redness, flushing and visible blood vessels. Generally over time, this redness becomes more severe and therefore causes individuals more concern. At 4D Skin Clinic, we are experts in helping residents of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Central Coast and Hunter Regions achieve and maintain the healthiest, most luminous skin they have ever had.

BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. BBL delivers light energy to gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. In addition, the light energy penetrates deep into the skin to boost your body’s natural ability to fight the appearance of aging. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate and will target and treat redness in the skin. The result? Skin that’s naturally beautiful and visibly younger looking, year after year!

What does the treatment involve?

BBL treatments are gentle, safe and completely non-invasive.

Your skin will be cleansed, we will put protective eyewear on you and the skin will be prepped with a clear gel.

The hand piece of the BBL will be placed on your skin, the nurse will explain that you will feel a hot rubber band flick sensation and a bright flash of light will be seen. The nurse will then commence the BBL treatment on the desired treatment area where the “flick and flash” will continue until the treatment is finished. Slight discomfort during the treatment is normal however no anaesthetic is required.

When the treatment is finished, your skin will feel warm to hot. If there is pigment present, it can start to darken almost instantly which is a normal part of the process and you may experience some slight swelling. The nurse will apply some SPF moisturiser and offer you and ice pack for comfort after the treatment.  

How long will the procedure take?

This entire process should not take longer than 30 – 60 minutes depending on the treatment areas selected.

What to expect after treatment?

After you leave the clinic you skin may feel warm for a few hours, you are able to apply ice packs as needed.

It is very important to minimise sun exposure and wear SPF daily. You can apply makeup straight away.

If you have any pigmentation, although it has not been directly targeted, it can react and over the course of 1 – 3 weeks, the pigment that has darkened will come to the surface of the skin and gently flake itself off. It is important to be gentle with your skin in this time when cleansing and to moisturise regularly. Do not pick or buff the treated skin.

Generally, the post treatment redness will fade within a few hours once the heat dissipates, the redness will continue to gradually fade between each treatment.

Do I need a follow up?

We always recommend a follow up to check in on your progress and to take some results photographs to show you. Because redness needs more regular treatment and maintenance to keep it controlled, clients often like to have another BBL treatment at their follow up appointment.

What areas can be treated?

All areas of the body can be treated with BBL.

What is the best time to have BBL?

You can have BBL any time of year provided you have limited sun exposure and tanning lotions 1 month prior.

How many treatments will give me an optimal result?

For redness we recommend an acute course of 3 – 6 treatments with a 4 week gap between each treatment.

Is there any maintenance required?

We recommend redness maintenance every 3 – 6 months or when you feel the redness returning you can have treatment as needed.

Do I need to limit sun exposure before and after treatment?

Prior to your treatment, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun and not use tanning beds. If your skin is sunburned, it can’t be treated. Any tanning lotions should also be eliminated from your beauty regime a month before your appointment. You should also avoid UV exposure for at least one month after treatment.

How much does BBL cost?

BBL treatment starts at $200*.

*a personalised quote will be provided to you after a consultation with our nurse