Broad Band Light

The Sciton JOULE laser provides a wide array of aesthetic procedures available from a single system. This platform allows us to perform a variety of procedures, including Broad Band Light therapy (BBL). At The Medspa at Northwestern Specialists in Plastic Surgery, we offer Forever Young BBL to our patients in Chicago, Illinois.

What is BroadBand Light?

What is BroadBand Light?

BroadBand Light therapy (BBL), also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy or photo facial, uses short pulses of high-intensity light to produce younger-looking skin and sun damage. With little downtime, BBL offers a safe, FDA-cleared option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.


Benefits of Broad Band Light

Benefits of Broad Band Light

BBL targets signs of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, and more vibrant.


What is Forever Young BBL?

What is Forever Young BBL?

Forever Young BBL is the only device that has been shown to change the expression of genes associated with aging, longevity, and increased lifespan. With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger. Forever Young BBL is a phototherapy treatment using noninvasive pulses of BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy to target the signs of aging and sun damage. This treatment makes skin clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful. Forever Young BBL will help your skin look better over time.


What is ForeverClear BBL?

What is ForeverClear BBL?

Forever Clear BBL® is a groundbreaking acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without topical creams or medications. The treatment begins with the use of BBL BLUE light to destroy acne-causing bacteria deep down in the pores, at the source. After the blue light, the skin is treated with YELLOW BBL light to decrease the inflammation and acne-associated redness to give patients healthy, luminous skin.


What is Rosacea BBL?

What is Rosacea BBL?

BBL for Rosacea is an ideal treatment since it bypasses the top layer of skin to distribute energy to deeper layers where rosacea is formed, allowing for the significantly regenerative advantages of new cell growth beneath the skin’s surface without causing a flare up. BBL uses a sophisticated form of light energy to decrease the blood vessels that cause rosacea, resulting in a calmer appearance in addition to encouraging new cell growth.


What can Broad Band Light Therapy Treat?

BroadBand Light (Forever Clear, Forever Young, Rosacea, and Traditional BBL) is effective for treating:

  • Pigmented lesions (age spots, freckles)
  • Vascular lesions (small blood vessels)
  • Skin firmness
  • Uneven skin texture and more
  • Active acne or breakouts
  • Rosacea



How Many BBL Treatments Are Needed?

Every patient varies with the number of treatments needed. This depends on your skin condition and level of improvement desired. Our Med Spa staff can discuss the best plan for you to achieve your desired result.

Immediately following treatment, you can expect a slight sunburn sensation in the treated area and some redness. Wearing sunscreen or staying out of the sun is very important following a BBL treatment. Depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment, it is possible to have swelling for about 1-2 days. In some cases, pigmentation will appear slightly darker, or have a coffee ground appearance, for 7-10 days before flaking off.

All BBL treatments are non-invasive and comfortably tolerated by patients.

The most common areas treated with BroadBand Light include the face, neck, back, chest, back of the hands, arms, and shoulders.

What Our
Patients Say


The most knowledgeable experience ever. They weren’t trying to sell me “add ons” they answered all my questions and when I asked them for recommendations then they suggested other treatments. I didn’t feel rushed or like I was a waste of an appointment. My aestheticians name was Britley and was so sweet. She kept up with my conversation and again provided me with information without being pushy! Definitely will go back again!

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Northwestern Specialists
Plastic Surgery

676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday-Friday 8a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

The Med Spa Streeterville

676 N St Clair Street, Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday: 8a-6p
Tuesday-Thursday: 8a-7p
Friday: 9a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

The Med Spa River North

3 E Huron Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60611

Monday-Thursday: 10a-7p
Friday 9a-5p
Saturday: 9a-2p
Sunday: Closed

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