BBL Hero Photofacial

Conveniently located to serve the areas of San Diego, CA

Discover the Transformative Power of Broadband Light!

A BBL Hero (BroadBand Light High Energy Rapid Output) photofacial is an advanced, non-invasive  skin rejuvenation treatment designed to address your skin concerns and deliver exceptional results, unveiling a flawless complexion. This remarkable light-based device brings a new dawn to aging and sun-damaged skin. Whether you’re struggling with pigmentation issues, stubborn brown spots, or vascular problems like visible capillaries and rosacea, the BBL Hero is the newest and most effective photofacial yet, designed to alleviate your skin concerns and reveal your skin’s true radiance.

John T. Alexander II M.D., J.D., F.A.C.S. is dedicated to providing unmatched precision and care to his patients at Alexus MedSpa in San Diego. As a leading expert in the field, Dr. Alexander stays ahead of the curve by thoroughly researching the latest advancements in anti-aging technology. Witnessing the transformative power of this treatment, patients become true believers in the remarkable effects it can have on their skin. Step into a world where youthful radiance is restored, where confidence blooms, and where you become a believer in the extraordinary potential of aesthetic treatments. Your path to rejuvenation starts here at Alexus MedSpa. Call (888) 463-9532 or fill out this form to get started.

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All About BBL Photofacial

If you’re longing for skin that radiates with youthful vibrance, say hello to the BBL Hero and say goodbye to: 

  • Sun damage
  • Age/sun spots
  • Acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Redness
  • Spider veins
  • Rosacea
  • Thin, crinkled, and textured skin

BBL photofacials can make your dreams of stunning skin a reality. The best part? Great skin comes with no downtime so you can get on with your life without missing a beat. Harness the power of Broadband Light Therapy. Sciton is one of the leading energy-based aesthetic device makers on the market, and the BBL Hero is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes short bursts of high-intensity light to rejuvenate your skin, leaving it firmer, more even, and undeniably youthful.

How Does a BBL Photofacial Work?

Unlike ablative light-based treatments that rely on destroying and regenerating the outer layers of the skin, BBL uses a wide range of noncoherent light waves to target various components in the skin. [1] These wavelengths are absorbed by various targets within the skin, such as melanin (pigment) and hemoglobin (blood vessels).

When BBL is applied to the skin, it interacts with these targets, leading to a range of effects. For example, the absorption of light by melanin helps to reduce pigmentation irregularities, such as age spots or sunspots. The absorption of light by blood vessels can lead to the reduction of redness associated with conditions like rosacea.

Additionally, BBL treatment is believed to stimulate the production of new collagen, a protein that provides structural support to the skin. [2] This increase in collagen can help improve skin firmness, elasticity, and can help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

While BBL technology has been primarily utilized for achieving a more youthful appearance, one study suggests that it can also induce rejuvenation at a molecular level. The study observed changes in gene expression related to the aging process that made the treated skin more closely resemble youthful skin. [1] This suggests that the clinical improvements may represent functional rejuvenation rather than mere cosmetic enhancements.

Ready to bid farewell to lackluster skin that leaves you feeling drab? Call Alexus Medspa at (888) 463-9532 today!

What are the Benefits of BBL Hero Photofacials?

BBL Hero provides numerous advantages for individuals looking to enhance the health and appearance of their skin. The treatment promotes skin rejuvenation by stimulating collagen production, which helps improve skin texture, firmness, and elasticity. This can result in a more youthful and vibrant complexion. 

The delivered energy selectively breaks down excess melanin, reducing the appearance of pigmented lesions and creating a more even skin tone. The light energy is further absorbed by targeted blood vessels, leading to their coagulation and subsequent fading.

For patients who suffer from unsightly or painful acne, BBL helps destroy acne-causing bacteria, while also reducing sebum production and minimizing pore size. [3]

Unlike invasive procedures, a BBL photofacial is a non-surgical treatment that typically involves little to no downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the session, making it a convenient option for those with busy schedules. 

BBL treatment differs from other laser treatments. While lasers employ a single wavelength of focused light, BBL utilizes intense pulsed light with a broader spectrum. We have the flexibility to filter this light in various ways to address different conditions. Furthermore, BBL Hero treatment covers a larger surface area of the skin compared to lasers, such as IPL. It is much faster and causes minimal discomfort.

Ideal Candidates

Ideal candidates for BBL photofacials are men and women who wish to address specific skin concerns and improve the overall health and appearance of their skin. These concerns include:

  • Pigmentation issues
  • Rosacea and redness 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Skin texture and tone

BBL Hero photofacials are most effective for individuals with lighter skin tones. It is important for those with darker skin tones to exercise caution with BBL treatments, as the higher levels of melanin can absorb excessive light, potentially leading to the development of dark spots or hyperpigmentation. Dr. Alexander can recommend a different treatment modality for patients with darker skin tones.

Personal Consultation

One of the skilled providers on the Alexus team will begin by understanding your specific skin concerns. They will evaluate your skin type, texture, and overall condition to determine if a BBL photofacial is the appropriate treatment for you.

You will be asked about your medical history, previous skin treatments, allergies, and any medications you are currently taking. This information helps us tailor the procedure to your specific needs.

You will have the opportunity to express your desired outcomes and discuss your expectations for the treatment. We will provide you with a realistic understanding of what a BBL Hero photofacial can achieve and any limitations associated with the procedure.

The consultation is an excellent opportunity to establish a rapport with Dr. Alexander and his team, gain a comprehensive understanding of the treatment, and ensure that BBL Photofacial is the right choice for you. To schedule your appointment in San Diego, call (888) 463-9532.


It is important to shield your skin from sun exposure before treatment. We recommend applying a moisturizer with SPF 30 or higher. This will help prevent any potential damage caused by harmful ultraviolet rays.

Patients should refrain from:

  • Smoking
  • Taking any medications that may increase the risk of excess bleeding
  • The use of retinoids or any other skincare products which may cause increased sensitivity to light

Staying hydrated is essential for healthy skin. We recommend drinking an adequate amount of water before and after your BBL procedure. Hydration supports the skin’s natural healing process and overall well-being.

On the day of your treatment, please refrain from wearing makeup or any other skincare products. Our team will provide you with a more comprehensive list of pre-treatment instructions during your assessment. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to discuss them with us.

The Procedure

Your skin is prepared by cleansing and applying a clear gel. We will place protective eyewear before proceeding with the BBL treatment. The BBL device emits flashes of light as it gently glides over your skin, delivering therapeutic light energy.

Following the treatment, we take measures to cool down your skin and provide post-treatment care; this includes the application of soothing products and sunscreen to protect your skin as it recovers from the session.

The BBL treatment typically takes 15 minutes.

Recovery After Treatment

After receiving BBL treatment, you can expect minimal to no downtime. You can resume your regular activities and even apply makeup on the same day if desired.

It’s important to note that if you have brown spots, they may initially darken after the treatment. However, within 5 to 7 days, these spots will naturally come to the surface and eventually slough off. It is crucial to exercise patience and avoid picking or scrubbing the spots prematurely, as this can interfere with the healing process.

By allowing the spots to shed naturally, you can ensure the best possible outcome and minimize any potential complications. Following your aftercare instructions will help promote proper healing and maximize the benefits of the BBL treatment.

What are the Results of BBL Hero Photofacial?

Following BBL treatment, you can anticipate a range of positive changes in your skin. These include

  • A more youthful appearance with improved elasticity
  • A noticeable enhancement in skin tone and texture

The immediate results are remarkable, targeting various conditions like sun damage, age spots, fine lines, redness, rosacea, and acne.

The benefits typically last for several months after one or two BBL treatments. However, those who choose to undergo three or more treatments annually can experience even more remarkable outcomes. With regular sessions, you can achieve smoother, brighter, and more evenly toned skin, creating the illusion of reversing the aging process.

To maintain long-term effects, patients should commit to multiple treatments throughout the year. Those with significant sun damage often find immense satisfaction in BBL treatments as they witness marked improvements in their skin’s appearance.

While we cannot control the impact of ongoing sun exposure on your skin over time, we highly recommend adopting good sunscreen habits and minimizing sun exposure to your face as much as possible. By prioritizing sun protection, you can help safeguard the results of your BBL treatment and promote the long-term health and vitality of your skin.

What is the Cost of BBL Photofacial in San Diego, CA?

Dr. Alexander and his Alexus MedSpa team look forward to discussing all aspects of your treatment during the consultation appointment. Call (888) 463-9532 today!


  1. Chang ALS, Bitter PH, Qu K, Lin M, Rapicavoli NA, Chang HY. Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by Broadband Light Treatment: A Pilot Study. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2013;133(2):394-402.
  2. Carruthers J, Carruthers A. The effect of full-face broadband light treatments alone and in combination with bilateral crow’s feet Botulinum toxin type A chemodenervation. Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al]. 2004;30(3):355-366; discussion 366.
  3. Gold MH, Biron J. Efficacy of a novel combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light for the treatment of acne. Journal of drugs in dermatology. 2008;7(7):639-642. Accessed June 6, 2023.