If you start investigating cosmetic treatments for improving skin quality, you will eventually come across broadband light (BBL™) therapy. 

But what is it? How does it work? And what kind of results can you expect?

Bbl Treatments Chevy

*Individuals Results May Vary

About BroadBand Light

Broadband light or BBL™ is a form of intense pulsed light that board-certified dermatologists apply to your skin to address a range of common complaints. BBL™ improves the quality of your skin at a fundamental level, meaning that it can remedy uneven texture, fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, rosacea, and even acne.

Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Peters, and Dr. Shah first consult you about the areas that you’d like to treat (including the face, neck, chest area, arms, and legs). They then use a light-emitting device to deliver intense light pulses to the skin, stimulating skin cells. This stimulation encourages cells to behave more youthfully, produce more collagen, and repair any damage. The net effect is clearer, more beautiful skin. 

BBL™ Treatments

You can get several BBL™ treatments from Capital Laser & Skin Care.


BBL™ HERO is Sciton’s next-generation intense pulsed light treatment. It offers up to four times the speed, three times the effectiveness, and twice the cooling performance of previous-generation therapies. The result is greater improvements in skin quality and fewer sessions at the clinic. 

BBL™ Treatment Consultations Available

Forever Young BBL™

Forever Young BBL™ is a proprietary multi-pass approach to treating aging skin. Dermatologists at Capital Laser & Skin Care pass the applicator over the skin three to four times, delivering a range of light frequencies. The base pass addresses the overall appearance of the skin, while subsequent passes address vascular issues and pigmentation. The type of therapy you receive depends on your skin type.   

Benefits of BBL™ Treatments

The benefits of getting BBL™ with Drs. Tanzi, Peters, and Shah are considerable. 

  • Minimal downtime: Because BBL™ treatments are completely non-invasive, there’s no downtime. You’re free to return to your regular schedule immediately after your appointment. 
  • Effective on multiple parts of the body: BBL™ isn’t just for the face. It also works on other parts of the body, including the neck, chest, arms, and hands. 
  • Long-lasting results: Patients receiving regular BBL™ treatments can look up to 10 years younger than those who do not get light therapy. 
  • Rapid treatments: BBL™ doesn’t keep you in the clinic all day. Average treatment times are less than 30 minutes. 

Am I a Candidate for BroadBand Light Therapy?

Because broadband light therapy (BBL™) is a non-invasive procedure, the vast majority of patients are suitable candidates for it. 

You should consider getting BBL™ if you have: 

  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Acne scars that won’t fade
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Facial redness and rosacea
  • Spider veins visible through the skin
  • Age spots
  • Unwanted or uncontrolled hair growth

You should also seek BBL™ if you want generally younger-looking skin. 

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning more about BBL™ treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 798-9699 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.