Broadband Light Photofacial treatments at our Tampa plastic surgery office include a series of treatments to improve your skin and correct common skin imperfections. The treatments are administered one month apart for three to five months. The BBL Photofacial uses a machine that emits light waves onto your skin. The device is unique as it can be adjusted to various melanin pigments. This treatment has been proven to be effective and is minimally invasive. There is also zero recovery time for each treatment. You will see results immediately, and they will continue to improve as the series of treatments are administered.


Though IPL and Broadband Light (BBL) are very similar, BBL is more powerful and more precise. The BBL allows for more customization to allow for a more specific treatment. Broadband Light Photofacial is an upgraded version of the IPL, which generally means it is safer and more versatile.

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For those who have issues with their skin like sun damage, rosacea, or other imperfections, you are likely a right candidate for BBL Photofacial treatment. If you experience any of the following, you should consider this treatment.

  • Age spots
  • Damage from sun exposure, including sunspots
  • Rosacea
  • Visible blood vessels
  • Uneven pigment and tone


To maximize benefits from the treatment, Dr. Brown will provide you with steps to prepare. Most often, we ask to avoid self-tanners. You will also need to avoid the sun for two to four weeks before treatment. This does not mean you cannot go outside, but you should avoid outdoor activities. You will also need to avoid certain medications. You should coordinate with your medical doctor to ensure your medical needs are addressed. Lastly, you should not get this treatment if you are pregnant.

On the day of treatment, your face will be cleaned, the cooling gel will be applied, and you will wear protective eyewear. The doctor will complete your treatment with a smooth handpiece connected to a machine. The handpiece ensure all the right areas are covered and treated. Patients report that the procedure is relatively pain-free. If anything, you’ll feel a slight stinging sensation. Depending on the needs of your skin, the process can take between 30 minutes to an hour and a half. After treatment, the doctor will apply sunscreen to protect your skin. You will also have moisturizer applied.  The doctor will advise you on post-treatment steps, but you should be able to get back to your regular skincare routine that day.

After your first treatment, you should see results quickly. The aftercare is pretty simple, as you can leave the same day and get back to your routine. Most doctors suggest annual treatments to ensure the results continue and last.

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Broadband Light BBL is an effective treatment for the adverse effects of aging on the skin. The therapy includes high-intensity light for healthier and younger-looking skin. The short blasts of light can increase the skin’s firmness and improve tone and texture. The procedure is simple and takes only 30 to 60 minutes. The recovery time is minimal, as most skin will flake off within one to three weeks. Additional treatment may be advised by Dr. Brown, depending on your personal needs. For those who have skin damage caused by the sun, harsh facial products, or pollution, Broadband Light Photofacial may be right for you.

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Forever Young BBL is an effective treatment to reduce the effects of aging and provide a more youthful glow. The therapy involves infrared invisible light technology to improve your complexion. The improvements are visible on the top layer of the skin. However, the technology works below the top layer of skin to rejuvenate the older skin cells deep down.
This treatment sets itself apart as it can be used anywhere on the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands. If you have skins concerns like sun spots, age spots, fine lines, rosacea, acne, or issues with skin firmness, elasticity, and tone, this is the right treatment for you. The procedure is pain-free, and the recovery time is minimal. After treatment, patients often experience a mild red appearance. This will subside within a few hours. Within one to two weeks, the treated area will flake off. While the need for additional treatments depends on your unique needs, the doctor will work with you on when and how often you should return for follow up procedures.

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For those who have tried everything to get rid of their acne, this is the right treatment for you. Forever Clear BBL is an acne treatment that uses the power of light to clear up acne. You won’t need creams, serums, or medication any longer. The Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) device uses light energy to penetrate your skin. The light stimulates your skin cells and leaves you with clear and acne-free skin. The procedure is a two-step process. The first step uses light to remove the acne-causing bacteria deep down in your pores. Also, the second step uses light to reduce any inflammation and redness for a natural and healthy glow. Additional treatment may be advised by Dr. Brown, depending on your personal needs.


Forever Bare BBL is the most effective hair removal treatment to date. Waxing, shaving, and tweezing can take time, money, and be very painful. The Forever Bare BBL treatment uses laser energy to heat the hair follicles, so they no longer grow and produce hair. Above all, the procedure is painless and is as comfortable as a hot stone massage. Additionally, the benefit of this treatment as compared to others is that it is fast, safe, and more convenient. The procedure can be applied anywhere on your body and truly lasts.


Dr. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tampa who has years of experience in the field. His drive to provide patients with their desired results is unparalleled. His office offers surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face, body, and breasts. Contact Dr. Brown and his team for any of your plastic or reconstructive surgery needs.

Dr. Joseph Brown

Plastic Surgery

A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joseph M. Brown strives to provide patients with transformative, yet natural results in a safe and comfortable environment. When you choose him as your provider, he will develop a patient-doctor relationship based on honesty, trust, and a clear understanding of a common goal. He is affiliated with organizations such as the:

  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Surgeons

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