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Illuminate Your Skin's Brilliance

Perfect Skin Center, with locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, helps you achieve healthier, younger, and brighter skin with our photofacial. This treatment uses light-based energy to treat discoloration, aging, and redness to promote skin clarity, skin health, and a uniform skin tone. After completing the recommended sessions, you can expect younger, brighter-looking skin and long-lasting results.

A photo of a woman getting a photofacial

What Is a BBL / IPL / Photofacial?

These are all treatments using broad spectrum intense pulse light for skin rejuvenation to treat skin imperfections on the face, arms, neck, chest, and body areas. It also works by changing the gene expression of the skin cells to make them act like younger skin cells, which naturally results in younger-looking skin. 

These treatments all work by  sending short pulses of visible light directly onto the skin’s surface, which forces the body to respond with a healing reaction that repairs damaged skin cells and replaces them with younger ones. Regular treatments visibly improve skin tone, reverse aging, and treat and eliminate some of the most common and stubborn skin imperfections.

Why Choose Sciton BBL?

Sciton’s BroadBand Light (BBL®) is considered superior to traditional Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) photofacial devices for several key reasons:

  1. Enhanced Precision: BBL allows for greater precision and customization in treatments, making it a more effective and comfortable alternative to traditional IPL. It employs high-intensity, pulsed light but includes novel design innovations that enhance treatment outcomes​ (Sciton)​.
  2. Broad Range of Skin Conditions Addressed: BBL is capable of addressing a variety of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, pigmented lesions, photoaging, photodamage, sunspots, vascular lesions, and the appearance of skin laxity, with minimal downtime. This comprehensive approach is made possible by BBL HERO™ technology, which has been described as the “holy grail in skin revitalization treatments”​ (Sciton)​​ (Aesthetics Daily)​.
  3. Speed, Power, and Comfort: BBL delivers treatments 4x faster, with 3x the peak power, and provides 2x the cooling compared to other IPL devices. This means patients can enjoy quicker treatments for large areas of the body with visible, lasting results, all while experiencing enhanced comfort during the procedure​ (Aesthetics Daily)​.

How does the Sciton BBL affect my Skin Aging?

A groundbreaking study by Stanford University on the Sciton BBL system’s effect on skin aging has unveiled that this treatment can actually modify the gene expression related to aging, causing these genes to mimic the patterns found in younger skin. 

  • Gene Expression Rejuvenation: Research indicated that out of 2,265 coding and noncoding RNAs impacted by skin aging, BBL treatment “rejuvenated” 1,293 of them. This rejuvenation brought their expression levels in line with those observed in younger skin.
  •  Influence on Longevity Regulators: The study identified that among these rejuvenated genes were crucial regulators known to affect the longevity of organisms, including specific long noncoding RNAs nearby.
  •  Beyond Cosmetic Effects: The alterations triggered by BBL treatments extend beyond superficial improvements. They represent a functional shift towards a youthful state, as the gene expression patterns of both photoaged and intrinsically aged skin are reprogrammed to resemble that of young skin.
  • The significance of this research lies in its implication that BBL treatments could serve as a method to not just visually, but biologically delay aging signs by directly affecting the cellular functions of the skin
A woman before and after photofacial treatment


We perform our photofacial treatments with the BBL HERO, a device that uses revolutionary light-based technology to treat the most common skin conditions and imperfections. This device uses a broad range of wavelengths to target smaller and larger treatment areas on the face and the body.

It’s the most powerful, intense pulsed light device available in the cosmetic world and treats the face and the body in minutes. It also may be combined with other skincare treatments and devices for enhanced results.

How It Works

BBL HERO uses the fastest light-based technology to promote visibly younger-looking skin. The device uses proprietary technology to treat aging, sun damage, discoloration, acne, unwanted hair, and other skin imperfections. The treatments are quick and comfortable and take only minutes from start to finish.

BBL HERO has nine wavelength filters and can be interchanged through the device handpiece to target each patient’s unique concerns. During treatments, we use a multi-pass approach to correct pigmented lesions, redness, acne, and skin laxity or a single-pass approach to rejuvenate the skin.

A woman before and after photofacial treatment

What It Treats

We customize photofacial treatments with the BBL HERO to treat the most common skin conditions on the face, neck, décolleté, arms, legs, back, abdomen, and buttocks. It visibly reduces the most common signs of aging, including freckles, sun damage, lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

We also use it to eliminate small vessels on the face, vascular lesions, and the symptoms of rosacea. We customize treatment plans to treat active breakouts and prevent their future recurrence, eliminate excess hair from the body, and rejuvenate the skin.

What To Expect

During your treatment, we’ll apply a topical gel to your skin so the device can effortlessly glide across your desired treatment area to address surface and deep-rooted skin imperfections. The device applicator has a sapphire tip that promotes a cool and comfortable skin temperature. Patients can expect a gentle warming sensation during the treatment that will last for 30 to 60 minutes after, but there’s no discomfort, and they won’t need to plan around any downtime.

There’s no need for any pre-treatment topical anesthetic since it’s a virtually pain-free experience. Patients should expect their treatment to take anywhere from two to ten minutes based on the size and number of areas they want to treat.

When Will I See the Results?

While you may notice some initial improvements in your skin, you’ll see the most noticeable improvements within the first few weeks of treatment and continued improvements over time as the body responds with accelerated skin cell regeneration and replaces the old, discolored, or damaged skin cells with younger and healthier ones.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Patients can expect the best results after completing one to three sessions. However, treatment plans vary based on the condition we’re treating and its severity. We will give you more details about what your unique treatment plan will look like after we meet with you to evaluate your desired treatment area in person.

Is It Safe?

Not only is this treatment completely safe, but it uses natural methods to visibly improve the skin, reverse aging, and eliminate hyperpigmentation. It targets discolored, damaged, and old skin cells where needed without harming the surrounding tissue.

It will rejuvenate and brighten the skin and treat dullness, discoloration, aging, and more. Patients won’t have to worry about adverse reactions or side effects or even plan around significant downtime after their treatment.

Who It's Right For

The BBL HERO is safe for most skin types. It is able to meet the needs of patients looking for a quick and effective treatment to visibly improve acne, aging, discoloration, pigmented lesions, and other skin imperfections and conditions during a quick and pain-free treatment that doesn’t require downtime.

At your initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin and confirm whether a photofacial with the BBL HERO device is the right choice for you. We can also make other treatment recommendations at that time to ensure you achieve the most comprehensive results from your customized treatment plan.

Achieve Beautiful, Youthful, and Radiant Skin

If you’re ready to finally eliminate those skin imperfections that have been holding you back from loving your skin and feeling confident about its appearance, we will design a photofacial treatment plan for your exact needs. The BBL HERO’s state-of-the-art technology is able to visibly improve your complexion and address every area where you want to rejuvenate your skin.

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