IPL | Forever Young BBL

IPL, Forever Young BBL, & BBL Hero in New York City

At Marmur Medical, we know that attaining beautiful skin starts with providing our patients with the right treatment methods and skincare routine. Three state-of-the-art light-based treatments, IPL (intense-pulsed light),  Forever Young™ BBL (BroadBand Light), and BBL HERO® can alleviate skin conditions like age spots, sunspots, acne scars, rosacea, and more.

Founded and led by celebrity dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon Dr. Ellen Marmur, Marmur Medical is home to the industry’s best IPL and BBL machines. Our highly-trained specialists will help you decide which option is best for your needs. Ready to see if IPL or BBL are your best route to clear, gorgeous skin?

Learn more about IPL and BBL treatments in New York City, NY, with Marmur Medical by reading on or scheduling your consultation. Call 212-996- 6900 or contact us online to get started today!

What is Forever Young BBL?

Forever Young BBL™ has been heralded worldwide for its ability to provide outstanding and consistent results. It’s clinically proven to turn back the clock by addressing the visible aging signs that appear on the skin. Forever Young + BBL is faster than standard BBL treatments and can help your skin look clearer, smoother, and overall revitalized! BBL addresses the underlying layers of your skin where much of the aging process occurs. Also, unlike many laser treatments, BBL is safe for almost all skin types (except Skin Type 6) and has virtually no downtime. To determine what skin type you are and if the procedure is right for you, we will assess your skin using the Fitzpatrick scale, a scientific skin type classification. More information on skin types can be found below.

Forever Young BBL effectively treats:

  • Pigmented lesions such as ephelides and dyschromia
  • Vascular lesions such as telangiectasia, cherry angiomas, and rosacea
  • Deeper lesions on darker skin types
  • Acne
  • Skin Firmness
  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Unwanted Hair

How do I know what skin type I am?

The experts at Marmur Medical will assess your skin using the Fitzpatrick scale. Your skin type will primarily depend on the amount of melanin pigment in your skin. This can be determined by examining color (white, brown, or black skin) and the effect of exposure to ultraviolet radiation (tanning):

Type 1

  • Features: Pale skin, blue/green eyes, blonde/red hair
  • Tanning ability: Always burns, does not tan

Type 2

  • Features: Fair skin, blue eyes 
  • Tanning ability: Burns easily, tans poorly

Type 3

  • Features: Darker white skin    
  • Tanning ability: Tans after initial burn

Type 4

  • Features: Light brown skin     
  • Tanning ability: Burns minimally, tans easily

Type 5

  • Features: Brown skin
  • Tanning ability: Rarely burns, tans darkly

Type 6

  • Features: Dark brown or black skin    
  • Tanning ability: Never burns, tans darkly

If you don’t know what skin type you are, don’t worry! We are happy to figure this out for you.

How Does Forever Young BBL Work?

Forever Young + BBL is a proprietary multi-pass approach to treating aging skin. The 3-4 pass procedure addresses the signs of aging on all levels of the skin. From visible pigment using the 515 nm filter to the deeper 800 st filter, Forever Young BBL has an integrated step process that makes it the best in the game.

The four-step process involves:

What Can I Expect During my NYC Forever Young BBL Treatment?

BBL utilizes pulsed light energy, so we will first ensure your eyes are protected with comfortable safety shields. The technician will then pass the BBL device over the targeted areas, and during this time, you may feel a brief warm sensation as the areas absorb the light. Depending on the scope of your treatment, the process will take anywhere from half an hour to just a few minutes. Just sit back, relax, and let the machine do what it’s designed to do.

Forever Young BBL Aftercare

Forever Young BBL is non-invasive and requires virtually zero downtime. The majority of our patients are able to return to work and their other activities on the same day as their treatment. You will likely experience some redness after your treatment, but this can be easily covered with makeup. After your treatment, you will be sensitive to UV light, which means you need to protect yourself from the sun. Our experts can give you a full list of aftercare instructions to ensure you get the most out of your Forever Young BBL treatment.

How Many Forever Young BBL Treatments are Required?

In general, most people will need an initial series of four to six Forever Young BBL treatments and then 1-2 additional sessions each year for the next several years. However, the number of treatments will vary from patient to patient. Our team will personalize your treatment plan to reach your desired level of improvement.

Forever Young BBL Results

Our patients love Forever Young BBL because it works wonderfully and requires little to no downtime. Patients often see their initial results within the first week. The skin will continue to improve over the next several months. According to long-term clinical studies, patients who underwent regular BBL treatments looked eleven years younger than their actual age!

Learn more about NYC Forever Young BBL by calling 212-996-6900 or contacting Marmur Medical online today!

What is BBL HERO®?

In the past, IPL or BBL treatments on the face, and especially on the chest, arms, or legs, were tedious and could lead to patches of uneven skin. This is largely due to handpieces that had limited ability to deliver consistent amounts of light energy quickly—even when utilizing flawless technique. Additionally, treatments had to be done with multiple platforms (i.e., combine the IPL or BBL with Clear + Brilliant® or Fraxel®) to achieve optimal results. Now, BBL HERO has changed the game with its speed, convenience, and effectiveness!

High Energy Rapid Output (HERO) broadband light (BBL), (BBL HERO) lasers combine the power of our traditional BBL lasers with 4x the speed (faster than IPL), 3x the Peak Power (more effective), and 2x the Cooling Effect (more comfortable than IPL). The specially designed BBL HERO attachment enables our team to treat almost all areas of the body (face, hands, neck, chest, arms, legs, etc.) far more efficiently, even working on tanned skin. After BBL treatments, your skin will look smoother, clearer, and younger. Imagine having ten years of sun damage and brown spots vanish after a few laser treatments!

BBL HERO effectively treats many conditions, including but not limited to: 

  • Small facial veins
  • Freckles and age spots
  • Small blood vessels and rosacea
  • Age and sunspots 
  • Aging Skin
  • Redness
  • Acne
  • Pigmentation
  • Loss of firmness

How Does BBL Hero Work & What Can I Expect During Treatment ?

BBL HERO delivers precisely targeted light energy to gently heat the skin’s upper layers. A BBL HERO pulse can take as little as three milliseconds, which means you can get 1,200 to 1,500 pulses in a single face session versus 250 to 350 pulses with the original BBL. In practicality, this means that we can administer treatments much more swiftly with BBL Hero than with older platforms. 

BBL HERO treatments are administered much like other IPL treatments. During a BBL HERO treatment session, patients typically feel a flash of warmth that accompanies each pulse. Many patients tolerate BBL HERO without a topical anesthetic, but we do have them available for those with sensitive skin.

BBL HERO Aftercare

Despite the procedure requiring no downtime, treated skin will most likely appear and feel lightly sunburned for several hours afterward. If you had blood vessels treated, you might have some post-procedure bruising. Over-the-counter pain medications (such as Ibuprofen) and cold compresses may allow most patients to resume their regular routine quickly, but normally you only will need topical skincare that we will recommend based on your skin. It is essential to be extra diligent with your sunscreen application, as the skin will be sensitive to the sun for two weeks after each appointment. To ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible, you will be given a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions following your treatment.

BBL HERO Results

Our patients have been highly satisfied with the results they see from HERO BBL. Although patients do experience results after a single BBL HERO treatment, they often require two to five treatment sessions, depending on the conditions being treated. Our average is three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. One session is unlikely to fix sun damage entirely — it’s a journey!

What is IPL?

  • Nicknamed the “lunchtime laser,” intense pulsed light treatment is virtually painless, with little or no downtime — you can go right back to the office after your treatment! IPL improves the overall appearance of sun-damaged skin and removes age spots and freckles, most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries.

    IPL treats:

    • Acne
    • Birthmarks
    • Stretch marks
    • Liver or age spots
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Brown spots, also called liver or age spots
    • Dark spots from hormonal changes
    • Discolored skin
    • Fine wrinkles
    • Freckles
    • Redness from rosacea
    • Scars
    • Spider veins
    • Unwanted hair

How Does IPL Work?

During treatment, IPL fragments unwanted pigment cells without damaging surrounding tissue. The body absorbs these shattered melanin particles over the following few weeks so that little or no trace of them remains visible.

What Can I Expect During my NYC IPL Photofacial Treatment?

Upon arrival, a technician or dermatologist will clean your skin and apply a gel. You’ll also be provided with dark glasses to shield your eyes. A technician will then use the handheld applicator, gently guiding it along the treatment area. The session will probably last 20 or 30 minutes, but larger areas may take an hour or more.

Most patients have no problem with the light pulses, but the treatment may sting a little for some. The sensation is most often compared to the snap of a rubber band on the skin. Fortunately, we can administer a numbing cream prior to treatment to ensure your comfort. You can resume your regular activities after your treatment with minimal restrictions.

IPL Aftercare

As with Forever Young BBL, protect your skin when going outside into direct sunlight. Use sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, hats, etc., as needed. We will give you a list of aftercare instructions to ensure you are prepared for the best recovery possible.

Number of Treatments

Typically, the improvement is subtle and accomplished over a series of treatments so that the patient’s skin does not appear obviously treated. We often recommend approximately 5 treatments to achieve the best results. Those treatments should be spaced about one month apart to let the skin heal in between.

NYC IPL Results

It only takes a week to see the initial results of an IPL treatment, and it usually only takes 4-6 weeks to see the final results of a given session. In all, your IPL results should continue to improve for 3-6 months.

Laser Recovery

Our MMSkincare Post-Laser Revive Bundle has been created for your ongoing post-treatment skincare.

  1. In the morning, wash gently with our Luscious moisturizing cleanser, and pat your skin dry.
  2. Then, apply Revive Serum using 2 to 3 pumps on your fingertips to warm the serum. Apply to the skin in gentle, round strokes over the upper and lower eyelids, forehead, temples, cheeks, upper lip, chin, neck, and upper chest.
  3. Turn on the Green LED MMSphere or the MMSPhere2Go, placing it 12 to 20 inches away from your skin. The 20-minute treatment improves collagen, increases skin energy via ATP to build the skin barrier, and activates retinoic acid skin rejuvenation—all without harsh ingredients!
  4. Add Rescue Cream to all areas of dry skin. Apply SPF 30-50, selecting tinted or untinted from the Sheer Clear or Sasha Suncare mineral products.
  5. In the evening, repeat the cleansing process, then apply Repose Serum as above. Illuminate with the Red LED MMSphere. Use the Repose hydrogel mask 1 to 3 times a week to improve collagen, reduce inflammation, and even help you sleep better.

Schedule Your Appointment at Marmur Medical Today!

Marmur Medical is home to a variety of state-of-the-art dermatology treatments and technologies administered by some of the most highly trained professionals in New York City. Our world-renowned dermatology and aesthetics practice invites you to come in for a consultation with one of our friendly professionals. To get started, please contact us by calling 212-996-6900 or scheduling a consultation online today. We look forward to meeting you soon!