Forever Young BBL Photofacial

Beyond IPL: Experience the Next Generation of Photofacial

Say goodbye to sun damage, age spots, and redness. Hello, to a glowing, revitalized you! Unlock your skin’s ageless potential, with Forever Young BBL Photofacial, the next generation of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) in Bakersfield at Empire Aesthetic Center.

Reveal a younger, brighter you, without downtime. This cutting-edge treatment rewinds the clock on your skin, improving common skin conditions including:

A woman with a lot of brown spots and redness.A woman with smooth, glowing skin after receiving a BBL photofacial treatment.

One month after one BBL Photofacial

Time Travel for Your Skin: Discover the Secret to Looking Younger

Have the years etched their story on your skin? Lines, sunspots, and imperfections whisper tales of sun-soaked days and late nights. Perhaps you crave a youthful glow, but invasive procedures seem daunting. You deserve to look and feel your best, naturally and effortlessly.

At Empire Aesthetic Center in Bakersfield, we understand. We bridge the gap between time and beauty with the revolutionary Forever Young BroadBand Light (BBL) Photofacial. Imagine BBL as the “golden child” of the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) family – taking everything you love about IPL treatments and elevating it to a whole new level. BBL’s broader light spectrum empowers it to tackle a multitude of skin concerns at once. Think of it as a symphony of light, each note targeting a specific skin imperfection for a harmonious, comprehensive result.

Why Forever Young BBL

Broader Light Spectrum

Unlike traditional IPL, BBL utilizes a full spectrum of light wavelengths, reaching deeper into the skin to address a wider range of concerns. Age spots, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, rosacea/redness, and even acne can all be treated to restore a luminous, even complexion.

No Discomfort & Downtime

The BBL’s gentle light therapy is well-tolerated by most patients and is often described as a warm, light “popping” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted area. No downtime is required after treatment and patients are generally able to resume normal activities immediately after treatment.

Safe & Effective Rejuvenation

This FDA-approved technology delivers dramatic results with minimal risk, backed by clinical evidence. BBL’s cooling applicator tip protects the top layers of skin while the light pulses do their magic deep within the dermis to reveal a younger, brighter you.

Beautiful Skin Head-To-Toe

Known as the fastest light-based technology for younger-looking skin, BBL  can be used to treat more than just the face. Enjoy beautiful skin on the neck, chest, hands, arms, back, and legs.

Your BBL Journey: What to Expect


  • Consultation: Before your treatment, we’ll assess your concerns and discuss your aesthetic goals to tailor a custom plan for you. Based on your evaluation, we’ll advise on the number of BBL treatments recommended. Generally, we suggest 2-5 sessions spaced 2-4 weeks apart for optimal results.
  • Preparation: In order to reduce the risk of complications, you’ll need to avoid any prolonged sun exposure for at least 2 weeks before treatment. You’ll also need to avoid using self-tanning lotions or spray tanning the month before treatment, and stop using retinol for one week prior to treatment and Accutane for three months prior.

Procedure Highlights

  • Light Bursts: The BBL handheld device will deliver quick bursts of light energy directly into your skin. Expect a mild, warm sensation often likened to a light “popping” feeling, similar to a gentle snap of a rubber band on the skin.
  • Eye Protection: Your eyes will be shielded with safety shields throughout the procedure.
  • Treatment Duration: The time needed for the procedure varies based on the treatment area’s size and your specific goals, but is generally quite a bit faster than traditional IPL methods.


  • Downtime: Virtually none! You can resume normal activities immediately after BBL.
  • Immediate Effects: While you might experience some redness and a sunburn-like sensation for a few hours, this is a temporary side effect.
  • Skin Changes: Freckles and sunspots may temporarily darken and then flake off within 7-14 days. This is a desired and normal reaction. To preserve results and avoid complications, you’ll want to minimize sun exposure in the weeks following treatment and make sure to use sunscreen.
  • Makeup and most skincare may be resumed immediately after the treatment, although you should avoid exfoliating products, retinol, and glycolic/salicylic acid for 1-2 weeks after treatment.


To maintain your results and stay ahead of aging-related skin changes we generally recommend taking advantage of BBL’s “Prejuvenation” benefits by having maintenance treatments every 3 – 6 months.

Frequently Asked Questions

BBL, which stands for BroadBand Light, is an advanced type of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatment that uses a wider spectrum of light wavelengths to address a broader range of skin concerns compared to traditional IPL. Think of it as a powerful symphony of light, each note targeting specific imperfections for a comprehensive glow-up.

BBL’s versatility tackles a multitude of concerns:


  • Sun damage: Say goodbye to age spots, hyperpigmentation, and sun-kissed lines, hello to even-toned radiance!
  • Redness and rosacea: Calm down redness and broken capillaries for a unified, even complexion.
  • Acne: BBL’s antibacterial properties help minimize breakouts and prevent future blemishes.
  • Large pores: Reduce the appearance of enlarged pores for a smoother, refined texture.

Yes! BBL offers several advantages:


  • Broader spectrum: Reaches deeper and targets a wider range of concerns.
  • Higher precision: Minimizes side effects with targeted light pulses, perfect for your unique skin type.
  • Gentle comfort: Unique cooling system ensures a comfortable experience, unlike the discomfort sometimes associated with traditional IPL.

Most patients describe the sensation as a quick, warm “popping” sensation as the light is absorbed by the target area. The BBL’s built-in cooling system adds extra comfort. Any slight discomfort usually subsides quickly after the treatment.

Minimal! You may experience slight redness or swelling that fades within a few hours. You can resume most activities immediately, making BBL a convenient option for busy schedules.

Results vary depending on your individual concerns and desired outcome. Typically, a series of 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.

BBL is a safe and FDA-approved treatment with minimal risks. As with any light therapy, some temporary side effects like redness, swelling, and mild scabbing are possible, but these usually resolve quickly.

The cost of BBL varies depending on the treatment area and the number of sessions required. At Empire Aesthetic Center, we offer personalized consultations to discuss your needs and create a customized treatment plan with transparent pricing.

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