What is BBL Anti-Aging?
BBL Anti-Aging (aka Forever Young BBL™) is an innovative technology that uses pulsed light energy to target pigmentation in the skin and reverses the signs of aging and sun damage.
BBL (BroadBand Light™) works by heating the upper layers of the skin, stimulating new collagen. The fine vessels and pigmented lesions absorb the light energy, destroying and eliminating it from the skin. The pigmented areas will peel off within 7-14 days.
Why BBL Anti-Aging?
- 40-80% reduction and prevention of lesions
- Reduces and eliminates spots, freckles, birthmarks, and redness
- Reduce inflammation
- Decreases pore size
- Rejuvenates skin for a firmer, smoother, younger look
What symptoms does BBL Anti-Aging treat?
- Pigmented lesions (freckles, age spots, sun spots)
- Hemangiomas (red spots)
- Fine lines
- Redness and Rosacea
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Uneven skin texture
What are the treatment areas? What does it feel like?
Any area can be treated, but the most common treatment areas are the face, neck, back of the hands, chest, and shoulders.
The procedure is gentle, non-invasive, and safe. You may briefly feel a warm or light “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted area. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, but our skin experts may choose to use it on more sensitive areas. Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses.
How long does one treatment take and how many treatments are recommended?
A treatment typically takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Initially, we recommend a series of 4 treatments spaced 2-4 weeks apart until the desired result is achieved.
Our trained experts work with you to personalize a skincare plan based on your skin needs and the level of improvement you desire. We may also recommend a combination therapy with other popular aesthetic procedures to further enhance your outcome.
Does BBL help with Rosacea?
Rosacea is a condition that you will have almost your entire life, but the symptoms can definitely be managed. One treatment that is really good for overall skin redness, even if you don’t have rosacea, is BBL.
With light-based treatments, the lightwaves actually target the little vessels that we have in our cheeks and it causes them to shrink back up or constrict. In other words, they’re treating the vasodilation response the skin experiences with rosacea.
You will need a series of BBL treatments, as redness can be very stubborn. It may be something you need to do every single year for maintenance.
What pre- and post-care is required?
- Avoid sun exposure in the area to be treated for 3 weeks prior to treatment
- Let self-tanning lotion fade from the skin 7-10 days prior to treatment
For a full post-treatment plan, please see the “Forever Young BBL take home instructions” in the box to the right. A quick run-down of post-care includes:
- Avoid tanning beds and direct sunlight exposure for 14 days.
- Wear SPF 30+ and reapply every 2 hours.
- Avoid shaving, scented lotions, and aggressive scrubbing.
- Don’t pick, scratch, or remove scabs.
In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately.
When can I expect to see results?
Brown spots on the face will flake off in about 1 week. Treated spots on the body will flake off in 3 weeks.
Plus, over the next 36 months, you’re skin will be stimulating collagen for an overall healthier glow.
Results do depend on your skin’s condition, the number of treatments and the area treated.
What are the possible side effects?
For more information, please see the “Forever Young BBL consent form” in the box to the right. Our licensed skincare experts will work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects.
- Freckles and sunspots may turn slightly darker initially, then flake off in 7-14 days
- Mild sunburn-like sensation may last 2-24 hours
- Temporary blister, bruising, or discomfort
Proper skincare products will be recommended based on your unique needs.
Am I a Candidate and how do I get started?
Most people are candidates for BBL Anti-Aging, however, an active tan from the sun or tanning beds is not appropriate for BBL treatment.
Contact us below to learn more about how we can reduce the appearance of age spots and sun damage with our BBL Anti-Aging treatments, or submit an online consultation form to get started.
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