Forever Young BBL Skin Treatments
What is broad band light (BBL) and what is Forever Young BBL?
BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage. BBL energy allows us to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.
Forever Young BBL is a term to describe a treatment protocol that has been developed using broad band light. Not only does the procedure have the ability to correct signs of aging by reducing hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging, but regular Forever Young BBL treatments have been shown to delay skin aging by changing gene expression. In essence, regular Forever Young treatments make the skin behave like younger skin again, and may be the closest thing we have to the Fountain of Youth!
How does BBL work?
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
With regular Forever Young BBL treatments, gene expression can be restored. A study by Stanford University titled Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by Broadband Light Treatment: A Pilot Study showed that BBL treatments can restore gene expression pattern of aged human skin to resemble young skin. So not only are you getting restorative benefits with these treatments, but you are also getting maintenance and preventative care to delay the skin aging process!
What conditions can be treated with BBL?
- Pigmented Lesions (freckles, age spots, etc)
- Vascular Lesions (small blood vessels)
- Skin Firmness
- Uneven Skin Texture
- Unwanted Hair
What areas of my body can be treated?
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders.
How many treatments will I need?
For correcting signs of skin aging, the number of initial treatments needed will vary from patient to patient, but averages between 3-5 treatments performed at 3-4 week intervals. For maintaining youthful skin and delaying skin aging with Forever Young BBL, optimal results are seen with 4 treatments per year (one each quarter).
We will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you require and the delay in skin aging that you desire. Other aesthetic laser treatments or procedures may be combined with BBL to further personalize your treatment plan and improve your overall result.
Can you describe a typical BBL treatment?
Your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. The procedure is gentle and noninvasive. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, but we may choose to use it on more sensitive areas. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. The treatment may take 15-30 minutes or more depending on the size of the area to be treated.
What results can I expect?*
For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off 2-3 weeks later. Your treated skin will feel smoother. Fine lines and pores will be less noticeable. Sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade.
With Forever Young BBL treatments performed at 3 month intervals, the goal is to maintain your youthful appearing skin and delay visible signs of skin aging. In one study titled Retrospective Evaluation of the Long-Term Antiaging Effects of Broadband Light Therapy, before and after photos were evaluated and ages of patients were approximated. While the approximated patient ages did not change, approximately 9 years had passed between before and after photos! Read more at: foreveryoungbbl.com/clinical_evidence.php
*Individual results may vary
What is the recovery time following BBL treatments?
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately. For treating certain conditions, we may ask that you avoid strenuous activity or exercises for a few days.
You may be given some skin care products and instructions on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure or wear a good sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when outdoors.
Dr. Walker’s take on BBL and Forever Young treatments:
Populations around the world have been searching for the Fountain of Youth for thousands of years. Those of us in the medical field, particularly those with an interest in anti-aging medicine, are no strangers to this quest. Discovering a medicine or treatment that could restore youthful appearance to the skin, reverse signs of skin aging, and prevent further signs of aging is desirable to us all.
An initial series of BBL treatments for correction of aged skin followed by regular Forever Young BBL treatments to maintain youthful skin and prevent further signs of skin aging is the closest we have come to the Fountain of Youth. The treatments are quick, they require no downtime, and the cost is reasonable- less than what people pay for treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers on a regular basis.
It is very exciting to offer these treatments in my practice. The most important thing to stress is that while the initial treatments are excellent for correction of visible signs of aging, regular treatments (every 3 months) are required to achieve the long-term goals of maintaining youthful appearing skin and preventing further signs of aging.
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“My experience was better than I ever could have imagined. I could not believe that such great results can be achieved without losing my natural look. I would highly recommend Dr. Walker and will continue to use his services.”
– Pam / Wesson, MS
*Individual results may vary person to person.