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Forever Young BBL™ is a skin rejuvenation treatment using a type of Intense Pulsed light or IPL called BBL which stands for broad band light. While similar to a laser, broad band light is multiple wavelengths of light instead of just one, allowing different conditions to be treated at the same time. This type of treatment is commonly referred to as a FotoFacial and the device used is an IPL or BBL.
So, what is new and why all of the buzz about BBL instead of plain old IPL?
For many years it has been established that a Fotofacial using an IPL in a series can help eradicate sun damage, age spots, and red veins. The Forever Young BBL™ treatment is a unique protocol developed by Dr. Patrick Bitter in a study out of Stanford University, using the BBL to send light energy deep into the skin with possible age defying benefits. Studies have shown that regular skin maintenance using the Forever Young BBL™ protocol can show the added benefit of delaying future skin aging as well as rejuvenating the skin with each treatment. Such signs of skin aging include skin laxity, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and rough texture. According to the study, “The treatment may help to boost your body’s own natural rejuvenation processes, leading to visibly younger looking skin, year after year.”(1) In aesthetics our main goal is to correct the visible signs of aging as they appear, and maintain the results as much as possible. However, the idea of slowing down the aging process can be just as desirable
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Can the Forever Young BBL be used for darker skin types?
The Fotofacial using an IPL has been relatively contraindicated in darker skin types due the risk of burns and hyperpigmentation. However, the Forever Young BBL™ protocol can be adjusted for skin types IV and even V to help delay the signs of aging. This revolutionary procedure can now possibly benefit even more people of color.
How often are treatments done and is there downtime?
Optimal results for maintaining healthy skin and delaying skin aging require four full treatments each year, timed on a quarterly basis. Minimal to no down time is the average patient’s experience. Slight swelling and redness is possible, but resolves in a few days, and make-up can be worn in 24 hours.
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 800st filter, Forever Young BBL has an integrated step.
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Who are good candidates for the Forever Young BBL™?
Cape Coral, FL's Premier Medical Spa, and Anti-Aging Clinic
When you’re searching for a premier, upscale MedSpa experience, look no further than Skin Secrets in Cape Coral Florida. Our experienced team – led by Dr. Greta McLaren – specializes in minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments customized to your personal needs and goals.
For over 30 years, Dr. McLaren has undergone extensive training in both cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. She is a laser Surgeon and aesthetic medicine specialist who is considered an expert and has been invited to teach her aesthetic skills nationally to other physicians throughout the United States. She is a member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and American Society for Photodynamic Therapy.
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