Forever Young BBL (broad band light) therapy is cutting-edge technology and is known as the best IPL (intense-pulsed light) device on the market. It sets a new standard in treating multiple skin conditions. IPL BBL is intense-pulsed light broad band therapy and it is used to reduce the appearance of sun damage, pigmentation issues, age spots, redness, and broken capillaries. The light is absorbed by the broken capillaries and pigmented areas and damages them. The body naturally gets rid of the damaged tissue to reveal a beautiful more even complexion. BBL can be used on all areas of the body, but the most common areas include the face, neck, chest, arms, legs, and hands. BBL can be the foundation for and used in conjunction with many other skin care treatments.
The number of treatments needed varies from patient to patient, depending on skin care concerns, but we recommend a series of 3-4 treatments for most patients for optimal results.
The procedure is typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for topical anesthetic. Your eyes will be protected with safety goggles, similar to ones used in tanning beds. You may briefly feel warmth or a “rubber band” snap sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Most procedures take 15-20 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For age or pigmented spots, you will see a darkening of the targeted areas (called “peppering”) followed by fading and flaking off within a few days.
This is a non-invasive procedure with generally no downtime. In most cases, you are able to return to work and resume most activities immediately after the treatment. The aftercare instructions will be reviewed before your procedure and do include avoiding direct sun exposure and wearing sunscreen.