Every once in a while a treatment is introduced that takes us one step closer to the fountain of youth. The Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is a big step in that direction and is one of the most advanced techniques available today to slow down, treat and reverse damaged and aged facial and non facial skin. This is the most effective and advanced form of IPL (also known as photo-facial and photo-rejevneation) currently available due to the broad band light technology.
The Forever Young BBL encompasses all of the advantages of the original BBL Photo-Facial procedure along with the newly recognized benefit of delaying skin aging. The treatment targets hyper-pigmentation, sun damage, broken capillaries and diffused redness in the skin all while stimulating collagen. Forever Young BBL clients have seen great results on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms and other body parts.
HOW THE BBL SYSTEM WORKS?
The Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is quick and safe, performed in 45 minutes or less. It utilizes various wavelengths of light which target and denature damaged cells in the skin, stimulating our body’s natural healing process. When this occurs, pigmented damage such as sun spots and freckles get pushed to the surface of the skin and naturally flake off. The light also treats unsightly broken capillaries and diffused redness in the skin. The end result is a more even and bright skin tone. Another benefit of the Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial is the stimulation of collagen production that leads to thickening of the skin, leaving you with youthful, rejuvenated, healthy skin.
EXCITING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE
Exciting new clinical research from Stanford University has revealed that having a Forever Young BBL Photo-Facial 2+ times a year actually reverses the signs of aging and causes skin cells to behave younger. Younger skin cells produce more collagen and elastin than aged skin cells.
Compelling evidence supports regular long term BBL treatments will enhance the expression of longevity-related genes in aged skin cells; essentially reversing the aging process and returning skin to a genetically youthful state.
UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF SUN DAMAGE ON A DEEPER LEVEL
Sun damage is more than skin deep. An unnerving fact is that UVA and UVB exposure not only depletes our collagen, but it actually alters the DNA of our skin cells. This breakdown results in uneven pigmentation, changes in skin texture, loss of elasticity and, increasingly more common, cancer.
The effects of UV exposure are cumulative, becoming more visible as we age. The more exposure we have the greater our risk becomes for developing skin cancer and prematurely aged skin. A Groundbreaking Study on Forever Young BBL from Stanford University has made an incredible discovery. This study has demonstrated that Forever Young BBL treatments can restore the gene expression pattern of aged human skin to more resemble young skin and, more importantly, healthy skin. Over 1,000 gene expressions became “rejuvenated” to be more like youthful skin resulting in decreased elastosis and more uniform collagen deposition; leading to improvements in fine wrinkles and pigmentation.
WHAT CAN BBL TREAT?
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR BBL TREATMENT
It is important to discontinue the use of prescription vitamin A products and acids one week prior to your treatment and one week post treatment.
Even though the downtime is minimal we recommend you do not have an important event within 7 days of your BBL Forever Young Treatment.
We recommend having a microdermabrasion treamtent 7-10 days after your photo-facial to polish away the targeted pigmentation and enhance the overall results and appearance of your skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE BBL TREATMENT
During treatment, your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. You may briefly feel a warm or “rubber band snap” sensation as the light is absorbed by the targeted areas. Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure performed. Your Aesthetic Laser Technician will discuss all of your options with you.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic; however, one may be used on more sensitive areas.
BBL TREATMENT, POST-PROCEDURE
You may experience some redness that should resolve itself within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas, followed by a fading and flaking off at a later stage.
It is important to follow aftercare instructions. 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 until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you are immediately able to return to work, apply makeup and resume most activities.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
For more information about Profractional-XC Therapy, call (210) 822-5548 to schedule a consultation with San Antonio's leading laser center, Skin Rejuvenation Clinique, within LPS Advanced Aesthetics by Manuel Lopez, MD, FACS and Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon.