BBL Forever Clear (Acne Treatment)
Forever Clear BBL is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne. BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (intense pulsed light) device, which delivers light energy deep into your skin to stimulate and regenerate your skin cells, leaving you with clear, healthy and radiant skin. Forever Clear BBL is great for both teens and adults. Most areas on the body can be treated. It is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared, painless treatment that is quick with virtually no downtime. Most patients can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately. Typically a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results (i.e. 6 treatments 2 weeks apart). You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light for approximately 2 weeks after each treatment, and you must avoid direct sunlight during this time. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
Forever clear BBL utilizes 2 steps:
- Blue BBL is used to help eliminate acne-causing bacteria deep down in the pores.
- Yellow BBL is then utilized to help reducing inflammation and redness, to give you healthy, luminous skin.
This depends on your lifestyle. If you can avoid prolonged sun exposure then yes, you can get laser treatments in the summer. If you plan on being outside in the sun without protection (SPF & a hat) then we would recommend that you postpone your treatments until the fall or winter.
Typically no. Our registered nurse/laser technician can assess you to determine whether you are a candidate for laser. Depending on the treatment and the area being treated there are different recommendations but in general, the skin must not be tanned in order to have a laser treatment.
This depends on what type of treatment you are undergoing. BBL treatments are not painful. The halo laser will feel hot and you will experience some pain for about 45-60 minutes after the treatment but then it completely goes away and is quite tolerable. Deep resurfacing laser treatments are painful but our office provides many forms of pain relief including oral, topical and local anesthetic.
This depends on what type of laser treatment you are having. There is no downtime associated with BBL. Halo has 5-7 days downtime. Deep resurfacing has a 2 week downtime and then prolonged redness (few months) which can be covered with makeup.
Our laser is a state of the art medical grade laser called the Sciton Joule. This platform has many different lasers built into it. We have a Broad Band Light (BBL) system which is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. We also have a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser; the Halo laser which is a hybrid of two laser wavelengths (1470nm and 2940nm); a full resurfacing Erbium YAG laser (2940nm) and a Profractional ablative laser, which is also the 2940nm wavelength but instead of treating the entire surface of the skin it just treats a fraction of the skin – creating channels in the surface.
Many including: unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.