Boosts the bodies natural ability to fight aging.
Forever Young BBL from Sciton is a revolutionary treatment that sends light energy deep into skin to boost the bodies natural ability to fight aging. Skin doesn’t just look younger – it’s genetically programmed to be younger!
As we age, the genes within our cells are programmed to express themselves differently than when we were younger. Forever Young BBL reaches deep into the cell and activates certain genes associated with youth, while turning off other genes tied to aging. New skin cells are actually programmed to be younger, giving you beautiful, youthful skin. Ground-breaking research performed at Stanford University shows that BBL influences gene expression and changes skin at a molecular level. A long-term clinical study showed that patients who received regular BBL treatments (at least one a year) over the course of a decade were judged by doctors to appear 11 years younger than their actual age at the study’s end. In other words, they looked younger than when they started the study! Any area of the body can be treated with no pain and no downtime. Most patients can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately.
Is a Forever Young BBL Right for Me?
Forever Young BBL treats a wide variety of conditions. This treatment will make your skin feel smoother, pores will be less noticeable, and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade, vascularity will be reduced and overall revitalized. This is also an extremely effective treatment for managing rosacea. All areas of the body can be treated.
How a Forever Young BBL is Performed
From visible pigment to the deeper filter, Forever Young BBL has an integrated step system. It addresses the overall appearance of the skin, corrects pigmented lesions and other pigmentation issues, addresses any small visible vessels, and provides deep bulk heating to stimulate the tissue at a deep level.
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Forever Young BBL?
The ideal candidate for Forever Young BBL is someone who is interested in achieving a smoother, more even skin tone and texture. Patients may also be interested in reducing early signs of aging, getting rid of acne scars, or smoothing out fine wrinkles. This procedure is safe for all skin types, however, it is important to note that light gets absorbed by melanin and those with olive or brown skin may be at risk for burning, hyperpigmentation, or scarring. If you are pregnant, laser treatment is not recommended, however, Forever Young BBL is safe to use while breastfeeding.
It’s essential that patients who want to begin their Forever Young BBL treatments have a realistic expectation of how their results will look as light therapy cannot change the shape or structure of your race, but rather give you a more youthful appearance to the skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The average amount of treatments for most patients is three to four procedures for optimal results. However, the number of treatments can vary from patient to patient. Whether you want to focus on eliminating acne scars, smoothing out skin texture, or reducing the appearance of wrinkles, Dr. Dawes is happy to work with each patient to determine how many treatments will best suit your aesthetic goals.
When Will I See the Results from My Treatment and How Long Will They Last?
Patients typically see results from their Forever Young BBL treatment within about a week, but after the healing process, you may start to see more visible improvements within two to three weeks from the time of your procedure.
Because the skin on the face is constantly replacing itself (around every 27 days), it is natural that your skin may change over time. Because of this, there is no certain amount of time that Forever Young BBL results will last, however, patients who maintain their treatments will over time have a more youthful, clear, radiant appearance to the skin on their face. With regular monthly treatments, this appearance can be maintained for a lifetime!
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking of at a later stage.
Typically a series of treatments is recommended for optimal results. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light for approximately 2 weeks after your treatment, and you must avoid direct sunlight during this time. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
Are There Any Side Effects to the Forever Young BBL Treatment?
Although BroadBand Light Therapy is an FDA-approved anti-aging treatment popular among many people across the country, just like any laser treatment, it does come with a few side effects. These can include redness, swelling, itching, pain, and blistering during your procedure. This treatment is non-invasive, however, and many patients claim these complications only arise immediately after their treatment and subside in a few hours to a couple of days. By following aftercare guidelines from Dr. Dawes, these complications can be easily managed and avoided, leading you to the best-looking skin you have ever had!
Laser Skin Treatment FAQs
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.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are ready to begin your journey to more youthful, radiant skin, Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery is ready to help. Serving patients who are ready to improve their appearance and restore their confidence in the greater Calgary, Alberta area, our dedicated team is ready to help. Contact us today by calling 403-571-314, or click here to book your first consultation with us!