Forever Young BBL™ is a part of the Sciton® JOULE™ laser system that is featured at American Self, in Richmond, Virginia. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Ruth Hillelson M.D., F.A.C.S. her team of cosmetic and aesthetics specialists have the treatments and products that you need to look your best.
Forever Young BBL™ delivers light therapy to reduce signs of aging and treat sun damaged skin. BBL™ is a procedure that is gaining headlines and getting attention as it is also used to treat active acne, reduce unwanted hair, and remove age spots, redness, and small facial veins.
Forever Young BBL™ BroadBand Light treatments provide outstanding photo-rejuvenation technology for women and men alike, turning back the hands of time and reversing facial and neck signs of aging. BroadBand Light is an advanced technological treatment that sends light energy deep into the layers of the skin and boosts the body’s natural ability to heal and regenerate new skin collagen for firmness and tension. BBL™ is approved to treat and address a range of skin conditions, including the following:
- Sun Damage
- Active Acne
- Vascular Lesions and Facial Veins
- Rough Skin
- Age Spots
- Crepey skin
Physicians have determined that patients who have received Forever Young BBL™ treatments over the past nine years do not appear to have aged and instead look ten years or so younger than their biological age. Stanford University studies and other scientific research shows that Forever Young BBL™ alters the skin at the molecular level. Aging skin is transformed and kept years younger with regular BBL™ treatments. Forever Young BBL™ non-invasive treatments are painless and require no downtime.
What to Expect During BBL™ Treatments
Forever Young BBL™ treatments are typically used to treat skin that has been exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, shoulders, chest and hands. BBL™ Specialists at American Self perform the BBL™ treatment by carefully moving the BBL™ device over the affected skin’s surface. The photothermal energy heats the skin and stimulates new collagen production from the cells, and the light energy treats and eliminates fine facial veins and redness. BBL™ treatments at American Self are customized for each patient using various wavelength settings and adapters, which fine-tune the BBL™ treatment to meet the patient’s specific needs and desires.
A Forever Young BBL™ treatment may include three or four separate filters depending on the needs of the patient. Each filter targets different issues within the skin. Passes one and two of Forever Young BBL™ improve the skin’s tone and texture by targeting unwanted pigment and redness for a youthful, brighter face. A third pass using Wrinklelite will stimulate the production of collagen and strengthen elastin which is naturally lost with age. A pass with SkinTyte may also be completed that will minimize sagging skin and restore a smooth, youthful texture to the skin. Visible benefits are experienced after four monthly treatments. Maintenance treatments are recommended every three to six months to slow the aging process of the skin.
Multiple skin conditions are successfully treated in a single session. A series of up to four BBL™ treatments are recommended based on the patient’s needs and goals. Within a few months, the stimulation of collagen is noticeable and patients experience smoother, firmer skin and a more youthful complexion.
After a Forever Young BBL™ treatment, patients typically exhibit mildly red, flushed skin, which resolves within a few hours. Patients with pigmented skin will see the treated area darken, fade and flake off within one to two weeks. Patients report minimal discomfort during and after the BBL™ procedure.
Scientific evidence shows that regular maintenance treatments with Forever Young BBL™ rejuvenate the skin, treat acne and rosacea, lighten dark spots, reduce wrinkles, smooths lines and improve the texture and tone of the skin. Forever Young BBL™ reverses signs of aging and delays the aging process. Maintenance treatments are recommended every three to six months based on the age and needs of the Forever Young BBL™ patient.
The Ideal BBL™ Candidate
Potential Forever Young BBL™ patients should schedule a consultation at American Self in Richmond, VA, to find out if BBL™ is recommended for them. The ideal candidate for BBL™ is in general good health with realistic goals for treating dark spots, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, active acne, lines, or wrinkles.
Men and women who notice uneven or blotchy pigmentation on their skin, such as age spots or liver spots, would benefit from a consultation where their skin would be examined to determine if BBL™ would give them the smooth, bright skin that they desire. Forever Young BBL™ treatments may also be suitable for patients who want to reduce redness due to rosacea, broken capillaries or sun damage. BBL™ is not a targeted wrinkle solution, and patients who want to stimulate the production of collagen to reverse and slow aging with BBL™ treatments may choose to combine BBL™ with another noninvasive treatment, such as BOTOX® or injectable fillers that will quickly fill lines and erase wrinkles. During a consultation at American Self, a BBL™ aesthetic specialist will provide the patient with a treatment plan that will help them reach and maintain the look they desire.
The price for each Forever Young BBL™ treatment varies because Forever Young treatments are uniquely customized to address each patient’s skin concerns and to achieve their desired results. Each patient receives a personalized treatment plan during their consultation, which includes pricing and additional treatments that may be recommended based on the patient’s requests and goals.
What is BBL™?
Forever Young BBL™ is a laser treatment that addresses the underlying layers of skin where most aging and skin conditions occur. The BBL™ device accurately targets the skin molecules that are associated with aging and stimulates the body’s natural ability to regenerate new, healthy skin.
Am I a Good Candidate for BBL™?
You may be considered a good candidate for Forever Young BBL™ if you are in good general health and want to reverse signs of aging or treat certain skin conditions, including rosacea, active acne, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, capillaries, crepey skin or other cosmetic issues.
How Many BBL™ Treatments Will I Need?
The number of BBL™ treatments that are required varies. You will receive a personalized plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your aesthetic expert may combine your treatment with other noninvasive, cosmetic procedures to maximize your results.
Regular treatments, once a year, have been shown to make patients look nine to ten years or so younger than before they began Forever Young BBL™ treatments.
Can I Combine BBL™ with Other Procedures?
Yes, BBL™ BroadLight treatments may be combined with other noninvasive options, such as Botox and injectable fillers.
What Can I Expect at My Consultation?
During your consultation, your American Self LLC doctor or esthetician will examine your skin, listen to your concerns and provide you with a customized treatment plan.
How Long Does BBL™ Take?
Your BBL™ treatment may take a few minutes or up to a half hour, depending on the size of the area being treated.
How Long Does it Take to Recuperate After BBL™?
The mild redness will fade within a few hours and there is no downtime after the treatment. Dark areas of pigmentation will darken and then peel, which could take a few weeks to complete. You will be given specific instructions and treatment expectations during your consultation.
When Can I Return to Work?
You may return to work immediately or the next day if your skin is flushed. No downtime is required. Most activities can be resumed without delay.
How Soon Can I Resume My Exercise Routine?
No downtime is required, and most individuals can resume their exercise schedule immediately after the treatment.
What Will Happen During the BBL™ Procedure?
The procedure may take less than 30 minutes, and your eyes will be protected with safety eyeglasses. There is no need for a topical anesthetic, but your specialist may choose to use one in a more sensitive area.
You may feel a quick, warm sensation as the targeted areas absorb the light. 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.
Is BBL™ Painful?
BBL™ is not painful. Mild discomfort may be experienced by some, but it is mild.
How Much Does BBL™ Cost?
The price of your BBL™ treatment will be provided for you during your consultation. Prices of treatments vary because each treatment is personalized to meet the patient’s goals and needs.
Schedule Your BBL™ Consultation in Richmond, VA
Our team of industry-leading doctors and estheticians at American Self LLC are ready to help you look your very best! Call 804-290-0060 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hillelson, or visit us online HERE. We look forward to serving you and are excited to be a part of your beauty transformation!