Introduction To Forever Young BBL™ Skin Rejuvenation
Forever Young BBL™ is the newest and most effective skin rejuvenation treatment which can reprogram your skin to look younger. The Forever Young BBL™ is a non-ablative treatment utilizing broad band light (BBL) to deliver heat and energy into the layers of the skin to prevent skin ageing at a genetic level.
The science behind the Forever Young BBL™ is that the treatment can cause a functional change in the regulators of ageing and trigger a series of events to halt the skin ageing process. It is not just the physical appearance of your skin that is improved following a treatment, there is a change in how your genes work to control ageing. As a result, the skin appears rejuvenated and youthfulness is retained.
The BBL technology is a skin rejuvenation technology and when used as part of the Forever Young BBL™ regime can be used to treat numerous conditions including:
- Texture problems: fine lines, deep lines, wrinkles, large pores
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun-damaged skin
- Pigmentation, brown spots and freckles
- Vascular lesions: facial veins, rosacea, capillaries
- Active acne
- Unwanted hair
The Forever Young BBL can treat the face, neck, decolettage, arms and hands.
Studies have shown that those who have regular Forever Young BBL treatments every year visibly look younger and can delay the tell tale signs of ageing.
“The study supports the hypothesis that regulators of aging can be altered in human skin using BBL technology to provide a functional change, rather than just a cosmetic mimic of youthful appearance. BBL treatments promote the appearance of youthful skin. This study reveals that the appearance of younger skin may be due to the differences observed in gene expression patterns of aged skin becoming more like young skin. Treatments from the study were performed on the FDA-cleared Sciton Joule using the BBL module”.
frequently asked questions
+ WHAT DOES THE TREATMENT INVOLVE?
The treatment is similar to a standard BBL / IPL treatment. Selective filters for the particular condition or patient concern are selected and the treatment takes approximately 30 minutes. In the Forever Young BBL™ treatment multiple filers may be used with multiple passes over the skin. The treatment is comfortable with patients reporting a warm sensation like an elastic band snapping on the skin. Immediately following the treatment the skin appears red and warm. No pain relief is required for the treatment.
The procedure is gentle and very safe. The BBL technology is so advanced that the filers can also be used on higher risk skin types (darker skin). Those with higher risk skin types will be prescribed a lightening cream or skin preparation cream for 2-4 weeks prior to the treatment to ensure the skin is in optimal condition. For the best long term results, preparation is key. Sun exposure, tanning and fake tan is to be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to treatment.
+ HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
Following the initial treatment course there will be a noticeable improvement in photodamage, pigmentation, redness, fine lines, texture and laxity of the skin. Overall the skin will appear more luminous and brighter.
The treatment regime for Forever Young BBL™ differs to standard BBL protocols given the primary aim is anti-ageing and rejuvenation of the skin. We recommend 4- 5 treatments to start with spaced every 2-4 weeks. Following this, maintenance treatments are essential and for long term results one treatment every 6-12 months is recommended.
+ WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY TREATMENT?
The aftercare following Forever Young BBL™ is the same as a standard BBL/IPL treatment. There will be warmth and redness to the skin which may last a few hours. Occasionally pigmentation will darken over the next 7-14 days and eventually flake off. Makeup can be applied immediately following treatment and normal activities resumed.
We advise against heavy exercise immediately afterwards and strict sun protection is needed. Protecting the skin from the sun following a Forever Young BBL™ treatment is essential for optimal results.
+ IS Forever Young BBL™ SAFE?
BBL treatment is very safe and due to the advanced technology is now much safer than IPL on higher risk skin types. The general down time from BBL treatment is minimal. This may include redness and some localized swelling which will decrease in a few days. Rarer side effects are burns and blistering due to settings being too high and in very rare cases post inflammatory hyper or hypopigmentation which is skin color changes that can last for many months.
Youth Lab only uses the highest quality devices with researched safety and efficacy. Our doctors and dermal clinicians are highly trained in the use of energy based devices and the management of any complications should they occur.