Forever Young Broad Band Light Treatments in Austin, TX at Austin Cosmetic Medspa
Aging, environmental stress, and genetics all combine to change our skin over time. Fortunately, technology has also changed over time and we now have exciting ways to prevent and correct the dermatologic and cosmetic conditions that concern us. We are pleased to offer exceptional surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you continue feeling great about your appearance at any age. Forever Young Broad Band Light (BBL) uses exciting, science-backed technology that can achieve this goal.
The highly trained team at Austin Cosmetic Medspa by Christine Fisher MD would love to consult with you about non-surgical skin rejuvenation using Forever Young BBL. To schedule your visit now, contact us at (512) 815-0123.
What is Forever Young BBL?
BBL treatments use broadband light to address a multitude of skin conditions that may stem from sun damage and aging. Unlike many light and laser treatments, BBL targets the deeper layers of the skin where hyperpigmentation and other concerns originate. Forever Young BBL is a multi-step process that restores the skin to its natural tone and texture. This treatment is scientifically proven to alter gene expression to more resemble younger cellular behaviors.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Treatment?
Because Forever Young BBL uses multiple wavelenghts of light, this treatment is ideal whether your interest is in prevention or correction. The powerful technology is suitable for most skin types and many conditions, including:
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage
- Broken capillaries
- Cherry angiomas
- Unwanted hair
If you are interested in BBL skin rejuvenation, schedule a consultation with us. Your provider will carefully examine your skin and work with you to develop your treatment plan to achieve your desired outcome. Forever Young BBL is appropriate for most people, with the exception of patients with severe melasma, those who are a Fitzpatrick Skin Type VI (very dark skin), and those who are pregnant. For patients with minor to moderate melasma, we can pre-treat you with topical hydroquinone prior to your Forever Young BBL treatment. This will be discussed at your complimentary consultation.
The Forever Young BBL Procedure
Your Forever Young BBL treatment begins with a thorough consultation in which you and your provider will discuss your concerns and goals. They will explain the treatment and how it works, as well as what you can expect. For your Forever Young BBL treatment, your provider will apply topical numbing cream to your skin and allow 30 minutes for it to take effect. Then, you will wear special goggles to protect your eyes and your provider will make multiple passes over the treatment area with a small, handheld device.
- The first pass addresses the appearance of your skin
- The second pass addresses small, visible blood vessels
- The third targets hyperpigmentation and other conditions
- The fourth and final pass warms the deep layers of your skin to stimulate overall rejuvenation
Recovery and Aftercare for Forever Young BBL
One of the advantages of the Forever Young BBL procedure is that there is little downtime. Your skin may be slightly red or flushed for a few hours, but you can cover this with makeup if necessary. You may also have some swelling for a couple of days after treatment. You will also be sensitive to ultraviolet light for several days. We suggest that you wear broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen every day and also limit your sun exposure for at least two weeks following treatment. This is a good habit to develop to sustain the rewarding cosmetic improvements achieved with BBL. A few days after your treatment, you may notice a darkening of pigmented lesions. In time, these will flake off to reveal smoother, brighter, younger-looking skin.
How Soon After the Procedure Will I See Results?
You may see results from your very first Forever Young BBL treatment after just a few weeks. However, results can vary due to genetics and the extent of damage that requires correction. It may be the long-term benefits of this treatment that are most remarkable. According to studies, such as one published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, this BBL treatment can alter the expression of the genes that are involved in cosmetic aging. Another study confirmed that ongoing Forever Young BBL treatments lead to patients looking approximately 11 years younger than their biological age. What these studies indicate is that BBL technology can powerfully affect the genes that regulate the aging of our skin.
To get the best results from Forever Young BBL, your provider will suggest a personalized treatment plan that often includes a series of treatments. After that initial series, you can maintain your skin with periodic touch-up treatments once or more each year. Forever Young BBL is also combinable with other procedures for a more comprehensive treatment, such as the Halo® laser, SkinPen® Microneedling, and Morpheus8® Radiofrequency Microneedling.
Schedule Your Forever Young BBL Consultation at Austin Cosmetic Medspa
You don't have to wait for the signs of aging to become a problem before starting your skin rejuvenation journey. Now is a great time to contact Austin Cosmetic Medspa at Austin Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for preventative or corrective treatment! Get in touch with us at (512) 815-0123 to schedule your visit.