IMPROVING VISIBLE SIGNS OF AGING ANYWHERE ON THE BODY, IN JUST MINUTES!
Light has a magical effect on the skin from head to toe. Sunlight negatively affects the skin all over the body, not just on the face. Our BBL Hero Forever Body light device treatments can have a very positive, magical effect on the body by stimulating collagen and reversing the clock on how your skin behaves! It can lighten brown spots and reddened areas, clear blemishes, acne scarring and reduce wrinkles and improve skin firmness!
BBL Hero Forever Body uses Sciton’s advanced BroadBand Light technology for the holistic revitalization of the skin. Sciton’s BroadBand Light system represents the next stage in the evolution of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL). While IPL has been around for a while, Sciton’s innovation ups the ante for advanced revitalization. Not only does the treatment make the skin on the body look better but it will feel and function better as well.
BroadBand Light takes mature skin cells and makes those skin cells behave like younger skin cells. Dermatological research, through Stanford University, has found that BBL treatments can restore the gene expression pattern of photodamaged and chronologically aged skin so that treated skin doesn’t just look younger but actually behaves and responds to external stimuli the same way as young, healthy skin. This is a game-changing revelation that opens up new doors for skin rejuvenation.
WHAT IS BROAD BAND LIGHT?
BroadBand Light is Sciton’s proprietary technology that uses intense pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. Pulsed light is not a laser, though both can perform similar or complementary functions. The difference between pulsed light and laser is that lasers operate on a single wavelength or colour focused on a single direction while pulsed light devices use a broad range of wavelengths together. Pulsed light devices resemble camera flashes while laser treatments appear like laser pointers. Both forms of light therapy heat the cells beneath the surface of the skin to achieve their results. BroadBand Light, due to its various wavelengths, is generally less intense, which means it’s more comfortable for clients and results in less downtime.
Common Body Areas for BBL Hero Forever Young Body Treatments
- neck and chest
- hands and arms
- legs and buttocks
Common Concerns Treated
- skin laxity
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FORVER BODY TREATMENTS?
The key preparation is to avoid tanning or using self tanners in the area for 2 - 4 weeks prior to treatment. More detailed instructions will be given during the Clinical Skin Care Consultation based on area of treatment, skin type and concern, work and lifestyle habits.
WHAT CAN EXPECT DURING AND AFTER MY TREATMENTS?
Due to the speed of the treatment and the skin cooling, discomfort is low for most clients. The treatment time varies per area but generally takes a 10-30 minutes. A feeling of warmth or slight burning sensation when the light is absorbed by the treatment areas is normal. Several passes of light will occur during a BBL Hero Forever Body Treatment to insure great results.
You can expect the skin to look rose-y like a mild sunburn directly after treatment. This will subside after a few hours. The dark spots will initially appear darker as they begin their sloughing process over the next 5-14 days on average. Some may experience mild swelling.
The treated skin will be smoother, fine lines and pores will be less visible, and discolourations, sun spots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Improvement in skin laxity or firmness might be felt slightly after treatment but it usually takes the skin a few months for the collagen remodelling to take place in the deeper layers of the skin before more noticeable results occur. The effects also depend on the indication, the number of treatments and treatment area.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
BBL™ is a non-invasive and gentle procedure, there is no downtime. In most cases, our clients can return to work, apply make-up and return to the day-to-day routine immediately after the procedure. This can easily be a lunch time treatment!
WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE?
After the treatment the skin will be sensitive to ultraviolet light, so you must avoid direct exposure to the sun until the complete healing of the skin (7-14 days). You should protect your skin from the sun or use sunscreen whenever you are outdoors during and after the 7-14 days. Your Clinical Esthetician will give more detailed after care based on the area treated, your skin type and concerns plus your work and lifestyle habits.
Usually, clients undergo 6 treatments to achieve and maintain their results. Although for some one treatment can achieve the level of corrective level of treatment they desire.
1. Corrective phase – use it to reach a plateau where you achieve your best complexion. Treatments are usually every 3-4 weeks.
2. Maintenance phase – just like going to the gym, you need regular visits to maintain your goals. 1-3 sessions annually works well to keep your skin looking it's best.
It varies among different people. Loss of collagen (and the degradation of the structure of your skin) depends on lifestyle such as smoking, sun exposure, and inherited factors. Loss of collagen typically begins at 25 years old.
As we now know, BBL photo rejuvenation slows down skin aging - it just depends on when you want to start slowing it down or reversing the clock!
Book your Clinical Skin Care Consultation today to learn more and for a full assessment by one of our Clinical Estheticians.