Aging doesn’t just change the appearance of the skin, it actually impacts the dermal layers on a cellular level. To combat the aging process, treatments need to work far beneath the surface to stimulate cell regeneration and collagen production. The Forever Young BBL does just that, offering our patients a way to look ageless by actually turning back the clock on the cellular function of the skin.
The Power of Light
Broadband light is the power behind the success of the Forever Young BBL. This device uses light energy, delivered into the underlying dermal layers, to regenerate skin cells and prompt collagen production. Collagen is a substance that supports the skin structure to give skin its smooth, supple look and feel. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which leads to skin laxity and the appearance of wrinkles. In addition, the light therapy emitted by the Forever Young BBL targets blood vessels and melanin in the skin that can lead to the appearance of visible vascular lesions and brown spots. This treatment is highly effective in eliminating those visible imperfections, leaving skin clearer and more youthful than before the procedure.
Turning Back Time
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology found that treatments using the Forever Young BBL did more than change the appearance of the skin. This procedure was actually able to alter the gene expression pattern of human skin, making it resemble more youthful skin. The patients in the study had BBL treatments twice a year for 10 years. At the end of the time, subjects’ skin was evaluated and found to have only aged one year during that entire 10-year time. All signs of aging improved in this study, making subjects look up to nine years younger than they should have looked without the treatments.
Fast Procedure, No Downtime
Despite the amazing results the Forever Young BBL can achieve well beneath the skin’s surface, this procedure is considered non-invasive and relatively comfortable. Most patients do not even require topical numbing medication prior to treatment, although the option is always available for more sensitive areas. Treatments can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the treatment area. After the procedure, most patients are able to return to regular activities right away. Other than some mild redness to the skin, there will be no sign that you just had a cosmetic treatment done. It is a good idea to protect the skin from direct sun exposure after treatment to prevent UV rays from complicating your results.
Long-Lasting Results Speaking of results, the Forever Young BBL delivers effectively in this area. Most patients will require a series of treatments sessions at the beginning to achieve their full desired results. After that, treatments once or twice a year should help you maintain those results over the long term. The Forever Young BBL is one of the most effective ways to turn back time without surgery today. Treatments are relatively quick and comfortable and there is no downtime to disrupt your daily routine. To learn more about this treatment, contact the Institute of Plastic Surgery today!