The Sciton Forever Young Broadband Light (BBL) treatment system is widely regarded as the most powerful Intense-Pulsed Light (IPL) device on the market. Used to treat a wide range of skin issues related to sun damage, aging, and visible veins, the multiple settings allow us to customize each treatment to your needs. It is for these reasons that we have added this IPL device to our collection of laser and light treatment options for patients in our Indianapolis dermatology practice, the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana (LASSI).
The Benefits of IPL Using Forever Young BBL
An IPL treatment at the LASSI using the Forever Young BBL offers you:
- fast in-office treatment
- little-to-no downtime
- long-lasting results
We can use Forever Young BBL technology virtually anywhere on the face and body to reduce and correct:
- age spots
- facial flushing, blushing, and rosacea
- spider veins and other small, visible veins
- sun damage
Why You Should Choose the LASSI for Forever Young BBL for IPL in Indianapolis
In the hands of our trained staff, your Forever Young BBL treatment will provide you with the beautiful results you’re looking for with minimal side-effects and risks.
LASSI founder and medical director Dr. C. William Hanke is a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, a renowned dermatology educator, and past president of the American Academy of Dermatology. These unique qualifications and decades of experience ensure quality care, safety, and superior results for all of our patients.
What to Expect During Your IPL Consultation
During any consultation at the LASSI, you will:
- meet with one or more of our providers
- discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations
- be examined by one of our providers
- share your medical and health history
- provide a list of medications and supplements you take
Following your consultation, we will determine what treatment(s) are right for you. If it turns out that the Forever Young BBL is right for you, we will proceed with treatment or schedule a future appointment.
What to Expect During Your Forever Young BBL Treatment
Safety shields or goggles are placed over your eyes to protect you from the light emitted from the Forever Young BBL wand.
Forever Young BBL takes about one hour or less, depending on your needs and the size of the treatment area. The application of light treatment may feel warm. Some describe the sensation of light rubber band snaps on the skin. Patients typically describe this sensation as tolerable.
Forever Young BBL Aftercare and Results
Following any IPL or laser skin treatment, you must follow all aftercare instructions. This includes protecting the treatment area from sun exposure. Wear sunscreen or UV protective clothing/hats, and stay inside when possible. UV protective sunglasses are helpful if you receive treatment around the eyes.
As Forever Young BBL is a gentle procedure, most patients require more than one treatment to see optimum results. With each treatment, you will see skin imperfections slowly disappear over time.
After each treatment, your skin may be red or mildly swollen. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn as well. These symptoms typically resolve within 24 hours or less. For 1-2 weeks following treatment, you may notice what is called a “peppering effect,” whereby areas of pigmentation temporarily look worse before they fade or disappear completely.
Over time, you will notice more even skin tone and a brighter complexion. Your pores may even appear smaller and fine lines can also improve with the Forever Young BBL. Once a baseline is achieved, regular Forever Young BBL maintenance treatments are recommended to maintain the positive results.
Forever Young BBL FAQ: Questions and Answers About IPL Treatments
The best way to obtain accurate information about dermatology treatments and how they will affect you is to schedule a consultation. While you wait for that initial consultation, feel free to read through common questions and answers about IPL treatments using Forever Young BBL.
- How long do treatments take using Forever Young BBL?
- Does Forever Young BBL hurt?
- What is the difference between Forever Young BBL and other IPL treatments?
- Will Forever Young BBL treatments tighten my skin?
- What are the risks with the Forever Young BBL? Are there any side-effects?
- How much do Forever Young BBL treatments cost?
How long do treatments take using Forever Young BBL?
The time it takes to complete an IPL treatment using Forever Young BBL depends on the size of the treatment area. For example, treating your entire face with Forever Young BBL may take about 30 minutes.
Does Forever Young BBL hurt?
Forever Young BBL feels warm and some patients report what feels like light rubber band snaps on the skin. These are described as “tolerable” and “worth it” for the results achieved using Forever Young BBL.
What is the difference between Forever Young BBL and other IPL treatments?
There are many IPL devices on the market that provide varying degrees of results for patients. Generally, Forever Young BBL is shown to be more precise than most other IPL devices. As a general rule, for every six IPL treatments you would need from a different device, Forever Young BBL can give results in just three treatments.
Will Forever Young BBL treatments tighten my skin?
Forever Young BBL can tighten your skin for a more youthful look. However, this effect is an added bonus and not the primary goal of the treatment. If your goal is to correct loose, sagging skin, the Forever Young BBL may not be the best solution for you. Our dermatology team is happy to discuss treatment options and goals during your consultation.
What are the risks with Forever Young BBL? Are there any side-effects with IPL?
All skin treatments carry a certain level of risk, and side-effects can occur. Risks and complications are minimized when you come to a dermatology practice led by a board-certified dermatologic surgeon. When used appropriately, side-effects are mild and include skin redness and sensitivity immediately following treatment.
How much do Forever Young BBL treatments cost?
Every patient is different and procedure costs will vary. Factors affecting the cost include the treatment area and the number of recommended treatments needed to see results. After evaluation, we will be able to provide a quote for a single treatment or a treatment series. Contact us to find out more.
Schedule a Consultation at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana
If you’re interested in IPL, Forever Young BBL, or other laser and light treatments for sun damage, pigmentation, and/or other skin issues, schedule a consultation at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Indiana. Our providers are guided by board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. C. William Hanke, past president of the American Academy of Dermatology. In addition to high-quality patient care, the LASSI is home to an accredited clinical trials facility, where we put new cosmetic and medical skin treatments through rigorous testing to determine safety and efficacy. When you come to the LASSI, you’re entrusting your care to some of the best dermatology providers in Indiana.