The BBL laser has multiple glass filters that can be used to customize your treatment. For example, a 420 filter is used to treat active acne, while a 515 filter is used to address pigmented lesions. BBL Correct is designed to address pigmentation concerns like lentigos, sunspots, and dyschromia. BBL Correct can also be used for vascular concerns, such as port wine stains, birthmarks, broken vessels, and rosacea. The Forever Young BBL laser system is used to increase collagen production in the skin for anti-aging purposes. Finally, BBL Forever Bare is an ideal hair removal system for skin types one through four.
In general, because the results of the laser treatment build gradually over time, you will typically need several appointments to see optimal results. Our holistic approach means that we will customize your treatment plan to the precise needs of your skin. Most patients will require at least three to six appointments several weeks apart to reach optimal skin goals.
Most of the time, you can expect the results of your laser system to last for a year or more if you are addressing anti-aging concerns. For hyperpigmentation and sun damage, you can enjoy results for as long as you can prevent new sun damage. As for scar revision, including acne scars, the results of your treatment will usually last several months or years.
Laser treatments use special wavelengths of light that affect the behavior of your skin cells. This means that you will need to prepare for your treatment by avoiding the sun for at least two weeks before treatment unless you’re wearing a robust sunscreen, as this will help you prevent hyperpigmentation concerns. You may also need to stop using certain chemicals on the face, such as retinoids, for a few days before treatment.
After your treatment with a laser system, it’s essential to avoid any contact with the sun unless you are using adequate sun protection. Your skin will be very sensitive after your treatment, which means your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage. If you want to have lasting results, protecting your skin from the sun is vital.
The only way to determine if you are an ideal candidate for any of these treatments is to attend a consultation with a skin expert who can analyze your skin to identify the best laser system for your skin type and tone. The best candidates have mild to moderate skin concerns and are willing to commit to preventing sun damage in the future.