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Forever Young BBL

What You Need to Know About Forever Young BBL Treatment

BroadBand Light, or BBL, is an intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy that sends light energy into the skin to trigger a wound-healing response, generating new cells and boosting collagen production. BBL is the most powerful IPL on the market and can be performed anywhere on the body.

Forever Young BBL delivers excellent results including smoother, more even and vibrant skin, improved texture and appearance of pores, and an overall refreshed and rejuvenated look. BBL treatment is safe, gentle, and highly effective with virtually no downtime. You can apply makeup immediately following the treatment.


Conditions Treated by Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL is used to address a variety of skin conditions:

  • Active Acne
  • Age Spots
  • Sun Damage
  • Fine Lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Redness & Rosacea
  • Flushing
  • Small Facial Vessels
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Laxity


What to Expect From a Forever Young BBL Treatment

During your consultation, your provider will discuss the best treatment plan for your skin condition, with a recommended number of Forever Young BBL treatments to achieve best results.

On the day of your treatment, your provider will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic. A headband will be placed and you will be provided with eye protection.

During the treatment, there will be quick flashes of light that are visible with the eye protection. The treatment typically lasts about 30 to 60 minutes depending on the size of the area. Patients often describe the sensation during treatment as a slight stinging or snapping. The treatment is relatively quick and typically not painful.

Following your Forever Young BBL treatment, you may experience some redness and flushing that will fade over the next few hours. Occasionally there may be minor swelling in the area treated. Over the next 7 to 10 days, brown spots will come to the surface of the skin and gradually flake off on their own revealing smoother, more even and radiant skin.

Our providers give each patient post treatment instructions. Following your treatment it is important to avoid sun exposure and wear SPF 30 daily.

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Should I Consider a Forever Young BBL Treatment?

Forever Young BBL treatment is a great option for patients who have not had a facial treatment before because it’s comfortable, easy, and has no downtime. After treatment, patients report feeling like they have a sunburn, and most are able to return to work or regular activities immediately.

The treatment is safe, effective, and noninvasive, and works well for individuals with light, untanned skin. Patients with darker pigmentation, which means higher amounts of melanin, may be at risk of burning, scarring, or hypo- or hyper-pigmentation and should seek alternative treatment options.

At Optima Dermatology, we work closely with every patient to ensure we deliver the best treatment for your needs.