Forever Young BBL Photofacials
Younger-looking, intensely revitalized skin is within your reach at Rejuvenate MD, thanks to a cutting-edge non-invasive laser treatment called Forever Young BBL™ photofacials.
What is a photofacial?
Photofacials are light-based skin treatments that improve tone and texture with intense pulsed light. Various wavelengths of light are filtered to react with particular skin conditions, such as sun damage or broken capillaries.
At Rejuvenate MD, we perform photofacials with the Sciton Forever Young BBLTM platform. This system delivers the broadest range of wavelengths and photothermal energy, which provides us with a greater ability to customize treatments to each patient.
How do BBL photofacials work?
Forever Young BBL Photofacials are clinically proven to create smoother, more youthful skin by utilizing potent BBL (Broadband Light).
Aging affects the dermal layer of the skin in a significant way. In addition to becoming thinner over time, the dermis also loses support due to a decrease in the production of collagen and elastin. Ongoing production is vital to the regeneration of existing fibers, which wear out with age. As the dermis thins and weakens, the skin’s foundational firmness diminishes substantially.
When the wide range of wavelengths permeates the surface of the skin, it stimulates cellular regeneration in the epidermis and the dermis through collagen and elastin proliferation. The creation of minor dermal injury forces the increased production of these vital biological chemicals.
While BBL treatments do not affect the uppermost layer of tissue, the more profound effects within the dermis incite a wound-healing response through which the skin begins to age differently. This is what makes BBL different. In an extensive study, patients who underwent one BBL treatment a year for 5 to 11 years experienced improvements that led evaluators to conclude that participants were ten years younger than their actual age.
BBL Photofacial Candidates
As beneficial as BBL is for most people, it does not solve all of the cosmetic skin problems that may occur. To help patients determine if Forever Young BBL is right for them, we conduct a thorough consultation in which we discuss dermatologic concerns and desired results. Our objective is to provide professional, honest speculation regarding potential treatment plans to achieve those results. To do so, we also consider patient age, skin type, medical background, and other relevant factors.
Forever Young BBL may not be appropriate for individuals with autoimmune disorders, who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or whose skin is sun-tanned.
“Rejuvenate has already helped with my skin after two weeks of BBL treatment. The skin care products that get carry have cleared my breakouts and I couldn’t recommend this place enough!!” – Michele G. 7/9/18
What skin issues can a BBL photofacial improve?
Forever Young BBL Photofacials in Richmond, VA can improve or diminish:
- Vascular redness
- Sun damage to the face, chest, back, hands, and arms
- Small spider veins
- Broken capillaries
What to Expect During the Photofacial Treatment
Each Forever Young BBL™ Photofacial treatment can last anywhere from 15-60 minutes, depending upon the size of the treatment area.
Before treatment begins, we review the necessary information about the process and answer any questions that may have arisen since the initial consultation. We want our patients to be as comfortable as possible and that they feel confident in their treatment choice. The patient may be lying down or seated comfortably.
After cleansing the skin, we provide protective safety shields to place over the eyes before we begin treating the skin. As intense light is absorbed, the skin may feel slightly warm. Patients may feel short “zaps” in certain areas. We are happy to apply a topical anesthetic before treatment to secure the highest degree of comfort.
BBL Before and Afters
Recovery After Forever Young BBL Treatment
Most patients experience only mild after-effects from their BBL treatment. These include minor redness and a sunburn sensation that lasts for about a day. Less common side effects include mild bruising and blistering. Usually, patients can return to their normal activities right after treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
We may recommend a series of 3 to 5 treatments initially to provoke the most robust healing response. This is dependent on the findings of our consultation. When patients begin BBL as a form of “prejuvenation,” we may estimate fewer initial treatments followed by yearly maintenance.
BBL Photofacials for Rosacea
There is no known cause or cure for Rosacea. We do know that BBL does help to improve and treat Rosacea. Typically, after your series of treatments are complete, you will need to do maintenance treatments every 4-6 months.
Schedule A Consultation
For optimal results, clinical studies reveal that Forever Young BBL Photofacials offer the most dramatic rejuvenation when included as part of a skincare regimen over the long term. To learn more about Forever Young BBL™ photo facial, contact our office at 804.270.5920 to schedule your free consultation today!
*Disclaimer: Real Rejuvenate MD patients’ testimonials and photos used with permission. Individual results may vary.