Forever Young
Sciton Phototherapy BBL & IPL

Imagine taking a photo 10 years from now and looking better than you do today!  Very exciting news from Stanford research about the Broadband Light Photofacial (BBL) technology we offer showed convincing evidence that the skin is repaired to a healthier more youthful state at a genetic level.  The 10 year Stanford study documented that, when performed on an annual or semi-annual basis, patients appear 11 years younger than their actual age.  In other words, they looked younger than when the study began!

 Sagging and lack luster skin, acne and scarring, brown spots and broken capillaries on the face are significantly improved with NO SOCIAL DOWNTIME and MINIMAL DISCOMFORT DURING TREATMENT .  Reveal new, brighter tissue with a healthy glow in 1-3 visits!
What Is It and How Does It Work?
Sciton's Advanced BBL(Broadband Light) sets a new standard in treating skin conditions associated with aging, acne, loss of firmness, unwanted hair, and sun damage.  BBL is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. It sets new standards in treating skin conditions associated with aging, active life-styles, and sun damage.

A broad range of light wavelengths are expertly directed into the deeper tissue layers.  Light energy is delivered in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate the body’s natural healing process, which leads to the appearance of increased skin firmness. 

The light energy delivered by BBL will gently heat the lower layers of your skin while an advanced sapphire plate cools the top layers of skin evenly for comfort. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, vibrant and younger looking.  BBL energy allows Emily to treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions. Your treatment plan and settings will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.

A 10 year research study from Stanford clearly documented changes in GENE EXPRESSION using BBL phototherapy that literally “turns on” the gene to behave like a more youthful skin cell!  (See link to Stanford Study)

We Treat:
  • Freckles and Age Spots (Spotless BBL)
  • Small Blood Vessels and Rosacea
  • Acne & Scarring
  • Aging, Sagging and Crepey Skin
  • Loss of Firmness
  • Proactive Skin Health
What Can I Expect During My Treatment?
  1. We will consult with you to understand your areas of concern and answer all of your questions.  Together, you will determine an aesthetic treatment plan so you can get the best bang for your buck.   Depending on your skin condition, a series of 2-4 corrective treatments may be needed to get you to an annual maintenance phase.
  2. If you can arrive with a clean face (free of lotions, serums and makeup), it is best or your face will be cleansed pre-treatment.
  3. The process of getting BBL & IPL treatments is reported to be very tolerable with no social down time.  The actual process takes about 30 minutes per area.  You are given goggles to protect your eyes and the sapphire plate keeps the tissue cool during the active treatment.  Most patients report seeing quick bursts of light and feeling nothing more than rubber band like snaps.  There is minimal discomfort and you can go right back to work with a healthy layer of sunscreen for protection.
  4. When done correctly, these treatments will turnover skin cells and stimulate collagen to reveal more youthful, bouncy skin. Typically, your brown spots will appear darker at first and then come to the surface like coffee grounds while sloughing off over a period of 2-4 weeks.  However, the process is not visible in social interactions since it can be easily covered with moisturizer and makeup as needed. 
  5. Your skin is going to be extremely thirsty and vulnerable to sun for 2 weeks.  Diligent sun screen use and reapplication on treated areas every 2 hours is critical for best results (such as Elta MD).  We recommend applying a soothing and hydrating cream 2-3 times daily for one week (Glowbiotics Calm After the Storm or Hey Honey Relax).

How Long Do The Results Last?

Most patients will see the full results of their BBL treatment beginning in about 2 weeks and continuing deep in the collagen for 6 months post treatment.  Over time, these annual treatments, produce visibly brighter, clearer, younger skin. 
Preparing For Your Appointment

  • Water consumption is very important since the BBL and IPL react best to hydrated skin.  We recommend drinking half your body weight in ounces daily for 5 days prior to treatment. 
  • This treatment CANNOT be performed on tanned skin or self-tanner (applied within 4 weeks).   No sun exposure or vacations where you plan to be outdoors for long periods of time are advised 2 weeks before or after treatment.
  • After treatment, you will need to plan to avoid sweating, steam showers, hot tubs and swimming pools for 48 hours.  There is a risk of infection or sweat blisters that must be avoided. 
  • Do not shave the area for 72 hours post treatment. 
  • Retinols should be discontinued at least 5 days prior to treatment and should not be applied over treated areas for 10 days.

Cost

Cost varies based on areas treated and type of skin condition.  As a laser expert with over a decade of experience in ablative and nonablative treatments, our pros know all of the technology and detailed settings to customize your treatment.  We will help you get the best result for your specific needs.  The average corrective patient needs 2-6 treatments.  Then, annual or semi-annual maintenance is recommended to remain Forever Young.

BBL Spotless
  • Full Face, $450 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $999 for a series of 3 treatments).
  • Full Face + Neck & Chest, $700 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $1550 for a series of 3 treatments).
  • Hands, $150 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $333 for a series of 3 treatments).
Forever Clear Acne Protocol
  • $300 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $1250 for a series of 5 treatments for face only. Additional areas are $150 per treatment).
BBL Red Vessel/Rosacea Protocol
  • SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $777 for a series of 3 treatments.
Skin Tyte
  • Full Face, $300 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $1399 for a series of 6 treatments).
  • Full Face + Neck, $499 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $2999 for a series of 6 treatments).
  • Neck Only, $199 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $999 for a series of 6 treatments).
  • Upper Lip & Chin Only, $149 (SPECIAL SERIES PRICE = $799 for a series of 6 treatments)

Side Effects & Risks
As with any phototherapy, there is risk of redness, swelling, pain at the site of treatment, and, in very rare cases, infection and/or burn with blistering. The treatments may involve risks that have been well documented and BBL or IPL for cosmetic purposes are not recommended for everyone.  If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call to discuss.

To minimize the chance of the above side effects and risks, do not rub or massage the treated area unless instructed by Emily.  You should also avoid laying on your face at night or during a massage for 72 hours.  In addition, vigorous exercise that could cause sweating should be avoided for 24 hours post injection.