Birthdays should be exciting, a celebration you’ve made it to another year. Except sometimes, the idea of “I’m one year older!” doesn’t really bring positive vibes. Aging is something literally everyone has to go through, but just because you’re aging doesn’t mean your skin has to show it.
As leaders in the medical spa industry, AesthetiCare of Lawrence offers a huge variety of anti-aging treatments to help our clients stay young and fresh. One of our absolute favorite procedures is Forever Young BBL. Not only does it help rewind the hands of time, it’s also 100% non-invasive. That means you don’t have to go through painful surgery to appear years younger.
Just keep reading to learn more about how to reverse aging with the innovative Forever Young BBL technology.
The natural aging process of the skin
The truth is, your entire body ages, but the skin shows visible signs the most. Aging skin is complex, but the loss of structural integrity is really the root of it all.
So what does that mean?
Well, when you’re young, your body produces a lot of collagen and elastin fibers. These fibers create the natural framework of your face and are the reason your face stays tight and wrinkle-free.
For example, remember those times when you could raise your eyebrows, then once they lowered again your forehead was completely void of lines or folds. Good times, right? While you still may be in that stage, there comes a time when those lines and folds don’t smooth back out when you return to a resting expression. And that’s because (you guessed it) your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin. As a result, your skin loses some of its structural integrity.
Outside of genetics and time, there is another huge factor that jumpstarts the aging process—sunlight. There’s a reason why skincare specialists always highlight the necessity of daily SPF. As much as we love soaking in the sun, its rays carry UV radiation. With too much exposure and not enough protection, those harmful rays damage the DNA in your skin cells. They can also break down collagen and elastin fibers.
Here’s the caveat: since these DNA changes happen in the dermis (deep layer of skin), damage doesn’t typically emerge until later. So if you didn’t protect your skin in your teens and 20s, that damage may start showing in your 40s and 50s.
Sun damage (also known as photoaging) can take form as:
- Fine Lines
- Dark Spots
- Rosacea and general Redness
- Skin Laxity
- And more
Okay, so that’s enough about aging; you probably already think about it enough. Plus, we have great news! New technologies are always hitting the aesthetic field, so now learning how to reverse aging with cosmetic treatments is easier than ever. With Forever Young BBL, you can regain your youthful appearance for smooth, even-toned skin.
What is Forever Young BBL?
Forever Young BBL is an innovative light therapy treatment that uses Broadband Light to reverse signs of aging. Some people use BBL and laser technology synonymously, but they aren’t quite the same thing. Both lasers and BBL use light energy to heat the skin to resurface and promote collagen production. However, lasers can come with two types of wavelengths:
- Ablative: Targets the top layer of skin (epidermis) to shed damaged cells and promote cellular turnover.
- Non-ablative: Targets the bottom layer of skin to jumpstart collagen production and revive the skin.
Most lasers are either ablative or non-ablative with the exception of the Halo laser (yep, it’s both!). However, BBL is always a non-ablative technique, making it a great option to fight aging at the source with minimal discomfort or downtime. When collagen production goes into overdrive, you will notice your skin looking and feeling softer, tighter, and smoother than before.
What does Forever Young BBL treat?
One of the reasons we rave so much about Forever Young BBL is because it can treat a wide variety of conditions that can age your skin. That’s exactly why this light therapy facial is great for almost all skin types and skin tones. And before you even ask, yes: men can benefit from Forever Young BBL treatments, too!
Treatable conditions include:
- Rosacea & broken blood vessels
- Acne & enlarged pores
- Sun damage
- Skin laxity
- And more!
Most people notice results after their initial session of 3 to 5 treatments and are surprised just how powerful this age-reversal treatment truly is.
What happens when you get Forever Young BBL at AesthetiCare
If you’re in the Lawrence area looking to reverse aging with Forever Young BBL, then AesthetiCare of Lawrence is your place to go. We take time with each of our clients to show them how much we care about their skin by giving them amazing results. We also are an international training center for BBL and have trained over 250 clinics in this procedure.
Step one: Consultation
Before we do anything, we want to get to know you! Our Forever Young BBL treatment comes with a free consultation so that we can learn about your skin and your long-term goals.
During your consultation, we’ll carefully examine your problem areas to make sure that BBL is right for you. Then, we’ll create a customized treatment plan, which will include how many sessions you’ll need to gain the results you’re after. We’ll get you on the schedule for your first treatment and you’ll be on your way to reversing the signs of aging!
Step two: Cleanse and prep
When you arrive, we’ll first take you to a comfortable treatment room and thoroughly cleanse the treatment area(s) to remove any dirt, oil, and other debris. During this time, we’ll also mark areas we need to avoid. This includes moles, tattoos, permanent makeup, etc. After, we’ll cover your eyes with a protective shield to avoid light damage.
Step three: Deliver age-reversing light
Now onto the exciting part. Using precise pulses, our highly trained aesthetician will use the Forever Young BBL handpiece to administer high-intensity light into the skin. Tissue absorbs the light and converts that energy to heat, which triggers the body’s healing process.
Even with the eye shield, the light will appear bright, but it’s nothing to worry about. The length of your treatment depends on your treatment area(s):
- Face for pigmentation – 30-45 minutes
- Cheeks (rosacea) – 15 minute
- Neck – 30 minutes
- Chest – 30 minutes
- Arms – 45 minutes
- Legs – 1 hour
- Back – 45 minutes
- Hands – 15 minutes
Step four: Post-treatment
After the treatment is done, we’ll apply a hydrating cream and SPF to protect the skin. The treatment areas may appear red or flushed, which usually goes away within a few hours. If you have prominent pigmentation, those areas may become darker. Don’t worry! In those cases, your skin may get worse before it gets better. Temporary darkness lasts around 10 to 14 days. To maintain your results, we highly recommend getting 2 to 3 Forever Young treatments per year.
How to reverse aging at home
Learning how to reverse aging at home is key to maintaining your Forever Young BBL results in between treatments. When you combine great anti-aging practices with regular BBL maintenance, you will ensure your skin remains glowing and radiant for years to come—no matter how many birthday candles you blow out each year 🎂
Here are a few easy anti-aging tips you can follow at home:
Wear SPF every day
Honestly, we can’t say this enough. Wearing SPF isn’t only for sunny days and going to the pool. You should wear SPF no matter what, because even if you can’t see the sun, those rays are still beaming in our atmosphere. It’s best to find a daily sunscreen that is at least SPF 30.
Implement a good skincare routine
Your skincare routine is the heart of your skin health. Finding the right products for your concerns will help your skin stay rejuvenated, smooth, and refreshed. If you truly want the best of the best, you should go for medical-grade skincare products. Unlike drugstore brands, medical-grade skincare comes with the highest, most concentrated quality ingredients to really make a difference.
Eat a healthy, nutrient-rich diet
You are what you eat. Okay, so maybe not literally, but what you feed your body typically shows outwardly on your skin. Nutrient dense foods such as fruits and vegetables replenish the body with the vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. When your body feels good on the inside, your skin will benefit. That’s not to say you can’t enjoy some unhealthy treats every once in a while; just make sure you don’t go overboard with sugary and fatty foods.
Drink lots of water
It’s no secret that our bodies love water. Hydration is oh-so-important for keeping your skin cells plump and full. Plus, water helps rid the body of toxins, which could cause your skin to look dull and dry. And if you didn’t know, dry, dull skin is often more prone to wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Schedule your Forever Young BBL treatment at AesthetiCare of Lawrence today.
At AesthetiCare of Lawrence, our Forever Young BBL treatments in Lawrence go beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping every single client look and feel their best every day.
Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!
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