Arria Forever Young
Arria Forever Young BBL Light Therapy
Sciton Broad Band Light (BBL) is a form of Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology that uses high-energy pulses of light to provide long-lasting skin improvement. At Arria, you may hear BBL and IPL used interchangeably. BBL helps with pigmentation, redness, veins, collagen stimulation, scars, acne, and wrinkles. This non-invasive facial procedure yields absolutely incredible results, especially for people struggling with sun damage, sun spots, red spots from acne or rosacea, uneven skin tones, fine to medium wrinkles, and large pores. BBL can also decrease the time for bruises fading after surgery and enhance the appearance of scars resulting from trauma, surgery or acne.
BBL is a quick in-office procedure that takes just 30 minutes. The procedure is simple. One of our trained professionals will apply the BBL wand to the skin, emitting intense light pulses that hit the skin’s deepest layers. This skin penetration ramps collagen production while constricting the veins below the skin and targeting pigmented lesions. Once this occurs, wrinkles and redness begin to dissipate, sun spots are removed, and collagen tightens and smooths the skin. Often called a “lunchtime” procedure, because many patients can return to work and resume all regular activities immediately afterward.
This is a convenient treatment for patients to see real results without having to go under the knife or take time off from work. Some patients may experience very slight discomfort, redness, and swelling after the procedure. Most patients continue on with everyday activities immediately after their procedure. After a week, the results will be fully apparent, resulting in smooth, even-toned skin. Many patients report they are ecstatic with their results, noticing the dramatic difference in skin tone
What Conditions Can Be Treated?
Arria Forever Young FAQ's
This procedure is intended for anyone with minor wrinkles, age spots, acne, rosacea, large pores, or overall uneven skin tone. However, it should be noted that people with dark or tan skin tones may experience pigmentation differences after the procedure. This is why the consultation is critical — as our doctors can determine if a another treatment might be better or more successful in these scenarios.
Although IPL treatment is considered safe for most patients and is typically performed with no long-term complications or side effects, there are certain risks associated with any type of procedure. While they are considered rare, some of these risks may include infection, scarring, redness, pigmentation, acne or milia (tiny white bumps on the skin). These risks are usually mild and go away on their own within a few days.
The number of treatments needed to obtain optimal results varies from person to person. On average, three treatments are recommended spaced approximately 4 weeks apart. Some people may be happy after one or two, but the skin continues to improve after each consecutive treatment. At your consultation, we will discuss how many treatments we suggest.
Maintenance required depends on how well you take care of your skin with skincare after the fact as well as diligence with sun protection. Most people require maintenance at least once a year, but many do every 3-6 months. Maximum skin benefits are maintained with more regular treatments. Skincare is always recommended to maintain and enhance the results we achieve in the office.