Benefits of IPL Photofacials with Forever Clear BBL™
This treatment offers a long list of benefits that can help improve your complexion. Not only is it a non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin and address lifelong concerns with no downtime, but your treatment will be performed by a team of experts at the state-of-the-art Skin Technique clinic who want you to feel and look your best.
Some benefits of the Forever Clear BBL™ treatment include:
- No need for harsh creams or medicine to treat your wrinkles.
- Quick results.
- Little to no downtime after appointments.
- A personalized treatment plan for your skin.
- Reduces inflammation, redness, and hyperpigmentation.
- Helps treat acne, wrinkles, sagging, and texture/tone issues.
Are You a Candidate for an IPL Photofacial with Forever Clear BBL™?
Forever Clear BBL™ is a fast and safe treatment method that can be used on most body areas. However, the most common treatment areas are the face, back, and neck, where acne is typically found. Forever Clear BBL™ can also help minimize the appearance of small blood vessels, rosacea, and stubborn redness.
What Are the Risks of IPL Photofacials with Forever Clear BBL™?
As with any medical or cosmetic procedure, there is a small risk for complications. Dr. Christopher Pavlou has been performing IPL treatments for years, and the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. The best way to reduce the already low risks of Forever Clear BBL™ is by choosing a certified and experienced provider. Some of the infrequent risks may include:
Any additional concerns will be addressed at your initial consultation.
How to Prepare for a Forever Clear BBL™ Treatment
Before you arrive at Skin Technique for your Forever Clear BBL™ treatment, you must take a few precautionary measures before your appointment. Prior to your procedure, we suggest you:
- Refrain from extensive sun exposure for one month before your appointment.
- For three weeks, avoid waxing or chemical peeling the treatment area.
- Stop all topical products three days before your procedure.
- If your treatment is on your face, arrive at your appointment without makeup.
Additionally, it would help if you stopped contact sports, alcohol intake, aspirin, or anti-inflammatories for at least a week before and after your procedure to reduce the chance of breakouts, bruising, or trauma to the skin.
As all skin and patients are different, these are just the primary suggestions. We will go over any additional requirements to ensure effective results and good recovery.
How Much Does an IPL Photofacial Cost at Skin Technique?
The cost of this procedure can vary depending on the area of concern, and the amount of treatments required. The starting price for Forever Clear BBL™ begins at $475.
How Does Dr. Christopher Pavlou Perform IPL Photofacials?
While the typical procedure time varies depending on treatment sites, Dr. Christopher Pavlou’s steps to ensure the best results are the same.
Before your IPL photofacial, we apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. We then follow a three-step process for your Forever Clear BBL™ treatment:
- The skin is treated with a blue BBL light to destroy acne-causing bacteria deep into the pores.
- A yellow BBL light is applied to reduce inflammation and redness.
- We treat the area with an infra-red light (SkinTyte II™) which provides gentle, rapid pulses to help with the healing process.
IPL Photofacial Recovery & Timeline
Depending on your skin sensitivity, it will take approximately 1-5 days to recover from your photofacial treatment. However, there is typically no downtime required. When treating skin conditions like acne, Forever Clear BBL™ is one of the most effective and advanced tools available. Unlike other treatment methods, which typically involve downtime and extensive healing, Forever Clear BBL™ requires very little recovery time.
Much of the procedure is virtually painless and non-invasive, and patients can usually wear makeup and resume normal activities immediately after treatment. As everyone’s skin is different, please follow the aftercare instructions given to you after your photofacial.
How Long Does Forever Clear BBL™ Last?
The number of touch-ups required will vary depending on the patient and their acne. Some need monthly treatments, while others require touch-up treatments every six months.
All patients can expect to see a significant improvement in their acne after completing a package of Forever Clear BBL™ treatments. The incredible results of Forever Clear BBL™ will last indefinitely when you follow a regular treatment regime.
What to Expect After an IPL PForever Clear BBL™
The treated area may appear red, which will fade within 1-3 hours. Have a cold compress ready for when you get home to help reduce any discomfort or swelling. There is minimal downtime associated with your Forever Clear BBL™ treatment, so you can return to your regular activities immediately.