You’ve heard the pitch before: use this cream, this mask, this serum, this lotion and see younger-looking skin in seconds, minutes, days or weeks. The truth behind such claims is sketchy, at best. But what about a non-surgical procedure that takes less than half an hour to perform, boasts absolutely zero downtime and is scientifically proven to turn back the hands of time on your skin? It’s called Forever Young BBL, and it’s available at 8 West Clinic in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
After attending a free consultation with one of our skin experts, you’ll book an appointment to visit our clinic for your Forever Young BBL treatment, on a day and at a time that is convenient for you. (The fact that the procedure only takes minutes to complete, without any downtime, means that coming in on your lunch break is totally doable!)
Your session will begin with the aesthetician applying a layer of cooling gel to the area you wish to treat—say, your face (the neck, back of the hands, chest and shoulders are also options). She will then perform a few test pulses, using a hand-held laser that emits small intense bursts of light, to ensure you feel comfortable. A sensation of elastic bands snapping against your skin is normal and, for most patients, not too difficult to bear. Once you give the OK, the aesthetician will use the device to target areas of your face that show signs of aging—symptoms such as blood vessels, brown discolouration, age spots and sunspots, hyperpigmentation, freckles and redness. These areas will absorb the light wave, heat up and then start breaking down. The penetration depth and degree of heat is highly controlled to minimize complications.
The procedure is continued until all of the abnormal skin has received the small pulses of light—between 15 and 30 minutes in total.
The Forever Young BBL treatment actually reverses the aging process on a cellular level by targeting the genes associated with aging, resulting in younger-looking skin from the inside out! Also known as intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, it uses advanced technology to target and denature damaged cells in the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing process (i.e., this non-surgical procedure penetrates through the epidermis and dermis, stimulating changes at the molecular level and creating visible changes in the skin).
The result: clearer-looking skin that’s firmer and more even in tone and texture. Your skin is restored to its natural beauty, blending your own natural pigment to make your skin smoother, more vibrant and younger looking. In addition, the photo-thermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented age spots for an even, clear complexion. Another benefit of Forever Young BBL is the stimulation of collagen production, which leads to thickening of the skin and a youthful, rejuvenated look.
In the hours (and, potentially) days after your treatment, your skin may be a bit more sensitive to the sun (so, as always, be sure to apply your daily SPF). It may also look slightly red (you are welcome to wear makeup to hide this side effect) and you will start to notice tiny, black, freckle-like dots rising to the surface and naturally exfoliating off. This process, which can take up to a week to complete, means the procedure is working! Soon (if not immediately) you will see a new glow about your skin, with both tone and texture beginning to balance and improve, big time. Your pores will be smaller and the overall colour of your skin more uniform, radiant and beautiful. The final result: a far more youthful appearance, backed by actual science.
Ready to set the clock back on your skin now? Contact us to schedule your free Forever Young BBL consultation today!