Pigmentation and sun damage can make you appear older than you are and using make-up to cover skin spots is not a long-term solution. If you want to reduce pigmentation, you need a combination of affordable treatments that reduce skin discolouration and reveal a younger looking you.
When make-up will no longer do
Here at Forever Young Laser Skin Rejuvenation we feature the world renowned Sciton JOULE ™ laser system due to its ability to treat a wide range of skin conditions safely, effectively & comfortably. This state of the art system has been featured on numerous television shows such as The Doctors and Dr. Oz, and is used by many of the worlds top laser practices. The Sciton BBL can be customized to your desired outcome; working to remove age spots, sun damage, scars, wrinkles, & dilated veins. It is also able to treat rosacea & active acne. With our Sciton BBL System you are guaranteed to look and feel forever beautiful.*
Forever Young BBL ™ is an innovative technology that uniquely delivers light therapy targeting the signs of aging and sun damage and effectively provides a more refreshed, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance. A long term clinical study proved that patients who received regular Forever Young BBL ™ treatments over the course of a decade looked younger than they had before beginning their BBL ™ treatments. This is a noninvasive and gentle procedure with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can apply makeup and resume most of your normal activities immediately.
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! With regular Forever Young BBL treatments (recommended two per year), your skin will look clearer, smoother, and much younger for years to come.
Skeptical? The Proof Is in The Science
A Stanford University study showed that regular treatments of Forever Young BBL™ delivered 2 to 4 times per year delay the emergence of the visible signs of skin aging; including age spots, wrinkles and laxity. In this study, patients ranging in age from 38 to 69 years received at least one annual BBL treatment for 5 to 11 years. A total of 491 evaluators were asked to estimate the age of both pre and post treatment photos. The evaluators estimated the median post-treatment age to be 45. This age estimate was statistically unchanged from the actual median pre-treatment age of 46, even though study participants had in fact aged a median of nine years throughout the duration of the study. In other words, the individuals in both pre and post treatment photos appeared to be of the same age even though the post treatment photos were taken on average nine years later.
Photorejuvenation Or Photofacial
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Or Broad Band Light (BBL) Forever Young Laser Skin Rejuvenation is well known to offer the latest technology and premium skin care solutions for our patients. Sciton IPL (Intense Pulse Light) and (BBL) Broad-band light are two similar anti-aging treatments that have gained popularity over the years as being safe, gentle extremely gratifying. They are both highly effective and efficient treatments, with high patient satisfaction due to their enduring properties and powerful technologies. These treatments are designed to help both men and women achieve a smoother, more even skin tone -reducing visible signs of aging, damage or discolouration.
What Is Intense Pulsed Light Or Broad Band Light And What Does It Do?
The technology is a non-invasive and non-ablative, meaning that no skin is removed, which can occur with some of the other laser technologies. The primary purpose is to rejuvenate aging skin, remove imperfections and any damage to the skin in order to give it a more youthful and vibrant appearance. intense pulsed light, fotofacial or photofacial treatments eliminate redness, broken capillaries, brown spots, and reduce fine wrinkles and large pores.
Using a series of full-face treatments and specific light parameters, one will see consistent and dramatic improvements of sun damage, flushing, redness and broken capillaries. Patients observe smoother skin with visible improvements in irregular pigmentation, fine wrinkles, and pore size. Generally, different wave lengths of light are absorbed by the skin. Some of the light is taken up by pigment, others by reds in the skin. The end result is to produce a complexion that is more even toned, smoother and youthful. Whether referred to as IPL, fotofacial, photorejuvenation or BBL, this newer technology that uses broad-spectrum light can gently and effectively treat a variety of skin conditions.
The characteristic redness of vascular lesions is reduced and pigmented or brown spots on the skin are faded for a more smooth and youthful appearance. IPL treatments can dramatically affect photo-aging or skin damage due to sun exposure on the face, neck, chest, and hands; almost any area of the body where sun damage is apparent.
How Long Does The Treatment Take?
Intense pulsed light, fotofacial or photorejuvenation treatment takes minutes, requires no anesthesia, and patients are able to return to full activities immediately after treatments. There are few technologies that can achieve these results. The absence of “downtime,” scarring, minimal discomfort, ease of treatments, and the high degree of patient satisfaction offer a number of advantages over laser skin resurfacing, chemical peeling, or microdermabrasion.
Am I A Good Candidate?
People that desire to improve the appearance of their skin and reduce sun damage, but wish to avoid the downtime and discomfort of laser resurfacing are considered good candidates for the Fotofacial treatment. People who are looking to achieve a more dramatic improvement in their skin than can be accomplished with a microdermabrasion treatment, will find the fotofacial treatment an excellent choice.
Younger patients with milder degrees of skin damage or early signs of aging are considered ideal candidates for the Fotofacial, but perhaps do not want the higher costs associated with other available treatments, along with the downtime and discomfort of other procedures. Other patients may desire instant dramatic results in their skin than other treatments can deliver.
Customized Treatment Approach
Please note that a “one size fits all” approach is not what we offer, nor is it ideal when it comes to the state of the art IPL anti-aging treatment. Instead, the light technology is customized. In other words, the light will be modified according to the unique skin colour of the patient as well as the unique skin condition that they have. The end result is a more even skin tone, as well as skin that appears younger looking and radiant.
How Does IPL Work?
Unlike laser light, IPL uses broad spectrum light with cut-off filters that are customized to reach only the areas that are to be treated without damaging the surface layers of skin. The wave lengths only affect the blood vessels being targeted or the melanin in the skin that is causing the dark spots. The pin-pointed areas of the skin that absorb the light and heat energy, are effectively destroyed and eventually eliminated through the body’s natural healing processes. Part of that natural healing process includes the production of new collagen— the essential building block of fresh, healthy, new skin — resulting in improved texture, reduced pore size, and smoothing of fine lines and wrinkles.
Why Choose IPL Over Other Treatments?
The capability of IPL technology to avoid damage to the upper and most visible layer of the skin is one reason many patients choose this procedure over laser, chemical peels or other more invasive skin resurfacing techniques. Because the treated tissue is under the surface, there are few side effects, larger areas can be treated at one time, and little or no downtime is involved. Active patients love this procedure since they don’t have to slow down, stay home from work or miss out on other activities.
What Can I Expect During Treatment?
The IPL procedure itself requires no anesthesia since it causes minimal discomfort and takes only about twenty to thirty minutes to complete. Patients will be asked to place dark goggles on their eyes in order to protect their eyes from the bright light that is emitted.
After a cooling gel is applied to the skin, a smooth hand piece is gently placed over the area of skin to be treated. The light is delivered through the hand piece in pulses as it passes over the skin. Some patients may be concerned that the light may hurt. However, most patients who have undergone the procedure describe the light as a “small sting”. The sensation is noticeable, but, in most cases, is very well tolerated and should not be an issue of concern. Though there may be some redness that disappears within a few hours, there is no recovery time necessary. You can return to all of your regular activities and even wear makeup if you like following your IPL treatment.
What Can I Expect After The Treatment?
In terms of what to expect immediately after the photo-rejuvenation treatment is complete, you will notice some redness if you are one who has suffered from blotchy and red skin prior to the treatment. Furthermore, if you had existing freckles or brown spots prior to the procedure, they may appear darker for a few days following the treatment. This is normal and to be expected. Fortunately, it will peel off on its own after a few days have passed. In addition, patients who suffer from recurring cold sores may be prescribed an antiviral medication in order to prevent a recurrence.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The effects of IPL photo-rejuvenation treatments are gradual and completely natural. Typically, three to six sessions spaced about three weeks apart are required to achieve optimum results. The consistent use of a high-SPF sun protection may allow the benefits of the treatment to last from anywhere up to a year. Any tanning should also be avoided while undergoing the treatment.
What Skin Conditions Can Be Treated With IPL?
IPL has been used to treat freckles, melasma, spider veins, fine wrinkles, and birthmarks. IPL can also be used to treat mild scarring, fine lines, a dull complexion, age spots, brown pigmentation, acne based enlarged pores, Rosacea, small veins, flushing, redness, and other skin damage brought on by prolonged exposure to UV rays. In many cases, the hands, chest, and neck are also treated.
How Long Does It Last?
With regard to longevity, the results can last for several years in some cases. Sun exposure is a huge factor in terms of how long the results will last, as well as the person’s natural aging process. We may suggest a unique line of anti-aging products for you in order to maximize the effectiveness and duration of the treatment. However, as each person and condition is unique the end result varies for patients.
Can IPL Be Combined With Other Procedures?
Another benefit with a photo rejuvenation treatment at Forever Young Laser Skin Rejuvenation is that your treatment will be in the hands of an experienced facial specialist and can even be combined with other procedures if you so choose. For instance, it can be used with halo, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers, and even laser surfacing to provide even greater results. Always consult with your IPL treatment specialist about any other procedures you may be interested in.
BBL treatment varies in cost based on the extent of treatment and the number of sessions undergone to achieve maximum results. We may also recommend additional facial rejuvenation treatments which will alter the price.
During the consultation, the medical aesthetician will examine the patient’s skin and specific areas of concern. The purpose of the consultation is to determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate for the treatment, or they would be better suited for an alternative facial rejuvenation treatment. Once it is verified that the patient is an ideal candidate, the practitioner will then design a personalized treatment plan specific to meet the patient’s individual needs. Some patients only need one treatment session to accomplish their desired look, while others with more concerns may require multiple treatments. The exact amount of recommended treatments to obtain optimal results will be advised during the consultation. The provider will go over any preparatory treatment care plans as well as advise the patient on what to expect the day of treatment. Consultations can be arranged by calling 780-758-7727, online chat, email, or with our online booking system. If you decide to proceed, a $25 consultation fee is required which can be used towards your treatment.We look forward to hearing from you.
"No wonder Halo™ has become a #1 procedure. The combination of great results and unmatched patient comfort has generated tremendous word-of-mouth among doctors and patients."
"Compared to other IPL technologies BroadBand Light™ or BBL from Sciton has made skin rejuvenation much more comfortable for me, largely because the technology has been easier to use, it is faster, and treats a larger spot size."
"I love seeing the same patients time and again and with Forever Young BBL™, they look younger year after year. Patients who maintain a regular regimen of BBL can expect skin that looks better today than it did a decade ago"
Reduce pigmentation and signs of ageing skin
We specialize in creating personalized pigmentation treatment plans to reduce skin spots, freckles and other skin damage. Speak with our highly experienced clinicians and see how you can reveal radiant skin and a spotless appearance.