Forever Young BBL in Washington DC

BBL photofacial Washington DC

If you’re self conscious about the signs of aging on your face, you may want to consider intense pulse light (IPL) treatments at Center for Plastic Surgery with our Forever Young BBL™ system. We’re a top choice for plastic surgery in Washington DC and northern Virginia and are now offering this quick, FDA-cleared cosmetic procedure to reveal more youthful-looking skin. Improvements are visible after just one treatment and there’s no downtime. Plus, with good at-home skin care, you can enjoy many years of clearer, better looking skin.

What is IPL? What is BBL?

Intense pulse light treatment (IPL), often called “photorejuvenation,” uses brief pulses of highly concentrated light to correct pigmentation irregularities in skin that may result from sunspots, age spots, rosacea, dilated capillaries, and UV damage. BroadBand Light therapy (BBL) is a type of IPL that uses a wide spectrum of light wavelengths to effectively address a variety of concerns with one application.

At CPS, we use the Forever Young BBL by Sciton. The Forever Young BBL’s high-tech dual-lamp technology can treat multiple skin conditions with one single treatment, making it a great option to treat pigmented lesions, vascular lesions, uneven skin texture, and fine lines, as well as to improve skin firmness and even remove unwanted hair.

What skin problems can BBL treat?

Intense pulsed light/broadband light therapy in general is especially effective for treating pigmentation irregularities and vascular lesions.  We can adjust Forever Young BBL hand-piece to target a variety of specific skin concerns:

  • Freckles and sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Blotchy patches of skin (red and brown)
  • Vascular lesions
  • Broken capillaries

BBL for Laser Hair Removal

If you are frustrated by the daily chore of shaving or painful waxing, BBL can help you get rid of unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body. Although not technically a “laser,” BBL can work similarly to achieve long-lasting hair removal in just a few treatments.

By adjusting the BBL hand-piece to a higher wavelength, we can use it to destroy hair follicles in the growth phase, thus removing unwanted hair for good with no downtime. We can use BBL nearly anywhere you want smoother, hair-free skin: face, underarms, legs, bikini area, chest, and back.

Your BBL Treatment at Center for Plastic Surgery

Depending on the severity and scope of the skin condition being treated, treatment can last anywhere from a half hour to an hour. During your consultation, you’ll probably be scheduled for three to six treatments, scheduled at four to six week intervals, but this may vary.

Preparations for this treatment are minimal. Arrive without makeup.

BBL treatments are administered with a precision hand piece. Before beginning, the nurse will provide you with sunglasses for protection against the bright light. The sensation of the treatment itself has been described as similar to a small rubber band flicking your skin. Because the only skin being affected by the treatment is the superficial layer on top, this sensation will fade soon after the treatment ends. Patients may return to normal activity immediately.

You don’t have to live with bothersome complexion flaws anymore! Contact us for a consultation to further discuss the risks and benefits of BBL photorejuvenation with our experienced skin care team at Center for Plastic Surgery.

†Cost estimates are all-inclusive ballpark figures. Actual procedures to be performed and costs vary depending on individual patient needs. Our Patient Coordinator will provide a fee quote after your consultation with the physician.