Going through a chronic acne phase during puberty is considered a right of passage. However, as an adult, not so much. Acne occurs when your hair follicles become clogged by oil and dead skin cells, causing redness, pus-filled bumps, and inflammation. Left untreated, it can leave acne marks or scars over the affected area.
There are several types of acne scars. One is called keloid, or hypertrophic scars. These are red, firm, and raised above the skin’s surface. Another type is called atrophic scars. These are sunken in like a small crater, may be larger, or have a pit-like appearance on the surface of the skin. Rolling scars are the most common type of acne scar. They appear to be shallow, wide and have a sloping appearance. Rolling scars are more visible as you age.
Many acne scars can take months to fade. In fact, healed acne scars can leave dark spots on the skin (temporarily). This is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. So, while the acne scar is considered healed, it still produces a blemish-like appearance on your skin.
Even though acne is most common among teens due to hormonal fluctuations, it can happen at any age. Common areas affected by acne are the forehead, cheeks, chin, neck, chest, and upper back. Acne, though not life-threatening, is sometimes a painful condition. Not to mention it can really deplete your self-confidence. To conceal acne marks, you may resort to slathering makeup over breakouts. This can further clog your pores and cause more damage.
Symptoms of acne include the presence of pimples, blackheads, small red bumps, large bumps that are painful, and whiteheads. Some individuals are more prone to acne than others thanks to genetics, diet, and stress response, among other factors.
There are many medications, both oral and topical on the market that can treat acne. Some are more effective than others. But, if you are looking for a different approach with safe, proven results, look no further than one of the best for acne treatment: Forever Clear BBL™.
What is Forever Clear BBL™?
Forever Clear BBL™ is a cutting-edge acne treatment that uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine. It uses a combination of three different colors, intense lights to eliminate acne-causing bacteria at its source, deep down in the pores, reducing the inflammation and acne-associated redness gives you healthy, luminous skin all while initiating the body’s natural healing process. A series of treatments is recommended for maximum results.
BBL™ is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device. The shorter wavelengths of BBL™, in the blue-light spectrum, attack acne bacteria on the surface as well as deep in sebaceous (sweat) glands. Then, the yellow BBL™ light works to reduce inflammation and redness around the treatment area. Finally, the infrared light encourages the skin cells to begin your body’s healing response, generating new skin cells and stimulating collagen production. As we age, our collagen synthesis slows down. But BBL™ is a non-evasive way to boost collagen and improve the appearance and quality of your skin.
The tri-light approach offers lasting results. Forever Clear BBL™ can treat acne anywhere on the body.
What to Expect During a Forever Clear BBL™ Treatment
After discussing your skincare treatment goals with a knowledgeable practitioner, you will begin your treatment. You will be escorted to a comfortable treatment room. You may need to partially disrobe if you are receiving treatment on your back. Your practitioner will give you a pair of special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser lights during your treatment. This is very important when treating acne on forehead or other areas of the face, but regardless of your treatment area, you will need to wear eye protection.
A gel will be applied to your skin to increase the effectiveness of the laser application while hydrating your skin throughout the treatment process. Afterward, the BBL™ wand will administer the light pulses across the treatment area. You should not feel any pain or discomfort. Many patients report a warming sensation on the skin, but no pain or stinging. A typical treatment session, depending on the surface area, will take anywhere from 20-30 minutes.
At the conclusion of treatment, your practitioner will clean your skin. You may experience redness and slight swelling of the acne and surrounding treatment area a few days after your session. This is temporary. You can resume your daily activities immediately after treatment. Just be sure to protect your skin from the sun as UV rays can cause permanent damage during your skin’s healing process.
You will see results after a single treatment. However, optimal, noticeable, and lasting results occur after about three to four biweekly treatments. You may need occasional maintenance sessions once every few months or twice a year. Your practitioner will provide you with all the information necessary to determine your post-treatment maintenance plan.
Is Forever Clear BBL™ Treatment Safe?
Forever Clear BBL™ is incredibly safe and effective. The treatment has been tested and approved with limited to no side effects or risks. At most, patients feel a mild sunburn-like sensation and experience a temporary darkening of pigmented lesions. If needed, you can use gentle moisturizers and aloe vera to soothe any irritation.
Women who are pregnant and individuals with certain autoimmune diseases are not good candidates for Forever Clear. Be sure to discuss your comprehensive medical history with your skincare provider prior to receiving treatment.
Benefits of Forever Clear BBL™
There are numerous benefits to Forever Clear BBL™ and some may not be as obvious as others. Benefits include:
- Safe, proven, effective treatment
- Reduced appearance of acne marks and scarring
- Clear, beautiful, radiant, acne-free skin
- No downtime after treatment
- Side effects are rare
- No concerns of interactions since it is not a drug
- Cost-effective and time saving as treatment is not required daily
- Available to treat acne anywhere on the body
- Increased self-confidence at any age
- No messy creams or burning treatments
- Long-lasting, visible, results with minimal maintenance
- Increased collagen production for healthy and smooth skin
How do I know Forever Clear BBL™ is Right for Me?
Treatment may be right for you:
- If you are frustrated with your visible acne marks and scars when you look in the mirror
- If you have acne on your upper back which is hard to treat by topical methods on your own
- If your acne is affecting your quality of life
- If you are searching for a solution that is long-lasting, proven, safe, and effective
- If you want noticeable results
- If you want to eliminate the physical pain acne causes without a painful treatment option
- If you have tried other acne treatments in the past with mixed or no results
What Can I Do to Prevent Acne in the Future?
In addition to receiving Forever Clear BBL™ treatment, there are several things you can do to maintain optimal skin health and reduce breakouts in the future. First, always wash your face thoroughly at least twice a day. Be sure to wash your face after sweating such as during a workout to clear oil and dirt from your pores. Use a clean towel to pat dry your face. You can always invest in a gentle cleanser for maximum cleanliness.
Other advice is practical and may seem like common knowledge. However, it needs to be said. Try, at all costs, not to sleep in your makeup. Maintain a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. Stress can cause acne, so take time to determine some of the major stressors in your life and make a game plan to combat them.
Are you ready to take control of your acne? Are you ready to love the skin you’re in? If so, consider booking a consultation with First Impressions Rejuvenation Clinic. The compassionate and dedicated practitioners are available to answer any questions you may have as well as go over your comprehensive health history and treatment goals. Together, you will come up with your treatment plan and take the next step toward healthy, clear, clean, and radiant skin.
Acne doesn’t have to be a part of your daily life, no matter your age. You do not have to simply “grin and bear it,” either. Take charge and get the results you deserve. You are worth it!