Forever Bare BBL (hair removal)
A non-invasive solution for unwanted hair
What is Forever Bare BBL Therapy?
Forever Bare BBL from Sciton is a revolutionary technology in hair removal. Traditionally, hair removal devices apply all of their energy to any given area all at once. By sending multiple lower fluence pulses at a high repetition rate, Forever Bare BBL provides a treatment that is safe, fast, efficacious, and comfortable. The motion BBL technology allows for extremely even heating of hair follicles and minimizes missed areas that occur with traditional hair removal devices.
Who can be Treated with Forever Bare BBL Therapy?
Anyone with dark unwanted hair growth who is looking for a permanent solution may be considered for treatment, as Forever Bare BBL can effectively treat up to skin type V.
What will Happen During the Procedure?
Before your laser hair removal treatment, protective eye shields will be placed over your eyes to prevent injury to your corneas or retinas. The hair that will be undergoing treatment should be trimmed to a length of 1-3 millimeters above the skin surface. To protect the outer layers of your skin, a cold gel/sapphire cooling plate is used. This will also make the treatment more effective by facilitating laser light penetration through the skin. A test treatment will first be done prior to treatment by directing a test pulse light to the treatment area. A low-energy laser beam will pass through your skin and be absorbed by the pigment of a percentage of the active-growth hair follicles. This area will be observed to make sure that the settings are correct and to check for any adverse reactions to treatment.
In addition to the motion BBL technology, the thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Forever Bare BBL handpiece provides continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
When Should I Expect Results?
It can take several weeks for the hair in the treated area to “fall out”. This time frame is normal. A general range of 4-10 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart is needed for maximum results. Remember hair reduction is never 100% using any laser. The standard is 60-90% reduction in hair growth, however, not all hairs will be destroyed following subsequent treatments due to hormonal factors. But there will be a significant change in the thickness & color of the hair follicle.
How Should I Prepare for my Forever Bare Treatment?
Please do not wax, pluck, or use hair removal creams prior to treatment. Please do not shave immediately prior to treatment, we recommend having at least 1mm of hair growth to achieve best results. This treatment is not recommended for patients currently taking isotretinoin or any other medications that cause photosensitivity. NO unprotected sun exposure or extended periods of outdoor activity 2 weeks pre-treatment and 2 weeks post-treatment. Please ensure that you are using SPF 30 or higher before and after your treatment and reapply sun protection every 2 hours as needed. We kindly ask that you refrain from using any skincare with active ingredients or self tanning lotions at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 2 weeks post-treatment.
What Aftercare do I Need?
You may experience small red bumps around the hair follicle. This is normal and expected. Do not pick, rub or scratch these until they have cleared. Your skin may be sensitive for several days post procedure. Avoid use of scented lotions or soaps, exfoliant creams (Retin-A, glycolic/salicylic and alpha- hydroxy acids), acne creams or gels. Please plan to avoid any activities that involve heavy sweating, swimming, saunas and hot tubs for 72 hours post treatment. NO unprotected sun exposure or extended periods of outdoor activity 2 weeks pre-treatment and 2 weeks post-treatment. Please ensure that you are using SPF 30 or higher before and after your treatment. We kindly ask that you refrain from using any skincare with active ingredients (or self tanning lotions at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 2 weeks post-treatment.