Forever Young BBL

Sciton Joule Laser

The Sciton JOULE laser provides a wide array of aesthetic procedures available from a single system. This platform allows us to perform a variety of procedures, including Broad Band Light therapy (BBL), laser hair removalHALO treatment with hybrid fractional laser technology, and MicroLaserPeel therapy.

Forever Young BBL

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. It treats a wide variety of conditions. For skin rejuvenation, Forever Young BBL removes age spots, freckles, redness, small vessels and more. Forever Young BBL can also be used to reduce unwanted hair and control active acne. All areas of the body can be treated, and a cool gel is first applied  to the treatment area. Then, a chilled applicator is placed on the skin to deliver the light therapy.

Forever Young BBL treatments are not uncomfortable, however, in more sensitive areas being treated you may experience some discomfort. Your doctor may use topical anesthetic. Every patient varies with number of treatments needed, but our Med Spa staff can discuss the best plan for you to achieve your desired result. In most cases you can apply makeup immediately so there is virtually no downtime. Aftercare includes sun screen application as you may be sensitive to sunlight.

Laser Hair Removal (Forever Bare BBL)

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.

Pulsed light delivers photothermal energy to hair follicles. The rapid, short pulses of light cause the hair follicle to stop producing hair without harming any surrounding tissue. Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are the face, underarms, arms, legs, bikini area, chest, shoulders and back. Treatments are comfortable and safe. A cooling system soothes the skin, so the treatment is delivered with minimal or no discomfort. Personal sensitivity varies from patient to patient. 

Most areas require 3-5 treatments applied at 4-6 week intervals to achieve optimal benefit. Long-term results depend on multiple factors such as hair thickness, the area treated and the hair’s growth cycle. Hair grows in three stages: anagen, catagen and telogen. Forever Bare BBL predominantly treats hairs in the anagen phase, also known as the active growth phase. Since not all hairs are in the same growth stage at the same time, multiple treatments are necessary to target all hair in the treatment site.

During the procedure, a clear gel will be applied to the skin. Then, the BBL energy is delivered with a cooled applicator. Your treatment provider may choose to glide the applicator on the skin or stamp it. During the treatment, some patients experience a warm or stinging sensation in the treatment area. For your safety, your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses. The treatment time varies depending on the size of the area treated, your individual hair, and your skin type. There is virtually no downtime, and in most cases you may resume your normal daily activities immediately.

Immediately following your treatment, you may experience some redness that should go away within a few hours. A few days to a week after treatment you may experience what seems to be regrowth of hair. Most of these hairs are actually being shed as a result of your Forever Bare BBL treatment and are not growing back. Minimal aftercare is needed. Keep the treated area clean and use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 when outdoors.


The HALO treatment offers a hybrid fractional laser technology that delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same or different microscopic treatment zones to provide ablative results, with non-ablative downtime.

Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and your body’s natural aging process. As a result, your body may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural healthy glow. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this damage, because the treatment was either too shallow or too deep. HALO eliminates years of damage to your skin by precisely targeting the right depth. HALO restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger and provides you with radiant skin without the downtime of previous laser treatments in the past.

HALO Advantages:

    • Customizable treatment to precisely target skin damage
    • Improvement in the appearance of tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles
    • Reduces pore size and increases reflectivity and glow
    • Flexibility in treatment levels and downtime


The MicroLaserPeel from Sciton uses light energy to instantly remove the top layers of the skin at a depth that also accelerates the skin’s own renewal process by activating special messenger proteins. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels often don’t get deep enough, and other lasers leave a layer of heat-damaged cells that interrupt the ability of these messenger cells to communicate with deep layers of skin. The MicroLaserPeel has the precision to work at just the right depth, creating beautifully smooth, luminous skin.

The MicroLaserPeel beam is scanned over a treatment area to remove a very thin layer of the skin. Removing the top layer eliminates some of the damaged cells that can give the skin a tired, aged look. As the skin heals, fresh cells resurface the area. This can be used to treat mild wrinkles, scars, keratosis, sun damage (freckles), and pigment irregularities. 

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