Laser Hair Removal

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, under arms, 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.


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