The secret to eternal youth may have been discovered with the Forever Young BBL available at Prime Medical Spa. A new study has found this aesthetic treatment that may actually deliver the results other treatments promise. A new study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (2013) has shown that BBL (Broadband Light) treatments are able to change the gene expression of skin cells so they are rejuvenated and act like younger cells.
While most aesthetic treatments can only help to mimic the appearance of youthful skin, BBL treatments are the first to be a proven functional anti-aging therapy, where the process of aging is actually reversed and the skin is able to be renewed and rejuvenated from within.
In the study, the skin of 5 participants age 50+ were compared with the skin of women who were less than 30. After only 3 treatments of BBL, the treated skin was shown to have improved in cell transcription, immune function, defense response, cellular activity, elasticity and collagen composition. Genetic testing showed that the genes at the treated area more closely resembled those of the 30 year old women than that of their own skin from untreated areas. It was observed that no damage at either the cellular or molecular level occurred as a result of the BBL treatments. There was also evidence of some protection against skin cancer.
A separate study done by one of the doctors from the Standford study, Patrick Bitter, Jr, MD, examined the effects of an annual treatment of BBL light on 15 subjects over 5-11 years, and the astounding results show that even though the average age of participants had increased by 9 years, a panel of 491 physicians and other evaluators actually found a decrease in how old they look. All the participants in the study showed improvements in pigmentation, skin elasticity, lines and wrinkles, and redness and blotchiness of the skin.
|Before – 69 years old, After – 75 years old, treatments once a year for six consecutive years.|
The study authors observed that the more treatments of BBL that a participant received, the better their skin looked, and no matter their age (the oldest participant in the study was 69 years old), a definite improvement could be seen. On average, it is estimated that every treatment session could help your skin look up to two years younger.
All About BBL
BBL, or Broad Band Light by Sciton, Inc, is an advanced form of light therapy. Developed in the USA and FDA approved for a variety of conditions, BBL has been extensively tested for proven efficacy on all skin types.
The BBL module employs infrared and visible light of various wavelengths to target skin conditions such as :-
- hyperpigmentation (freckles and sunspots)
- active acne
- scars (trauma, surgical, acne, etc)
- vascular conditions (rosacea, flushing, erythema, other vascular lesions)
- wrinkles and lines
- enlarged pores
- dyschromia (uneven skin tone)
- poor skin texture
- birthmarks (port wine stains, pigmented nevi, etc)
- skin laxity and thinning
Each treatment of BBL takes on15-30 minutes and is virtually painless. Depending on the skin conditions treated, up to 5 initial treatments at 2-4 week intervals may be necessary, and thereafter an annual or biannual rejuvenation treatment. Treatable areas include the face, neck, back, arms, chest and legs. There is no downtime with treatments. Patients can resume normal activities immediately after the treatment.
Visit Sciton’s Forever Young BBL website to find out more about how you too can have brighter, smoother, even skin, and look up to 10 years younger.