Forever Clear BBL (Acne)
WHAT IS FOREVER CLEAR BBL?
Forever Clear BBLTM destroys acne-causing bacteria, reduces inflammation and redness, and makes way for clear, healthy skin. It is a fast, comfortable and non-invasive treatment with no patient downtime.
BroadBand Light (BBLTM) by Sciton® is the world’s most powerful IPL (iIntense Pulsed Light) device delivering light energy deep into the skin to help treat acne, leaving only clearer, healthier and radiant skin.
HOW DOES FOREVER CLEAR BBL WORK?
With the unique interchangeable Smart FiltersTM , Forever Clear BBLTM combines several wavelengths into a three-step acne treatment which is not seen in any other treatment available today.
Step 1: Blue BBL light is delivered to eliminate acne-causing bacteria on skin.
Step 2: Yellow / Red BBL light is delivered to reduce active inflammatory acne while preventing new breakouts and reducing appearance of scars.
Step 3: For added benefit, Infra-Red light in rapid, gentle pulses to initiate body’s natural healing process. This also enhances the benefits of the first two steps.
Forever Clear BBLTM is a cutting-edge acne treatment which uses the power of light to comfortably and effectively clear acne without creams or medicine.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR FOREVER CLEAR BBL?
Suitable and effective for adults and teens. Forever Clear BBLTM can be used on any area of the body. The most common treatment areas are face, neck and back. It is an excellent treatment option for those with:
- mild to moderate active acne
- congested skin
- tendency to have hormonal breakouts
HOW MANY SESSIONS OF FOREVER CLEAR BBL ARE REQUIRED TO TREAT ACNE?
The number of treatments varies as it depends on individual’s response to the treatment and skin type. Generally 3 to 6 sessions are needed to see visible improvement in acne and congested skins. Each session is spaced every 2 weeks. Our cosmetic physician will review after the initial course of 3 treatments. Complementary treatments and/or medical grade skincare products may also be recommended to further enhance results for clearer skin.
BroadBand Light (BBLTM) is also a photo rejuvenation treatment, which is used to treat other skin conditions such as sun damaged skin, age spots, pigmentation (dyschromia and ephelides/freckles), vascular lesions (rosacea, telangiectasia and cherry angiomas) and enlarged pores. Click the provided link for more information about our BroadBand Light treatment.
CAN FOREVER CLEAR BBL BE COMBINED WITH OTHER TREATMENTS FOR ACNE & ACNE SCARS?
Yes, we have other treatment modalities that can be combined with Forever Clear BBL for acne and acne scars such as Morpheus8 RF microneedling, medical grade chemical peels, topical creams, Healite LED light therapy and anti-wrinkle injections.
During your BBL consultation:
Our cosmetic physician will have a face-to-face consultation with you where you can discuss your concerns or questions about the treatment. Please ensure that all makeup is removed well before your consultation for an accurate examination of your facial skin. You may leave your sunscreen on (preferably untinted), which can be removed during consultation.
Please advise our cosmetic physician if you are:
- regularly taking anti-coagulation therapy
- have a skin condition
- have a history of herpes or cold sores (anti-viral medication pre and post treatment is highly recommended to prevent outbreak of cold sores. It can be prescribed to you if needed)
To ensure skin is in optimal condition before BBL treatment, a lightening cream or skin preparation cream may be prescribed by our cosmetic physician to be used for 2 to 4 weeks during the initial consultation.
Skin preparation / requirement before BBL treatment:
The key to achieving desirable results with BBL is to use a combination of sun protection regularly. Use SPF 50+ sunscreen regularly and sun protection clothing (e.g., hats, long sleeves shirts, umbrella). Always reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
Avoid extended sun exposure such as beach, travel to sunny locations, sunbathing, outdoor sports.
Stop use of topical retinol or retinoic acid for 1 week prior to treatment.
No recent sunburn experience or fake tans for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment.
No isotretinoin for at least 6 months prior to treatment.
On the day of BBL treatment appointment:
Please come without heavy makeup on face. Use sunscreen only and this will be removed at clinic before treatment.
Please leave jewellery (e.g., earrings, piercings, necklaces, bracelets, etc.) at home or remove them before treatment.
Wear a wide brim hat or use umbrella before and after treatment.
The area of skin being treated is firstly cleansed and the patient’s eyes are protected with safety shields or glasses.
During the treatment, there is a noticeable flash sensation similar to the flash of a camera with each pulse of the laser. Some slight discomfort might be felt, which is often described as a warm elastic band flicked onto the skin. However, any discomfort is momentary and there is no need for any topical anaesthetic cream. If pain is a concern, topical anaesthetic cream can be offered or the use of cold compressed air can be used to minimise the discomfort associated with the procedure.
Minimal downtime with minimal pain.
Patient may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours to a day. Patient may experience an initial “purge” response in the skin with a temporary flare of acne, due to deep congestion.
Patient can resume normal activity post treatment, as long as patient avoids excess heat, sun exposure and exercises.
Makeup can be applied immediately post treatment, as long as skin is intact and there are no signs of blistering.
Treatment takes approximately 15 to 30 minutes, depending on treatment areas and complexities.
The results of a Forever Clear BBL treatment varies between individuals and among skin types.
Subsequent treatments are based upon our cosmetic physician’s recommendation and are typically 1 to 2 treatments per week for at least 4 weeks or until acne clears. The number and frequency of treatments required will depend on the severity of your acne and how well it responds to the treatment.
Forever Clear BBL treatment can be paired with Healite II LED light therapy, chemical peels or recommended skincare products suitable for acne-prone skin. Talk to our cosmetic physician to customise your treatment plan for clearer skin and to achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.
Treatment is not be suitable if you:
- Are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Have epilepsy or migraines triggered by flashing lights
- Have porphyria
- Are on photosensitising medications or have light sensitive disorders
- Have used isotretinoin within last 6 months prior to treatment
- Have open wounds or skin injury
- Have recent sunburn, prolonged unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 4 weeks prior to treatment
- Have used fake tans 4 weeks prior to treatment
- Are on anti-coagulant medication or heavy aspirin use
- Have an active infection and/or compromised immune system.
- Have a history of keloid or hypertrophic scar formation
- Have skin cancers or skin infections
- Have very dark skin colour (Fitzpatrick skin type IV)
Contact us if you are unsure.
All Forever Clear BBL Acne treatment prices and packages shown are at cosmetic physician rate. For a more tailored packages (such as multiple treatment areas in a single BBL session), quotes can be provided during consultation.
Forever Clear BBL Acne treatment for full face:
- $550 per session
- Special price on skincare products for post-treatment care (optional)
Forever Clear BBL Acne package for full face (3 sessions):
- $1,350 per package (save $300)
- 1 complimentary soothing balm to take home for post-treatment care
*Please note that the 3 sessions in the package have to be used within 6 months from date of purchase and is non-transferable.
*Prices shown are in AUD and include GST. Ren Cosmedical reserves the right to alter prices without further notice.
*Terms and conditions apply. For more information on our cancellation and refund policies, please go to our FAQ page.