Acne is a common skin problem, and it is very frustrating to deal with it. For some people, acne is merely just a few pimples here and there in some trouble areas. For others, acne comes with deep cysts and constant breakouts all over the face and body. Severe acne causes havoc on the skin and commonly leaves deep scars and marks behind. Many people are left dealing with cosmetic concerns and decreased self-esteem.
Acne occurs when sebum (the oily substance that lubricates your hair and skin) and dead skin cells plug the hair follicles. Some over-the-counter creams and medications can help combat acne, as well as changes to diet and your skincare routine.
While these options are great, they are not always useful for everyone. If you’ve tried it all for acne without any success, it’s time to visit Marin Medical Aesthetics in San Rafael and give our Forever Clear Broadband Light (BBL) treatment.
Forever Clear BBL is an acne treatment that uses light to effectively clear acne without creams or medicine and with no discomfort. BBL is a powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device that delivers light energy deep into your skin. This light helps stimulate and regenerate your skin cells, leaving you with healthy, radiant skin.
Our doctors will help you develop a personalized plan, including any other treatment recommendations and follow-up BBL treatments. They can also give you suggestions for a skincare regimen so that you have clear skin that lasts.
This treatment is a great option teens and adults with active acne. The procedure can also be used for many areas on the body, including treating the face, back, and neck.
When it comes to the treatment itself, it involves a three-step process. During the first step, we’ll use blue BBL light, which penetrates deeply into your pores. This light helps destroy the acne-causing bacteria. For the second step, we use yellow BBL light to help reduce and calm redness and inflammation. The third step uses infrared light, which emits fast laser energy pulse and stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
At Marin Medical Aesthetics, we know that everyone’s skin is different and that everyone’s needs are unique. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. To learn more and to get started on your journey to acne-free, smooth skin, give us a call today at (415) 785-4604.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
Forever Clear is generally an effective comfortable, fast, and safe treatment. Most areas of your body can be treated. The most common treatment areas where acne is found is on the face, neck and back.
It can take as little as 15 minutes, depending on the area you are looking to treat. You can expect to see an improvement after just one treatment, but treatment time and total number of treatments needed vary from patient to patient.
The procedure is non-invasive and typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, your clinician may choose to use it depending on his/her patients’ needs.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. Consult your clinician if it does not. Your treated skin will look clearer and pores will be less noticeable. Your clinician provider will provide you with more information on what to expect as well as give you an aftercare plan to follow that will involve avoiding direct sun exposure and using sunscreen.
There is typically no downtime. Most patients can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately. Please follow your clinician’s aftercare plan until skin is completely healed – typically about one week after the treatment.