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What You Need to Know About Forever Clear® BBL Acne Treatment

According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association, about 50 million Americans are affected by acne in any given year. While acne primarily afflicts those ages 12 to 24, the association believes acne numbers in adults are increasing, with the skin condition affecting up to 15% of adult women. Because the condition can cause blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, cysts, oily skin, inflammation, and scarring in the most severe cases, those afflicted often experience self-confidence issues, anxiety, and depression.

With numerous and often interrelated potential causes—including genetics, hormonal activity, diet, stress, certain skincare products, and bacteria—the medical field has long sought an effective one-size-fits-all treatment. However, a treatment that successfully alleviates the symptoms in some people doesn’t work for others, and many patients struggle to find any relief at all.

The skincare experts at Tampa, Florida’s Health + Glow understand the frustration many patients experience in trying to keep acne symptoms at bay. And while we won’t say there’s a Holy Grail acne solution yet, Health + Glow lead physician Dr. Swapna M. Kallikadan believes Forever Clear® BBL treatment is one of the most effective overall treatments for resolving acne symptoms. Here is our take on this novel acne-clearing treatment:

What is Forever Clear® BBL?

Forever Clear® BBL relies on broadband light waves (the “BBL” in the name) to kill acne-causing bacteria, reduce acne-related inflammation, and stimulate the body’s natural healing process to add additional ammunition in the fight against acne symptoms. With over a decade of research, at least one study also suggests the FDA-approved BBL technology induces molecular-level gene expression changes that make older skin cells act more like younger ones.

The BBL in Forever Clear® is delivered in three doses. The affected skin is first treated with blue BBL to treat deep-seated bacteria in the pores. Yellow BBL is applied into the skin to reduce inflammation and clear the redness often accompanying acne symptoms. The Forever Clear® session concludes with an application of pulsed infra-red light, which stimulates the body’s natural healing process, collagen production, and can help reduce the appearance of existing acne scarring.

What Results You Can Expect from Forever Clear® BBL Treatment

Safe for those age 16 and older on most skin types on areas across the face and body, Forever Clear® BBL patients may notice some skin improvements immediately after their treatment. However, the most significant reduction in acne symptoms occurs several weeks after a patient has undergone a series of BBL sessions based on the severity of the condition. For optimal results, your Forever Clear® BBL treatment provider will develop a treatment plan to keep acne at bay no matter it’s underlying cause.

What to Expect During Your Forever Clear® BBL Treatment

On the day of your appointment, you should refrain from wearing any makeup or skincare products on the affected area. Prior to the acne treatment at our Tampa medical spa, one of our professionals will assess your skin and acne symptoms to determine an effective treatment regimen. You will be fitted with goggles to protect your eyes from the broadband light, and a light-conducting gel will be applied to the affected area. The procedure itself is quick and easy, with three BBL device passes over the affected area, and the average total time per session runs at about 45 minutes.

Are There Any Risks or Side Effects?

As a non-invasive treatment, Forever Clear® BBL is safe, non-painful, and has limited, short-term side effects. There is no downtime, and you can resume normal daily activities immediately, but you should avoid direct sun exposure. Among the more common side effects are:

  • Flushing
  • Tingling
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Irritation
  • Dark patches

Patients generally describe these symptoms as mild, lasting only for a few hours after their sessions. In rare cases, patients have reported light bruising or numbness lasting a few days.

Forever Clear® BBL Benefits

To recap the benefits of Forever Clear® BBL, consider:

  • Stimulates natural skin cell regeneration
  • Non-invasive
  • Painless
  • No downtime
  • FDA Approved
  • Long-lasting results
  • Clinically proven
  • Allows for customized treatment

Contact Health + Glow to Set Up Your Forever Clear® BBL Session

If you want to learn more about the benefits of Forever Clear® BBL acne-clearing treatment in Tampa, schedule an appointment with Health + Glow’s medical spa today. Along with our medical spa, Health + Glow is a primary care office and IV therapy facility with a comprehensive offering of health and beauty treatments, including preventative medicine, body contouring, revitalizing IV drips, and anti-aging therapies.