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
In addition to the motion BBL technology, the thermoelectrically cooled sapphire plate on the Forever Bare BBL handpiece provides continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin cool and comfortable before, during and after treatment.
A large 15 x 45 mm spot size with the highest power and repetition rate of any light device on the market allows for extremely fast treatment times.
By providing energy in multiple bursts instead of all at once, Forever Bare BBL keeps the skin protected and progressively raises the follicle temperature to the therapeutic level for hair removal.
Multiple spot size adapters allow the user to treat large areas quickly and small areas precisely. Smoothie adapters soften the edges of the treatment head to make the treatment more comfortable when using the motion technique.
By increasing the temperature of the follicle to therapeutic levels gradually and keeping the skin protected with cooling, Forever Bare BBL can effectively treat up to skin type V.
Pulsed light delivers photothermal energy to hair follicles. The rapid, short pulses of light or photothermal energy causes 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 discomfort. Personal sensitivity varies from patient to patient. Discuss your sensitivity with your healthcare provider before treatment.
Most areas require at least 5-8 treatments at 4-12 week intervals to achieve optimal reduction. 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.
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 hot snapping or stinging sensation in the treatment area. For your safety, your eyes will be protected with safety shields or glasses.
Treatment time will vary depending upon the size of the area treated and your hair and skin type. Typically, a smaller area only takes 15-30 minutes while a large area can take slightly longer. Talk to your healthcare provider regarding your options.
Forever Bare BBL is a comfortable treatment with virtually no downtime. In most cases, you can 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. Consult with your healthcare provider for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment.
Minimal aftercare is needed. Keep the treated area clean, use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 30 when outdoors and follow your post care instructions you are given.
ClearScan employs laser energy that can selectively target microstructures, such as hair follicles. With its targeted absorption by melanin, it gives the optimal balance between safely treating all skin types and effectively removing unwanted hair. The ability to safely treat sun-tanned skin makes this the treatment of choice for active individuals.
The ClearScan laser selectively targets your hair follicles and heats them with laser energy. Unlike other treatments, the laser beam treats many hairs at once, making treatment of large areas practical. The ClearScan utilizes a unique computer-guided scanning system that automates the treatment, ensuring your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The computer places the beam in an optimum pattern for your skin to experience a safe, effective and gentle treatment.
Yes, laser energy delivered by ClearScan can be used to remove all types of hair. When “shaving bumps” cover follicles, the laser energy can still penetrate to the hair follicle for a safe and effective treatment.
The number of treatments needed will vary from patient to patient and your physician will personalize a treatment plan based on the level of improvement you desire. Your physician may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment.
Yes, all skin types from light to dark can be treated.
Your technician will discuss the treatment with you and decide if you need a topical anesthetic cream. The area of your skin that is to be treated will be scanned with laser light. Treatment time will depend on the size of the area to be treated. The continuous cooling feature will ensure your comfort and safety during treatment. Since the sensation varies from individual to individual, a topical anesthetic can be provided.
Temporary pigmentation changes are possible but seldom occur. Always discuss your concerns with your technician prior to treatment.
Some redness and slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated. However, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, please consult the office with any concerns. Keep the treated area clean, use at least SPF 15 sunscreen when going outdoors, and follow post care instructions carefully.
For proper and successful hair removal, a person must know the cycles of hair growth, to understand why there may be re-growth in a couple of days after hair removal.
It must be noted that hair growth can differ greatly from one person to the next - but the same physiology of hair growth is followed by all healthy people.
When waxing should be done
If you wish to follow the perfect way to plan your hair removal, waxing should be done in the following manner:
In month one, you should wax on day 1, day 15 and day 30.
Thereafter you should wax monthly for five months and then in your seventh month you will again repeat the first cycle; days 1, day 15 and day 30, followed again with monthly waxing.
Hair growth cycle of humans - it is divided into three cycles:
The time it takes to complete this three-part cycle varies according to the site at which the hair grows.
The difference in cycle times varies dramatically from one area to the other as mentioned above - for hair found on the scalp the anagen phase duration is on average three to four years (but can in some cases be as long as nine years) with the catagen phase taking about two to three weeks and the telogen phase being about three months.
Comparing the times above, it is interesting to note that hair found on other body sites is typified by much longer telogen phases (can take up to nine months) and shorter anagen periods (being from four to seven months). However the catagen phase normally remains very constant ranging from three to four weeks.
But to confuse the matter even more - eyelashes can complete the three-part cycle in approximately four months.
The hair growth cycles in humans are not synchronized - as in some animals where a winter coat is shed - and all three phases can be present at any particular area under review.
In facial and body hair, where a person is looking at hair removal, the cycles play an important role and the timing should be well planned.
The hair bulb position also varies according to the phase it is in - anagen hair bulbs are located in the subcutaneous fat, while catagen bulbs are found in the dermis, and the telogen bulbs are located in the mid-to-upper dermis.
The anagen cycle of hair growth is the growing phase and this period for facial and body hair may be as long as two to three weeks.
The anagen cycle can be subdivided into three sub-cycles - that being:
The proanagen stage marks the initiation of hair growth but then rapidly progresses through to the mesanagen and to the metanagen stage.
This cycle is a period of regression or transition, and the hair is getting ready to shed.
When the hair enters the catagen phase the dermal papilla condenses with the cells becoming inactive. Without dermal papilla cell stimulation the hair fibers, as well as the root sheaths stop growing.
During this cycle the hair rests and no growth is experienced.
When entering the telogen phase, the dermal papilla becomes isolated in the dermis and the hair fiber is easily pulled out when washing or combing. When the hair goes from the telogen to anagen (growing) phase, and the old hair fiber has not fallen out, it will be pushed out by the new hair fiber growing underneath.
We hope that this short explanation on hair growth cycles gives you a better idea why repeated hair removal has to be undertaken to achieve a smooth hairless body.
Laser or light energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge. Effective hair reduction can only be achieved during the Anagen (active growth phase) and hair reduction is considered permanent when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. After a series of treatments, most hair is permanently removed. However, if hair does regrow it will be finer and lighter than before.