What is IPL?
With revolutionary, new technology, there’s a whole new way to fight the signs of aging by penetrating the deepest layers of the skin. With IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) photofacial treatments, light energy is sent deep into the skin so varying wavelengths can effectively damage the skin to initiate skin regeneration. As the skin regenerates itself following the procedure, the result will be younger-looking, healthier, rejuvenated skin. Our San Antonio dermatology office is proud to offer the Forever Young Broadband Light (BBL) IPL technology for area patients seeking the reversal of skin damaged skin. Dr. Annabelle Garcia will customize a treatment plan specific for a patient’s condition to produce optimal results.
Forever Young BBL
Contrary to popular belief, the look of aging can’t be reversed at the skin’s surface, but instead deep in its layers. The Forever Young BBL treatment uses the science of gene expression to produce younger-looking, smoother skin. Gene expression effectively is how the skin produces new cells, so as a person gets older, more and more genes associated with aging are activated causing a person to develop lines and wrinkles and other signs of aging. San Antonio dermatologist, Dr. Garcia, will use the treatment to genetically reprogram the skin through light energy technology to transform the skin.
IPL is perfect for anyone who is concerned about his or her aged skin and wants to look younger. This FDA-approved procedure is noninvasive and works well on all areas of the face to target lines, wrinkles and folds. Patients with pigmentation issues, sun-damaged skin, large pores or freckles are also good candidates for this treatment. IPL works best on light-skinned individuals who don’t tan.
Forever Young BBL Reviews
"I have seen Dr. Garcia several times this year and I"m always impressed by her friendliness and her caring attitude toward her patients. After speaking with Dr. Garcia and Barbie Deleel her cosmetic consultant, I signed up for five Forever Young BBL treatments. I am "Extremely" happy with the way my skin now looks. The treatment removed blemishes and spots and now my complexion looks lighter and brighter. Barbie was wonderful ! She has many years of experience doing these treatments and she is excellent. I highly recommend Barbie and the Dermatology Clinic."- L.H. / Google / Oct 12, 2016
"I was nervous about seeing a Dermo because of the many years I spent out in the sun with little sunscreen. Dr. Garcia didn't criticize and in fact, told me she would help me to be able to feel better about my brown spots and complexion. She recommended a series of 5 BBLs. After only two of them, I saw an amazing improvement in my face. Since I have RA & Lupus, Dr. Garcia was very cautious about any reaction I might have to the treatments and sure enough, I did have some adverse reactions. She offered to refund the money I had already paid for the remaining three sessions. She also was the first doctor to help me really get the rash I get from Lupus under control. Knowing the Rx was pricey, she gave me some coupons to get discounted prescriptions. I won't hesitate to recommend Dr. Garcia and her team to any of my friends and family!"- A.R. / Google / Jan 24, 2017
During the Procedure
Before the procedure, the patient will be given protective eyewear to put on to prevent any damage from the light source. The medical professional will apply a cooling gel on the treatment area and then place the handheld light source over the area. Varying wavelengths will be penetrated by the skin in order to reach deep levels of the skin. There should be little to no pain with most patients experiencing a slight sting like a rubber band snap. The time of the treatment varies on the size of the treatment area, as well as the condition of the patient’s skin.
After the Procedure
Since this is a noninvasive treatment, there is no downtime and most patients can return to his or her daily activities immediately after. Common side effects include some redness, splotchy areas or skin darkening that should subside within a few hours. As the skin heals, it will look noticeably younger, smoother and more even-toned with smaller pores. To achieve best results, a series of sessions are needed, which are spaced a few weeks apart.
Patients can expect to spend around $500-$600 on average per session. Since this treatment is highly customizable, the price can vary greatly. Not only is price affected by the number of sessions needed, but also the condition of the skin and the size of the area being treated. It is recommended that a patient speak with a medical professional prior to the procedure to obtain accurate pricing.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $450 - $1,650
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-6 Weeks
Turn Back the Hands of Time
Since skin can’t effectively be treated at the surface, it’s time to go deeper with IPL to produce younger-looking, healthier skin. Pick up the phone and give us a call to schedule an appointment to see how IPL can transform your appearance.