For severely sagging skin, nothing beats a surgical face-lift for shoring up your cheeks, jowls, and forehead. But sometimes, surgery isn’t in your best interest, or you simply don’t want to take that extreme step.
We understand — and we can help.
At Gago Wellness in Brighton, Michigan, our master aestheticians offer the latest treatments using the most advanced technology to deliver face-lift-like results. One of our most popular treatments is Forever Young BroadBand Light™ (BBL) therapy, a noninvasive way to tighten your skin and reduce some of the other signs of aging as well. Here’s a closer look.
The science behind BBL
Instead of scalpels and stitches, BBL uses the power of light to lift and tighten your skin. While you relax comfortably in our treatment chair, we hover a handheld device over the surface of your skin, which delivers pulses of light waves that penetrate to the deeper layers.
As your skin absorbs the light energy, your tissues gently heat up, which triggers some changes within.
One of the most dramatic changes comes in the form of tighter skin. This occurs because your body responds to the thermal effect by triggering the production of collagen and elastin, the two proteins responsible for the structure and resilience of your skin.
As you age, you don’t produce as much collagen and elastin, and it shows — you lose the plump firmness of your youth, and your skin doesn’t recover from damage and the tug of gravity the way it once did. But BBL restores your protein supplies and gives you the look of a face-lift without the surgery.
What’s more, BBL can give your arms, neck, and tummy a “face-lift,” too.
BBL’s other superpowers
In addition to tightening your skin and smoothing out the wrinkles and lines that crop up when skin starts to sag, BBL has a few other tricks up its sleeve, as well.
We can adjust the BBL light wavelengths on the fly and target different aesthetic issues during your treatment session. For example, if you have dark patches of skin, like freckles or sun spots, we can adjust the wavelengths to seek and destroy these clumps of excess pigment and give you an even-toned complexion.
BBL can also shrink large pores, reduce the look of broken capillaries, ease the redness of rosacea, calm active acne, and diminish acne scars. Although we make adjustments to the treatment to accomplish these goals, the technology remains the same — waves of intense pulsed light.
What you need to know about BBL treatments
Your BBL treatment is noninvasive — there are no needles, pins, or punctures. The light seeps into your tissues and gently warms them from within.
Each session lasts 30-90 minutes depending in the amount of skin and abnormalities to be treated, depending on the size of the treatment area. You may feel your skin get a little warmer during your treatment, and you might see some minor redness and puffiness immediately following, but they subside quickly.
Your results start appearing in a few days or weeks, and they continue to bloom for months afterward. Studies show that best results occur when you commit to multiple sessions — about five treatments spaced about two weeks apart.
To schedule your BBL treatments, call or click today. Our team is here to guide you through all your aesthetic treatment options.