When your pores become clogged by oil or dead skin cells, painful, unsightly acne can get you googling: "how to get rid of acne in a week" or "how to get rid of a pimple in an hour". You're not alone. How to get rid of acne for good is a question on the minds of 50 million Americans. But the truth is, there is no "do it yourself" solution for the most common skin condition in the U.S.
If you've tried everything to fight that obnoxiously prominent pimple - warm compress, drugs, creams, acne antibacterial soap - and still ended up hiding behind a scarf or gobs of foundation, you should pay Dr. Cabrera a visit. For 10 years now he's been eliminating all those hassles for hundreds of clear-skinned patients with a ground-breaking treatment.
Forever Clear Broadband LightTM therapy is FDA-approved, cutting-edge technology that delivers light energy deep into your acne patches, leaving you with clear, healthy, radiant skin. No creams, pharmaceuticals or surgery required.
A recent Stanford University study revealed that BBL induces molecular changes and alters gene expressions in human skin. Rejuvenated genes can stimulate aging skin cells to behave more like younger ones.1
This popular treatment developed by Sciton improves the appearance of acne, sun spots, freckles, and vascular conditions as well.
To learn how this light therapy for acne can help revive your skin's youthful radiance, speak with a skincare technician at Genesis Health Institute today by calling (954) 561-3175 or contacting us here.
Broadband LightTM (BBL) is the world's most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) device. It delivers light energy into very precise skin areas at clinically tested temperatures.
Forever Clear is a nearly-painless BBL procedure that turbocharges your body's natural regenerative response, stimulating the creation of fresh, healthy collagen. It balances overactive oil glands and improves the appearance of acne scars, creating skin that's thicker, tighter, smoother, and acne-free.
Unlike expensive and risky surgeries, IPL treatment for acne transforms your skin's appearance with minimal downtime and few side effects. Non-surgical and minimally invasive, it provides the results you want without the hazards and hassles of traditional skin therapies.
Forever Clear is generally an effective comfortable, fast, and safe treatment. Most areas of your body can be treated, especially where acne is commonly found (face, neck, and back).
It can benefit both teens and adults, as it:
The procedure is non-invasive and typically gentle and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, though you may be given a numbing cream if you request it.
Do not wear makeup on your appointment day. We'll apply cold gel to your skin to help conduct the light into your tissues. You'll also be given protective goggles to protect your eyes from the bright lights.
Applying Forever Clear BBLTM takes about 15-30 minutes, and is administered in three steps (a unique process not found in other IPL treatments):
You may feel a slight amount of heat or tingling during your procedure; this is normal and ends once your session is over.
From preparation to completion, your session can take 30-90 minutes, depending on the area being treated. There is usually no downtime - you can wear make-up and resume normal activities immediately. You may have inflammation for one to two days though. You must avoid direct sun exposure and wear sunscreen until told otherwise.
Dr. Cabrera will provide you with a BBL treatment aftercare plan and discuss your expectations for optimal procedure success.
You'll see results after the completion of 3 treatment every 2 weeks. That's when your body will begin generating fresh, healthy collagen, your treated skin will look clearer while your pores will be tighter and less noticeable.
Session duration and the total number of treatments needed vary from patient to patient. Your skin type and looseness will determine how your body responds. Dr. Cabrera may determine that your skin requires several sessions.
Side effects of Forever Clear on your skin are mild and only last a few hours:
On rare occasions, you may experience slight bruising or numbness that goes away within a few days. If you experience any prolonged or serious IPL treatment side effects, call your healthcare provider immediately.
While anyone with acne may be a candidate for Forever Clear, patients may not be the best candidates if they take certain medications or have certain health problems.
Forever Clear is also not recommended for very mature or prepubescent skin. Severely loosened skin may require surgery to achieve dramatically transformative results. Talk with Dr. Cabrera about any conditions that you may have or any medications you're taking.
Forever Clear is not covered by insurance, and its cost varies depending on many factors, such as treatment location and number of sessions required. Speak with our specialists to determine your costs.
Acne shouldn't be the first thing you think about in the morning. Why deal with the wait and potential side-effects of prescription medication and over-the-counter remedies when you can have clearer skin in typically just a few short treatments?
1. Anne Lynn S Chang Patrick H Bitter, Jr, Kun Qu, Meihong Lin, Nicole A Rapicavoli and Howard Y Chang. Rejuvenation of Gene Expression Pattern of Aged Human Skin by Broadband Light Treatment: A Pilot Study. J Invest Dermatol. 2013 Feb; 133(2): 394–402.