The Forever Beautful BBL laser made a visible difference in the quality of my skin. At parties and conferences, friends and co-workers mentioned that my skin looked good. But what they could not see were the health benefits below the skin. Lasers like Forever Beautiful not only clarify the surface of the skin they break up the melanin clumps in the layers below. And thanks to the imaging instruments like TruVu, we can actually see these changes.
Laser Benefits Below the Skin
The photo on the left is the a woman before laser treatment. The dark spots and spotches are all indications of sun damage. Not only does it make the skin look dull and older than its years, the darkened areas are more likely to develop some form of skin cancer. The photo on the right shows the impact of just one Forever Beautiful treatment. You can see a significant lightening of the skin as the damaged areas were basically vaporized. Now they cannot develop into something more serious.
I firmly believe that you cannot separate health and beauty practices. Exercise, an anti-oxidant filled diet, avoidance of smoking and limits on alcohol will do as much for your heart and brain as it will for your appearance. Skin treatments such as lasers, Retin A and regular peels will reduce chances of developing skin cancers. It just makes sense and these photos are the proof.
The “laser season” ( Dec-Mach) is almost over. The cold grey days of winter are a wonderful time to get laser treatment. You want to protect the skin from sun after a session with a laser and in these months, sunny days are few and far between. Remember that when you go for a laser treatment, you need to stop using Retin A for at least 48 hours before and up to a week after the procedure. This is also the time to stop using using vitamn C serum, toners and exfoliators to avoid additional irritation. And whenever your face meets a laser you need to be especially generous with sunscreen appliction. Really slather that stuff on and reapply during the day.
FYI- these are not my photos, but from a very generous patient of Dr Z Paul Lorenc, the uber smart and talented New York CIty aesthetic surgeon.