Permanent hair reduction involves the use of laser, IPL or BBL devices to apply heat energy to the skin with the purpose to remove unwanted hair. The treatment involves controlled flashes of broad band light which penetrates through the skin, is absorbed by the hair follicle and damages the follicle resulting in no further potential for hair growth. With BBL/IPL hair removal, unwanted hair can be removed and eliminated.

BBL FOREVER BARE

At Jade clinic we choose to use the Forever Bare BBL™ as our preferred hair removal device. BBL technology is the most revolutionary and effective method for permanent hair reduction. The BBL provides a safest, faster, more effective and more comfortable treatment than traditional IPL and laser methods. The BBL technology also allows for an extremely even heating of the hair follicles and can target more hair follicles during a single treatment.

The BBL hand piece provides continuous cooling during treatment to keep the skin cool, making the treatment much more comfortable than other methods. The treatment time is less due to the power and repetition rate of the device.

Forever bare BBL is also one of the safest hair removal methods available. By providing energy in multiple bursts instead of all at once, the BBL keeps the skin protected and progressively raises the follicle temperature to the therapeutic level for hair removal. In doing so the BBL is also able to effectively treat the highest risk skin types.

Any area of the body can be treated with BBL hair removal. From larger areas such as the back, legs and arms to smaller areas such as the lip and chin. Because of the versatility of the BBL system these smaller areas can be treated more effectively and accurately without risk of complications. In addition, larger areas can be treated much more quickly with less discomfort.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many treatments will I need?

You may need to be treated from 6-8 times at intervals of 4-6 weeks. There are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth phase, anagen, can be successfully treated. Some larger areas of the body may need a few extra treatments.

What should I do prior to a hair removal treatment?

Before an initial BBL hair removal consult, it is best to leave an area unshaved so that our doctors can see what color and texture your hair is, which will help determine if you are a good candidate for hair reduction treatments.

Once it is decided that you are a good candidate for BBL hair removal, for maximum effectiveness it is recommended you shave the area to be treated prior to your BBL hair removal treatment. However, you should avoid waxing, tweezing and bleaching the hair prior to hair removal treatments and during the course of treatment because these grooming activities can decrease the effectiveness of the BBL hair removal treatments. Hair needs to be present in the follicle for laser or BBL treatments to be most effective. Since waxing or plucking pulls hair out of the follicle, recently waxed or plucked areas will not be suitable for treating.

Wear comfortable clothing on the day of treatment.

What should you expect after treatment?

Post Treatment Response

Hair has three phases of growth: active growth phase, an intermediate non-growth phase, and a resting phase with no hair follicle present. Duration of hair growth cycles vary with the location on the body. The BBL can only eliminate the hair that is currently in an active growth cycle so multiple treatments are necessary over a time span (4-6 week intervals) to remove hair from most areas. Final results may not be apparent for several months post treatment.

Post Treatment Care

Following a BBL hair removal treatment you may experience some redness and slight swelling in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. Any post treatment discomfort may be relieved by Paracetamol or similar mild analgesic.

A cold compress or an ice pack can be used after treatment to provide comfort. You may shower with cool water on the treatment area 8 to 12 hours after your BBL hair removal treatment.

The unwanted hair begins to fall out over one to two weeks. Keep the treated area clean, use a least SPF 35 sunscreen over exposed areas when outdoors, and do not use tanning beds or self tanners while undergoing treatments.

You may shave the treated area after 3 days following a BBL hair removal treatment. Do not pluck or wax or use a chemical exfoliant between treatments. Do NOT shave or trim the treated area for the first 3 days.

If the treated area is irritated, the area should not be rubbed with a face cloth or towel. Avoid scrubbing. The area should be patted dry.