Your procedure may take a few minutes to half an hour depending on the size of the area to be treated and the type of procedure being performed. Your practitioner will discuss all of your options with you.
The procedure is gentle, noninvasive, and safe. Generally, there is no need for a topical anesthetic, however, you may choose to use it on more sensitive areas in which case it will be applied onsite by our nurse. You’ll also have access to our PRO-NOX device to self-administer as needed. PRO-NOX is an inhalable pain reduction gas that dentists’ offices have been using for years; it combines nitrous oxide and oxygen for subtle and almost-instantaneous pain relief with no lasting effects, so you’ll be perfectly safe to drive yourself home. During your treatment, you’ll simply inhale through the mouthpiece to reach your desired comfort level. The best part is that within 10 minutes, all analgesic will be out of your system and you’ll be able to safely drive yourself home.
The number of treatments you need is based on your specific skin condition. You may also combine your treatment with other popular aesthetic procedures to further personalize your treatment/results.
You may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated areas followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother, fine lines and pores will be less noticeable.
It is important to follow the aftercare instructions; you will be asked to use specific post treatment skin products and instructed on how to use them. You will be sensitive to ultraviolet light and you must avoid direct sun exposure until completely healed. Fully cover your skin or use a good sunscreen whenever you go outdoors.
What if a treatment could turn back the aging clock and keep your skin looking forever young? New medical studies suggest that the fountain of youth may exist after all at least for aged skin anyway! Scientific evidence demonstrates that regular maintenance treatments using the BBL Maintenance system by Sciton functionally rejuvenates skin and delays the skin aging process.
BBL Maintenance Benefits
• Zero downtime: Patients resume normal activities immediately.
• Published medical studies show skin aged only 1 year over a 10 year time span.
• Fast treatment: Average treatment time of 30 minutes for a full face.
• Effective on all body areas: face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
What causes acne?
Acne occurs when hair follicle pores are blocked by natural components of the skin. This is the root of most acne lesions. Once blocked, inflammation and bacteria overgrowth occur leading to red bumps and cysts in the skin. Sebaceous or sweat glands of the skin can contribute excessive amounts of sebum into the plugged follicle increasing inflammation. Hormones can also play a role. Most teenagers are affected to some degree. Adults, often, get acne for the first time while others have suffered since the teenage years. Acne is not life-threatening, but it can cause physical disfigurement (scarring) and emotional distress if not treated early.
What options do I have besides oral medications?
BBL Acne has now proven to be helpful in the treatment of acne. Microdermabrasion and chemical peels also offer alternative ways to remove persistent and stubborn acne.
How does the BBL treatment work?
Sciton BBL is an FDA-approved treatment that utilizes a blue filter to selectively target the p-acnes bacteria that are partially responsible for acne in the skin.
What is the treatment like?
A thin layer of gel is applied to your skin, followed by the BBL treatment. Most patients have minimal discomfort. Treatment sessions last 20-30 minutes.
What should I expect after treatment?
After treatment is completed, some may experience temporary reddening and and minimal swelling of the acne, and surrounding skin for 1-2 days. This is transient and usually associated with minimal to no downtime. Makeup can be applied immediately, if desired.
How many treatments will I need?
To achieve maximum improvement with BBL, a series of 8 weekly treatments is most effective. Most patients will need periodic touch up treatments ranging from monthly to every 6 months, depending on your acne type and severity.
Who should consider BBL HERO for Body?
The procedure is recommended for those who desire mild to moderate pigment improvement around the body, without surgery.
How much downtime will there be after treatment?
The BBL HERO for Body treatment is non-invasive so there is no downtime. You are able to immediately resume your normal activities and even apply makeup or sunscreen after each session with no visible signs of treatment. You may experience some mild redness in the treated area, but this will fade away within minutes post treatment.
What areas can be treated?
BBL HERO for Body treatments are safe for all skin colors and can be performed on any area of the body where an improvement in your skin firmness is desired. Popular areas include the face, neck, abdomen, thighs, hands and arms. You should consult with your practitioner regarding the treatment options that are best for you.
How many treatments will I need before I begin to see results?
3-5 treatment sessions are often recommended, but your practitioner can work with you on a personalized treatment plan. You may see slight redness right after treatment, but the full effect of improvement is achieved after the skin heals.
What aftercare do I need?
No special skin care regimen is required following treatment. However, you should always protect your skin from direct sun exposure and use a good sunscreen. Your practitioner can also recommend a home skin care regimen if desired.
Am I able to have other laser or light treatments with BBL HERO for Body?
Yes, there are many procedures that your practitioner may recommend to you to have in tandem with BBL HERO for Body.
Brooke is a board certified Physician Assistant dual-licensed in the states of North Carolina and New York. She attended Long Island University’s Physician Assistant program where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of the Alpha Eta and Pi Alpha Honor Societies. Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Biology and English with a minor in psychology, graduating Cum Laude, from Lehigh University. Brooke attended Boston University’s School of Medicine and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Medical Sciences. Brooke trained with Dr. Alan Studley in internal and family medicine before specializing in medical and cosmetic dermatology. She trained with numerous internationally renowned dermatologists and plastic surgeons in New York City and has worked with L’Oréal Paris performing full-body skin examinations and skin cancer screenings. She has been published in beauty blogs for her work in cosmetic dermatology. Brooke has extensive training in facial anatomy and performs non-invasive sculpting and rejuvenation of the face and body utilizing neurotoxins, dermal fillers, and state-of-the-art laser resurfacing. She has a highly personalized approach with each individual patient and works closely with them to achieve natural and authentic looking results while emphasizing the safety and efficacy of each procedure. Brooke believes that maintaining your physical appearance can be beneficial for your mental well-being. In addition to treating a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatologic conditions, Brooke performs the diVa laser for vaginal rejuvenation therapy to help women achieve optimal feminine health and vitality.
Gurpreet is a certified Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner(AGNP-C) who graduated from Duke University with a MSN and was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society. Outside of aesthetics, her experience includes work in the ICU and cardiac division. Her passion for aesthetics is innate, which she discovered in early childhood when she started drawing and painting. Her artistic skills and strong anatomical knowledge-base lets her mix medicine and aesthetic in perfect harmony to provide the most natural results. She believes in providing evidence-based and result-oriented treatments, tailored to each individual’s unique requirements. Her approach for treatment involves carefully listening to what patients want, recognizing each patient’s anatomical differences, working closely with the patient to develop a customized plan and treating the patient safely for the best possible results. She tailors individualized treatments using multiple modalities such as neurotoxins, fillers, lasers and personalized skin care regimens to help patients achieve their desired goals. She is trained extensively and is certified by Allerganin advanced dermal fillers and neuromodulators including Voluma, Vollure, Volbella and Juvéderm. She incorporates many advance techniques, such as cannulas for fillers to maximize patient comfort. She is proficient in sculpting the cheeks, chin, jawline and lips among many other areas. Gurpreet deeply enjoys and loves the instant gratification she gets after seeing her patients happy and satisfied from the results. Working as an Aesthetic NP has been a dream job, where she gets to do what she loves the most every single day. When not working, Gurpreet loves drawing, painting, photography, yoga and spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
Jenna has been working in the Aesthetics field since 2005 and has been trained by many highly successful, respected professionals in this industry. She is passionate about this ever-expanding, non-invasive, non-surgical specialty and helping her clients achieve great, natural results. While Jenna specializes in both neuromodulators and facial fillers, she also provides a variety of laser services for our clientele. Jenna is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through her knowledge in both medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery. With her background in both surgical and non-surgical procedures, she is able to provide a thorough consultation to help create an individualized plan of care for each of her patients. As a patient herself, Jenna really understands what clients are looking to achieve. Jenna is a Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree of Nursing in Science and also has a BS from North Carolina State University. She is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. Jenna is very dedicated when it comes to improving patients overall appearance and strives to make people feel more confident.
Jessica is a North Carolina native and has been living in the Raleigh area with her husband and dog for the past four years. She attended Gardner-Webb University for nursing and has a strong background in emergency/trauma medicine. Jessica now enjoys working as an aesthetic nurse with experience in neuromodulators, dermal fillers, and skin rejuvenation laser treatments. She is EPIC Certified through Allergan for injectables and has extensive training and experience with Botox, Juvéderm products, and the newest Vycross technology fillers. Jessica is also CANS (Certified Aesthetics Nurse Specialist) certified. She has worked with an array of laser systems including light-therapy, Diode and Erbium lasers and holds a Sciton Joule certification—allowing her to give her clients customized laser treatments with BBL, Halo Pro and all other modalities of the Sciton system. Jessica truly cares for her clients and strives to gives them the best possible outcomes.
Catherine is a North Carolina native, attended Saint Mary’s School, UNC-Chapel Hill for bachelor degrees in psychology and chemistry then in nursing, and then Duke University for her master’s degree in nursing informatics. She has been a registered nurse for 18 years; first as a pediatric hematology and oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center where she worked with amazing kids and their families while they journeyed through bone marrow transplant, and then supporting patients through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and as an Allergan EPIC certified nurse injector helping patients achieve more youthful appearances in a local plastic surgery practice. She is trained in the Sciton JOULE system to provide hybrid fractional laser treatments including diVa and Halo Pro. With her master’s degree in utilizing technology to deliver safer and more efficient patient care, Catherine is dedicated to staying on the forefront of current aesthetic practices to provide her clients with safe and personalized treatment based on their goals and desires. She also works with Dr. Collins’ surgical team, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, and is CANS (Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist) certified. At home, Catherine and her husband Chris are busy raising four children and chasing after their two Labrador retrievers.
Laser Technician + MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN
MEDICAL AESTHETICIAN + LASER TECHNICIAN
Cameron comes to Synergy with over 6 years of clinical skincare experience. A Raleigh native, she is a graduate of the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill, and is a certified Laser Technician through the National Council on Laser Certification (NCLC), as well as a Licensed Esthetician in the state of North Carolina. Cameron has advanced training in medical aesthetic procedures such as chemical peels, Ultrasound Radiofrequency body and facial contouring, microneedling, and aesthetic lasers. She holds certifications in a multitude of medical-grade skincare product lines and works with each of her clients to create and ensure a balanced skincare regimen that is uniquely tailored to their needs. Cameron stays up-to-date with the latest cutting-edge technology, procedures, and techniques by participating in ongoing continuous education and training programs.
Cameron makes product and service education a top priority as she is interacting with clients. She considers herself a mentor to all of her clients who come to her seeking advice on how to best achieve their skincare goals, and wants to make sure that her clients understand the function of what she is doing, as well as the long-term benefit to investing in your skin and your self. Aside from her aesthetic work, Cameron’s hobbies include exercising, reading, shopping, cooking, and baking. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend Nicholas, her cat Esme, and her dog Elise.
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