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Forever Young BBL™ on Aesthetic TV | Sciton®

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Andrew Ordon:
Hi, and thank you for joining us here in Aesthetic TV. I'm Dr. Andrew Ordon with my cohost Stuart Brazell.

Stuart Brazell:
It's great to be here.

Andrew Ordon:
That's so nice to be back. We're here today to talk about a new breakthrough and anti-aging technology that can actually turn back the clock and reverse the signs of aging skin.

Stuart Brazell:
Well, I have to say that sounds pretty amazing, Dr. Ordon, what is this technology?

Andrew Ordon:
Well, it's called Forever Young BBL. That's short for BroadBand Light from Sciton, and to help explain what the Forever Young BBL can do, how it works, and what makes it so different, we've invited prominent dermatologist and researcher. Dr. Patrick Bitter. Dr. Bitter is certified by the American Board of Dermatology and as a pioneer in the use of pulsed light energy. He's a developer of the PhotoFacial procedure and author of several groundbreaking papers on the use of pulsed light for skin rejuvenation. Welcome to Aesthetic TV, Dr. Bitter.

Patric Bitter:
Thank you very much for inviting me to talk about this exciting breakthrough in skin health.

Stuart Brazell:
Well, we're thrilled to have you, and our viewers are always interested in keeping up with the very latest developments in aesthetic medicine in order to look and feel their very best. Before we get into the details of the Forever Young BBL, can you explain a little bit about what BBL is?

Patric Bitter:
That's a very interesting question, Stuart. The difference between BBL and laser is, that laser is a single color of light and BBL is hundreds of colors of light. If I may illustrate from the handpiece that comes in contact with the skin, hundreds of colors of light are flashed at the same time, and that explains the results that we see with the photofacial procedure that are different from a laser where the skin looks clear, it looks brighter, it looks smoother, it looks healthier.

Andrew Ordon:
So the whole thing is that you're targeting different wavelengths of lesions of colors, correct?

Patric Bitter:
That's exactly right. So, a laser is able to really target specifically a very limited element in the skin and hundreds of colors of light in BBL, we're able to treat multiple things at the same time.

Andrew Ordon:
I see. Well, that's right. Pulsed light treatments have been around for years and are used to treat acne, rosacea, freckles, and age spots among other things. They've also been used for facial rejuvenation, but I understand that today, Dr. Bitter has some news about two groundbreaking clinical studies he's just published in conjunction with Stanford University Dermatology Department that show some really incredible results. Can you tell us something about that interesting research?

Patric Bitter:
Thank you. The first study, we looked at the gene expression in skin cells and we designed the study, I and my coworkers at the Dermatology Department at Stanford University School of Medicine, to treat age skin, 70 year old forearm skin. We did a series of three treatments and then removed a sample of skin from a treated area and untreated area, that was looked at Stanford and analyzed to see the differences in gene expression. We know that old skin cells and young skin cells express genes differently, and what we found in this study was very stunning.

Andrew Ordon:
So tell us about those results you found.

Patric Bitter:
Well, Dr. Ordon, we know that every skin cell has about 25,000 genes, and we looked at about over 2000 of those, and we found that with the Forever Young BBL treated skin, over a 1000 genes were rejuvenated.

Andrew Ordon:
This is really cutting edge stuff, treating actually the genetic component to slow down or reverse that aging process.

Patric Bitter:
This was the first study that has actually shown that you could take living cells in human and be able to alter the gene expression and make them act like younger cells, a study like this has never been done before.

Andrew Ordon:
Great stuff.

Stuart Brazell:
Yeah, and I know you also did a second study. Can you tell us more about that?

Patric Bitter:
So in the second study, I designed that to answer the question really, what happens when you get a number of treatments done over a period of years? It was some questions in the early days when we were using this type of technology, maybe it would be a bad thing to get a lot of treatments. So I had 15 subjects that had at least one photofacial treatment with BBL over at least an eight year period of time, and it had no other kind of cosmetic surgery. What we found in the study when we had a panel of 500 experts, including dermatologists and plastic surgeons evaluating the before and after photos was the following, if you look up here, you can see the data.

Patric Bitter:
At the very top, the blue bar that says 46 was the actual average age of the 15 subjects. The green bar at the top, 45 was the assessed age. That was the age that the 500 investigators or evaluators thought they looked at before photos, these subjects aged on average nine years. So in their after photos, their average was 55 years of age, that's the blue bar at the very bottom, but the green bar above that is the assessed age. That's the age that the evaluators thought they were in their after photos, they thought they were 45. And all of us know that nature, when you go from age 45 to age 55, nature does not make us look younger. So what we have learned from this longterm study was that the Forever Young BBL treatment from Sciton is the closest that we have come to the fountain of youth for aging skin. And in my opinion, Forever Young BBL treatment is the best noninvasive treatment that somebody can do for their skin to slow down skin aging.

Stuart Brazell:
So, you're telling us that you can show that you're actually making skin look younger? I have to say, "Wow."

Patric Bitter:
Well, Stuart, that's what we discovered in the study that we did with Forever Young BBL. It's very impressive.

Andrew Ordon:
We have some photos that you brought to show those results, right?

Patric Bitter:
Yes, I'd like to show you in the photos and we can take a look at. So we know that with Sciton BBL technology, you can take age, sun damaged skin and make it look dramatically better with no downtime.

Andrew Ordon:
That's dramatic.

Stuart Brazell:
Extremely dramatic.

Patric Bitter:
Now, in the study, when we took some of our subjects were younger and our subject here is 38 years of age, and what you're looking at in the after photo is her 10 and a half years older, with having done nothing more than about three Forever Young BBL treatments per year. And you can see that she's basically aged hardly at all. Now, what if you take somebody who's older than that? This subject is 58 when she started her treatments and the after photos, she's nearly nine years older. She'll go from age 58 to 67 with nothing more than about two to three treatments Forever Young BBL per year.

Andrew Ordon:
Impressive results.

Stuart Brazell:
Extremely.

Patric Bitter:
Women typically really find that this aging around the mouth, where they get the lines of wrinkles that cobbly textured to the skin and the chin and the upper lip, and you can see with a noninvasive, no downtime treatment with Forever Young BBL, that that skin looks dramatically better nine and a half years later.

Andrew Ordon:
Yeah, both the discolorations and the fine lines are better following that treatment. Finally, the hands, the hands give it away.

Stuart Brazell:
Yeah, the hands tell age.

Patric Bitter:
And you're very right at that. So, I believe that Forever Young BBL is really the best way to be able to rejuvenate noninvasively skin. One of the remarkable things about the treatment is that we can treat and get this same anti-aging delaying of skin aging anywhere on the body.

Stuart Brazell:
I have to say that seeing is really believing, and those are some truly fantastic examples of what Forever Young BBL can do. We were both kind of going, "Oh my goodness."

Andrew Ordon:
For sure, and I mean, I have to say those are really very impressive images, Dr. Bitter. What's the ideal patient to treat with this type of technology?

Patric Bitter:
This is a good question. Pretty much anybody that begins to have visible aging changes in the skin or sun damage is a good candidate for a Forever Young BBL treatment. I think that for those people in their late 30s and early 40s, it makes so much sense now to start doing Forever Young BBL treatments, one to two to three, four treatments a year, I think optimally four treatments a year is what will really delay aging the best.

Andrew Ordon:
So tell us a little, what's the best treatment technique when you're using Forever Young BBL?

Patric Bitter:
This is a very important question. The results that a person will experience really depend on three important things. One is the optimal settings that the doctor will choose, two is doing enough pulses, and this is one of the breakthroughs that Sciton BBL technology affords us, is that it's so fast, we're able to do multiple pulses and that gets better results, it makes the treatment more comfortable and it makes it very safe. The third is doing enough treatments. Those three things will really determine the results that somebody will get.

Andrew Ordon:
And really for all skin types?

Patric Bitter:
Good point, BBL technology is safe to be able to treat even dark skin types. It does take a certain level of expertise on the practitioner's part to know how to treat darker skin that is very safe to treat dark skin.

Andrew Ordon:
And in terms you touched on it slightly, the discomfort when getting the treatment, how would you describe that?

Patric Bitter:
Well, some people feel relatively little and other people will feel like a hot flash or a snap, there's no discomfort that is persisting afterwards. So treatments are simple, they take about 15 minutes to do a face, there's essentially no downtime, with that it takes two to three minutes to treat the back of a hand. I've trained about 5,000 doctors in the art of doing photofacial treatments over the last 10 years around the world. So there are a number of people well-trained and knowing how to do a Forever Young BBL treatments.

Andrew Ordon:
Well, that's so important. It's so important with any treatment or technology that the physician treating the patient, like you said, knows how to properly choose the ideal settings and number of treatments for that patient's skin type, age and condition.

Patric Bitter:
That is very true.

Stuart Brazell:
And I'm sure our viewers would like to know more about the patient experience. So what can a patient expect when they come in and receive a treatment with Forever Young BBL?

Patric Bitter:
Well, most people will say after a treatment, it was a lot easier than they thought or anticipated it would be. But again, for a face, it takes about 15 minutes to do a treatment from start to finish, and afterwards people can apply makeup, put sunblock on and go about their usual activities.

Stuart Brazell:
I have to say after hearing about these great results and seeing such impressive examples with Forever Young BBL, I'm convinced. So how do people at home find a physician in their area?

Patric Bitter:
Well, the best way to find a physician who's trained in the art of doing the Forever Young BBL treatment is foreveryoungbbl.com and go to the physician locator.

Andrew Ordon:
Thank you so much, Dr. Bitter for joining us here to inform our viewers about what really looks like and amazing breakthrough in skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments.

Stuart Brazell:
Yes. Thank you so much doctor for showing us how Forever Young BBL can actually turn back the clock on the aging process, and it's truly very impressive and I'm sure all of our viewers are excited to hear about this new treatment option as I have been super excited.

Patric Bitter:
Well, it's been wonderful being invited to come and talk about what Sciton BBL technology can do. Thank you very much.

Andrew Ordon:
To all our viewers out there, we really appreciate you spending time with us. I'm Dr. Andrew Ordon.

Stuart Brazell:
And I'm Stuart Brazell, until next time stay tuned.

Andrew Ordon:
And stay beautiful.