Intense pulsed light (IPL) photofacials are an innovative treatment option that provides a non-invasive way to treat a broad range of age-related skin damage. While there are several variations of IPL photofacial treatments, one of the most prominent is known as the Forever Young BBL protocol. 

This approach utilizes a broadband light (BBL) treatment strategy and the Forever Young BBL handheld device.

The experienced care professionals at Madison Medispa’s Waunakee, WI, facility utilize the Forever Young BBL protocol to treat various skin conditions caused by sun exposure and aging.

How IPL Photofacials Work

The handheld Forever Young BBL device can emit three distinct types of broadband light in rapid pulsating sequences. The types of light that the device emits include blue, yellow, and infrared light.

Blue broadband light is intended to destroy acne-causing bacteria. Eliminating this bacteria can lead to clearer-looking skin and reduce the appearance of acne. 

In addition to blue light, the device can emit yellow broadband light. The yellow light reduces redness and inflammation, such as that caused by rosacea.

Finally, the Forever Young BBL device can emit infrared broadband light. This light can stimulate collagen production and activate natural healing processes. Depending on your specific cosmetic goals, the Madison Medispa care team may utilize one light or all three during your treatment session.

What Are IPL Photofacials Used to Treat?

IPL photofacials are designed to treat a multitude of sun exposure-related and age-related skin conditions, including:

  • Small veins or broken capillaries
  • Dullness
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Freckles
  • Sunspots
  • Acne
  • Age spots

Although the Forever Young BBL device is primarily used to treat these signs of aging or excess sun exposure on the skin of the face, it can be directed at other areas as well. Examples include the back of the neck, hands, and back.

If you have cosmetic concerns that are not outlined above, Madison Medispa may be able to help. Our staff offers a broad range of additional treatments, including dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables.

The Forever Young BBL Treatment Protocol

Before your treatment, it is important to thoroughly wash your skin and ensure that you have not applied any makeup. 

When you arrive, our care provider will apply a clear gel to your face. This substance is designed to help your skin absorb the broadband light being emitted from the Forever Young BBL device. They will then select the appropriate filters and apply the device to the target areas of your face.

The entire treatment typically takes approximately 10 minutes. However, your total visit may last approximately 30–45 minutes, including prep time. The procedure does not require any downtime, which means that you can resume your normal daily activities immediately. This is because no anesthetics are used during the treatment.

Most patients experience noticeable results approximately seven to ten days after receiving treatment. In total, you may need anywhere from four to six treatments to achieve optimal benefits. Treatments can be scheduled approximately every 30 days.

Benefits of Forever Young BBL Treatments

The Forever Young BBL photofacial treatment has become extremely popular due to the many benefits it provides. Some of the advantages of this treatment are outlined below.

Stimulates Collagen Production

The IPL photofacial has the potential to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is essential for maintaining healthy skin. However, collagen production naturally declines with age.

While the IPL photofacial cannot completely reverse these effects, it can help your body produce more collagen. Some patients pair the IPL photofacial with other treatment options to maximize the benefits they experience.


The Forever Young BBL handheld device can produce three distinct types of pulsating broadband light. This means that the Madison Medispa care team can create a customized photofacial treatment plan just for you. 

Whether you want to reduce acne, stimulate collagen production, treat sunspots, or all three, the Forever Young BBL device can help you achieve these goals.

The best part is that you can be exposed to all three types of light in a single session. This means that you will not have to schedule separate photofacial sessions for each concern.

Involves Zero Downtime

One of the biggest benefits of IPL photofacials is that they can treat a multitude of skin concerns without any downtime. You can schedule your photofacial at any time that fits into your schedule without having to cancel your plans for the entire day. 

Since no anesthetics are administered before treatment, you can also drive yourself to and from our Waunakee, WI, office.

Produces Results

While results may vary, the Forever Young BBL treatment protocol has helped many patients achieve their cosmetic goals. IPL photofacials work to stimulate collagen production, reduce or eliminate rosacea, and make sunspots less prominent.

Efficient Treatments

Each Forever Young BBL photofacial treatment can be completed in just ten minutes. Your entire office visit will likely take 30 minutes or less. This means that you can quickly check in before your scheduled appointment time, receive your treatment, and be on your way.

Schedule Your Forever Young BBL Treatment with Madison Medispa

Madison Medispa’s Waunakee, WI, facility was one of the very first offices to offer the innovative Forever Young BBL photofacial treatment in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, our entire staff has received training on the Forever Young BBL procedure from the physician who developed this protocol.

If you are interested in a minimally invasive way to stimulate collagen production, treat age spots, and address imperfections like freckles or rosacea, then an IPL photofacial may be the ideal intervention for your needs. To learn more, schedule a consultation with our team and let’s discuss your cosmetic goals.