Are you considering light-based or laser skin rejuvenation treatments but finding yourself overwhelmed by the many choices? Not to worry. This blog post will break down 2 popular and effective options: Broadband Light (BBL) and HALO laser skin resurfacing, both excellent for handling different skin issues.
BBL: The Basics
BBL excels in addressing pigmentation concerns like redness, sun spots, and even birthmarks. Using targeted light energy, this treatment encourages collagen production and facilitates the removal of darker skin cells, resulting in a more evenly toned complexion.
Who Is a Good Candidate for BBL?
BBL is beneficial for individuals experiencing light to moderate skin damage or discoloration issues. If you’re dealing with problems like sun spots, age spots, redness, or uneven skin tone, you may be a good candidate.
Recovery and Downtime
Recovery after a BBL treatment is generally quick, with most patients experiencing just a few hours to a day of mild redness.
A series of 3 to 5 treatments scheduled about a month apart is often recommended for the best results.
HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing
One of the standout features of HALO is its ability to combine both ablative and non-ablative laser technologies into one comprehensive treatment. But what does this mean, and why is it beneficial?
Ablative lasers focus on the surface layer of your skin, effectively removing the outermost layers to make room for newer, healthier skin. This approach is particularly potent for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and superficial blemishes. Non-ablative lasers penetrate the skin’s deeper layers to stimulate collagen production, which helps improve the skin’s elasticity and appearance over time.
HALO merges these two laser types into a single, highly customizable treatment. You can get the immediate surface-level improvements typically seen with ablative lasers coupled with the longer-term benefits of collagen growth provided by non-ablative lasers.
Who Is a Good Candidate for HALO?
Virtually anyone dealing with surface and sub-surface skin issues is a good candidate. Whether you’re grappling with sun damage, fine lines, or deeper-set wrinkles and scars, HALO provides a holistic treatment option that addresses many skin concerns.
Recovery and Downtime
Recovery for HALO usually involves a few days to a week of downtime, depending on the types of skin issues addressed and the depth and intensity of treatment.
Generally, 1 to 2 sessions are enough for most patients, although this may vary based on individual needs.
BBL & HALO: Better Together
When you pair BBL’s capability to tackle pigment inconsistencies with HALO’s groundbreaking approach to both superficial and deeper skin repair, you’re setting the stage for individualized treatment plans and remarkable skin improvements.
Request a Consultation
To find out what BBL, HALO laser, or a combined approach can do to rejuvenate your skin, we recommend speaking with one of our skilled and experienced providers. Our related blog post can also give you further insight into the different types of lasers can rejuvenate your skin.
We can tailor a treatment plan that capitalizes on the unique strengths of these technologies to help you achieve the radiant complexion you’ve been dreaming of. Call our office at (843) 722-5904 or request a consultation.