Halo with Ablative Resurfacing
For patients that do not wish to have a deep resurfacing treatment on their entire face, they may choose to have a halo on their face and then selectively treat areas of concern with a deeper laser treatment. For example, around the eyes or mouth – which often have deeper wrinkles – a deeper laser treatment may be required.
Halo with BBL
Halo with BBL have a synergistic effect. We can safely perform a gentle BBL treatment on the skin prior to a Halo treatment to optimize the results on sun damage and pigmentation.
Microlaser Peel (MLP) with Profractional
The MicroLaser Peel procedure uses the 2940 nm Erbium YAG laser to precisely vaporize (ablate) predetermined layers of skin. The MLP is a superficial peel that addresses texture and tone of photo-aged or damaged skin. The ProFractional™ fractionated laser resurfacing procedure uses the 2940 nm Erbium YAG laser delivered into a scanning device that fractionally vaporizes (ablate) micro laser channels at a predetermined depth into the skin. The ProFractional device addresses texture and tone in conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, and various scars. These two treatments work well in combination because the MLP treats the entire surface of the skin in a gentler way, removing pigmentation, while ProFractional treats just a fraction of the skin but at a deeper level, targeting lines and wrinkles.
This depends on your lifestyle. If you can avoid prolonged sun exposure then yes, you can get laser treatments in the summer. If you plan on being outside in the sun without protection (SPF & a hat) then we would recommend that you postpone your treatments until the fall or winter.
Typically no. Our registered nurse/laser technician can assess you to determine whether you are a candidate for laser. Depending on the treatment and the area being treated there are different recommendations but in general, the skin must not be tanned in order to have a laser treatment.
This depends on what type of treatment you are undergoing. BBL treatments are not painful. The halo laser will feel hot and you will experience some pain for about 45-60 minutes after the treatment but then it completely goes away and is quite tolerable. Deep resurfacing laser treatments are painful but our office provides many forms of pain relief including oral, topical and local anesthetic.
This depends on what type of laser treatment you are having. There is no downtime associated with BBL. Halo has 5-7 days downtime. Deep resurfacing has a 2 week downtime and then prolonged redness (few months) which can be covered with makeup.
Our laser is a state of the art medical grade laser called the Sciton Joule. This platform has many different lasers built into it. We have a Broad Band Light (BBL) system which is the world’s most powerful IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device on the market. We also have a 1064nm Nd:YAG laser; the Halo laser which is a hybrid of two laser wavelengths (1470nm and 2940nm); a full resurfacing Erbium YAG laser (2940nm) and a Profractional ablative laser, which is also the 2940nm wavelength but instead of treating the entire surface of the skin it just treats a fraction of the skin – creating channels in the surface.
Many including: unwanted hair growth, spider veins and small facial vessels, rosacea, acne, pigment and wrinkles.