UV rays from the sun, environmental pollution, and the natural aging process can take a toll on your skin. Age spots, sun damage, redness, and wrinkles contribute to making you appear older than you are. There are two top laser rejuvenation technologies to treat hyperpigmentation and achieve smoother, healthier skin – BBL™ BroadBand Light and Halo by Sciton. Both are safe and effective treatment options, but each laser has its own advantages.
What is BBL™ BroadBand Light?
Forever Young BBL™ BroadBand Light is an effective treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat a range of skin concerns with one comprehensive device. The BBL targets pigment to treat brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, and redness. During the treatment, darker pigments are heated, absorbed, then broken down – triggering your body’s wound-healing response. This non-ablative laser treatment has little to no downtime with little discomfort.
What is Halo by Sciton?
Halo by Sciton uses a proprietary laser-based treatment to reverse the signs of aging. The hybrid laser uses controlled heat to remove the damaged outer layers of skin, making way for healthier skin cells underneath. Using both ablative and non-ablative lasers, Halo gives patients a deep dermal rejuvenation, resulting in a more youthful appearance. You are able to return to daily activities the day after treatment, though longer recovery may be needed. Downtime is dependent upon the severity of your condition and depths of the treatment performed.
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What Do The Technologies Have in Common?
Treatment Areas and Conditions
The most common conditions Forever Young BBL™ and Halo treat are:
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Texture problems: fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores
- Age spots
- Acne scars
While BBL™ treatment targets more superficial issues, Halo laser treatments can target deeper layers on the face, neck, and chest to improve overall skin texture. Your individual needs, including the severity of your condition, will determine which treatment is better suited for you.
Both treatments provide long-lasting results. However, with proper skin protection and maintenance, the results of your Halo laser treatments can last for several years due to increased collagen and elastin production.
Both Halo and Forever Young BBL help to reverse the aging process. As your skin cells produce more collagen and elastin, your skin essentially returns to a genetically youthful state. This leads to long-lasting anti-aging results!
How Do The Technologies Differ?
Number of Sessions Needed
For many patients, improvements in skin tone are visible after their first BBL™ treatment; though optimal results are typically achieved after 4 to 6 treatment sessions. Maintenance sessions are recommended at least twice a year.
Halo laser treatments are completely customizable to your lifestyle and desired outcome. Patients who wish to experience little-to-no downtime may choose to have several light treatments spread out over months. Alternatively, patients who wish to see their desired outcome sooner can opt for a more aggressive single treatment, which requires more time for recovery.
Our Providers at Levy Dermatology can help create a customized treatment plan to leave you looking younger and healthier.
“Had a great experience with Dr. Waggoner. She was very gentle, caring, and knowledgeable. Her nurse also had great bed side manor. Highly recommend.”*
Take the Next Step
To learn more about Halo or BBL laser treatments, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling Levy Dermatology at (901) 624-3333. Levy Dermatology serves patients in the Memphis, Germantown & Collierville, TN areas.
*Individual results may vary.