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Woman receiving Halo laser treatment in Toledo at Blush Aesthetics

It’s Time for Your HALO, Angel

This holiday season you’re going to want a star topper for your Christmas tree, because no angel is going to be able to compete with you 👼  Flaunt your angelic skin after reversing sun damage and revitalizing your complexion at Blush with a Halo laser treatment in Toledo!

The Halo laser resurfacing treatment is a dual laser by Sciton that can totally transform your skin! It wipes away the effects of aging to restore the youthful, confidence-boosting skin of your dreams. Blush Aesthetics was the first medical spa in the area to bring the groundbreaking Halo laser technology to our patients! Our providers not only perform more Halo treatments than anyone in Northwest Ohio, we train others from around the country on how to get the best results.

You know you’re in the best hands to achieve amazing, glowing skin with a Halo laser treatment in Toledo!

Halo laser treatment in Toledo: Advanced hybrid fractional laser facials

The world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL), Halo revolutionized laser resurfacing facials with its ability to deliver non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone. This gives significant results without the downtime associated with traditional laser facials. 

Laser facials are typically going to be one of three varieties:

  1. Ablative laser treatments: The most intense laser peel available. Ablative lasers treat thin layers of skin, like a deep chemical peel or dermabrasion, with a precision that allows the technician to reduce skin damage. They are best for firming skin and treating wrinkles and acne scars.
  2. Non-Ablative laser treatments: Gentler, progressive results. Non-ablative lasers do not remove any skin—the light simply causes micro-damage to the skin to encourage natural skin healing. These facials are great for addressing fine lines and wrinkles on patients who are willing to wait 2–3 months for strong results. 
  3. Fractional laser treatments: A combination of both ablative and non-ablative lasers, the Halo laser was the first treatment to achieve this hybrid. A combination of ablative and non-ablative technology creates dramatic results with less downtime!

Fractional laser treatments: Rejuvenate from within

Fractional lasers are both ablative and non-ablative. They create small holes in the deeper layers of the skin to trigger and enhance skin healing. The skin’s self-healing process creates tighter, firmer, and healthier skin. We also perform fractional laser treatments to treat fine lines, acne scarring, sun damage, and pigmentation issues.

The unique Halo laser facial

During a Halo laser treatment in Toledo, we apply tunable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths simultaneously to achieve great results with minimal downtime. Halo improves the appearance of numerous skin conditions, such as sun damage, aging, and acne. 

The epidermis (outermost of the skin’s 3 layers) heals quickly after Halo treatments because the dermis (middle layer of skin) remains intact. This well-established treatment minimizes aged tissue with less thermal injury so you can get back to your life sooner. 

As we discussed above, the Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that works both below the skin as well as on the surface. This improves wrinkles, scars, texture, rosacea, acne, dullness, and skin laxity—wow! You truly can’t go wrong with a Halo laser facial from our specialists at Blush!

Halo vs the world (of traditional laser facials)

Traditional CO2, Erbium Yag and Profractional laser facials cause significant downtime and require aquaphor application for 1-2 weeks of healing process. Halo laser facials can get very similar results by combining two wavelengths, with the benefit of being able to apply makeup the day after treatment.

Downtime, specifically social downtime, is personal to the patient—some folks will not leave the house looking anything less than 100%. Normally, a little tinted moisturizer is all you need to look like yourself the day after a Halo laser treatment in Toledo.

A customizable laser facial 

In addition to integrated cooling, with Halo we have the flexibility to completely turn off the ablation for those who want the very simplest laser treatment. Non-ablative and ablative laser wavelengths can be delivered at the same time or one or the other can be disabled, making a variety of depths and density coverage possible. 

What is the benefit of both ablative and non-ablative treatment together?

In non-ablative treatments, we heat a column of skin called a micro thermal treatment zone to necrose the epidermis and denature the dermal collagen. After undergoing non-ablative treatment, patients have small packets of “debris” that rise in their skin as the regenerated tissue pushes damaged tissue up and out. 

Adding ablation removes some of the tissue that would otherwise be necrosed near the surface, eliminating the formation of those packets. This causes the skin to heal more quickly than other types of treatments!

Halo vs BBL (Broadband Light)

Halo laser treatment in Toledo is a unique procedure, but it looks similar to other types of laser and light facials offered at medical spas. One treatment that often gets brought up in conjunction with Halo is the BBL photofacial. We LOVE both of these treatments and the fact that they address unique skin concerns while improving overall skin health and appearance. Let’s explore BBL and how it differs from the Halo fractional laser!

Related: Refresh Your Skin for the Holidays with Halo, BBL, or both 🙌

Is BBL a laser facial?

It’s understandable why many folks assume BBL is a type of laser, but broadband light photofacials are actually different from laser facials! Lasers use one specific wavelength of light to deeply penetrate into the layers of the skin to a fixed depth. We customize BBL to penetrate a variety of depths within your skin’s layers.

The fixed depth lasers with Halo penetrate much deeper than broadband light (BBL) reaches. That makes most laser facials more aggressive than BBL photofacials. While a more aggressive approach can lead to significant results more quickly, it also means more downtime and discomfort. Most people feel comfortable going about their day as usual after a photofacial. 

What is a BBL photofacial?

We have established that BBL is not a laser like the Halo fractional laser facial, so what is it? Broadband light photofacials are a type of corrective phototherapy treatment. Signs of aging, sun damage, rosacea, acne and more are no match for this customizable treatment! 

BBL makes for a great “maintenance” treatment because it’s comfortable and has no downtime while providing significant results. Many clients keep their skin radiant with a BBL photofacial every 3 to 6 months. 

How does BBL work?

Broadband light therapy deposits pulses of light energy to heat the upper layers of skin. Targets within the skin absorb the light energy and are destroyed. Targets of the light include fine, broken vessels that cause redness, pigmentation, and the bacteria that causes acne. 

While the light energy corrects uneven pigmentation on your skin, it also works at the RNA level to boost your natural collagen production. RNA, or ribonucleic acid, is a vital component of all living cells. It carries instructions from DNA that control the synthesis of proteins (like collagen). 

Halo vs BBL in summary

Now that we know what BBL photofacials are, we can see how they differ from Halo laser treatments!

BBL is a light therapy, not a laser facial. As such, it does not break the skin’s surface. For folks concerned about physical scarring, pore size, texture, significant sun damage, dullness, or melasma—Halo is best. For those who are happy with their skin texture, but aren’t so happy with excessive redness, browns, blood vessels, or widespread inflammatory acne–—BBL is best. 

Need to address both? We can create a treatment plan that perfectly blends the two treatments for amazing results.

BBL and Halo: Reversing sun damage and restoring youth

Whether you choose Halo laser treatment in Toledo, BBL, or both, you can look forward to a gorgeous reversal of sun damage. The aesthetic pros at Blush are here to analyse your skin and help you determine the best course of action for fighting photoaging as a result of sun damage. 

What’s the difference between photoaging and normal aging?

Each person has a unique natural aging process. Genetics and lifestyle are the major contributing factors to the aging process. Photoaging is premature aging directly caused by repeated exposure to UV. If you aren’t protecting yourself from the sun, you’re contributing to premature aging. 

 When unmitigated, photoaging can make someone look 20 years older than they really are. That’s why the number one thing you can do for your skin is wear sunscreen

The good news? Laser facials work quickly and effectively to reverse photoaging and restore your fresh complexion. 

What does it cost to reverse sun damage in Toledo?

Broadband light therapy and Halo laser costs vary based on your unique situation. During your skin consultation with our aesthetic experts, we will work together to determine the best treatment options. If BBL photofacials or Halo laser facials are part of that treatment, we will discuss the number of recommended treatments and the length of time between those treatments. 

When we know how we are going to proceed, we tally the cost of the treatments that will effectively reverse your sun damage. 

Get your Halo on at Blush Aesthetics!

We don’t attract patients from all around the globe for nothing! Blush Aesthetics is the premier dermatology med spa for all northwest Ohio and southeastern Michigan because we provide the best treatments and service. Our aestheticians are thrilled to offer Halo laser treatments in Toledo as well as BBL photofacials and a variety of other incredible skincare treatments! Use our virtual consultation tool now to see if these treatments could help you, or give us a call or text at 419.520.7546 to speak to an expert!

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