22 Jun 3 Must-Try Lasers for Summer
Maybe you’ve heard that winter months are the best time for laser skin rejuvenation, but that doesn’t mean you have to discount summer entirely. At RefinedMD, we offer laser technologies that are gentle enough for the summer months including Clear + Brilliant, HALO, and BBL. However, you should still avoid jetting off to a tropical location where you will spend hours each day basking in the sun right after a laser skin treatment or many non-surgical options. After all, when you’re in the process of revealing younger, healthier skin, bear in mind that this skin is also very susceptible to damage. Instead, plan your summer laser sessions around time that you’ll be able to avoid direct sunlight (perhaps right after your vacation).
Clear + Brilliant
Clear + Brilliant is a gentle option for resurfacing that was FDA approved in 2011. It can be used on all skin tones and types, which is one of the reasons it’s so popular. Some more aggressive lasers are not well matched for darker skin tones because hypopigmentation can occur (unwanted lightening of darker skin). Clear + Brilliant is gentle enough that anyone can use it. It’s also the most recommended for pre-juvenation and beloved by those in their 20s who want to ward off early signs of aging before they are noticeable.
Broadband light therapy, also known as BBL, is the second generation of intense pulsed light (IPL) technology. It treats more conditions faster, including every common skin condition like hyperpigmentation of all types (including melasma), skin laxity, unwanted brown spots like moles and freckles, and even vascular lesions to name just a few. BBL is a preferred treatment because there is little to no downtime and you can actually see it working in the days following your treatment. For those using BBL to get rid of brown spots like moles, you can see them darken and then flake away like coffee grounds within one week after your first treatment.
Most clients benefit from a series of BBL treatments spaced about one month apart for the best results. You can then opt for maintenance sessions every six months. If you’ve tried and loved IPL before, you’re going to swoon for BBL. And if you’re new to the world of lasers, BBL is a great place to start—and stay for many years. Those in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and better have all achieved gorgeous results with this energy-based device.
HALO for Heavenly Skin
HALO is another option for those who need something stronger than Clear + Brilliant. It’s on par with BBL but works differently. Touted as the gentler alternative to a Fraxel laser, it also requires little to no downtime. HALO works with both short and long wavelengths emitted at the same time, which deeply penetrate the skin for gorgeous results. Just like any laser or light-based device, results are not immediate. Lasers work by treating target areas and destroying imperfections, but also via collagen induction therapy. Collagen is what makes youthful skin so taut and healthy, but we make less collagen as we get older. Lasers are one of the most effective tools that allow you to select exactly where you want more collagen.
So, which of these options is for you? The only way to find out is with a consultation. We’ll discuss your current skin condition and goals to develop an action plan just for you. Sometimes a combination of lasers is the best approach, especially if you plan to treat multiple areas. While all of these lasers can be used in most desired locations, that isn’t the same with every laser—some are exclusively for certain areas, so mixing and matching is a must.
If you’re ready to seriously improve your skin care regimen, make lasers part of your plan. Contact RefinedMD today to schedule your laser skin rejuvenation consultation. Call the office or, for the fastest reply, simply complete the online contact form.