Halo vs. BBL: What You Need To Know

Halo vs. BBL: What You Need To Know | RefinedMD, Los Gatos

Halo vs. BBL: What You Need To Know

There are a lot of laser skin resurfacing technologies on the market, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why RefinedMD only offers the absolute best, proven laser technologies including Halo and broadband light (BBL). The only way to find out which laser is right for you and your unique skin is with a consultation. However, getting to know the differences between these two top lasers will give you some insight to prepare for your consult.

Halo is the first hybrid fractional laser (HFL) in the world and completely revolutionized laser skin resurfacing. It uses both non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to target areas, so you can get gorgeous, glowing results without the downtime and discomfort previously associated with laser skin resurfacing. Thanks to the hybrid approach, Halo can treat a wide variety of skin issues including acne, eczema, melasma, rosacea, and much more.

Halo uses smart energy delivery with Dynamic Thermal Optimization (DTO) for precise and safe treatments every time. Although Halo treats a number of medical conditions, it’s also a popular pick for cosmetic dermatology treatments. Halo is a fantastic choice for sun damage, discoloration, lax skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and discoloration. The fractional approach means the top layer of the skin can heal quickly while the deeper layers remain intact.

Ablative fractional lasers are proven methods to vanquish aging tissue with minimal thermal damage. Non-ablative fractional lasers do create controlled thermal injury along with tissue coagulation but guarantee lower skin damage levels. When you have both working for you, you get maximum results with less downtime than you ever imagined. Patients enjoy optimal results with just one or two sessions in most cases, and Halo can be used for the face, chest, neck, and hands. Every Halo treatment is customized with specific energy density settings for each patient.

Enjoy a more comfortable experience than traditional fractional treatments and a fast healing time with most patients able to wear makeup 24 hours after treatment. You’ll be back at work in one or two days and post-care from Halo is not needed. Full results will appear in just a few weeks. Every skin type can be treated with Halo, which means anyone can experience the famous Halo glow for themselves.

Big, Beautiful Laser

Okay, that’s not actually what BBL stands for (in fact, the BBL hand tool is quite small!). However, “beautiful” is exactly what BBL patients have to say about the experience and their skin after treatment. BBL is a subtle rejuvenation treatment that can treat damage from the sun and pollution. You can reverse the signs of aging with broadband light therapy, getting rid of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. BBL is the latest iteration of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy, treating virtually every skin condition and complaint. Also known as a photofacial, it’s one of the most popular laser skin treatments available.

BBL works via a number of short, high-intensity light blasts to make skin look younger, firmer, and more even than it has in years. There’s virtually no downtime for this non-invasive procedure that is commonly recommended for freckles, age spots, small blood vessels, and to improve skin firmness and texture.

BBL gently heats up the upper layers of the skin, which is then absorbed by the body to stimulate new collagen and skin cell growth. It encourages the body’s natural fountain of youth to flow and comes with a built-in cooling feature for optimal comfort. BBL can be used on the face, hands, neck and chest.

Is Halo or BBL Right for Me?

As you can see, both Halo and BBL can be used on the same parts of the body, but BBL is often considered a little subtler than Halo. You may benefit from Halo on your face and BBL on the chest, or another combination of target sites and technologies. Your dermatologist will recommend an approach that will suit your needs and goals.

You deserve to get results you love, and that’s exactly what we offer with every treatment. To learn more about Halo or BBL, or to schedule a consultation, contact RefinedMD today.