Our skin is like a canvas, with each wrinkle, sun spot, and texture change painting a story of exposure to the elements and the passage of time. But what if you could revise your canvas? With the power of advanced laser and light technology, you can.
Multiple options are available, which can make decision-making a challenge. HALO vs. BBL, MOXI laser vs. BBL, MOXI vs. HALO: How do you choose?
This blog post will compare 4 top skin rejuvenation options: HALO, BBL, MOXI, and NanoLaserPeel, so you can learn more about each of these treatments. And taking our quiz can help you hone in on the right option for you.
HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing
How it works: HALO uses hybrid fractional laser technology to deliver both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths. Fractional technology gives the technician a great deal of control to target specific treatment areas while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed, which reduces the amount of downtime needed for healing.
What it treats: This advanced treatment targets a range of skin issues like sun damage, discoloration, visible signs of aging, uneven skin texture, and enlarged pores.
Unique benefits: The hybrid approach allows for a tailored treatment unique to each patient. It combines the deep dermal rejuvenation of an ablative fractional laser with the patient comfort level and short healing time of a non-ablative laser.
Ideal candidates: Individuals with sun damage, aging skin, or other texture and tone issues are good candidates for HALO laser skin resurfacing.
Recovery time: Downtime is typically 2-3 days, depending on the treatment intensity.
Treatment frequency: 1 or 2 treatments deliver the desired results for most patients, but outcomes may vary based on individual skin conditions.
BBL (BroadBand Light)
How it works: BBL and BBL HERO® therapy uses powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) to heat the upper layers of skin, stimulating skin cell regeneration.
What it treats: BBL is ideal for reducing the appearance of age spots, freckles, redness, small blood vessels, and rosacea and can be used on almost any area of the body.
Unique benefits: BBL is non-invasive, gentle, and capable of quickly treating a large surface area. Results can last up to 10 years.
Ideal candidates: Suitable for people who want to improve pigmentation irregularities or redness without downtime.
Recovery time: No downtime is required. Mild redness may occur post-treatment but usually subsides within a few hours.
Treatment frequency: Initial improvements from BBL treatments can be seen 2 to 6 weeks after the first session, but a series of treatments over time may produce the best results.
Combining HALO and BBL for Superior Results
Many patients choose to pair HALO laser skin resurfacing with BBL. The HALO-BBL treatment is known for its ability to deliver comprehensive skin rejuvenation by treating a range of skin issues, from surface-level pigmentation to deeper textural concerns. The treatments complement each other perfectly, making the combined approach highly effective.
How it works: MOXI delivers non-ablative micro-fractional laser energy to stimulate skin rejuvenation.
What it treats: MOXI targets sun damage, aging skin, and complexion irregularities.
Unique benefits: Suitable for all skin types year-round, MOXI treatments typically take only 30 minutes, require no downtime, and fit easily into busy schedules.
Ideal candidates: Patients seeking a treatment approach that maintains youthful, glowing skin with a minimal time commitment.
Recovery time: Minimal downtime.
Treatment frequency: Some results are instantly visible, but optimal results are often achieved with a series of treatments.
What it treats: Ideal for fine lines and wrinkles, scars, brown spots, and other pigment irregularities.
Unique benefits: With repeated treatments, many patients see a dramatic improvement in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Ideal candidates: Those seeking anti-aging benefits and improved skin texture and tone with minimal downtime.
Recovery time: Generally between 3 to 5 days.
Treatment frequency: Varies depending on individual skin conditions.
Post-Treatment Care and Maintenance
After your treatment, caring for your skin properly can significantly influence the results. Specific care will depend on the procedure but generally includes avoiding sun exposure, using a broad-spectrum, high-SPF sunscreen, and maintaining a quality skincare routine.
The Best Skin Rejuvenation Treatment: A Personal Decision
Choosing the right skin rejuvenation treatment involves considering your skincare needs, recovery time, and desired results. Whether you’re considering the BBL and HALO combination, intrigued by NanoLaserPeel, or want to explore the other options I’ve discussed, it’s about finding what works best for you.
Request a Consultation
If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon or a skilled and experienced nurse practitioner about the best options for your skin, please call our office at (407) 218-4550 or request a consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve luminous, more youthful skin.