Laser Skin Treatments in Vancouver for Anti-Aging

BBL or HALO: Which Light Based Skin Treatment is Right for You?

BBL or HALO: Which Light Based Skin Treatment is Right for You?

As summer comes to a close, you may be looking for ways to battle the sun damage that occurred over your many sunny days enjoying the outdoors. Fall is the perfect time to address these problems with light based skin treatments like BBL and HALO. Are you wondering which laser treatment is best for you? Read on for discovery!

An Overview: BBL and HALO Laser Treatments

Both BBL (Broad Band Light) and HALO are light based laser treatments that work to address sun damage. However, these two effective treatment differ in the other skin issues they address, and how they work.

How Does BBL Work?

Before and after 2 sessions of BBL Broad Band Light Photo Facial at 8 West in Vancouver BC.

The BBL™ PhotoFacial is a laser treatment, which is also known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy, uses advanced scientific technology to produce a clearer, younger-looking skin. The laser will gently heat the upper layers of the skin, stimulating your skin cells to regenerate new collagen.

Equipped with cooling features, the BBL is comfortable and quick. While some patients see results from just one BBL Treatment, these are often implemented as a series of between 2-4 separate treatments.

You may be a candidate for BBL if:

  • You have red blood vessels
  • You have freckles or sun spots
  • You have poor skin tone or texture
  • You do not wish to have any downtime

How Does HALO Work?

Before and after of a Halo Hybrid Fractionated treatment at 8 West.

Halo™ is a revolutionary Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment that combines fractionated and ablative lasers in one handheld device. These two lasers are extremely tuneable, allowing our skin specialist to customize the treatment to your skin.  Each wavelength reaches a different layer of the skin to address sun damage, boosting collagen, and resurfacing the outermost layer of the skin.

HALO is a more in-depth treatment than BBL; whereas BBL has very little to no downtime, HALO has between 3-5 days of downtime where you will experience a post-procedure shedding of your old skin – allowing for a rebirth of new, youthfully glowing skin!

You may be a candidate for HALO if:

  • You are over the age of thirty
  • You have sun spots, pigmentation, or sun damaged skin
  • You have poor skin texture
  • You have discoloration
  • You have acne scarring
  • You have mild to moderate wrinkles

When is it Safe to Have BBL or HALO?

Since both BBL and HALO are laser treatments that heat the skin, it is most safe to have them when your skin has not been exposed to the sun’s UV rays. This is why these both make for fantastic post-summer treatments.

Are you interested in having BBL or HALO this fall? Book your complimentary consultation with our skin specialist and discover for sure which light based treatment is best for you.