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5 Ways to Look Radiant for the Holidays | Halo Med Spa Northfield, Northbrook, Glenview IL

5 Ways to Look Beautiful, Younger and Healthier in Time for the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, your in box will soon start to fill up with invitations to family parties, galas and open house gatherings. For some people, it is an anxious time of year, visiting with people you haven’t seen since the last get together. You want to enter a room feeling beautiful and confident, but the pre-winter blahs may be making you feel anything but. Don’t worry. We are here to help! Consider these 5 med spa treatments that will help you look great and boost your confidence this holiday season…

1) The Fire and Ice Facial

This 20-minute medical facial from Halo med spa is a fantastic way to get your face absolutely glowing. In LA, it’s called the Hollywood Red Carpet treatment because celebrities have these done before any big event. It’s a hybrid treatment that combines a facial and a medical peel. The last step of the facial is a regenerating mask that nourishes your skin and protects you against environmental damage. It also prepares your skin for any further treatments you may be doing, such as laser treatments, microneedling and other deeper procedures, which require skin and pores to be clean. There’s no downtime, and the treatment safely resurfaces and smooths your skin while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

2) Botox

A simple Botox treatment can get rid of wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. It typically takes about a week for the treatment to take effect, and then you should be all set for for 3-4 months.

3) Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are used to soften facial wrinkles, plump thin lips and enhance other areas that shows signs of early aging. Most dermal fillers work to show immediate results. For our clients who are over age 50, we often recommend Sculptra. It stimulates your body’s collagen production, so the results appear gradually. It usually requires three sessions over a few months to achieve the desired results. If you’d like to consider Sculptra, we recommend scheduling a consultation ASAP so we can have you ready in time for the holidays.

4) PRP Liquid Facelift

For many of our clients who are younger than 50, we recommend the PRP Liquid Facelift instead of dermal fillers. A Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Liquid Facelift is a relatively simple, reliable, and quick facial rejuvenating and skin-tightening procedure. Many people prefer a PRP Liquid Facelift to a regular facelift because you get fabulous results with no surgery or general anesthesia. The procedure comes with no downtime and has been dubbed a “lunchtime lift” because recovery is typically minimal.

5) Laser Treatments

BroadBand Light (BBL) therapy, also known as Intense Pulsed Light therapy or the photo facial, uses cutting-edge technology to produce younger looking skin that’s firmer, and more even in tone and texture. With little recovery time and no surgery, BBL offers a safe, FDA-approved option for sun damage, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation.

Want to learn more? Halo’s experienced team delivers superior results because design a custom approach for your specific needs using only scientifically-proven treatments paired with a thorough follow-up care routine. Contact our office in Northfield for more information or to schedule a free consultation.

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PRP, Dermal Fillers Help Client Look 10 Years Younger

“Dr. B—I want to express my deep gratitude for the services which you have provided me with over the past several months. You have accentuated my natural features, rather than adding something to my face that wasn’t there to begin with. When I look in the mirror in the morning, I feel like the best version of myself. The outside now matches how I feel on the inside— energized and eager to take on life’s challenges with confidence.” — Email from Sarah* to Dr. Banerjee

Sarah, who is in her mid 30s, first came to Halo when she was looking into lip augmentation. She wanted a natural way to add volume to her lips. “I had no intention of doing anything beyond that,” she says. “Even that was a stretch for me.”

But after her initial consultation with Dr. Banerjee, Sarah did some additional research about dermal fillers and PRP and saw the appeal. Since her first visit, she’s returned to Halo for a PRP facelift in combination with dermal fillers, PRP breast rejuvenation, PRP hair regrowth and laser skin resurfacing.

“I always believed that beauty comes from the inside out, and now I believe my outside sparkles a lot more—just like the inside,” Sarah says. “I felt every time I went, I was looking younger and feeling better about myself.”

Looking Younger, Feeling Better

Sarah is thrilled with how much younger she looks. She says the combo treatments she received made her skin plumper and more youthful-looking right on the same day.

After looking at old pictures during her recent move, she could clearly see the difference in herself. She firmly believes she looks 10 years younger. “When I look in the mirror in the morning, I feel like the best version of myself,” she says. “The outside now matches how I feel on the inside, energized and eager to serve and to take on life’s challenges with confidence.”

Friends and family are noticing the differences, too. While Sarah was spending time with her family recently, her sister said Sarah’s hair was growing in and looked a lot thicker. Then, Sarah sent her friend a video from a trip she’d recently taken. She hadn’t seen her friend in several months, and her friend said, “You look so bright and glowing since the last time I saw you.”

A Unique, Natural Look

A huge benefit for Sarah is the natural beauty these treatments accent.

“I live in L.A. now, and it’s like home of the plastic people,” she says. “Everyone looks like they have the same surgeon. What I love about Halo and Dr. Banerjee is that she doesn’t make you into something you’re not.”

For others who may be considering anti-aging treatments, Sarah says she can understand people who are hesitant to do any treatments because she’s been there. But now, having done some procedures, she says, “Just a little filler here and there, it really makes you look 10 years younger. Just a subtle change can make a big difference in your appearance.”

A Great Experience with Dr. Banerjee

In addition to the great results she’s seen, Sarah says the entire experience with Dr. B and the Halo team has been positive.

“I work in healthcare, and it is rare that a doctor will spend more than a few minutes evaluating the patient,” she says. “I appreciated that Dr. B took her time, sat with me, and really listened before making any recommendations. She also was available on evenings and weekends if I had any questions. And her team always follows up the day after to ensure I’m happy with the results and recover is going well.”

Even though she lives on the West Coast now, Sarah says she will definitely be back to Halo for services when she’s back in town visiting.

 

* Name has been changed at our client’s request in order to protect her privacy.

Look younger with laser skin treatments, Sculptra, liquid facelift | Halo Medical Spa Northfield Wilmette

Look Younger Naturally with Halo Medical Spa: ‘I Like the Natural Results I Get Every Time’

“I’ve been to other salons to have stuff done, and it feels overdone. I like the natural results I get every time here at Halo.” —Tracy S., Glenview

Tracy has been coming to Halo medical spa since we opened in 2014. She likes the “more medical feel rather than the aesthetic fluff feel,” she says. More importantly, she loves the results she’s seen. “I’ve been to other salons to have stuff done, and it feels overdone. I like the natural results I get every time here at Halo.”

The results Tracy is seeing are the product of initial conversations and ongoing planning with Dr. B. At Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine, Dr. B consults with every client to find out what your concerns or “trouble areas” are. She then tailors a custom plan of action to ensure you can achieve optimum results.

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

While many salons draw from limited service offerings, Dr. B is able to pull from her extensive medical experience and our vast service offerings to ensure the best results for you, your goals and your budget.

“I feel like Halo is a step ahead of other places,” Tracy says. “They have a lot more options than just one product. They’re really innovative at combining things.”

Tracy’s custom treatment program at Halo has included Halo Laser, Sculptra and liquid facelift treatments. Halo Laser can minimize—or even reverse—years of sun damage, while Sculptra and liquid facelifts help you look younger by restoring volume to your face using naturally occurring hyaluronic acids or other natural substances.

“I’ve noticed a huge difference in the amount of sun damage discolorations, especially on my chest,” Tracy says. “I had sun damage scars—clusters of freckles on my chest—and they’re all gone.” She also says the lines, or folds, by her nose are much less prominent. (The nasolabial folds are commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines” and are the two skin folds that run from each side of the nose to the corners of the mouth.)

The Doctor Is Hands On

When you choose Halo medical spa, you’re choosing a doctor-owned medical practice, not a fly-by-night salon. Everything we do is grounded in science. Dr. B meticulously researches the products and treatments available before ever bringing them into our facility. All of our treatments are scientifically proven to work.

Before beginning any treatment, Dr. B meets with every client for at least 30 minutes during an initial, free consultation. (Schedule your free consultation!) She’s also involved during the actual procedures.

“I like having a medical doctor do the treatments,” Tracy says. “I like that she’s here and hands on. Other places I’ve been to, even if the doctor is there, the doctor isn’t necessarily doing this aspect of the treatment.”

This gives Tracy peace of mind, not to mention that it likely alleviates frightening or annoying side effects. Prior to coming to Halo, Tracy says she had injections one time, and it made her feel light-headed and nauseated. “I’ve never had any problems like that here,” she says.

Tracking the Results

The real test of any anti-aging treatment is: Does it work?

Tracy can clearly track her results because, at Halo, we do extensive before and after photos. This gives her baseline data so she can clearly see the changes over time. It also gives the doctor the ability to continuously review and refine her custom plan. This goes back to our primary goal: optimum results with minimal treatment.

“This is important because the results are subtle over time,” Tracy says. “You don’t remember what it was like in the beginning.”

 

Age gracefully by taking care of yourself | Halo Med Spa Northfield IL

Take time to show yourself gratitude this holiday season

People who are grateful and have a positive attitude experience a different aging journey than those who don’t. Which journey are you on?

When you’re healthy on the inside, you’ll be healthier on the outside.

You’ve probably heard this before. But it’s so easy for us to get caught up in the day-to-day hectic pace of our lives, that we forget, or neglect, to take care of ourselves—especially this time of year.

So I ask you to do yourself a favor as we head into the holiday season…

Take 5 minutes for yourself every morning. Spend the time however you want—meditating, practicing deep breathing or reciting positive affirmations. Take time to express gratitude for all that you have, instead of focusing on what you don’t have. Say to yourself, “I am grateful for ….” and “I am beautiful.”

In just 5 minutes, you’ll increase your positive hormones and natural endorphines. You’ll feel more centered and grounded as you start your day. And this will have a ripple effect on your entire body. You’ll start to feel better on the inside, and you’ll look even better and healthier on the outside.

All of this dovetails with the journey you’re taking with us, and we’re so honored and grateful to be a part of it. My mission is to inspire you to be a healthier, more beautiful, more self-loving individual.

Why? Because people who are grateful and have a positive attitude age very differently than those who don’t. Their health profile is different. Their risk for disease is lower. They age more gracefully. It’s an entirely different journey.

What type of journey do you want to take?

Happy Holidays!
Dr. B and Team Halo