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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.

Facial peel reduces acne scarring, sun damage | Halo Med Spa Northfield IL

Halo Helps Fade Years of Troublesome Acne Scarring and Sun Damage

One Client Gets her Wish to Go Out in Public Wearing Less Makeup

When you think of acne, you usually think of it being a uniquely teenage problem. And that once the breakouts are gone, you’re clear forever.

But for some individuals, acne can linger around for years and lead to hyperpigmentation, in which patches of skin become darker in color than the surrounding skin. “When acne happens to teenagers, it’s not just the acne,” Dr. Banerjee says. “Down the road, they get scarring and change of color issues. That’s how they heal.”

Such is the case for Keeley K. of Vernon Hills. She came to Halo to address hyperpigmentation and acne scars from sun exposure and years of pitting on her face. “I was looking for for a solution to help fade those marks so that I could wear less makeup,” she says.

Fading Dark Marks—Finally

Keeley consulted with Dr. B, who chose to begin her individualized treatment plan with a series of medical-grade, medium-depth peels from SkinCeuticals. Dr. B chose them because they’re botanical based and are ideal for sensitive skin and Keeley’s skin tone.

“This peel, especially when done in series, restores a glow and evens out the pigment by pulling out years of UV damage,” Dr. B says. “And because of how deep it goes, it induces some degree of new collagen formation. This leads to tightening and reduction in fine lines. This is not a substitute for plastic surgery but it does help tighten and takes off years of aging that shows up on the face.”

To her delight, Keeley noticed an immediate difference after her first peel. “Right after the first treatment, the results were noticeable,” she says. “My skin was smoother. And I could tell that with each treatment, the brown spots were getting lighter. My makeup goes on nicer, since the skin’s smoother. And I don’t have to wear as much concealer because the brown spots are getting lighter.”

She also shares that the treatment isn’t as bad as people might fear. “The peeling does happen, but it’s not bad,” she says. “You can go out into public and not look like a snake.”

What’s Next?

As of her third peel, Keeley’s forehead and cheeks had cleared up about 60 percent. Once she finishes the series of peels, she plans to do laser treatments to really get down into the skin and get rid of the scarring completely. “Dr. B’s also doing Botox for me and she does a great job,” Keeley says. “She makes it all painless. I’ve had Botox from other people and it hurts. Her technique is good.”

Combing multiple treatments for optimum results is part of Dr. B’s specialty. “The majority of our patients do multiple treatments because they know when we work on different layers, you get a better impact and longer-lasting results,” Dr. B says. “When we do peels, we’re working on the different layers of the skin. When we do Botox, you’re working on the muscles underneath the skin. The muscles relax with Botox, and the skin stretches and relaxes. Then when we do laser, you’re working on the epidermis and dermis, two different layers of the skin. Deep down, we’re boosting collagen production. On the surface, we’re pulling out the sun damage; improving the texture, tone and pigmentation; and reducing skin cancer. ”

Working on different layers and using multiple treatments means higher quality results that last longer, which also saves our clients money in the long run.

Many clients love the different options for that reason–and because it can prevent the need for plastic surgery. “Most of our patients say, ‘If you can keep me from going to plastic surgery, I’ll be a happy soul,’” Dr. B says. “And with Keeley, we’ve already done that.”

Personal Attention, Calming Environment

In addition to the results she’s seeing, a bonus for Keeley is the relaxing environment of the clinic. “Halo is a much more relaxing environment,” she says. “There’s a lot more personal attention here. Other places I’ve been to feels like a factory.”