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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.

Halo laser, Broadband Light (BBL) treatments | Halo Med Spa Northfield

How One Client Finds Relief from Sun Damage

A Fair Complexion Can Feel Unfair Under the Sun

Mary from Northbrook comes from a family that has a fair Irish complexion on both sides. That, of course, makes being in the sun tricky.

Both her parents have had skin cancer, and the kids have had to go on the defensive. “I’m the oldest of four kids,” Mary says. “All of us have fair coloring. We’ve all had stuff removed.”

Mary started with seeing a dermatologist, and then won a raffle through Halo. During her initial meeting with us, we noticed that she had a lot of skin damage from being a lifeguard as a teen and from being outside a lot. Even though she had worn sunscreen, it wasn’t enough to prevent sun damage.

The Science Behind the Treatment for Sun Damage

She liked our explanations about her skin issues and treatment options. She eventually went with our Halo Laser treatment and broadband light (BBL) treatments.

“I like the science behind Halo and their different treatments,” Mary says. “They were able to answer all my questions. It’s not some fly-by-night thing. It’s all grounded in solid science.”

Since beginning her treatments with us, Mary has seen solid improvements. Last year, her daughter got married and the family sent a Christmas card with the wedding pictures. A lot of people hadn’t seen her in a while, and Mary says they were amazed at how great she looked.

Preventive and Aesthetic

With Halo, Mary has seen “such dramatic improvements,” she says. “In fact, my dermatologist said the treatments will actually prevent some of the skin cancer down the road—stuff that you can’t even see that’s underneath the skin.”

Because of the history of skin cancer in her family, this news came as a huge relief for Mary. She’s glad she’s doing something proactively to help avoid some of the issues her parents had with their skin.

“In the old days, you were waiting to go see a dermatologist when you saw a problem,” Mary says. “But this is catching and eradicating the problems before they get worse.”

For concrete changes, Mary now sees fewer wrinkles and less redness from Rosacea. She also says her age spots have diminished.

Timewise, her Halo Laser and BBL treatments have fit right into her busy life of raising a family and work. She says there was very little downtime.

“It doesn’t take that long to do some preventive stuff,” she says. “And it’s been really, really positive. If you do this stuff now, you shouldn’t have as many issues later.”

Herb Levin, Case study for Halo Laser, BBL Laser Treatments | Halo Med Spa, Wilmette IL

Bye, Bye Brown Spots! One Client’s Experience with BBL, Halo Laser Treatment

“If you’re concerned about brown spots, aging spots, they do a great job with the BBL treatment to get rid of them. They’re either diminished or completely gone. In my case, they were completely gone.”—Herb Levin

A Walking Billboard for Laser Treatment

Herb Levin of Deerfield found out about Halo Laser & Aesthetic Medicine by seeing our work out on the street. He saw a man whose face looked great. Herb says the man had a good skin tone and very few wrinkles for his age. Herb asked the man where he went, and the answer was, “Halo Medicine.”

Initially, Herb came to Halo for broadband light (BBL) laser treatment, which he says, “worked out great.” After that, he came in for BBL and Halo Laser at the same time.

“The results were excellent,” he says. “It really took away some wrinkles, popped up my skin the way it should have and eliminated brown spots. I’m very happy with the results.”

Laser Treatment Eliminates Herb’s Brown Spots

One common question about laser treatments is: Will it hurt?  Herb says he experienced no pain with BBL and very little with the Halo Laser treatment. For the Halo treatment, we apply a cream to the skin, which Herb describes as “feeling hot,” the sensation of which can last for about a day. But he assures people that, “Yes, it’s worth it.”

When he tells people about Halo, Herb explains what they did and then says, “If you’re concerned about brown spots, aging spots, they do a great job with the BBL treatment to get rid of them. They’re either diminished or completely gone. In my case, they were completely gone.

“The results were exactly what they told me they would be. All in all, a very positive experience. I’ve been telling as many people as I can. I referred both my sisters, and friends have gone there on my recommendation.”