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Sciton HALO vs Sciton BBL

Written by Dr. Pouya Farhadi | Medically reviewed by Editorial Team
Last updated on: September 20, 2022

Introduction – Sciton machine 

At Skin111, we use the Sciton machine, which provides advanced lasers and light sources for various non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic treatments. Sciton uses advanced technology that provides some of the world’s most highly sought-after aesthetic treatments.

What is Halo? 

Over time, our skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and the body’s natural ageing process. As a result, our body may develop sun spots fine lines and lose that natural healthy glow. Halo reverses years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth and restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger. The Halo laser can be used to treat the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Halo by Sciton uses a proprietary laser-based treatment to reverse the signs of ageing. The hybrid laser uses controlled heat to remove the damaged outer layers of skin, making healthier skin cells underneath. Halo uses both non-ablative and ablative lasers to give patients a deep dermal rejuvenation, resulting in a more youthful appearance. You can return to daily activities the day after treatment, though longer recovery may be needed. Downtime depends on the severity of your condition and the depths of the treatment performed.

What is BBL?

BBL BroadBand Light is an effective treatment that uses multiple wavelengths of intense pulsed light (IPL) to treat a range of skin concerns with one comprehensive device. The BBL targets pigment to treat brown spots, broken capillaries, rosacea, and redness. Darker pigments are heated, absorbed, then broken down during the treatment, triggering your body’s wound-healing response. As a result, this non-ablative laser treatment has little to no downtime with little discomfort.

BBL is suitable if:

– You have freckles or sunspots or freckles

– You have poor skin texture or tone

– You want quick results without any downtime

The main difference between Halo and BBL?

Halo is the first and only kind of hybrid fractional laser, which means it uses both ablative and non-ablative lasers to stimulate collagen production and rejuvenate the skin. This combination gives you dramatic results with other laser skin resurfacing treatments without discomfort or downtime.

On the other hand, broadband light, a more advanced form of intense pulsed light, is used in BBL (IPL). This light target redness and dark spots by breaking up melanin and blood vessels in the skin. The redness fades gradually after absorbing heat from the light, and dark spots rise to the surface and flake away.

Which one is right for you? 

Both Halo and BBL can be used on the same body parts, but BBL is often thought to be more subtle than Halo. For example, Using Halo on the face and BBL on the chest or another combination of target sites and technologies may be beneficial. The doctor will guide you on the best course of action based on your specific needs and objectives.

Because both BBL and HALO are laser treatments that heat the skin, they are most safe when our skin has not been exposed to UV rays. That is why these both make for fantastic post-summer treatments.

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