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IT’S FALL, which is a great time to think about looking your best for art events, parties and the upcoming festive season. We spoke to the experts at Aya Medical Spa and learned all about Halo, a cutting-edge new laser to perfect your skin, plus their men’s aesthetics options — because glow
ups aren’t just for women!
Halo is a hybrid fractionated laser, meaning it is two laser wavelengths firing on your skin at the same time. One wavelength works in the deeper layers of the skin, or dermis, to help stimulate collagen and elastin, and the other wavelength works superficially to resurface the outer layer, or epidermis, of the skin. Because of this, Halo allows the practitioner to fully customize the treatment to the patient’s needs.
How is Halo different from other resurfacing lasers?
Halo is different from other resurfacing lasers because is uses ablative and non-ablative wavelength technology. It uses the best of both systems, which results in faster healing times, fewer complications and better results.
Who is a good candidate for Halo? What does it treat?
Halo is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and tones. It treats everything from sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles to discoloration, scars, vascular lesions and enlarged pores.
What is the downtime for Halo?
The down time for Halo is typically seven days. Immediately after treatment, you will have a sunburn-like sensation that typically lasts up to two hours. The first two to three days post-treatment you can expect mild to moderate swelling and redness. The skin will also begin to develop a sandy texture. This is the MENDS — microscopic, epidermal, necrotic, debris — forming. These will slowly exfoliate off over the course of five to seven days.
When is the best time of year to get a Halo?
Halo can be done year-round, but is perhaps best in the fall and winter, when it is easier to be sun safe.
How often should I get Halo?
Depending on your skin type and concerns, typically one Halo is enough for glowing results! We recommend one Halo a year to maintain results.
What pre-treatment and post-treatment products should you use?
Before treatment, we ask that you have no prolonged sun exposure, no use of antibiotics and no self-tanner. There are several products that we recommend that you use pre and post-treatment to maximize results and speed up healing time. These include AYA Skincare Skin Soothe, TNS Essential Serum and Revisions DEJ Face.
What areas of the body can Halo treat?
Halo can treat all areas of the body including face, neck, chest, arms, stomach and legs
Fact or Fiction?
AYA Men’s Aesthetics Debunks a Few Skin Care Myths
Myth: Men can’t benefit from aesthetic treatments.
It is a common misconception that only women can benefit from the various treatments that we offer. Anyone who has skin and is aging should be prioritizing their skincare regimen. This begins with your at-home skincare routine and transitions into your treatment plan in our office.
Neurotoxins are targeting the dynamic muscle movement that, over time and repetition, leads to deep facial lines and wrinkles. While we can elevate the brow as we commonly do for women, the treatment plan and goal for men is different. We strive to cater each treatment plan to the individual to achieve their goals. Because we individualize each treatment plan, we are able to provide a natural look by adjusting the number of units you may need.
Myth: Facial filler will make me look more feminine.
Facial fillers are used to address facial volume loss that naturally occurs with aging. Therefore, if you are aging, you are likely a good candidate for filler. Yes, that means men can benefit from addressing their volume loss with facial fillers. An experienced injector will assess your face and tailor your injections to enhance your masculine features and achieve a more youthful look.
Myth: I don’t need botox or filler, therefore I don’t need any aesthetic treatments.
First, if you are older than 30, you likely could benefit from botox injections to prevent further aging. Secondly, if you are not ready to take the plunge into botox or facial fillers, we offer several other treatment modalities men are great candidates for, including laser hair removal, prp for hair loss and facial rejuvenation, microneedling and laser therapy for sun damage and skin aging.
The truth is, men age just like women — therefore, we can all benefit from a customized consultation to identify and address your skincare concerns.