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MidAmerica Plastic Surgery: Ryan Diederich, MD
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 288-7855
Monday & Wednesday: 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–12 p.m.


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The Spa at MidAmerica Plastic Surgery
4955 South State Route 159 #1
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
(618) 307-6233
Monday–Tuesday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Wednesday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

BBL & Halo™

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Women and men who are looking to achieve more youthful, glowing skin often choose Forever Young BBL™ and Halo hybrid fractional laser skin resurfacing by Sciton®. At our Glen Carbon, IL, practice, these are 2 of the most popular skin rejuvenation approaches recommended by our experienced team of aesthetic laser treatment providers.

Forever Young BBL

Forever Young BBL uses broadband light to break up excess pigmentation and encourage collagen production, creating younger-looking and more evenly colored skin.

What does Forever Young BBL treat?

Forever Young BBL is effective for treating red and brown pigmentation concerns, including:

  • Sunspots
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Sun damage
  • Redness or rosacea
  • Broken blood vessels

What is a Forever Young BBL treatment like?

BBL treatments typically only take 30 to 45 minutes and don’t require anesthesia. After cleansing your skin and applying a cooling gel, your provider will glide the device over your skin as it delivers pulses of light. Most people say the treatment feels like a warming sensation or a mild rubber band snap.

What is Forever Young BBL recovery like?

Other than a red or sunburnt appearance that typically dissipates within a few hours, you should be able to return to your usual activities very quickly. We recommend diligently wearing SPF and avoiding sun exposure for the next week or 2 as your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun.

What results can I expect after a Forever Young BBL treatment?

Any pigmentated spots on your skin will darken initially before flaking off after a week or 2, leaving behind clearer, more evenly colored skin. Many people opt for 1 to 3 treatments to begin with and follow up with touch-ups every few months to maintain their results. Other skin treatments, such as HydraFacial MD®or microdermabrasion, can keep your skin glowing between appointments.

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

Halo lasers offer a dual approach to skin improvement, combining both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to deliver powerful results with less downtime than traditional laser skin resurfacing.

What does the Halo laser treat?

Halo provides a youthful rejuvenation by treating the outer layer of skin and causing a regenerative effect in deeper tissues where collagen resides. This helps treat concerns such as:

  • Sun damage
  • Rough texture
  • Scars
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores

What is a Halo laser treatment like?

The treatment intensity and length can be adjusted based on your concerns and goals, though many treatments range between 30 minutes and an hour. Some people say they feel warmth or tingling throughout the treated area during the procedure. Your provider will apply a topical anesthetic 40 minutes prior to treatment to keep you comfortable.

What is Halo laser recovery like?

Many people are able to return to their usual activities the day after their treatment, though redness, warmth, and mild swelling may persist for about a week. It’s best to wear SPF and avoid sun exposure for the next couple of weeks.

What results can I expect after a Halo laser treatment?

Halo helps create an overall more youthful and glowing appearance, including softer, smoother, and more elastic skin. Yearly touch-ups can help prolong these results.

If you would like to learn more about Forever Young BBL or Halo laser skin resurfacing treatments in Glen Carbon, please request a consultation online or call (618) 288-7855.