Welcome to AYA Medical Spa’s April edition of Beauty Buzz! This newsletter is focused on skincare + tips, stress awareness, and the benefits of Halo treatments.
April is Rosacea Awareness Month
Did you know that sunlight can trigger rosacea flare-ups?
The National Rosacea Society recommends wearing mineral-based, sensitive-skin sunscreen with zinc or titanium dioxide
Check out EltaMD’s rosacea-friendly sunscreens like:
Elta MD UV Daily Broad-Spectrum SPF 40 – With Hyaluronic Acid
Elta MD UV Clear Tinted Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – Great for acne-prone skin
Elta MD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 – Full body coverage
What Is Halo
By Esthetician Gretchen Schweitzer
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 (dermis) to help stimulate collagen and elastin, and the other wavelength works superficially to resurface the outer layer ( epidermis) of the skin. Because of this, it 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 it uses ablative and nonablative 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, wrinkles, discoloration, scars, vascular lesions, and enlarged pores.
What is the downtime for Halo?
The downtime for Halo is typically 7 days. Immediately after treatment, you will have a sunburn-like sensation that typically lasts up to 2 hours. The first 2-3 days post-treatment you can expect mild to moderate swelling and erythema (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 5-7 days.
When is the best time of year to get a Halo?
Halo can be done year-round but is better 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 treatment is enough for glowing results! We recommend one Halo treatment 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 a number of products that we recommend that you use pre and post-treatment to maximize results and speed up healing time. These include Alastin Restorative Skin Complex, TNS Essential Serum, Revision DEJ Face Cream.
What areas of the body can Halo treat?
Halo can treat all areas of the body, including but not limited to face, neck, chest, arms, stomach, and legs.
Learn More About Halo
Stressed Skin Conditions + Treatment
Feeling overwhelmed, overworked, tired, or just short on time? Have you noticed your skin is dry or flakey, your t-zone is oilier than usual, you’re constantly dealing with acne breakouts, or that you’ve developed bags or dark circles under your eyes?
If so, it’s important to heed these warnings as your body’s way of telling you to slow down and show your skin some love.
If you’re experiencing stress-related skin conditions, you’re in luck! Read on to find your condition and how to treat it!
Acne can be an embarrassing skin condition for anyone regardless of their age and can be caused by a variety of different factors including stress. We offer several effective treatments including chemical peels, microdermabrasion, laser treatments, and skincare products to target acne and reveal beautiful, stress-free skin.
Dry Skin / Poor Texture
Dry skin and/or poor skin texture can indicate that something is going on beneath the surface. We offer various skin moisturizing and smoothing solutions including customized facials and DiamondGlow to rejuvenate stressed skin for a beautiful and bright complexion.
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
If you feel like stress has exacerbated your fine lines and wrinkles, our expert cosmetic providers are experienced in using advanced treatments like neurotoxin injections and customized Dermafacial peels to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
Under-Eye Bags & Dark Circles
If you’ve found that bags and dark circles have started to appear under your eyes due to stress, we can treat it with Juvederm, a fan favorite for its ability to achieve pronounced results and a stronger concentration of hyaluronic acid, as well as a variety of other facial fillers.
Revision Skincare C+ Correcting Complex 30%
“This is one of my favorite Vitamin C products! Not only does it help support the skin’s natural production of Vitamins C and E, but it also corrects existing damage and defends the skin from future damage.”
– Darla Pepper