Improve Texture, Tone, and More at the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery
Healthy skin makes a world of difference. Your best features shine their brightest when your skin glows. Though a flawless at-home skincare regimen goes a long way toward maintaining youthful skin, topical creams can only penetrate the first few layers of skin. To address skin concerns caused by deeper damage like UV exposure, chronic acne, collagen loss, and other conditions, you’ll need a bit of help. That’s where Dr. Maida Parkins and her team come in.
If you’re hoping to reduce the visible signs of aging, improve overall skin tone and tightness, and address wrinkles and fine lines, a medical-grade skincare procedure could be the answer. At our clinic in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, Dr. Maida Parkins and our experienced team provide several different options for achieving a radiant, youthful glow. One of our most popular and powerful options for comprehensive skin rejuvenation is the Sciton laser. Capable of addressing several concerns, this groundbreaking technology allows us to provide patients with the acclaimed Halo™ and Forever Young BBL treatments in the Madison and Milwaukee areas.
What is the Halo™ Laser?
The world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser, Halo™, works by delivering both nonablative and ablative wavelengths to a single treatment zone. With an incredible degree of customization and precision, Halo™‘s exceptional results have become a favorite of men and women around the globe.
By combining wavelengths, our team can provide patients a synergy of ablative results with the downtime of a non-ablative procedure. Halo™ is a truly rejuvenating treatment with the power to improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and address hyperpigmentation and pore size.
Minimal downtime is a significant benefit of this groundbreaking treatment. After just five to seven days, your skin will be back to normal, radiating the signature Halo™ glow.
Halo™ is so precise that our team can customize your recovery time to fit any scheduling or availability restrictions. You can choose between several minimal treatments spaced out over time or a more intense treatment that will achieve maximum results in a single visit.
Results are long lasting, generally for at least two years. If you’re seeking a nonsurgical way to gently and quickly achieve the same results as a much more aggressive procedure, Halo™ could be right for you.
The Ideal Halo™ Laser Candidate
If you’re a man or woman hoping to improve your skin’s appearance, decrease the size of pores, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, and treat uneven skin tone, the Halo™ Laser can help you achieve excellent results.
The best way to find out if you qualify for a Halo™ laser treatment is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Parkins’ team. We will review your medical history and take your aesthetic goals into account to determine whether the Halo™ laser is the best skin rejuvenation choice for you.
Forever Young BBL
When it comes to stopping the clock on visible signs of aging skin, there are few options as efficient and successful as a Forever Young BBL. Using the Sciton laser, Dr. Parkins’ team can boost your body’s natural ability to reverse and fight against aging by sending light energy deep into the skin. You’ll see visibly younger-looking skin, year after year.
BBL treatments also work wonders addressing skin redness caused by broken capillaries or stubborn hyperpigmentation. If you’re suffering from melasma, BBL treatments provide significant benefits alongside an at-home hydroquinone and retinol regimen. If you’re suffering from active acne, Dr. Parkins’ team can also utilize BBL’s blue light setting to kill built-up bacteria in the skin.
For best results, we recommend a series of three to four BBL treatments spaced four weeks apart.
After this initial series of treatments, we can help you to set up a maintenance regimen. From then on, scheduling a BBL treatment every six months following your first treatment regimen will help maintain your results indefinitely.
Meet Maida Parkins, M.D.
"A friendly touch with results you can see"
As founder of Parkins Plastic Surgery, Milwaukee-area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Maida Parkins emphasizes patient-centered care to safely achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
The Science Behind Forever Young BBL
Forever Young BBL marks a significant leap forward in anti-aging treatments. It’s the only device that’s been clinically shown to alter the expression of genes associated with longevity, aging, and lifespan.
Regular Forever Young BBL treatments will smooth, clear, and refine the appearance of your skin. Using the power of phototherapy, non-invasive pulses of BroadBand Light (BBL) allow Dr. Parkins’ team to target the signs of sun damage and aging with pinpoint accuracy.
What Is BroadBand Light Therapy?
BroadBand Light therapy (BBL), sometimes known as intense pulsed light therapy or a photofacial, utilizes high-intensity light energy delivered in short pulses to provide younger-looking skin. With minimal downtime, BBL represents a safe, FDA-cleared option for anti-aging, treating sun damage, and overall skin rejuvenation.
BBL treatments are non-invasive, and, when working with an experienced technician, gentle and safe. Most of our patients feel no need for a topical anesthetic, but it is available for those would like to use it. Some people feel a momentary heat-like pinch in the target areas. We’ll provide safety shields to protect your eyes.
Treatments take between 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your desired results and the size of the treatment area. Most patients can return to work or other regular activities right after the procedure.
Most patients experience a slight sensitivity, redness, and irritation similar to a minor sunburn following treatment. Depending on your treatment specifics, it’s also possible to have some swelling for one or two days. Pigmentation may appear slightly darker for seven to 10 days before beginning to flake off.
The only side effects associated with the Halo™ laser treatment are swelling and redness. Sleeping on your side or flat on your stomach can cause further irritation right after treatment. Elevating your head as much as possible will relieve swelling. If you face any discomfort, ibuprofen, Benadryl, and ice can all relieve symptoms.
It’s important to note that though swelling is a side effect, it will not affect Halo™’s positive results. We’ll discuss all possible risks with you during your consultation and only recommend treatment if you are an ideal candidate.
One of Halo™’s biggest draws is its versatility of treatment plans. You can choose as many Halo™ treatments as you want. Once we have an understanding of your goals and availability, we’ll help you select between one or two more intense treatments or several, spaced-out lower-level treatments to achieve similar results.
Halo™ results last for several years. If you maintain your skincare regimen, you can see benefits for even longer. It’s most critical to avoid sun exposure and wear a 30+ SPF sunscreen daily.
If you want to improve your results further, we can schedule additional BBL™ (Broadband Light) therapy and Halo™ treatments.
Each patient’s BBL treatment timeline is unique and depends on several factors, including the number of treatments, degree of skin damage, and desired outcomes. Generally, our patients tend to choose four treatments per year (one every three months).
Schedule a Consultation Today
The Sciton Laser is one of medical skincare’s most impressive and exciting recent advancements. If you think a Halo™ Laser treatment or Forever Young BBL could be right for you, the next step is to schedule an in-person consultation. Dr. Maida Parkins, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will listen to your concerns and goals and offer her medical advice. We offer a range of surgical and non-invasive procedures to fit every lifestyle and budget.