A Fair Complexion Can Feel Unfair Under the Sun
Mary from Northbrook comes from a family that has a fair Irish complexion on both sides. That, of course, makes being in the sun tricky.
Both her parents have had skin cancer, and the kids have had to go on the defensive. "I’m the oldest of four kids,” Mary says. “All of us have fair coloring. We’ve all had stuff removed."
Mary started with seeing a dermatologist, and then won a raffle through Halo. During her initial meeting with us, we noticed that she had a lot of skin damage from being a lifeguard as a teen and from being outside a lot. Even though she had worn sunscreen, it wasn’t enough to prevent sun damage.
The Science Behind the Treatment for Sun Damage
“I like the science behind Halo and their different treatments," Mary says. "They were able to answer all my questions. It’s not some fly-by-night thing. It’s all grounded in solid science."
Since beginning her treatments with us, Mary has seen solid improvements. Last year, her daughter got married and the family sent a Christmas card with the wedding pictures. A lot of people hadn’t seen her in a while, and Mary says they were amazed at how great she looked.
Preventive and Aesthetic
With Halo, Mary has seen "such dramatic improvements," she says. "In fact, my dermatologist said the treatments will actually prevent some of the skin cancer down the road—stuff that you can't even see that's underneath the skin."
Because of the history of skin cancer in her family, this news came as a huge relief for Mary. She’s glad she’s doing something proactively to help avoid some of the issues her parents had with their skin.
“In the old days, you were waiting to go see a dermatologist when you saw a problem," Mary says. "But this is catching and eradicating the problems before they get worse.”
For concrete changes, Mary now sees fewer wrinkles and less redness from Rosacea. She also says her age spots have diminished.
Timewise, her Halo Laser and BBL treatments have fit right into her busy life of raising a family and work. She says there was very little downtime.
“It doesn’t take that long to do some preventive stuff," she says. "And it’s been really, really positive. If you do this stuff now, you shouldn’t have as many issues later.”