Facial Plastic Surgery: Edward Szachowicz, MD
4999 France Ave. S., Suite #210
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Phone: (952) 835-5665
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

BBL™, HALO™ & SkinTyte™ Laser Skin Treatments

At our Edina plastic surgery practice serving greater Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, Dr. Edward Szachowicz is proud to offer the Sciton Joule X laser. This diverse laser offers the option to provide a variety of laser skin resurfacing, skin tightening and pigmentation treatments, all with one device.

We are proud to offer HALO™ hybrid fractional laser skin resurfacing, broadband light (BBL) treatments to tighten and brighten skin while removing discoloration, and SkinTyte™ to firm and tone skin to help our patients fight signs of aging.

At our Edina, MN plastic surgery practice, we offer the following laser skin treatments:

  • HALO– used for laser skin resurfacing, HALO treats discoloration from pigmentation, improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with minimal discomfort and quick recovery time.
  • BBL™ Corrective – broadband light (BBL) skin treatments serve to improve skin’s appearance by reversing signs of aging and sun damage.
  • Forever Young BBL– this BBL treatment focuses on treating the signs of aging in the skin, removing age spots, freckles, redness, and more.
  • SkinTyte– this treatment heats the skin to help firm and tone the skin, revealing tighter, brighter skin with no downtime.

HALO Laser Skin Resurfacing

HALO hybrid fractional laser technology uses a combination of ablative and non-ablative laser wavelengths to resurface skin, allowing for quicker healing times. Patients can wear makeup 24 hours after a HALO treatment, allowing them to get back to normal activities with little downtime.  During your HALO treatment, dead skin is removed, allowing your body to produce new, healthy skin.

HALO skin resurfacing is approved to treat the following signs of aging and skin damage:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Scar revision (including acne scars)
  • Signs of aging
  • Discoloration/ pigmentation
  • Reduces appearance of pores
  • Actinic Keratoses

HALO laser skin resurfacing is safe on all types of skin and can be used to treat skin on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.

The HALO treatment is extremely comfortable, requiring only a topical anesthetic (no nerve blocks), resulting in an effective treatment with little downtime. This is an effective hybrid laser skin resurfacing treatment.

BBL™ Corrective Skin Treatment

If you’re worried about the appearance of pigmentation, including age spots, freckles, sun damage and rosacea, BBL™ Corrective can help. This broadband light (BBL) technology is the world’s most powerful intense pulsed light (IPL) laser treatment available to help improve skin’s appearance.

BBL Corrective uses light energy to heat the upper layers of skin, causing your skin to regenerate and reveal fresh, younger-looking skin. Skin is clearer, smoother, and more vibrant after just one treatment. This laser skin correcting treatment can be used to treat pigmentation, age spots, sun spots, small veins, and other skin complaints.

BBL Corrective treats the following skin conditions:

  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Small blood vessels
  • Redness caused by rosacea
  • Active acne
  • Aging skin
  • Loss of firmness

BBL Corrective can be used to improve the appearance of skin on the face and body. Treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, legs and other areas of the body.

Forever Young BBL™

For those who are concerned with signs of aging on their face and body, Forever Young BBL can help. Designed to treat signs of aging by targeting discoloration due to sun exposure, age spots, freckles, and rosacea, Forever Young BBL helps you fight signs of aging on your face, chest, hands and body.

By targeting skin discoloration, Forever Young BBL effectively provides a refreshed, youthful and rejuvenated appearance for skin. It can also be used to target unwanted hair, reduce active acne and improve the appearance of small veins.

This BBL treatment uses multiple passes over the skin to treat overall skin health as well as target blemishes and trouble spots for greater skin improvement.


This revolutionary device works to heat skin below the surface to help tighten and improve skin’s appearance on the face and body. SkinTyte uses infrared technology to heat the deep layers of the skin, firming and toning skin from within.

Even though this technology uses heat to tighten and firm skin, there is no discomfort associated with the treatment. SkinTyte uses a specialized cooling pad on the skin’s surface to ensure your comfort during the procedure. There’s no need for a topical anesthetic, which means you can return to normal activities immediately after treatment.

SkinTyte tightens and firms the skin from within, restoring youthful contours and lifted, firmer skin on the face, neck, chest, and body.

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Dr. Edward Szachowicz


Your face can reflect the way you feel inside through a facelift or another surgical procedure by Dr. Szachowicz.

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The Importance of Laser Skin Resurfacing and Tightening Treatments

HALO, BBL Corrective, Forever Young BBL and SkinTyte are all important tools for helping to maintain and improve skin’s appearance over time.

When used regularly, these treatments can help achieve:

  • Smoother, tighter, fresher, younger looking skin
  • Improved skin tone & texture
  • Reduction of unwanted pigmentation
  • Reduction of redness
  • Reduction of unwanted hair
  • Improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improved appearance of acne scars
  • Reduction of active acne

Dr. Szachowicz will provide you with skin care recommendations in your post-treatment care plan. He recommends consistent use of sunscreen to protect skin from pigmentation and aging to help maintain the youthful appearance of your skin.

We encourage patients to have regular HALO, BBL and SkinTyte treatments annually to maintain the effectiveness of these treatments over time.

Learn More About Laser Skin Resurfacing and Skin Tightening

To schedule your laser skin treatment to help you achieve better, smoother, and younger-looking skin, request a consultation online or call (952) 835-5665. We proudly offer laser skin treatments at our plastic surgery practice in Edina, MN, as we are committed to providing our patients with the treatments they demand.

There is a $100.00 consultation fee charged to discuss your goals with Dr. Szachowicz. Should you decide to have a surgical or injection service with the doctor, the $100.00 will be discounted, pretax, from the first service. Given the information-rich nature of the initial consultation, we allocate about one hour to discuss procedures and/or services with the doctor. In order to make the best use of your time and the doctor’s, avoid confusion concerning the initial consultation, and to help maintain an efficient and pleasant environment for all, please read our cancellation policy, in full, before your consultation.