What is the Sciton JOULE?

JOULE features some of the most advanced updates in pulsed light-based technology for treating skin conditions, such as:

  • Scarring
  • Acne
  • Pigment discoloration
  • Wrinkles
  • Unwanted body hair

As a robust laser and light system, JOULE gives us the versatility we demand to provide you with the latest technology, more comfort, and astounding results. Dr. Balinger is proud to offer an array of high-demand JOULE treatments designed to give you more youthful skin and address several skin concerns.

HALO Laser

HALO Laser

One of the exciting new tools that JOULE offers is HALO, the world’s only hybrid fractional laser designed for use on skin. HALO is two lasers in one, pulsing energy at two different wavelengths into a microscopic area. The first wavelength works on the skin's surface, while the other works on deeper layers.

With an incredible level of precision, and in half the time, Dr. Balinger can use the HALO to:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce scarring, such as acne scars
  • Improve discoloration
  • Improve the appearance of pores
  • HALO’s technology automatically adjusts to the temperature of your skin. This feature makes HALO the most precise, safe, comfortable, and consistent solution for short-term and long-term results.

Patients treated with HALO experience “the HALO Glow,” an immediately visible result. You can achieve outstanding results in a single treatment with only a topical anesthetic, and patients can resume regular activity within 24 hours after treatment.

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Dr. Balinger offers the BBL HERO, also called a photo facial, which delivers pulses of high-intensity light to a larger area of the skin. The BBL HERO can quickly treat areas such as:'

  • The back
  • Legs
  • Arms

Re-engineered cooling produces better, more consistent results for all levels of the skin. Clinically proven to “turn back the clock” by addressing the visible signs of aging skin, BBL HERO will give you clearer, smoother skin with reduced pigment and vascularity for an overall revitalized appearance.

Using nine different filters, BBL HERO can:

  • Treat acne
  • Tighten sagging skin
  • Reduce age spots and other discoloration
  • Remove excess body hair
  • Improve skin texture, tone, and luminosity

Combining additional handpieces with BBL HERO allows us to customize every treatment, providing high patient satisfaction.

BBL Hero


SkinTyte is one of the specific treatments made possible by the BBL HERO. All layers of your skin are treated, giving you a rejuvenated, refreshed, and youthful look anywhere on the body. According to Dr. Balinger, “It’s a little like getting a chin or tummy tuck, only you walk into the office and walk out a few hours later with minimal pain and next to no recovery time.”

As the skin ages, it loses its natural collagen and elasticity. SkinTyte’s advanced infrared light technology addresses sagging skin without the need for significant downtime associated with surgery, and Dr. Balinger can use it anywhere on the face, neck, or body. The device deeply heats your skin’s collagen to initiate your body’s natural healing process, giving you younger-looking skin with long-lasting results.

SkinTyte is one of the safest, most optimized, cost-effective ways to:

  • Improve the appearance of severe wrinkles
  • Improve mild-to-moderate sagging
  • Restore a youthful contour of the face or body
  • Help delay or eliminate the need for surgical procedures

You can resume your regular activities immediately following SkinTyte treatment with no downtime.

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Why choose Beauty by Balinger for your JOULE experience?

Beauty by Balinger is a boutique surgical facility in The Heights district of Houston, Texas. Founded by Dr. Christopher Balinger, MD, the center specializes in cosmetic, plastic, and reconstructive surgery and performs various advanced surgical and non-surgical treatments. These treatments are customized to each patient and served with advanced patient safety protocols. Our dedication and commitment to giving you the best results with the latest technology make us the best choice for your JOULE experience.

Dr. Balinger is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon with a unique combination of advanced training and an artist’s eye for balance and harmony. He has earned a reputation as one of the most talented plastic surgeons practicing in Houston today and is known for achieving world-class results for his patients.

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