Lasers traditional are available as ablative and non-ablative. Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that delivers non-ablative and ablative wavelengths simultaneously to the same treatment area. These two wavelengths result in outstanding improvement in the visible signs of aging skin.
How Halo Works
The Halo treatment emits ablative wavelengths to create small, thermal injuries in the skin. This kickstarts the production of collagen to treat textural issues in a short period of time. The non-ablative wavelength targets deeper sun damage and other pigment issues for the improvement of the look and feel of the skin. Together, these wavelengths provide long-term benefits.
The Halo handpiece is also created with skin mapping and measuring technology. This allows the device to precisely deliver heat where it needs to be for beautiful results.
What Can Halo Treat?
Healthy individuals who are looking to improve the texture and appearance of their skin can often benefit from the Halo treatment. Halo can be used to address the following skin concerns:
Fine lines and wrinkles
Uneven skin tone
Poor skin texture
If you are interested in learning how Halo can benefit you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our skilled providers.
What to Expect During Treatment
The Halo treatment is performed in the office and a topical anesthetic can be applied to the treatment area to ensure you are comfortable. The Halo treatment takes about 30 minutes to treat a full face. Most patients describe the treatment as prickly and warm but comfortable. Halo patients can often achieve results in a single treatment, compared to older technologies that require 5-6 treatments.
Following treatment, you may feel as if you have a sunburn for the first couple of hours. Redness and swelling are common the first 3-5 days. Sleeping upright and applying cool compresses with a clean washcloth can alleviate swelling. Small areas of crusting may also occur. These are called MENDs (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris) and are representative of damaged tissue that will exfoliate off naturally during the healing process. Do not exfoliate the treated area or use retinoids or acids during the healing process. Avoid sun exposure for 7-10 days with regular use of SPF and hats to protect the healing skin. We can customize a post-procedure skin care routine, which is essential for sustained results.
If you have a history of cold sores or staph infections, please notify your dermatologist as we may prescribe medications to prevent infection.