Halo: Hybrid Fractional Laser
Halo is the first fractional laser which could be used for many skin treatments. Halo can be used to treat sun damage, brown spots, improvement on skin tone, discoloration, light scars, skin texture, and a decrease of pore size. The device can improve up to thirty percent of the skin whereas other devices used in the past for same skin problems was only able to resurface five percent. The pores can be treated using ablative or non-ablative wavelengths. With the increase of technology, this procedure only requires one to two treatments whereas other laser treatments had required five to six for better results.
A topical anesthetic is recommended while getting the treatment done and recovery is quick. Patients can usually apply makeup the following day. Halo can be used on any skin on the body, but mainly used for the face, neck, chest, and arms. The laser has a 1470 tunable depth and has Dynamic Thermal Optimization technology. By adding ablation to non-ablation, it promotes faster healing of tissues and increases collagen levels for healthier skin. Halo treatments can take up to seven days for a full recovery and is a safe procedure.
What results can I expect?
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines*, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
How many treatments do you need?
What’s great about Halo is that you can choose how many treatments you want! Discuss with your clinician your needs and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
What happens during the treatment?
Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your clinician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo handpiece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.
What does Halo feels like?
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
How soon after my treatment can I return to normal activities?
For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.
When will I see results?
You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
How long will my results last?
Our Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.
How much does a Halo treatment cost?
Every Halo treatment is customized for your skin, and your lifestyle. Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend a single treatment, or a series of treatments. In order to find out which is the best option for you, please visit a provider near you for a consultation.
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