The Halo laser is the first hybrid fractional laser ever developed and treatments are specifically designed to address skin problems and skin imperfections so that patients can enjoy improved skin texture and tone, and a more youthful appearance. The laser combines both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, enabling different amounts of energy to be used on the surface layer of the skin and the deeper tissue beneath. This makes it possible for the technician to carry out the treatment to tailor it specifically to meet the requirements of each individual patient.
Here’s what you need to know about some of the benefits of Halo laser treatment.
Halo laser can be used to address a wide range of skin imperfections
One of the biggest benefits of Halo is the versatility of the treatment that it offers. Halo has been shown to be effective in addressing a wide range of different skin imperfections, including:
Reducing the appearance of pores
Correcting sun damage
Lessening the presence of pigmented lesions
Reducing and eliminating the appearance of scarring, including scars from acne and actinic keratosis
Lessening the appearance of brown spots
Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles
Evening out and softening skin texture and tone
Tightening the skin
Rejuvenating and enhancing the overall appearance of the skin
The best of both non-ablative and ablative lasers
Since Halo combines both non-ablative and ablative laser treatment, it enables patients to benefit from the best of both. For example, some other types of the laser may not effectively reduce hyperpigmentation or sun damage because the laser treatment was too shallow, so patients would have been forced to have multiple treatments using different lasers. With Halo, patients can have several different issues addressed with just one laser and one treatment.
Fast treatment time
Halo laser treatment appointments can usually be completed in between 20 and 45 minutes, with full-face treatment requiring up to an hour. This makes it easy to find time for appointments in even the busiest of schedules. Many patients can achieve the results that they are looking for in a single appointment, although if you would like to have 2, these should normally be spaced at least 3-4 weeks apart so that the skin has time to recover and heal.
Minimal discomfort to achieve outstanding results
A local anesthetic is applied prior to Halo laser treatment and this helps to ensure that patients experience minimal discomfort during their procedure. It is normal for the face to feel a little tender and look slightly red and swollen for several days after their treatment, but this soon abates.
Less downtime than other laser treatments
All skin laser cosmetic treatments require the patient to take some time for their skin to heal and recover. However, Halo has been shown to have a significantly shorter recovery period than alternatives. With Halo, you can expect between 4 and 7 days of downtime, with the effects of your treatment becoming visible at somewhere between days 5 and 7 following your procedure.
Your treatment provider will give you specific instructions to follow during your downtime and these will help to minimize any risk of complications and will ensure that you achieve the best cosmetic results from your treatment. These will including remembering to drink plenty of water and using a good moisturizer to keep your skin properly hydrated.
If you are interested in skin rejuvenation and would like to find out more about the benefits of Halo laser treatment and what’s involved in the procedure, our knowledgeable team would be happy to help. Call us today to speak to us or to schedule a consultation.