Laser skin resurfacing treatments are becoming an increasingly popular option for thousands of women and men who want a non-surgical way to rejuvenate their skin. As they age, many people are bothered by the fine lines, large pores, acne scars, wrinkles around the mouth and lax, dull skin that come with time and exposure to the sun. Now there is an easy answer for all of those concerns – the Halo laser skin resurfacing treatment!
Before the Halo laser, those wanting to improve skin issues had a single choice. A “one size fits all,” powerfully ablative laser that could produce good but unpredictable results and had a long, painful recovery time with wound healing and risks of scarring. Treatments were limited to those only with light skin types. Patients sometimes had unexpected results, such as melasma, occur due to the heat and power of the lasers. It was absolutely NOT something to be undertaken lightly.
The Halo laser changes all of that. It is the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser. Developed by Sciton, Halo is quickly becoming the most popular laser skin resurfacing treatment on the market and is offered exclusively within the Sciton platform of lasers. Halo is an incredibly effective resurfacing laser that is completely customizable, produces predictable results and has no wound healing risks. Even better, it’s not limited to light skin types, meaning everyone can reap the benefits of this incredible treatment!
The Halo laser combines the best qualities of both ablative and non-ablative fractional laser treatments. Because it is a hybrid laser, the halo resurfaces both the epidermis (top most layer of skin) and the dermis (the thick layer of living tissue that supports the epidermis) at the same time. Halo laser works by creating tiny holes deep in the skin’s dermis, while leaving the surrounding tissue intact, promoting faster healing.
You can expect to be at our cosmetic surgeon’s office for a couple hours each session. A topical anesthetic is used 30 to 60 minutes before the procedure. During the procedure, the Halo hand piece is rolled over each section of skin until the treatment is completed, indicated by the motion-tracking device. Discomfort is minimal for most patients and is described as a warm prickling sensation, and is kept comfortable by the topical anesthetic and the integrated cooling technology on the laser.
Halo Laser skin resurfacing is a perfect fit for busy schedules. Laser treatments leave you make-up ready with just a few days of downtime. After a typical session, you will need to remain make-up free for at least 24 hours, and we will advise you on more precise timing after your procedure. Swelling and redness is common and your face may feel warm & tight, like a sunburn. Redness can last 2-3 days and the skin will feel rough and look bronzed for about 2-3 days more, as the old, treated skin is pushed out by the new cells from below. A cold compress can help to calm the skin, if needed. It’s important to remain out of the sun throughout the healing process.
Benefits begin to appear as early as five days after a halo skin resurfacing treatment with improvements in irregular pigment and texture visible. This is followed by deep dermal regeneration where new collagen is formed and skin feels and looks tighter and smoother. This improvement process continues for many weeks which means you can literally watch your skin become clearer and younger looking! The results will last for years to come and each additional halo treatment will continue to improve your results.
With Halo laser skin resurfacing, men and women see fewer fine lines and wrinkles, smaller pores, and less sun damage with better tone, texture, light reflectivity, and glow. All this adds up to a healthier, younger looking appearance.
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