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4 Super Common Questions about Halo Laser Skin Rejuvenation

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When it comes to skin rejuvenation, most people are looking for an effective solution without a lot of commitment to downtime and recovery. Halo hybrid fractional laser offers the benefits of both ablative and non-ablative laser technology which means individuals get powerful results with less downtime than traditional treatments.

Before you make the decision to give Halo laser treatment a try, it’s important to understand just what Halo can do and if it’s the right laser treatment to address your skin concerns. Here are some of the most common Halo laser FAQs to help you decide if Halo is right for you.

1. How is the Halo Laser Different Than Other Laser Treatments?

The Halo laser allows your provider to customize your treatment based on your individual skin concerns and desired results.

The Halo fractional laser is the first of its kind. It combines the use of ablative and non-ablative lasers to provide impressive results while delivering a treatment more personalized to your unique skin concerns. But what is the difference between ablative and non-ablative lasers and what does that mean for your treatment?

  • Ablative lasers — these lasers use intense wavelengths to target the deeper levels of your skin, making them ideal for addressing deep wrinkles and scarring. While ablative lasers can effectively treat the deeper layers of the skin, they can often damage surface layers, thus resulting in longer downtimes.
  • Non-ablative lasers — non-ablative lasers use shorter wavelengths to target the skin’s surface. They require little to no downtime, but only address surface issues such as fine lines and skin discoloration.

Halo laser combines both laser technology to simultaneously heat the deeper layers of the dermis while smoothing out imperfections on the surface. This method feeds the deep foundation of your skin, helping to lift and create a younger appearance while leaving the surface smooth and glowing.

2. What Can the Halo Laser Treat?

Halo can be calibrated to varying intensities and depths to effectively treat a variety of skin issues. If you have deep wrinkles, the treatment can focus more on the ablative laser treatment, creating more dramatic results. The Halo laser can address skin concerns such as:

  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Skin discoloration
  • Sun damage
  • Scarring
  • Poor skin texture

Unlike traditional ablative laser treatments, the combined treatment that Halo offers causes much less downtime while providing dramatic results that give you bright, healthy and younger-looking skin.

3. What Occurs During the Halo Laser Treatment and How Long Is Recovery?

A Halo treatment typically begins with the application of a topical anesthetic to help reduce discomfort during the procedure. The Halo laser itself is integrated with cooling technology that further works to reduce any discomfort.

During treatment, the provider will roll the Halo handpiece in a crisscross pattern over the targeted area one section as a time. Most people describe feeling a warming sensation with occasional pinprick sensations during the treatment.

For the first 24 hours after a Halo treatment, the treated area should be protected from any sun exposure. The skin may begin to peel during this time, but most people are free to put makeup on if they like. This skin peeling will continue for a couple of days before revealing the new skin beneath.

4. How Long Until I See Results and How Long Will They Last?

Once the skin begins to peel, you can expect the new skin underneath to be revealed within a few days. Your skin should continue to improve over time. In the first few weeks after treatment, you should see increasing improvement in pigmentation and texture as the skin continues to regenerate.

The benefits of a Halo treatment can last for years to come as long as you remember to take care of your skin and keep it protected from the sun. Additional Halo treatments can continue to improve the condition of your skin over the years, helping you to maintain a healthy, youthful appearance.


4 Super Common Questions about Halo Laser Skin Rejuvenation
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4 Super Common Questions about Halo Laser Skin Rejuvenation
Dr. Stephen Small from Ocean Plastic Surgery answers some of the most common FAQs about Halo laser treatment and how it can benefit you.
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