HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser Skin Treatments
What is Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser?
Halo is the first and only hybrid fractional laser on the market. It combines two separate lasers (Er:YAG and diode lasers) into a single handpiece, and the lasers work together to provide dramatic results with minimal downtime.
In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offers really great results but a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery but marginal results. Now with Halo you get the best of both worlds: great results with minimal downtime.
How does a Halo laser treatment work?
Using both Er:YAG and diode lasers, Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you cannot get with any other treatment. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.
Halo treatments can be tailored to each individual, depending on their individual skin concerns and level of correction needed.
Halo treatments can also be combined with Forever Young BBL treatments to further enhance your results.
What conditions can be improved with Halo laser treatments?
- Fine lines to deeper wrinkles
- Skin discoloration
- Enlarged Pores
- Aged or sun-damaged skin
- Poor skin tone and texture
What areas of my body can be treated with the Halo laser?
Most skin areas can be treated. Popular treatment areas are the face and neck, though some people also treat the chest and hands. At your consultation, we will discuss your individual concerns and develop a treatment plan suitable for you.
How many Halo laser treatments will I need?
The number of treatments required will be dependent on your individual goals and level of correction needed. Excellent results can be obtained in just one treatment, however the number of treatments needed may vary from patient to patient. Most of those I have treated with Halo were extremely excited after just a single treatment, and plan on maintenance treatments with home skin care regimen and Forever Young BBL treatments.
At the time of consultation, we will take into account your individual needs and goals and together we will personalize a treatment plan specifically for you!
Can you describe a typical Halo laser treatment?
Topical anesthetic will be applied to your face and allowed to take effect for approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Your skin will be then be cleaned in the treatment area and your eyes will be protected with safety shields.
Your face will be measured with the laser’s motion tracking technology to ensure your face is treated evenly. The clinician will treat one section of your face at a time by rolling the Halo handpiece in a crisscross pattern until the treatment is complete.
What does the Halo laser treatment feel like? Is it painful?
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience only mild 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 the heat (described as a bad sunburn) for a short time period (30 minutes to a few hours). You will be given a misting fan as part of your package that most have found very helpful in alleviating the discomfort.
What is the recovery like following a Halo laser treatment?
Immediately following the procedure you may experience redness, swelling and a sensation resembling a sunburn. Following your Halo laser treatment, you will be given specific after-care recommendations which include a gentle face wash, frequent application of a moisturizer and sunscreen. In addition, analgesics may be prescribed for post-procedure discomfort.
You can start applying makeup after 24 hours following treatment. Discomfort from the sunburn sensation is generally resolved on the same day as the Halo treatment, persisting for only a few hours. You may return to normal activities after 24 hours. 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. Complete healing generally occurs by day 5. A few patients have had continued flaking/peeling for a few days after.
What results can I expect with a Halo laser treatment?* Are results with Halo permanent?*
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.
Your 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.
*Individual results may vary
Dr. Walker’s take on Halo laser treatments:
Many people have been hesitant to pursue laser skin treatments due to the significant recovery required by traditional lasers such as CO2 lasers. Or they have seen horrible photos online from overly aggressive laser resurfacing treatments. On the other hand, everyone loves seeing the dramatic results that can occur following laser treatments. So what does everyone want? Dramatic results with minimal downtime and a reasonable recovery. This was the goal with the invention of the Halo hybrid fractional laser.
By combining two lasers that work together through a single treatment, we can deliver dramatic results with minimal downtime. I have found that Halo works best for pigmentation problems, pore size and fine lines. In addition, it improves the texture and tone of skin. It has been amazing to see the results we have been able to obtain for our clients with a single treatment. And they can wear makeup and resume activities in just 24-48 hours. Gone are the days of staying home for weeks following laser skin rejuvenation!
Halo is a revolutionary treatment, and has not just improved the skin appearance for my clients, but has actually changed lives by restoring their confidence. Call to schedule your consultation today, and see how you can restore your glow with Halo!
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“My experience was better than I ever could have imagined. I could not believe that such great results can be achieved without losing my natural look. I would highly recommend Dr. Walker and will continue to use his services.”
– Pam / Wesson, MS
*Individual results may vary person to person.