Halo Laser Treatments – Taking Skin Rejuvenation to the Next Level

 In Aesthetics, Blog, Laser Treatments

When considering skin rejuvenation treatments, there are so many options, from facials and chemical peels to Botox. More recently, laser skin tightening and resurfacing treatments have joined the ranks of non-invasive procedures. There is one that stands out from the crowd – Halo Laser treatments. Wondering what makes Halo different from other laser treatments? Let’s find out.

What Sets Halo Apart? 

There are two types of lasers used in skin rejuvenation procedures – ablative and non-ablative.

Ablative laser treatments resurface the skin by removing the top layer and revealing the new, younger-looking skin below. Non-ablative lasers create heat within the skin to stimulate collagen production, rejuvenating the skin without removing any layers. Ablative treatments provide faster results but involve a bit more discomfort and downtime. However, non-ablative treatments required more sessions to achieve results similar to ablative treatments.

While both lasers have their advantages, Halo Laser is the first hybrid fractional laser to combine the two. It is FDA-cleared for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation. Halo’s hybrid technology combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to effectively address multiple skin concerns including:

  • Signs of aging
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage/dyschromia
  • Skin texture
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Acne and other scar revision
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma

Halo Laser treatments can be used to improve the skin on the neck, chest, arms, legs, and hands in addition to the face.

What to Expect

First, consult with your professional esthetician to determine if Halo Laser treatments are the right choice. 

On the day of the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area before getting started. During the procedure, the Halo handpiece is glided over the treatment area creating a warm tingling sensation. The system ensures that the treatment of the target area is uniform and complete. Discomfort is minimized using our Mecotec Cryoair chiller which provides cold air to the treatment area during the treatment and after treatment to calm the residual warmth and mild tingling. Some patients will also choose to have PRP (platelet-rich-plasm) applied after the laser treatment to stimulate and accelerate healing and provide additional relief from the post-treatment warmth. 

Halo Laser treatments are typically given in one or two sessions, however, the treatment is customized to your needs. Downtime is typically 7-10 days but for some individuals, it is less. 

Downtime will include dry, itchy skin and redness. Although you may want to, resist the urge to scratch the treated area and continue to apply sunscreen and moisturizer. The dry skin will fall away, and the redness will dissipate. While downtime and recovery can vary depending on the individual, most people begin to see results around one week after treatment. Your skin will continue to improve for 2 -3 months after treatment.

Which Halo Laser Treatment is Right for You?

Milder treatments are often a better option for individuals who would like to correct premature signs of aging without any downtime. These treatments promote collagen production and provide excellent results over time. For more progressive skin damage or signs of aging, stronger treatments provide faster results. 

Vive Aesthetics and Wellness is proud to add Halo Laser Treatment to their extensive suite of safe and effective aesthetic services. We also offer injectables, laser and body treatments, medical-grade skincare, and weight loss programs. Our goal is to enhance your natural beauty and help you to look your best while making your experience with us as relaxing and comfortable as possible. The only way to know which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation.

 

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