Everything You Need To Know About The Halo Laser 

Laser season has arrived here in the Bay Area and everyone wants to know what all the buzz is about the Halo Laser and the “Halo glow”! 

What is the Halo Laser? 

The Halo laser is a hybrid fractional laser made by Sciton, the makers of the most advanced laser technologies for aesthetic medicine including BBL Forever Young and the Moxi Laser Facial. The Halo Laser is unique in that it simultaneously combines deep dermal rejuvenation including collagen induction with epidermal renewal like refining the skin’s texture and removing discoloration. 

Unlike older lasers, which deliver energy either to the shallow layers or the deeper layers, but not both, Halo’s unique Hybrid Fractional Laser technology is able to emit both types of energy, as well as, adjust to each person’s precise skin conditions. In short, the Halo laser is the crem-de-la-creme of skin-resurfacing and collagen-induction.

To schedule a Halo Laser consult with one of our providers, call 650-327-3232 or send us an email.

Benefits of the hybrid approach

Due to Halo’s unique dual-wavelength technology, it can resurface about 25 to 30 percent of the skin which is in contrast to most lasers which only resurface about 5 percent.

The ablative laser energy, which has short wavelengths, works by vaporizing the skin cells on the surface to reveal fresh, new skin cells. 

The non-ablative laser energy, which has long wavelengths, heats the deeper layers of the dermis to stimulate cells to produce new collagen below the surface. 

Is Halo Laser really safe for all skin types? 

Just like the Halo has short and long wavelengths, we have a short and a long answer to this question. 

The short answer is, ‘yes’, the makers of the Halo Laser, Sciton, say that it is safe for all skin types. They say  that ‘by using a motion-tracking technology to measure the face beforehand, the Halo laser scans and then precisely targets imperfections deep within the epidermis.’

However, at L&P Aesthetics, our providers take a more conservative approach and do not treat everyone with the Halo Laser. People with very dark tones (skin type 6) can potentially hypo-pigment from the heat of the treatment and the L&P providers are not willing to take that risk. 

To schedule a Halo Laser consult with one of our providers, call 650-327-3232

How is the Halo Laser different from Fraxel?

The Halo laser is often confused with the more accessible and well-known treatment, the fraxel laser. The primary difference between the Halo and the Fraxel is that Fraxel emits only long wavelengths while the Halo laser delivers both short and long wavelengths. 

Who can benefit from the Halo Laser? 

The Halo laser has the ability to target multiple skin concerns in one treatment. Your L&P provider will make sure settings on the Halo Laser are set correctly to ensure the ideal results for your skin type, assuming you’re a good candidate for the treatment.

Overall, the Halo Laser can treat: 

  • Sun damage
  • Environmental damage 
  • Discoloration 
  • Uneven skin tone 
  • Signs of aging 
  • Skin texture concerns 
  • Enlarged pores 
  • Fine lines

The Halo laser is the ultimate laser treatment for anyone that is looking for a visible skin refresh while also penetrating the deeper layers to provide anti-aging benefits. 

What is the healing process like after the Halo Laser?

There is some downtime after a Halo laser treatment, but it is quite minimal compared to the other laser treatments on the market. The entire healing process takes about five to seven days. 

Right after the treatment, you can expect to be red and a little swollen. Many of our patients say that they feel a burning sensation, similar to the feeling of a bad sunburn. This typically passes after several hours and patients can use a ‘chiller’ in our office to make the sensation pass quicker.

Between days one and two, you’ll notice your skin starting to bronze. By days three and five, your skin will start to peel, and will have the appearance of coffee grounds being stuck on your face. Don’t peel off the skin.  Let the “coffee grounds” flake off on their own and before you know it, you’ll have a more refined and refreshed skin tone.

It is critical to stay out of the sun as much as possible throughout your entire healing process. And for those who are diligent about wearing a mineral SPF every day, the results will last longer.

When will I see results after the Halo Hybrid Laser?

Once your skin begins to bronze, you’ll see the early signs of your refreshed skin. Since the Halo Laser removes the superficial layers, also goes scarring and discoloration. 

However, the non-ablative energy, which stimulates your natural collagen producing cells, will take more time to provide results.  Over the next few weeks, you’ll continue to see subtle improvements in pigmentation, texture, and tone and these will continue as your skin regenerates over the following months. 

Halo Laser at L&P Aesthetics

All of our providers at L&P are highly trained and experienced with the Halo Laser treatment. Each provider will listen to the individual patient’s concerns to create a catered treatment for them. All Halo treatments will also be complemented with a minor BBL treatment to enhance results. Occasionally, Halo requires a patient to pretreat their skin with hydroquinone, but that will be discussed in the consultation. 

To schedule a Halo Laser consult with one of our providers, call 650-327-3232 or send us an email.

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