Have your cake and eat it too!
Many of us want to receive proven results of the fractional laser without excessive downtime and multiple treatments. HALO™, the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL), is a disruptive force delivering remarkable improvements to skin tone, pigment, and wrinkles in as few as 1-2 treatments.
How does HALO™ work?
HALO™ combines two tunable lasers—at non-ablative (1470nm) and ablative (2940nm) wavelengths—in the treatment area to maximize results and reduce downtime. The non-ablative wavelength induces thermal injury and produces a coagulative effect that triggers your body to produce new collagen and elastin—the stuff that minimizes wrinkles. The ablative wavelength is akin to aerating your lawn. It cuts microscopic pathways in the skin, leaving the surrounding areas untouched.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The face, neck, chest, arms, and hands are popular treatment areas but the laser can be used almost anywhere.
How many treatments will I need?
Consistent, predictable results are obtained in just one visit. Patients often elect to repeat the treatment a second time to maximize results.
What conditions can be treated?
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage/dyschromia
- Skin texture
- Acne scars
- Pigmented lesions
- Improves appearance of enlarged pores
- Medical dermatology/actinic keratoses
What can I expect before and during treatment?
You will enter the treatment room and be asked to lay back in a treatment chair while your face is cleaned. Next, a topical numbing cream will be applied and be given ample time to take effect. When it’s time to begin treatment, your eyes will be covered with safety shields, the laser esthetician will position the handpiece above the skin, and begin a computer-guided process to treat the selected area. Expect the entire process to last 30-60 minutes.
How long is recovery and what can I expect?
Following treatment, expect your face to feel very warm, similar to a strong sunburn. Follow the guidance on the use of moisturizing creams over the course of the next few days. Your face will feel itchy but resist the urge to touch it. It commonly takes 1-3 days for the swelling to subside and for the results to begin to show. Avoid direct sunlight until your face has completely healed.
- Avoid tanning beds and spray tans for 14 days prior to treatment
- Avoid retinols and topical exfoliants for 14 days prior to treatment
- Avoid sunlight as much as possible prior to treatment