Release Your Inner Glow
Radiant skin without the downtime
Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and your body’s natural aging process. As a result, your body may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural healthy glow. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this damage, because the treatment was either too shallow or too deep. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Halo restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger.
Get that Glow with Halo:
- Customizable treatment to precisely target skin damage
- Improvement in the appearance of tone, texture, fine lines* and wrinkles
- Reduces pore size and increases reflectivity and glow
- Flexibility in treatment levels and downtime
*only with Halo Hybrid Treatments
The Halo Glow
Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone’s needs are different. Halo allows your clinician to customize your treatment to fit your lifestyle. Need to be back at work tomorrow? A light treatment creates smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the next day. Want to WOW them? A more intense treatment will give your skin that youthful glow with just a few days of downtime.
In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered really great results but required 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. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.
Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including:
- Sun damage
- Visible signs of aging
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Poor texture
- Fine lines*
- Scar revision*
*only with Halo Hybrid Treatments
“My skin now feels like it did back in high school. It is so smooth and luminous and I feel like I can’t see the pores on my face anymore. I’ve never felt and looked better.”
“The best part of my Halo treatment was how easy it was! I have done a few laser and light treatments in the past, but nothing came close. To be able to have a treatment with minimal discomfort, be able to go out the next day and still get results was amazing!”
“Over the years, I have always worried about how much damage I’ve done to my skin. My freckles turned into brown spots and my pores were large. Halo not only made my skin feel and look amazing but it also reversed the internal sun damage. Halo hit the spot!”
Most of us—men and women alike—have what we consider to be less than perfect skin, and as we age, those imperfections increase. We may have uneven skin tone or poor texture or discoloration. We may have enlarged pores and sun damage. The older we get, the more signs of aging present on our skin, including lines, wrinkles, and spots.
There are as many skin products to target these issues as there are grains of sand on the shore. Some products yield reasonable results while others are ineffective and a waste of money. Nevertheless, men and women will always look for that perfect product or treatment to restore smoothness and freshness to skin and minimize the signs of aging.
The Halo hybrid fractional laser is a relatively new skin treatment that has rapidly gained proponents across industries. The attraction of this treatment is its effectiveness in removing or reducing blemishes, damage, and issues that compromise the appearance of the skin. Halo treatment is also attractive because of the relatively short Halo laser recovery time.
What exactly is the treatment?
A medical procedure performed in a doctor’s office, the treatment employs Halo hybrid laser units that utilize a fractional laser. This laser targets both the epidermis and the dermis—the top layer and the bottom layer of the skin—at the same time, resulting in an effective treatment with minimal recovery time. In other words, patients can be back at work within days of the procedure.
To get a little more technical, the laser delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths simultaneously. The ablative (fractional) wavelengths applied to the skin open tiny pathways in the skin—similar to the way an aerator opens up spaces in a lawn. The non-ablative (non-fractional) wavelengths drill tiny holes in the skin; the skin views these holes as injuries and responds by producing collagen and elastin (the substances that fend off wrinkles, plump up skin and make it flexible).
By targeting the top and bottom layers of the skin and applying both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, the Halo hybrid laser is more effective than other less technologically-advanced laser procedures. Halo laser resurfacing yields results on 25-30 percent of the skin, as opposed to other skin-repair systems using laser technology that only resurface 5 percent.
Ablative wavelengths—those that produce the pathways—can yield dramatic differences with wrinkles and furrows. Less pronounced signs of aging, such as age spots or uneven skin tone, are addressed by non-ablative wavelengths and the spurred production of collagen and elastin.
Signs of sun damage are removed or reversed—sun spots, uneven skin tones, fine lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation (where patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin, a condition produced by melanin deposits).
Scarring caused by acne, chickenpox, etc, responds extremely well to Halo treatments and can be significantly reduced and skin left smooth and soft.
For men and women considering Halo plastic surgery can be a consideration relegated to a shelf. Who needs the invasiveness of plastic surgery when Halo laser for acne scars is so effective, or Halo laser for melasma? (Melasma is a brown patchy discoloration of areas of the skin on the face. It’s a common skin problem exacerbated by pregnancy, birth control pills, or exposure to heat and sun.)
Even a Halo face lift of sorts is possible in that the Halo facial laser greatly reduces blemishes, wrinkles, sun damage, and scarring, leaving the skin looking brighter, firmer and younger. Some companies providing Halo treatments call their product a Rejuvenation Lift.
Halo treatments are also finding appeal with celebrities and men and women in their 20s and 30s. This demographic incorporates Halo laser treatments into their wellness regimens as an aging prevention measure. Some celebrities will work in the laser treatments between their shoots or gigs.
What does the Halo facial procedure involve?
Patients sit in a chair not unlike a dentist’s chair for the duration of the procedure. A clinical nurse practitioner applies numbing cream (a topical anesthetic) to the face to reduce sensation and make the treatment less painful.
The treatment typically is somewhat painful, as the laser zaps the skin with heat over and over. The skin usually reddens and feels hot as the laser unit moves over it. Motion tracking technology ensures that the whole area is covered evenly.
The treatment only takes about 20 minutes, but the pain and heat sensation can last another half hour. Patients are usually given a wand that dispenses cold air and cold compresses to alleviate the discomfort. Sometimes steroids are prescribed to reduce possible inflammation later.
Halo laser recovery
The evening after the procedure can be uncomfortable, with skin swelling and pain.
Within a couple of days, pain, swelling, and redness have subsided and often the skin will feel itchy—a sign of healing. Many patients are comfortable going out in public by this time.
The skin is exfoliating now, so dead skin cells begin sloughing off. Some doctors recommend vinegar soaks to encourage the loosening and sloughing of the skin cells. After dabbing cotton balls or soft cloths soaked in vinegar on the skin and removing as much dead matter as possible, patients usually apply a gentle cleansing product and a healing moisturizer. Some doctors have formulated their own moisturizers specifically to help patients with post-laser wounded skin.
Within four days of the treatment, most patients have no more inflammation. The skin is peeling or flaking somewhat, and it’s appropriate to continue gentle cleansing followed by moisturizing. Patients that go out into the sun should protect their faces with a chemical-free sunscreen. A number of sunscreens are available that are formulated for recovering skin.
Five days after treatment, most patients are back to normal, with clear, even-toned skin, smaller pores, reduced wrinkles and lines, and smoothness where there used to be scarring.
How much does a Halo treatment cost?
Halo hybrid fractional laser cost varies, of course, depending on the extent and nature of the skin concerns that are to be addressed. It is not an inexpensive procedure and can cost $1400 to $2000 for one treatment. Sometimes cost is reduced if multiple treatments are purchased.
Typically, a person gets the best results with two Halo treatments done in the first year. This brightens and rejuvenates skin and prevents signs of aging.
The decision regarding number of treatments should be made in consultation with a clinician. It’s possible to undergo one or two aggressive treatments or to instead have multiple, less-aggressive treatments spread out over a period of time. The end results are the same.
How do Halo treatments compare with other laser treatments?
Older laser technologies such as CO2 and Fraxel usually require a longer healing period and recovery time than Halo treatments. Additionally, the appearance of the skin after treatments with other laser systems is redder and sometimes bloody. In general, Halo treatments are gentler on the skin and therefore recovery time is faster.
What do patients say afterward?
According to Sciton, the manufacturer of the Halo laser technology, 88% of the patients who undergo the procedure say that it’s worth it.
As with all treatments and procedures, patient results will vary. Most of the reviews on Halo treatments are positive, however, such as these:
Pores and texture is improved however wrinkles are still there. I’ll talk with doctor for a more aggressive level when I have my face done [again].
Love my fresh new skin!
For those that think CO2 is the gold standard, I’m thinking CO2 is the silver standard and Halo is the Gold standard.
Skin feels healthy and fresh. Felt comfortable going to work without wearing any face makeup to cover up dark spots.
Love the results. I look so refreshed. One aggressive procedure is so much better. Pores under the eyes are almost gone.
Complete elimination of my acne scarring around my chin.
I’m so happy with the results, I’ll do the rest of my face!