When you see someone with beautiful, smooth, glowing skin, do you wonder how they got it? Does part of you suspect that they’ve had plastic surgery? Often, the most beautiful skin that we see is supported by lasers. Thanks to recent advances in technology, we’ve got more laser devices available than ever before, and what that means is that we’ve got a range of treatment protocols that can meet just about every client’s needs. Here, we want to discuss the HALO hybrid laser treatment, a safe and effective way to keep your skin looking radiant and youthful as you age.
Some people hear “laser” and immediately think of red, swollen, peeling skin. This isn’t the case anymore. HALO utilizes thermal energy, yes, but in a gentle, conservative manner. Older ablative laser treatments worked by literally vaporizing the upper layers of the skin to reveal new little baby cells underneath. These cells were so fresh and new that they were also quite fragile and tender. Nonablative lasers permeated the upper layers of the skin to promote remodeling at a foundational level. HALO is a combination of these two technologies. Because it is not fully ablative, it does not carry the same side effects as traditional lasers.
As a hybrid treatment, HALO is not nearly as uncomfortable as you may imagine. Before treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic to the skin and let it sit for a period of time. This desensitizes the skin to some degree so heat does not cause pain. The device applicator also has a cooling mechanism built in to prevent thermal energy from building up in the upper layers of tissue. The combination of anesthetic and cooling make HALO feel like a warming, tingling sensation that few patients describe as uncomfortable.
To some people, every laser is the same. When it comes to HALO, one of these things is not like the other. The hybrid laser treatment is associated with improved comfort and minimal downtime. The effect on both surface and deep tissue simultaneously increases the rejuvenation achieved while cutting down on recovery. The precision monitoring in the device achieves uniform heating across the treatment area that makes HALO one of the few lasers that can be used on darker skin.
After HALO treatment, clients can expect a sensation of warmth in the skin. This typically lasts only 30 minutes to an hour. Resurfacing is the goal, so some peeling or flaking also occurs. One of the advantages of the HALO device is that it is adjustable. Clients who want to promote tissue rejuvenation without these mild side effects can have their treatment customized to a lighter setting. Deeper-level treatments may induce mild side effects that take about a week to process, but the results are more dramatic.
What Can HALO Do for My Skin?
Seeing that HALO is a hybrid treatment that rejuvenates tissue with minimal downtime, the only question left is what it can do for your skin? Some of the improvements that this laser treatment can achieve include:
- Smoother texture
- More uniform skin tone (reduced spots and discoloration)
- Reduction in fine lines
- Reduced pore size
- A healthy glow
- Faded scars
Love Your Skin With Halo Laser Resurfacing
At ReDerm MD in Denver, we customize skin rejuvenation to your needs. Contact us at (720) 550-6476 to schedule your visit.