Laser treatments are either ablative or non-ablative. An ablative laser works by removing the outermost layer of the skin. On the other hand, a nonablative laser works by heating cells in the deeper layers of the skin. Both of them stimulate collagen synthesis and are effective at treating a variety of skin issues.
However, there is a treatment that uses both ablative and nonablative lasers in one device. It can therefore treat more than one skin condition at a time, making it a great option for those who want fast results.
In this article, you will learn about the Halo® laser, a hybrid fractional laser that delivers both ablative and nonablative wavelengths to treat the skin.
Let’s get to it.
What is Halo® Laser?
Halo® is a skin resurfacing treatment that uses both ablative and nonablative wavelengths to treat the same microscopic areas of the skin. This dual-wavelength feature means the laser can treat both the upper layer (epidermis) and the dermis (deeper layers) at the same time.
Benefits of Halo® Laser Treatment
A hybrid fractional laser produces targeted, reproducible, and effective results to improve the appearance of your skin. It treats common skin conditions like wrinkles, discoloration, acne scars, and laxity.
Halo® laser treatment can effectively give you the following results:
- Eliminate years of skin damage
- Improve skin texture and laxity
- Stimulate collagen to repair and rejuvenate your skin
- Treat areas with skin hyperpigmentation
- Soften rough areas around the nose and under the chin
- Lighten acne scars
What to expect during and after treatment
The treatment can take between 15 to 30 minutes. Your specialist will apply a topical anesthetic before starting the procedure. You may feel some discomfort but it is usually bearable. Patients who were surveyed about the treatment gave the pain a low rating of 4.
You may experience a slight warm feeling or stinging sensation after the treatment, but it will last for only 30 minutes to an hour. Expect redness, swelling, and tightness of skin similar to the feeling you get when you have sunburn. Complete healing takes place within 3 to 4 days and the results could show up as fast as one week after treatment.
Get Halo® Laser Treatment at Knott Street Dermatologists
If you’re interested in getting Halo laser treatment to improve your skin, get in touch with us at Knott Street Dermatologists. Our team of professional skin care specialists is always ready to give you personalized treatment plants to suit your lifestyle and needs.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.