If you are interested in younger-looking skin, you may have read about popular med spa treatments, including Halo Laser Treatment. However, you may wonder, “what is halo laser treatment?”
What is Halo Laser Treatment, and How Does It Work?
Halo laser treatment is a non-surgical skin resurfacing that uses a laser to stimulate collagen production. As we age, collagen production slows down, and our skin loses the elasticity and texture associated with youth. This is done by causing a mild injury to the dermis, the second layer of skin, using a fractionated laser. By triggering the body’s healing response, Halo Laser Treatment stimulates collagen production.
Laser treatments are also used for other therapeutic and cosmetic applications, including reducing the appearance of wrinkles and acne scars. This non-invasive procedure creates results after one visit. It works by pulsing the light in a ring pattern onto the skin, penetrating deep into the dermis layer.
Many areas of the face or body can be treated, but most often, Halo is done on the face, neck, and décolletage areas. Halo combines two laser wavelengths – ablative and non-ablative. This combination helps target the deeper layer as well as the surface layer of the skin.
The Benefits of Halo Laser Treatment
Halo Laser Treatment is highly sought as an anti-aging treatment because it can help improve many skin conditions.
- As mentioned, it stimulates collagen production, which in turn helps improve skin texture and elasticity
- It also helps treat sun damage on the face and other body parts
- In addition, Halo Laser Treatment helps reduce the appearance of fine lines
- Lasers are also used to reduce acne scarring and other types of scarring
- Lasers also help stimulate the production of new cells and blood vessels, which help in healing wounds and reducing inflammation
In other words, Halo Laser Treatment improves skin texture and clarity, restores a youthful glow, it can even help delay or eliminate the need for surgical procedures.
How Long Do Halo Laser Results Last?
Most people see results after one treatment. However, it takes time for the full results to unfold since it takes time for the skin to heal. Many start seeing initial results after about five days. Most people see significant results as early as one month. We usually recommend getting retreated anywhere from once a year to once every few years to maintain your results.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Halo Laser Treatment?
The best way to learn whether you are a good candidate for Halo Laser Treatment is to schedule a consultation with a skilled provider. During this appointment, talk frankly with your provider about your hopes, concerns, and aesthetic goals. Also, inform your provider of any skin issues, injuries, and health concerns you have since some may contraindicate the laser treatment.
Generally speaking, the ideal candidate is in good general health and wants a minimally invasive way to treat:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Saggier skin texture
- Blemishes or scars
- Uneven pigmentation or dark spots
- Sun damage
Halo Laser Treatment is considered a second-generation laser treatment and can work for people with any skin tone. The newer lasers are an improvement over legacy treatments for people with darker skin tones and various skin types.
Ask your provider to show you before and after photographs of prior patients. The best candidate for any cosmetic procedure is one who has well-informed and realistic expectations of what to expect.
What to Expect During Halo laser Treatment
Some find the treatment mildly uncomfortable both during and after the treatment while the skin heals. They may notice a warm sensation and some redness and swelling for up to a week. Your provider may give you tips on relieving the discomfort and what steps you should take to assist with the healing process. The treatment usually takes anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the areas being treated.
In the days following your treatment, you may notice the following symptoms, which should start to heal within a day or two:
- Some flaking or peeling on the skin
- Redness and swelling
- Bronzing and any brown spots may become darker
Unlike plastic surgery, you have minimal downtime following Halo Laser Treatment, yet your skin will receive mild injuries. After all, part of its effectiveness lies in the ability to trigger the skin’s natural healing process and stimulate collagen production. You may want to avoid social events or photo-ready occasions for a few weeks.
While waiting to heal, use simple, mild skincare products, including a physical mineral-based sunblock (containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide). Ask your provider about the types of products you want to use. Avoid irritating treatments like chemical peels or exfoliation until after your skin is fully healed.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn About Your Path to Skin Rejuvenation
Today there is a wide variety of skin rejuvenation procedures that can improve the appearance of your skin. We recommend seeing a specialist at a well-reputed med spa for a consultation. Like most people, you may recognize the names of a few treatments you heard about in the beauty press, but you don’t know your entire range of options.
Halo Laser Treatment is one of today’s most sought-after treatments since it is so effective at treating several signs of aging. Talk with your provider to learn more about whether it is suitable for your needs or whether another treatment might be more suitable.
The team at The Skin Center by CPS proudly serves the Charlotte-area community. They are dedicated to helping people look their best and most confident. While The Skin Center is relatively new, we are part of the long-established Charlotte Plastic Surgery family. We strive for the same excellence and customer service that made CPS a trusted name in plastic surgery for decades.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.