Well Hello, Halo!
- Posted on: Oct 30 2019
Laser skin resurfacing has become increasingly popular as more men and women have realized that age spots, red patches, and fine lines don’t have to be a part of aging. Most of us develop cosmetic concerns like wrinkles around the nose and mouth, acne scars, large pores, fine lines, and dull skin as we age. It isn’t a matter of avoiding these changes, it’s a matter of managing them. One of the best ways to do that is with a Halo laser treatment.
In the early days of laser skin resurfacing, treatment was very cookie-cutter. There was no ability to finely control the laser and every person who underwent laser resurfacing received an intensely ablative treatment. The power of original CO2 laser resurfacing could be good, but it could also be quite unpredictable, and that is not a word we want to be associated with any beauty treatment. Additionally, patients were typically told to expect a relatively long and uncomfortable recovery that included risks for scarring. The Halo laser is the newest laser technology and has completely changed all that.
Patients who want to restore a vibrant glow to their skin can achieve this goal with Halo, the first hybrid fractional laser to be developed. Halo effectively resurfaces the uppermost layer of the skin in a way that is gentle enough for dark skin tones. It prompts regeneration in the supportive layer of the skin, the dermis, that is powerful enough to correct concerns including:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sunspots and other hyperpigmentation
- Rough texture
- Large pores
Given its early history, the idea of laser skin resurfacing can seem intimidating to some patients. As far as we’ve come with modern technology, many people still have the idea that laser skin resurfacing will obliterate the outer layers of tissue and leave them red and crusty for weeks. Halo is not like that at all. Before treatment, we apply a topical numbing anesthetic to lessen the sensation of the skin. Halo also features integrated cooling technology that makes the treatment process very tolerable. Most patients describe the treatment as feeling warm and prickly.
For a few hours following the procedure, the skin feels warm, like a sunburn has occurred. Redness turns to a bronzed look within about 3 days. The skin tends to look and feel slightly rough during that time – most people say it feels “sandpapery”. By day five, though, improvements in texture and tone begin to emerge. These improve continually as new collagen forms to support healthy, glowing skin.
With an unheard of 89% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.com, Halo is a hands-down winner for beautiful skin. Get your glow on. Call (239) 415-7576 to schedule a Halo fractional laser treatment in our Bonita Springs office.