Over time, sun damage and the body’s natural aging process can cause sunspots and fine lines, as well as produce dull-looking skin. Halo is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser (HFL), and it is transforming skin resurfacing.
As your skin ages and loosens, you may notice that your pore size has become more exaggerated than it was before. And those cute little “freckles” have been starting to change into more significant areas of hyper-pigmentation. And when we’re all just trying to put our best face forward in the world, these changes can be daunting.
The Halo Laser Treatment at Marin Medical Aesthetics uses a hybrid technology that combines and delivers the power of non-ablative and ablative wavelengths to the targeted area. Ablative lasers vaporize tissue and are more aggressive compared with the gentler non-ablative lasers, which leave the skin intact.
This dual-wavelength feature means that you can attain great results with minimal downtime. This capability gives Halo the unique ability to provide separate treatments for the epidermis, which heals quickly, and which remodels the dermis slowly over time. The Halo calculates the exact amount of energy necessary to complete a safe and effective treatment. This type of laser treatment offers less downtime compared to other treatments.
Since everyone’s skin is different, everyone’s needs are unique. We will work with you to customize a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. To learn more and to get started on your journey to clear, glowing skin, give us a call today at (415) 785-4604.
*Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
HALO is a complete skin revitalization laser treatment. You will see overall improvements in your skin including a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduced pore size, improved skin reflectivity and glow, and significant removal of discoloration.
What’s great about HALO is that you can choose how many treatments you want! Discuss your needs with your clinician and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your clinician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. Your clinician will treat each measured area by uniformly rolling the HALO handpiece over your skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, patients typically experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.
You will see initial results between two and five days after your HALO treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
HALO results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional HALO treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.