The first hybrid fractional laser, the Halo laser delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths of laser energy to the skin. What this means is that while one laser targets the skin’s outer layer, called the epidermis, the second laser creates factional channels into the skin’s second layer, called the dermis. Combined, this helps remove sun damage you can see and the damage you can’t.
Here are some fast facts about Halo laser skin resurfacing:
- Halo treats several skin conditions, including sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines, skin resurfacing, enlarged pores, acne scars, pigmented lesions and actinic keratoses.
- Halo can treat all skin types and not just on the face. It’s used to treat the skin on the neck, cheek, arms, hands and legs.
- It’s more comfortable than traditional, non-hybrid fractional resurfacing, and won’t leave your skin damaged and red as it combines non-ablative energy and mildly ablative energy.
- The procedure is not painful. Some patients describe it as a slight prickling sensation. Topical anesthetic combines with Halo’s cooling technology to keep you comfortable during the procedure. After treatment, your skin continues to feel warm for up to 30 minutes and maybe longer with deeper treatment.
- It is fast healing as only a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin, and you can be back to wearing makeup in 24 hours.
- There is very little downtime, and you should be able to return to work within a few days.
- You’ll see results in just two to five days after treatment, and in only 1-2 treatments, unlike older technology that required several treatments for similar results. And treatments can be more or less aggressive depending on your timeframe and number of sessions you want.
- Results are permanent and will last as long as you protect your skin from further UV damage.