Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
Halo™ is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, and it has revolutionized skin resurfacing. For three years in a row, the Halo™ laser treatment has won awards in the categories of “The Most Effective Laser for Glowy Skin” (2016), “The Anti-Aging Laser Treatment” as a Problem Solver (2017), “The Best In-Office Treatments That Get Results’ (2018) by New Beauty Magazine. The Halo laser also won the New Beauty Award for Best Multitasking Laser in 2023.
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About Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments
In order to understand how Halo™ works, you need to understand the two types of laser skin resurfacing treatments out there. These are:
Ablative lasers remove the topmost layer of the skin, also known as the epidermis, to reveal new, smooth skin underneath. These laser treatments are more invasive and require a longer recovery time. However, they also produce dramatic results in just one treatment. Ablative lasers require a few days of downtime, and can effectively treat wrinkles, scars, and discoloration.
Non-ablative lasers work by heating up the deeper layers of the skin tissue. These lasers are less invasive and milder on the skin. Non-ablative lasers are best for improving the skin’s texture and tone, but they can also smooth fine lines and minor wrinkles. No downtime is required after a non-ablative laser treatment. However, a series of five to six treatments are required to see the most dramatic results.
How Does the Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Work?
Halo™ is the first laser to deliver a hybrid of both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the skin simultaneously. Together, the two lasers cause the stimulation of collagen and elastin and target the pigment in the skin to result in a brighter, more even skin tone while simultaneously improving the tightness and texture of the skin. By using scientific innovation to combine both laser types, Halo™ is able to maximize skin improvements while reducing pain and downtime.
What are the Benefits of Halo™ Laser Treatments?
The Halo™ skin resurfacing technology is far more comfortable than the previous generation of ablative lasers and requires much less recovery time. However, you can still achieve remarkable results in just 1-2 treatments. The Halo™ technology also renews both the dermis and epidermis, creating even more impactful results.
Halo™ can be used to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Acne scarring
- Pigmented lesions
- Enlarged pores
- Dull complexion
- Signs of aging
- Medical dermatology conditions
- such as actinic keratosis
Learn More About Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
The Halo™ hybrid fractional laser is an incredibly effective treatment option for visible acne scars. If you no longer have active acne but have been left with textural and pigmented acne scars, Halo™ laser skin resurfacing may be the right treatment for you. The Shine MD Acne Clinic also offers a variety of other treatment options for both active acne and acne scarring. Speak to one of our trained clinical staff members to find out what acne or acne scar treatment is right for you.
Before your laser treatment begins, a member of our clinical staff will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to improve your comfort level. You may request the use of nitrous oxide or Pronox to further improve your patient experience. During the treatment, you will feel the warmth of the laser on the skin and an occasional prickling sensation. One of our staff members will slowly and uniformly roll the Halo™ handpiece over the surface of your skin until the entire area has been treated.
After the treatment, your skin will remain red and feel warm. On day two, you may start to have some peeling and swelling. For the next few days, you can expect skin changes that show signs of healing.
Patients can usually wear makeup and return back to work within one week of treatment, depending on their personal factors and healing process. While skin changes can be present for up to seven days, the ability to return to work is not limited by the healing process. It is dependent on each patient’s comfort level with social interactions. By days five to seven, most of the post-treatment changes resolve, surface skin sloughs off, and you will notice an energized and vibrant finish to your skin.
After Halo™ laser treatment, fine lines will gradually lessen as collagen and elastin production continues. You will start to see your results between two and five days after the treatments, with more visible results appearing over time.
While some patients may achieve their desired results after just one treatment, two treatments are often recommended. Depending on your specific goals, your Halo™ treatment is often combined with a BroadBand Light to deliver even more impressive results.
Sun protection and sunscreen are important parts of post-treatment care because your skin will be especially sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays. Results from Halo™ are long-lasting with proper skincare.
Halo™ is safe for all skin types, including those with darker skin. The treatment is most frequently performed on the face, but can also be done on the body, depending on your areas of concern. Other popular locations for treatment are the neck, chest, arms, hands, and legs. You are not a candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have active acne, rash, or infection within areas to be treated.
Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser Pre and Post Care Instructions
At Shine MD, your comfort and safety are our top priority. In order to ensure that you have the best experience possible, we have compiled a list of guidelines to follow before and after your treatment. Click on the button below to learn more.
Before & After Gallery
Want to see real patient results from our innovative skin treatments? View our impressive before and after images in our photo gallery.
*Individual results may vary.