Have you found yourself standing in front of the mirror, looking at your fine lines and wishing for better skin? You’re not alone. Many people are on the lookout for aesthetic treatments that’ll restore their youthful glow and reduce visible signs of aging and uneven skin tone without undergoing invasive procedures. Halo laser treatment is the solution for you.
Halo is the only hybrid fractional laser that combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths simultaneously in the same treatment zone for a truly hybrid treatment.
This unique dual wavelength approach ensures that you get the best of both worlds: the deeper layer penetration and effectiveness of ablative lasers and the gentler, surface-level benefits of non-ablative lasers.
Does Halo laser really work?
Using two different light frequencies, Halo hybrid treatments do a great job at fixing signs of aging, including wrinkles, sun damage, brown spots, enlarged pores, and texture. The treatment is safe for all skin types, and patients will notice an improvement in their skin after the first treatment.
Like other ablative laser treatments, Halo laser stimulates the skin’s healing process, which increases elastin, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and other natural compounds found in the skin. Over time, the skin tightens and smoothes, resulting in a more youthful look.
The ablative and non-ablative laser frequencies used to target different depths within the skin lead to better results. The treatment is performed awake in the doctor’s office with topical anesthetic. And since there’s minimal downtime, patients can use the treatment as part of a long-term healthy skin routine to maintain a healthy glow.
How long do Halo laser results last?
Halo results can last for years, especially with the right skincare routine, which includes a sun block. While the treatment results last for years, most patients like to maintain optimal results by repeating Halo laser treatments every 6 -12 months.
That said, how long the results last depends on multiple factors, including your smoking status, age, sun exposure, skin type, and use of medical-grade skin care. Treatment should be individualized based on a patient’s physical characteristics and aesthetic goals.
Treatments can be adjusted to be more intense with higher laser settings, more downtime, and more noticeable improvement, or lighter with shorter downtime and more conservative change. Patients requiring a series of treatments for more serious concerns should have the treatments three weeks apart or more.
How much does a halo cost?
The average cost of a single Halo laser treatment is $1500, with the price ranging between $600 and $2500. The cost varies based on the specific laser treatment used and whether multiple or a single session is used.
A hybrid treatment using two different lasers (Erbium and diode) at two different wavelengths can be used, or the Erbium laser can be used alone. On the other hand, fractional treatments or non-fractional treatments can be used.
Fractional laser treatments use a pattern of dots to leave tiny areas of skin untreated for faster healing, while non-fractional treatments treat the entire skin surface, most commonly in light settings.
Dr. Goldman and his experienced staff will help you choose the ideal treatment regimen based on your skin type, degree of aging, and goals.
How many treatments do you need for Halo laser?
Although a single treatment can be used with the Halo laser, most patients choose either a series of 2-3 treatments spaced relatively close together initially, or periodic maintenance sessions 6-12 months apart.
However, if your skin needs an intense treatment, higher settings and/or more treatments may be recommended. Lighter treatments can be achieved by lowering the settings or being treated less often. Halo is very customized for your needs and skin type.
Choosing the best treatment course for you involves a thorough consultation with a physician with expertise in laser resurfacing, ideally, a physician who has multiple different lasers and other treatment options at their disposal to provide the best treatment plan for you.
How painful is Halo laser treatment?
Many patients can tolerate Halo laser well when awake in the office. The topical anesthesia ensures there’s minimal discomfort. Although many forego oral medication, the pain experienced varies from patient to patient and depends on the area of the face (the areas around the lips, forehead, and nose feel more sensitive).
Past patients describe Halo laser treatment as heat, prickling, and zaps, with the zapped spots cooling down fast. Most don’t even use Tylenol, but occasional patients want some oral medications. There should not be any significant pain after the treatment. (If there is, call your doctor.)
After the treatment, the skin will be red, a little raw, and sensitive for 3-5 days. The doctor will give you ointment and a cleansing regimen to handle the discomfort, but you should do your best to use sun protection.
How long does it take to heal from Halo laser?
Typical Halo downtime is about 3-5 days, but it depends on the specific treatment used, how your skin reacts, and what you consider actual downtime.
After the treatment, your skin will be a little raw, a scary red, and then mildly red for several days. Sensitivity to sun, soaps, and chemicals may last a few weeks. While most patients return to exercise and work in less than a week, some want more time.
Although you can notice impressive changes within the first week, healing will continue, and the final skin smoothing and tightening results take 3-6 months. Tretinoin (Retin-A) can typically be restarted in a month or so but may take longer because of sensitivity.
Additional options to target signs of aging
The Halo is just one component of a comprehensive treatment protocol tailored to your goals and needs. Optimal results come from a thorough analysis, individualized treatment plan, skillfully administered treatment sessions, and rigorous follow-up.
Halo is safe for all skin types, mostly to correct texture. Your skin type will determine how aggressive the Halo settings can be. However, if you are looking for a less aggressive option, we invite you to take a look at Nano Peel, microneedling, or chemical peel.
Work with Dr. Goldman
It’s not just about looking younger; it’s about feeling confident in your skin, no matter your age or complexion. With Halo’s targeted treatment to boost collagen and other factors, the journey to radiant skin is just a treatment away.
In the world of skin treatments, Halo Laser is state of the art, but the experience and skill of the advanced practice laser specialist remains more important than the device itself. If you’re ready for a brighter, smoother complexion, start by trusting and working with the best.
Contact Dr. Goldman’s skilled staff at Beachwood Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today at (216)514-8899 or Westlake Plastic Surgery at (440)871-8899 to schedule your Halo Laser treatment and witness the transformative power of modern skincare.