Lasers have transformed the field of cosmetic surgery and dermatology, allowing for precise and effective treatment options for a wide range of conditions. The Halo hybrid fractional laser is a unique device that simultaneously combines two customizable lasers to provide you unparalleled skin resurfacing results. This amazing technology takes skin rejuvenation to the next level with its unique ability to adjust the treatment depth and intensity, providing greater control over the results you can realize.
Halo laser treatment is an excellent option for patients seeking anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, and pigment correction.. The Halo Fractional Laser can address a variety of skin concerns such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, uneven texture, and pigmentation issues. With minimal downtime and discomfort, patients can expect to see significant improvements in their skin’s appearance.
At Alexus MD, our team of aesthetic medicine experts understands that each patient is unique. That’s why we take a personalized approach to every treatment plan. During your consultation, we will discuss your specific needs and goals and create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the results you desire.
If you’re interested in learning more about the Halo fractional laser or any of our other laser skin resurfacing treatments, please fill out a form on our website or call us at (888) 463-9532 to schedule a consultation with us at our San Diego office.
- 1 About the Halo Fractional Laser
- 2 How Does the Halo Laser System Work?
- 3 What Does the Halo Laser Treat?
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Cost of Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing in San Diego
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
About the Halo Fractional Laser
Your skin is constantly exposed to damaging environmental factors such as pollution and UV light. Over time, skin also undergoes physiological changes due to aging and genetics. And while there are many skincare products that can help improve its appearance, sometimes we need something more powerful to achieve the most effective results. The Halo hybrid fractional laser combines both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to deliver optimal results for each patient.
Non-ablative means that the laser passes through the skin to a target below, creating no injury or wound to the skin. Ablative means that the laser is intentionally creating a controlled wound on the surface of the skin to create a smoother surface and stimulate remodeling of the deeper skin structures.
The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is the most superior platform for treating pigment in patients with any skin type. It is designed to address a wide range of skin concerns, from photodamage and pigmentation to fine lines, wrinkles, and pores. It can also improve the appearance of acne scars.
One of the biggest advantages of the Halo Fractional Laser is its ability to customize the treatment to each patient’s specific needs. The tunable nature of this laser allows for precision in targeting specific areas of concern while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues. This means that patients can enjoy the benefits of skin resurfacing without the downtime typically associated with traditional ablative (tissue vaporizing) lasers.
How Does the Halo Laser System Work?
Fractionated lasers do not create a wound to the entire skin surface, rather, they distribute light energy to a specifically-determined fraction of the treatment area. (1) The Halo Fractional Laser works by creating microscopic punctures in the skin, much like micro-needling, which triggers the body’s natural healing process. As a result, collagen and elastin production increase leading to firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin over time. The laser energy penetrates deep into the dermis, causing the skin to peel and flake off, revealing brighter and healthier skin underneath. In comparison to full-field lasers that create a wound on the entire surface of the treated area, fractional lasers like the Halo device enable patients to recover faster with a lower risk of complications. (2)
Is Laser Skin Resurfacing Painful?
You will use a numbing gel prior to the treatment, making the treatment itself quick and relatively painless. You can expect to feel some heat and tingling during the procedure, but discomfort is minimal and well-tolerated. Depending on the severity of the skin condition being treated, multiple sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
What Does the Halo Laser Treat?
The Halo Fractional Laser can help improve overall skin tone, texture, and firmness. It stimulates collagen production, which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can treat the following conditions. (1)
- Sun Damage: If you’ve spent too much time in the sun, you may have noticed some unwanted pigmentation or rough patches on your skin. The Halo Fractional Laser can help smooth out these areas and restore a more even tone.
- Melasma: This condition causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, usually on the face. The Halo Fractional Laser can help reduce the appearance of these patches and restore a more even complexion.
- Age Spots: As we age, our skin can develop dark spots that are difficult to cover up with makeup. The Halo Fractional Laser can target these spots and help fade them away.
- Enlarged Pores: Halo treatment can minimize the appearance of enlarged pores, smoothing skin and improving texture.
- Acne Scars: Whether you’re dealing with old scars or new breakouts, the Halo Fractional Laser can help. It targets the scar tissue and encourages new, healthy skin cells to grow in its place.
- Uneven Texture: If your skin feels rough or uneven, the Halo Fractional Laser can help smooth it out and give you a more youthful glow.
Patients who are looking for a treatment to their refresh and rejuvenate their skin without undergoing invasive surgery may be good candidates for Halo treatment. Although they are generally suitable for most skin types and tones, fractional laser treatments may not be suitable in the following circumstances.
- You are taking certain medications that cause skin photosensitivity (like Accutane)
- You have a serious health condition or a bleeding disorder
- You have a current skin infection or cold sore
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
At Alexus MD, we understand that every patient is unique, and that’s why our approach to skin rejuvenation with the Halo laser is personalized and tailored to your specific needs.
When you come in for a personal consultation with us, we will assess your skin type and goals to determine if the Halo Fractional Laser is the right treatment for your skin concerns.
Everyone deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. If you’re interested in learning more about the Halo Fractional Laser and whether it’s right for you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team today. We’ll take the time to understand your unique concerns and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your needs.
Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure
The Halo Fractional Laser allows for precise control over the depth and intensity of the treatment, ensuring optimal results with minimal downtime. After using a topical anesthetic gel, your provider will glide the Halo handpiece over the treatment area, selectively vaporizing and coagulating tissue with two wavelengths of light – 1470 nm (non-ablative energy) targeting pigment and 2940 nm (ablative energy) targeting fine lines, wrinkles, and surface irregularities. As microchannels are created in the skin, the fractional laser immediately causes the body to begin its healing response and the production of new collagen.
The minimally-invasive nature of this treatment means that you can return to your normal activities a few days after the procedure, with only slight redness, swelling, and sensitivity.
Immediately after a Halo Fractional Laser treatment, the skin may feel slightly sunburned and swollen for a few hours. In the initial few days of your recovery, you will experience some redness and skin peeling, which may cause itchiness. Deeper treatments can cause swelling that can last 3-5 days. You may use a cold compress to relieve any discomfort. During recovery, your skin may feel rough to the touch and may have temporary discoloration while the microscopic injuries heal, though this will subside over time.
With the Halo Fractional Laser, you can expect to see an overall improvement in your skin’s color, texture, and tone and a reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and scarring. Significant melasma may require a series of treatments.
Cost of Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing in San Diego
At Alexus MD, Halo fractional laser treatment is adjustable to your individual needs, at a cost-effective price. This minimally-invasive treatment option is perfect for those looking to rejuvenate their skin without the need for surgery or extended downtime. Our personalized approach ensures that you receive the most effective treatment possible while staying within your budget.
Can the Halo laser be used on all skin types?
Yes! One of the biggest advantages of the Halo laser is that it can be used on all skin types and tones. Tunable laser settings allow for customized treatment that can be tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
How long does a halo fractional laser treatment take?
Treatment times can vary depending on the size of the area being treated and the intensity of the laser used. In general, a full-face treatment takes about 30 minutes to an hour, while a targeted treatment of a specific area might only take 15-20 minutes.
How many treatments are needed to see results?
Most patients see significant improvement after just one Halo Fractional Laser treatment. However, some patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Your doctor will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan based on your individual skin concerns and goals.
- Preissig J, Hamilton K, Markus R. Current Laser Resurfacing Technologies: A Review that Delves Beneath the Surface. Seminars in Plastic Surgery. 2012;26(03):109-116. doi:https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0032-1329413
- Update on Fractional Laser Technology. The Journal of clinical and aesthetic dermatology. 2010;3(1):42-50. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2921736/
Energy from ablative lasers can be full-field, removing a small layer of skin off the entire skin surface, or partial-field (also known as fractional), which makes tiny punctures in the skin while leaving the skin intact, which speeds healing time. Fractional laser is a lot like micro-needling, only with a laser and not a mechanical device.
Full-field can be thought of as mowing a lawn, as it treats the entire surface. Partial-field, or fractional, can be thought of as aerating a lawn, creating hundreds of small punctures to make the grass more healthy.