Years of skin damage can take a toll on your appearance. Over time, environmental pollutants will create wrinkles and age spots that discolor your skin and make you appear older. Treating skin irregularities is difficult, mainly due to the many treatment options that are available. Finding the best method often takes time and consideration.
Depending on your particular needs, laser treatment can diminish sun damage and rejuvenate your skin by producing a new and refreshed layer. But even so, the intensity of laser treatment can be difficult to pinpoint. It’s for this reason that the Halo hybrid fractional laser was developed. By combining two lasers into one device, you can uniquely target the imperfections lining your skin.
HOW DOES THE HALO LASER WORK?
The dual lasers that make up Halo are ablative and non-ablative technologies that each target the dermis and epidermis. By treating multiple layers of skin, Halo can effectively manage years worth of sun damage and the natural effects of aging.
Together, the lasers repair and rejuvenate your skin simultaneously without creating any significant damage to the surrounding tissues. While the non-ablative laser removes surface damage like pigmentation and scarring, the ablative device penetrates into the dermis, stimulating collagen and elastin.
Before beginning your treatment, your laser technician will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to reduce any discomfort. Most patients undergoing Halo treatment will experience minimal discomfort save for the heat and prickling of the laser.
As a total skin revitalization treatment, you can anticipate a change in your skin’s texture and tone. The size of your pores will also decrease, and you will achieve a natural glow to your skin.
ARE YOU A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT WITH HALO?
Receiving a skin analysis at Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery will help you understand the cosmetic issues impacting your skin. You will learn whether the problems you are facing are treatable with Halo. Depending on the amount of skin damage you exhibit as well as the rejuvenation you desire, you may receive between one and three treatments to produce an optimal outcome.
Each treatment session will take at least a half an hour for your face and possibly longer for more extensive treatment areas. Your laser technician will design a customized treatment plan for your specific needs.
For the first few days after your treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling as well as tenderness around the treatment area. Usually, patients begin to see results after four or five days of undergoing Halo treatment. Your skin will continue to improve over time as collagen and elastin work to turn over damaged skin cells, and you should see full results after two or three weeks.
Even after you start noticing the results of Halo treatment, it’s essential to continue protecting your skin to maintain your results. Applying sunscreen and using other forms of sun protection will ensure your results are long-lasting.
If you would like more information about the Halo hybrid fractional laser, and to find out whether laser treatment is right for you, contact Cross Hudson Plastic Surgery at (201) 552-4155 and schedule a consultation.