Let’s face it, most of us aren’t lucky enough to have smooth, flawless skin. Life weathers us all, some more noticeably than others. As we age, our list of imperfections often lengthens—from sun damage to uneven skin tones, enlarged pores to discoloration. When these blemishes become a daily concern, your confidence may benefit just as much as your skin from opting to seek treatment by a reputable cosmetic surgeon.

Sciton’s Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy combines non-ablative and ablative lasers to target and treat these various types of skin damage. Halo’s one-of-a-kind approach is more effective than the non-ablative method, which can take up to eight treatments for noticeable results, and it’s less invasive than the ablative method which requires more post-treatment downtime.

If you’re considering a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss skin treatment options or seeking information about Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy, here are five things about this ground-breaking procedure that you should know.

Who should consider Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy?

Halo laser therapy is an optimal procedure for those who are seeking quick results and don’t want to deal with a lot of downtime. It’s not only a treatment for aging skin, Halo corrects issues such as discoloration, uneven skin tone and enlarged pores. It also improves sun damage and scarring, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Because of the target areas of the treatment, adults of all ages and genders seek its benefits.

How does Halo work?

The technology behind Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy combines non-ablative and ablative lasers that pulse simultaneously. Whereas the non-ablative method heats up the top layer of the skin but doesn’t remove it, and the ablative method removes the outer layers of skin, this hybrid treatment reaches the deeper collagen layers without too much abrasion. Treatment plans are customized to individual client’s cosmetic goals, which determines the number of sessions and depth needed to achieve desired results.

What should I expect during the treatment?

You can expect to be at your cosmetic surgeon’s office for a couple hours each session. A topical anesthetic is used 30 to 60 minutes before the procedure. Next, your face is measured with a motion-tracking technology to ensure your skin is treated evenly. During the procedure, the Halo hand piece is rolled over each section of skin until the treatment is completed, indicated by the motion-tracking device. Discomfort is minimal for most patients and is described as a warm prickling sensation.

How long is the downtime?

With customized treatment plans and focus areas, you can work Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy into your busy schedule. Light treatments leave you make-up ready the next day but may require additional sessions to achieve desired results; deeper treatments result in a quicker “wow” factor with just a few days of downtime. After a typical session, you will need to remain make-up free for at least 24 hours. Swelling and redness is common and your face may feel warm during this time. A cold compress can help to calm the skin, if needed. It’s important to remain out of the sun throughout the healing process.

When will I see results?

Initial results from your treatment can be seen between two and five days, once your skin has gone through the bronzing stage and peels to reveals your new, revitalized skin layers beneath. During the next few weeks you’ll notice continued improvement, especially in pigmentation. This will continue as your skin regenerates throughout the following months. By treating your skin kindly and using UV protection, your results can last for years to come.

For more information about Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy or to schedule a consultation with Linea Cosmetic Surgery, contact us today.

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