Few skin issues are more frustrating than dark spots. Whether your dark spots or scarring are due to acne, aging, melasma, skin injury or sun damage, they can be extremely tricky to fade and remove. For men and women looking for a dramatic reduction in the appearance of their dark spots as quickly as possible, we routinely recommend Halo™ laser treatments. At your consultation at Harmony Healing, we will examine your skin to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this type of laser skin resurfacing treatment.
Causes and Types of Dark Spots
In essence, dark spots are areas of skin that are more intensely pigmented than the surrounding skin. They can last for months and it is not uncommon for them to not respond to over-the-counter treatments. As a patient of Harmony Healing, you will have access to a myriad of high-powered dark spot treatments including a suite of lasers, chemical peels, microdermabrasion and specialty dark spot removal creams. The cause and type of your dark spots will determine the best course of treatment for your unique situation.
Dark spots commonly develop as a result of sun damage or aging. When they appear after acne, they are often irregularly textured. Your risk of developing dark spots can depend on heredity, age and level of routine sun exposure. Since it can be difficult to differentiate one type of dark spot from another, a consultation can help guide your course of treatment and also provide insight into how to avoid a recurrence of dark spots.
How the Halo™ Laser Removes Dark Spots
The Halo™ laser is a leading-edge dual-wavelength skin resurfacing laser that is capable of delivering highly personalized, dramatic results. It is different from traditional skin resurfacing lasers because it is a hybrid fractional laser, meaning it delivers one wavelength to treat the upper layers of the skin’s surface and another wavelength designed to reach deeper layers of the skin. By combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths in one treatment, the Halo™ laser is equipped to smooth texture irregularities, shrink pore size, fade dark spots and treat wrinkles in the same treatment session.
The Halo™ laser is ideal for removing dark spots because it is able to deliver hybrid fractional wavelengths to the same precise microscopic treatment zone (your dark spots), which maximizes results while reducing downtime. Intelligent energy delivery, combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimization, ensures precise, even and safe treatments. This means that the Halo™ laser can be used effectively only on small problem areas or on an entire surface area. Another benefit of being able to target microscopic skin irregularities is decreased downtime, given that healthy skin remains untouched.
Does the Halo™ Laser Permanently Fix Hyperpigmentation?
The Halo™ laser is able to reach the deeper, dermis layer of the skin, which means its results are much more dramatic and long-lasting than traditional lasers. Assuming the treated area of skin does not experience another trigger or injury to invoke another dark spot to appear, its results would be permanent. However, since it is nearly impossible to completely avoid sunlight or prevent future blemishes from leaving a scar, many patients find an annual or semi-annual Halo™ treatment to be ideal for maintaining smooth skin. It is also important to keep in mind that your results from Halo™ treatments will continue to improve over time due to ongoing collagen remodeling deep beneath the skin’s surface.
Schedule your appointment at Harmony Healing to discover more about how Halo™ can reverse your dark spots and hyperpigmentation. If you have tried other dark spot treatments without the dramatic results you desire, the Halo™ laser may be an ideal treatment. This highly tunable, dual-wavelength laser is capable of achieving the clear, smooth skin you have always wanted.