What to Expect with Halo™ Laser Recovery

Halo™ laser skin resurfacing treatments are a top choice among men and women who are looking to turn back the hands of time and reveal smoother, brighter and younger looking skin. The Halo™ laser is an amazing tool that is different from traditional skin resurfacing lasers because of its innovative hybrid fractional technology. This means it uses ablative and non-ablative wavelengths simultaneously in the same treatment to achieve advanced results with fewer appointments and less downtime. By using two wavelengths, Halo™ provides customized treatments that resurface the topmost layer of skin while also stimulating deeper layers which causes skin cells to renew over time for firmer skin and less sagging.

Halo™: Personalized Results, Customizable Recovery

The Halo™ laser is arguably the most customizable laser on the market. Its dual wavelengths are highly tunable, meaning treatments are adjustable to meet individual needs. This also means that if limited downtime is important to you, the Halo™ laser can be adjusted to ensure your skin will heal in accordance with your needs. If you require a shorter amount of downtime, keep in mind that the laser will be adjusted for a less aggressive treatment, thereby providing a less dramatic outcome. Men and women are drawn to the Halo™ laser for its fast-appearing results and customizable downtime.

What to Expect Immediately Following Your Halo™ Treatment

For patients requiring the shortest amount of downtime possible, the skin will be slightly pink after your Halo™ treatment. However, you will be able to apply mineral sunscreen and makeup immediately after treatment and return to your normal activities. Direct sunlight should be avoided for at least 24 hours. Your skin may develop a bronzed or glowing appearance in the following days and may peel or flake slightly in certain areas. With proper care, your skin will appear smoother and more supple in a few days.

For patients who are seeking dramatic results, the Halo™ laser will be adjusted to reach deeper levels of skin, which means you may need some downtime for proper healing. Your aftercare instructions will be personalized based on your unique treatment, but many patients find they are most comfortable going without makeup for two to three days after treatment. This will allow you to apply moisturizer to your skin several times per day to speed up recovery. Immediately after your Halo™ laser treatment, your skin will be red and tender to the touch, and your skin may appear and feel as though it has been rubbed with sandpaper. You may experience some oozing or light bleeding in the first 24 hours after treatment which is why we advise our patients to cover their pillow with a towel for their first night’s sleep. Overall, you should be able to go about your normal activities excluding exercising or spending time in direct sunlight.

Halo™ Results Appear Immediately and Improve Over Time

One of the many perks of the hybrid fractional technology behind the Halo™ laser is that each laser wavelength is suited for both immediate results and those that appear over time. Because of this, your skin will immediately appear tighter and more supple after treatment thanks to the ablative wavelength that vaporizes the top layer of skin. Over the following weeks, you will notice an improvement in texture irregularities and wrinkling, which can be credited to the non-ablative wavelength stimulating new collagen growth. Collagen at the deepest layers of skin will continue to regrow for several months following your Halo™ treatment, meaning your dramatic results will gradually appear. 

Results from Halo™ laser treatments are completely customizable based on your unique needs. Schedule your appointment at Harmony Healing to discover more about this cutting-edge treatment for wrinkles, texture irregularities, scarring and other skin issues.