Step into the new age of laser resurfacing with the one and only Halo Laser. With Halo, you can achieve a glowing, radiant complexion free of dark spots, sun damage, and other imperfections that age your skin.
Gone are the days where you have to choose which laser treatment will work best for your skin. In fact, since Halo treats a wide range of conditions, you may find that after a series of treatments, you’ll have the skin you’ve always wanted.
Our laser skincare experts at Medical Aesthetics & Laser have all the answers you need about resurfacing with Halo. Read on to learn more about the innovative laser and how it can help you reach your skincare goals.
Even though you may think laser resurfacing has suddenly popped up out of nowhere, it’s definitely not some new social media or internet fad. The truth is, medical professionals have been using lasers for decades to enhance aesthetic treatments.
Let’s go back to the 80s and 90s when eyebrows were small and hair was big. During that time, laser technicians used laser facials to resurface sun-damaged skin through continuous wave carbon dioxide (CW CO2) lasers. By removing layers of old skin, these lasers revealed fresher, tighter skin that hadn’t been touched by the sun’s harmful rays.
For the time, the results were great, but they also came with not-so-great side effects, including redness, swelling, discoloration, and even skin pigmentation loss. However, just like other technologies, lasers continued to improve overtime as scientists learned more about their effects on the skin.
The biggest lesson learned from CW CO2 lasers: penetrating the skin with continuous energy does more harm than good.
From then came the thought: “Let’s try to create something better.” So researchers and scientists found that to reduce thermal damage, they needed to use pulsed energy instead of a continuous stream. This allowed laser resurfacing treatments to become more precise and controlled… thank goodness for growth!
Now, recent expansion in laser technology has given us the chance to safely provide a laser resurfacing that offers supreme results without all the negative effects.
You may have heard about all the great benefits of Halo, but what is it about the laser that really makes the difference? We’ll break down some of the basics for you.
The Halo laser by Sciton is the world’s first laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative lasers to maximize results and reduce recovery time. This hybrid technology allows you to see results after only 1 to 2 treatments, while non-hybrid lasers may take 5 to 6 treatments.
Oh, but there’s more.
Older laser technology would require long recovery times; people even had to suffer through extreme redness and sometimes bloody faces (yikes!). But by using hybrid technology, the Halo laser cuts away recovery time, meaning you’ll have younger-looking skin in only 4 to 10 days!
What exactly are the two wavelengths?
The Halo laser combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths that work together to penetrate the skin and clear up signs of aging.
Ablative wavelengths: Ablative wavelengths remove the epidermal layer, producing dramatic laser-treated results for skin resurfacing. This effect promotes collagen formation and retraction of the dermis and epidermis to tighten the skin. As the Halo laser moves around your skin, it creates tiny pathways without harming other areas of the skin.
Non-ablative wavelengths: Non-ablative wavelengths are not nearly as aggressive, but are able to treat the skin for other conditions such as acne and uneven skin tone. The wavelengths do this by drilling small thermal injuries into the skin to kickstart collagen and elastin production.
In the past, you would have had to choose between a laser facial treatment with ablative or non-ablative wavelengths. But now, instead of making the hard decision, you can have both!
The absolute best part about Halo is how many skin conditions the hybrid laser treats. Seriously, whether you have wrinkles you’re trying to erase or even excess redness, Halo has got you covered. If you’re in The Woodlands area, our VISIA Skin Analysis will help us customize your Halo treatment to your unique skin conditions. VISIA gives us an up-close glimpse of your skin to reveal exactly what we need to treat. Plus, it also helps our skin care specialists make any necessary recommendations to give you the clear, youthful skin you deserve.
Of course, we can’t forget about its amazing anti-aging capabilities. We all know that sun exposure can pack on sun damage and cause the skin to lose its youthful glow. Harmful UV rays attack skin cells, leading to dark spots, scars, laxity, fine lines—need we say more? While some skincare products may help, Halo is a treatment that could make a huge difference on how your skin looks and feels.
For this exact reason, our team at Medical Aesthetics & Laser use our Halo treatments for people with:
If you’re ever wondering if Halo is right for you, you can always speak to one of our specialists for help!
There is so much misinformation about Halo and laser facials in general that it can create a lot of confusion. Many people miss out on the wonderful benefits of getting a laser facial just because they believed the myths they heard.
We don’t want you to be one of those people.
The truth is, Halo is a great way for all skin types to remove damaged skin to get you the best complexion you’ve seen in years. We’ll take you through a few of these myths and explain how Halo laser resurfacing can defy your expectations.
MYTH ONE: THE HALO LASER IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A FACE LIFT.
A Halo laser is not an alternative to a face lift, though it does help with some skin laxity. If a provider ever tells you that a Halo treatment will give you the same results as a face lift, they’re steering you in the wrong direction.
At the same time, if you have mild-to-moderate skin laxity and don’t want to go under the knife, a Halo treatment could be a great alternative. Plus, you can always combine your Halo treatment with an Ultherapy treatment. Ultherapy is a non-surgical “facelift” procedure that uses ultrasound energy to tighten the structure of your skin.
MYTH TWO: HALO COMES WITH A LOT OF RISKS.
If Halo came with a lot of risks, we wouldn’t recommend it for our clients. Fortunately that’s not the case, and with the rise of new technology, Halo makes laser resurfacing safer than ever!
MYTH THREE: LASERS PRODUCE RADIATION THAT WILL CAUSE CANCER.
No, medical lasers, and by extension laser resurfacing treatments, do not cause cancer. These lasers are specifically made to safely penetrate the skin, and though there is some radiation, the amount is much too little to do any harm or cause cancer. So you 100% do not have to worry about forming cancer due to Halo.
MYTH FOUR: I DON’T NEED HALO. I CAN DO A LASER TREATMENT AT HOME.
There are at-home laser resurfacing devices on the market, but that doesn’t mean they actually work. Think about it. Laser energy isn’t something an untrained person should work with. Because of that, home devices are a lot weaker than professional lasers. If you really want the best results, we highly recommend going to a professional medical spa instead of wasting your money on inefficient technology.
MYTH FIVE: THERE ARE CREAMS THAT DO THE SAME THING AS LASER RESURFACING.
Yes, there may be creams that say they do the same thing as laser resurfacing. But that’s not the same. You may not realize that cosmetic creams and even serums don’t require FDA approval. Meaning, they don’t go through the same tests and trials to ensure they actually work. And no matter how hard you rub the cream into your skin, it will never be able to penetrate your skin as deep as a laser could. Actually, some molecules (such as the ones in collagen creams) are too big to soak into the skin, so in that case, they aren’t doing anything at all.
DISCOVER THE BEST HALO LASER RESURFACING TREATMENT IN THE WOODLANDS AT MEDICAL AESTHETICS & LASER
Don’t wait any longer to give your skin the treatment it deserves. Our team of skin care specialists don’t take the same approach with everyone, because why would we? Every client is different. Led by the talented Dr. Reeves, we’re determined to help you reach your skin goals.
Plus, as a medical spa, we’re uniquely equipped to complement your skin care routine with our aesthetic procedures and treatments. With us, you can stop wishing for great skin and finally unveil the skin of your dreams.
Get started today by using our virtual consultation tool or by scheduling an appointment.