Living in Atlanta is great, but the hot summer sun can be hard on the skin. Age spots, wrinkles, pigmentation problems, and other visible signs of aging are a constant threat to an otherwise youthful appearance. If your skin could use a boost, the HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser can help make it glow. With dramatic results after just 2 to 4 treatments and little to no downtime, the HALO Laser truly seems heaven-sent.
You shouldn’t have to compromise for beautiful skin
Laser treatments often seem to come with a trade-off. Either deal with weeks of downtime to let the treated area heal, or wait through months of treatments before you’re satisfied with the results you see. Not anymore!
We’re proud to offer our Atlanta area patients the HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser. This combo laser offers the rapid results associated with ablative laser resurfacing as well as minimal downtime you can expect with non-ablative lasers. With the HALO, we can address aging both on the skin’s surface and deeper into the dermal layers to achieve dramatic improvements in skin tone, texture, and clarity.
How the HALO helps you get better skin with less downtime
Many lasers are either ablative or non-ablative. This means they work either by removing outer layers of skin to address fine lines, acnes scars, or other problems, or by delivering energy through the skin to promote collagen deep within. Ablative lasers work quickly, but usually require several weeks of downtime. Non-ablative lasers don’t require much (if any) downtime, but results appear more slowly and usually require several treatments.
The HALO offers the best of both worlds. With this advanced laser, we can apply two wavelengths simultaneously, adjusting the treatment to target surface-level imperfections while stimulating collagen remodeling and cellular repair in the inner dermal layers.
The HALO not only allows us to treat skin aging more quickly, but also achieves the desired improvements with minimal downtime on your part.
What skin problems can the HALO treat?
As a hybrid laser, the HALO is extremely versatile and can treat a myriad of mild to severe skin concerns on the face, neck, hands, and décolletage:
Brown spots and hyperpigmentation
Fine lines, deeper wrinkles, and creases
Acne or chicken pox scars
Uneven skin tone and texture
Is the HALO laser safe for darker skin?
The highly tunable laser hybrid laser wavelengths make the HALO safe for a variety of skin types, even many darker skin tones. The best way to determine whether HALO or another resurfacing treatment will be suitable for you is to come in for a consultation with our experienced skincare team.
What to expect with HALO treatments in Atlanta
The first step to any laser treatment at The Swan Center is a free consultation and skin evaluation. Our expert skincare staff will go over your concerns, your goals for treatment, and your skincare habits. Then we’ll evaluate your skin to determine how best to treat your concerns. If it’s determined that the HALO will be an effective treatment for you, then we’ll get started.
After applying a topical numbing cream to the treatment area, your provider will place the HALO handheld laser device over your skin. The laser wavelengths will be tuned in to provide you the optimal benefits for your needs. You’ll feel a warm sensation, but most patients don’t find treatment painful. Treatment takes about 30 to 45 minutes for most skin concerns.
After your HALO laser treatment
Depending on the specific wavelengths used to treat your skin, you may require a few days to heal. The most common side effects are a continued warm sensation (for about 30 minutes after treatment), mild redness or swelling, or a bronzed tint to the treated area. These effects typically subside within the first 3 or so days after treatment. You should be fine to go about normal activities, but we may ask you to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that raise body temperature until initial healing is complete.
One thing all patients need to do after HALO laser treatments: stay out of the sun! Keep the area protected with clothing and apply broad-spectrum sunscreen before going outdoors. Our skincare team can recommend a high-quality sunscreen that is safe to use on laser treated skin.
When will I see results after HALO laser resurfacing?
Many patients experience noticeable improvements after just 7 days. Results are usually looking great after about 3 weeks, and continue to improve for several months.
How many treatments will I need with HALO?
Many patients are satisfied after just 1 or 2 treatments (compared to 5 or more with some other lasers). More extensive signs of aging may benefit from up to 4 treatments spaced about one month apart.
Curious to learn more? Contact us today to schedule your free consultation at The Swan Center in Alpharetta.