How Does Halo Laser Work?
Halo laser is a fractional laser treatment that uses the power of ablative and non-ablative lasers to enhance the appearance of the skin. The dual laser delivery offers a unique treatment for improving skin concerns.
Ablative lasers work by emitting a wavelength that selectively heats and resurfaces the top layer of the skin (the epidermis). This thermal energy causes micro-damage, resulting in the production of collagen and new skin cells. This two-step process both removes damaged skin and stimulates the growth of a rejuvenated skin layer.
Non-ablative lasers work by sending laser energy into the deeper layers of the skin (the dermis). This stimulates collagen production and cell renewal. This can improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The combination of the ablative and non-ablative lasers allows this laser treatment to treat a variety of skin concerns. This includes fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, sun damage, pigmentation, skin texture, and skin laxity.
Below we outline how the treatment process works:
Your first step in your journey towards youthful skin with Halo laser is to have a consultation. You will meet with an experienced practitioner who will enquire about your skin concerns, treatment goals, and medical history. The practitioner will check your skin condition and determine your suitability for the treatment.
It is important to take the correct preparation steps to ensure the best outcome from your treatment. You will need to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and self-tanning creams for 2 weeks before your treatment. You will need to stop using any skincare products with ingredients such as retinol, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid 1 week before your appointment.
48 hours before your treatment, you will need to visit the clinic to have a patch test performed. On the day of your treatment, you should arrive at the clinic with clean, makeup and cream-free skin.
During the treatment, the practitioner will use the handheld device to deliver the hybrid fractional laser energy to your target area. The Halo laser targets both the epidermis and the dermis simultaneously. This unique dual action leaves your skin looking and feeling rejuvenated both on the surface and beneath.
The treatment will take between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the areas being treated. You can have this treatment on your face, as well as your neck, chest, arms, and legs.
The number of treatments you will need depends on various factors. This includes the severity of your skin concerns, your skin goals, and your skin type. To achieve the best results, most patients need between 1 and 3 treatments. You will usually need to wait 8 to 12 weeks between each treatment.
Immediately after the treatment, you may experience redness and swelling in the treated area. This is a normal part of the body’s healing process and will subside within a few days to a week. It is also common to experience peeling and flaking skin for a few days after the treatment, which can lead to dryness and itching.
You can expect a downtime of 5 to 7 days after the treatment. During this time, it is important to take the correct aftercare steps to help the healing process, such as avoiding sun exposure.
A follow-up appointment will be scheduled about a week after your treatment. This appointment will check your healing progress and address any concerns you may have. At this stage, additional treatments may be planned to optimise your results and achieve the desired level of skin improvement.
Benefits of Halo Laser
The Halo treatment combines both ablative and non-ablative lasers to offer the advantages of both in a single treatment.
Here are the benefits of Halo laser treatment:
Improves Skin Texture
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin slows down. This reduction can lead to the development of fine lines, wrinkles, and a general loss of smoothness and firmness in the skin texture. Other factors such as UV rays, pollution, and lifestyle habits can also lead to textural changes and premature ageing.
The Halo laser can significantly improve skin texture. The laser heat energy delivered to the dermis and epidermis stimulates the body’s natural healing response. This promotes new cell growth which can diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.
Evens Skin Tone
Uneven skin tone, also known as hyperpigmentation, occurs when melanin is unevenly distributed in the skin. This can result from various factors such as sun damage, hormonal changes, ageing, or inflammation caused by acne. Over time, these factors can cause the appearance of dark spots, age spots, or a generally uneven complexion.
The Halo laser treatment can effectively target areas of hyperpigmentation, such as age spots, sunspots, and freckles. By selectively treating these darker areas, the laser promotes the turnover of skin cells and the reduction of excess pigmentation. This helps to balance the colour and uniformity of your skin tone.
Reduces Acne Scarring
Acne scars significantly affect skin texture by causing unevenness and roughness. Acne scars can either be atrophic scars, which are pits in the skin, or hypertrophic scars, which are raised and bumpy. Both types of scarring contribute to a less uniform skin texture.
For those who have struggled with acne and are now dealing with residual scarring, the Halo laser provides an effective solution. By promoting collagen production and new skin cell growth in the dermis, this treatment can reduce the visibility of acne scars. This leads to a smoother and healthier complexion over time.
Improves Skin Elasticity
Skin elasticity is the skin’s ability to stretch and return to its original shape after being pulled or compressed. It is an essential property that prevents sagging or wrinkling.
Skin elasticity decreases due to the natural ageing process when the production of collagen and elastin starts to decline. Other factors such as prolonged sun exposure, environmental pollutants, smoking, and poor nutrition can accelerate the loss of skin elasticity. Significant weight changes can also stretch the skin beyond its capacity to bounce back, leading to a further decline in skin elasticity.
Halo laser treatment is a proven solution for improving skin elasticity. By delivering laser energy to the deeper layers of the skin, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging, rejuvenating the skin.
Enhances Skin Glow
Skin glow refers to the natural brightness and smoothness of the skin. Skin glow can diminish due to inadequate hydration, lack of sleep, poor diet, and prolonged sun exposure. Ageing naturally decreases the skin’s ability to shed dead cells and generate new ones, leading to a build-up of dull, dry skin on the surface.
Halo laser treatment is a powerful tool for restoring skin glow. It works by gently removing the top layer of dull, damaged skin and stimulating the production of fresh, new skin cells. By encouraging collagen production, this treatment aids in improving the skin’s overall texture and tone, resulting in a smoother, more radiant complexion.
Halo Laser Treatment
Pulse Light Clinic proudly offers cutting-edge Halo laser treatment at our London-based clinics.
We believe in a holistic approach to skincare, which means we will work with you to understand your skin concerns and create a tailored treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. Our experienced practitioners and state-of-the-art technology ensure that we will deliver an effective Halo laser treatment.
Whether you are seeking to address specific skin issues or simply looking to enhance your skin’s natural glow, we are here to help you on your skincare journey.
Book a consultation with Pulse Light Clinic for your Halo laser treatment.
What are the downsides of Halo laser?
While the Halo laser offers many benefits, it is important to be aware of the potential downsides. These can include temporary side effects such as redness, swelling, and a sensation similar to sunburn immediately after treatment. There is also a slight risk of infection or scarring. It’s important to follow post-care instructions provided by your practitioner to reduce these risks and ensure a smooth healing process.
How long does it take for Halo laser to work?
The full results of the Halo laser treatment will be noticeable a few weeks after the treatment. This is when the skin has undergone its natural healing and renewal process. The production of new collagen and elastin continues over several months, meaning you can expect to see continuous improvement in your skin’s texture and firmness for up to six months post-treatment.
What exactly does Halo laser do?
The Halo laser is a fractional laser that delivers ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the target area. This dual-wavelength technology results in highly effective treatment. Halo laser will improve wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, skin texture, skin laxity, large pores, and pigmentation.
How long does Halo laser last?
The results of the Halo laser treatment are long-lasting, particularly when good skincare practices are maintained post-treatment. This treatment does not stop the natural ageing process, so you may need additional treatments every 1-2 years to maintain the results. Regular follow-ups with your practitioner will ensure that your skin remains healthy and vibrant for years to come.