We are very excited to have a new toy here at work! The Halo™ laser has joined the office as another tool to help our patients look rejuvenated. The Halo™ is a hybrid fractional laser which can achieve excellent results in 1-3 treatments. Some of the fractionated lasers before would take 5-6 treatments to achieve the same results.
The Halo™ consists of two wavelengths, a fractionated ablative 2940 and a non ablative 1470. Each wavelength is customizable depending and the goals of the particular patient and how much downtime they can afford. Traditionally, ablative lasers required too much down time and the non ablative lasers would have underwhelming results. With the hybridized combination of the two we are able to target pigmentation and texture issues in this fractionated laser treatment while providing minimal downtime. (or ablative like results with non-ablative downtime)
Skin issues we are able to target with this treatment include:
- skin laxity
- uneven tone and texture
- the appearance of enlarged pores
The 2940 wavelength really targets the pigment and discoloration in the upper layers of the dermis while the 1470 is able to create an injury deeper in the dermis and initiate the bodies own cascade of wound healing, creating new collagen and elastin.
The Halo ™ glow is what patients are thrilled with after treatments. The texture and pigmentation which absorbs light normally is gone, allowing the light to reflect off the tissue. Here is a series of photos of a patient who had a Halo™.
This is what we have seen here with the patients we have treated. There are approximately 5 days of cosmetic down time.
In addition to the hybridized Halo ™ treatment we are able to combine BBL, or broad band light, with the treatment on individuals with lighter skin types. The BBL works in synergy with the Halo at targeting discoloration and redness. Either treatment can also be a stand alone treatment.
Once your skin is where you want it “Forever Young” treatments can be performed with the BBL to maintain the results. The treatments can be performed 3-4 times a year to maintain the clearing of hyperpigmentation and redness. Additionally, the BBL can actually affect the DNA/RNA sequencing of the skin cells. Photo aged and intrinsically aged skin cells can express like younger skin after BBL treatments.
As with all light based and laser based treatments, strict sun avoidance is recommended before and after your treatment. The use of a sunscreen with zinc is highly recommended. There are other skin care products that can help to optimize your pre and post treatment course which your provider can help you choose.
Stay tuned for more positive reports on the treatment!
From Dawn Sasiela, R.N. blog: