Regardless of how diligently we care for our skin, sun exposure and other environmental effects can often leave behind visible damage that is difficult to remedy with at-home treatments. To help combat these more complex skin issues, Dr. Mark Freeman and his aesthetic staff are proud to offer the most advanced fractional laser treatments at our Idaho Falls office using the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser from Sciton®. With its state-of-the-art Hybrid technology, Halo addresses both the superficial and the deeper layers of the skin at the same time, creating a noticeable improvement where it matters most.
“I love the Halo fractional laser! I like it a lot more than Fraxel®. I have had the Fraxel procedure, but didn’t really ever want to do it again because of the long downtime. The Halo was much easier, more comfortable, and I had no significant downtime, feeling great just a few hours later and looked back to normal in a day or 2. I had it done on a Friday and went to work on Monday with even better results than I had with a Fraxel treatment.”
— Dr. Mark Freeman
What Is the Halo Laser?
Unlike most laser skin treatments, which fall into either the “ablative” or “non-ablative” categories, Halo is a hybrid laser. This means it combines both types of lasers for the optimal result in just one treatment. Ablative lasers treat the outer layer of the skin for more straightforward improvement, while non-ablative lasers bypass this layer to target the deeper layers of the skin where collagen is produced. This deeper laser energy heats the skin, stimulating its natural regenerative process and encouraging it to replenish its stores of collagen.
Halo administers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, combining the impressive results of an ablative procedure with the minimal downtime of a non-ablative treatment. Using this technology, your Halo treatment can be completely customized to treat one or more of the following concerns:
- Sun damage, including blotchiness and dark spots
- Rough texture or other textural irregularities
- Lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged, visible pores
During your skin consultation, we’re happy to evaluate whether the Halo laser is a good fit for you. We may also recommend Forever Young BBL™ treatments or other med spa services depending on your goals.
Before & After Photos
The length of your Halo session depends on the level of treatment you’d like. During your consultation, we will help you determine exactly what to expect. In general, a single Halo treatment can be as brief as 25 minutes or an hour. In some cases, we will recommend a series of several shorter treatments.
During your treatment, we use a special handpiece to direct the various hybrid laser wavelengths into your skin. As the energy is administered, the device is constantly working to measure and control the temperature of your skin for unmatched safety, comfort, and precision.
Although the recovery time varies depending on the intensity of your treatment, most patients are able to return to regular activities, including wearing makeup, the day after treatment. We will give you a more specific sense of what you can expect prior to your appointment. Generally, we advise patients to avoid excess sun exposure for about a week.
Depending on your goals, you may need to return to our office for a series of treatments. We can recommend a customized regimen of skincare products to help enhance and maintain your results. As your skin heals after your treatment, new, soft, elastic skin gradually emerges, leading to a long-lasting, glowing complexion that helps you look as good as you feel. The most common response we get from patients is how much they love their new “Halo glow.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Halo laser treatments improve acne scarring?
Yes, the scarring that occurs due to acne can be minimized by undergoing a series of Halo laser treatments. The number and intensity of the treatments depend on the severity of the scarring, although most patients see significant improvement after 2 to 4 procedures.
What areas can be treated?
The most common treatment area is the face, but the Halo laser effectively improves the skin in practically any area of the body. You can expect excellent results for the neck, décolletage, and hands, which typically exhibit the most sun damage.
When will I see results?
Results emerge gradually in the week after an initial treatment. In the first 2 or 3 days, you’ll notice some redness, swelling, and a slight bronze tinge in the treatment area. By the third or fourth day after the procedure, the skin begins lightly flaking and reveals fresh skin. Expect to see optimal results in the first 2 or 3 weeks.
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