If you’re looking for a non-invasive, non-surgical alternative to traditional facelifts to turn back the tide of time and eliminate signs of aging, consider laser treatments. These high-powered outpatient treatments can erase common age symptoms like fine lines, scars, uneven pigmentation from sun damage, and enlarged pores. One of the most state-of-the-art laser treatments is the Halo Laser, one of many outpatient treatments available at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
While most laser treatments use either ablative or non-ablative laser energy, the Halo Laser combines both for a more powerful and precise laser treatment that leaves the surrounding areas untouched while targeting the damaged areas. This eliminates the biggest drawbacks of traditional facelifts, including the need for anesthesia and recovery time.
Halo Laser Used Frequently Asked Questions
How Does the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Work?
This high-tech laser from Sciton is the world’s first hybrid fractional laser, combining tunable non-ablative lasers and ablative lasers into one treatment, reducing the surrounding damage while fine-tuning the treatment. This produces more precise results, ideal for treating common skin conditions associated with aging.
Accuracy on this laser is among the best on the market thanks to a combination of intelligent energy delivery and Dynamic Thermal Optimization, resulting in a fast and virtually painless treatment. Fractional laser treatment is a long-standing treatment for mild to moderate skin issues, vaporizing aged and damaged tissue and encouraging the growth of new healthy skin; but most traditional ablative laser treatments include some recovery time.
This combination of two kinds of laser energy allows more precise targeting of the affected area without spreading the laser energy to undamaged areas. The reduced damage to surrounding areas makes it an ideal choice for those seeking to avoid downtime and repeat the treatment with less discomfort.
What Is the Halo Laser Used to Treat?
The Halo fractional laser is a popular choice for treating mild to moderate signs of aging and skin conditions by stripping away layers of aged and damaged tissues and encouraging the growth of healthy tissue. The most common symptoms treated with this laser include fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, uneven pigmentation or sun spots, and surface-level scars including acne damage. It is also a popular choice to eliminate the chronic condition of Actinic Keratoses, which encourages the growth of scar tissue.
The laser is also used to treat other areas of the body, including the neck, chest, legs, arms, and hand. It provides benefits to skin tightness, reducing minor to moderate cases of loose and sagging skin. That makes Halo Fractional Laser a popular choice for patients who have experienced major weight loss and want to reduce the appearance of loose skin without surgery.
What Is the Difference Between Ablative and Non-Ablative Laser Treatments?
These two laser types have been commonly used for laser skin treatments for years, but both have drawbacks that are eliminated or reduced with the combined Halo model. Ablative lasers are more powerful and invasive, making them an ideal choice for treating mild to moderate wrinkles and scarring after a single treatment. The drawback is that this powerful laser requires up to two weeks of recovery before all normal activities can be resumed, in exchange for long-lasting results.
Non-ablative lasers are gentler and ideal for improving skin texture and tone as well as reducing minor signs of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation caused by sun damage. These treatments are typically performed over multiple sessions before results can be seen, but patients experience a milder recovery, with most resuming normal activities immediately. The Halo fractional laser combines the powerful effects of the ablative laser with the gentler recovery and precise targeting of the non-ablative model.
Am I a Good Fit for the Halo Fractional Laser Treatment?
The ideal fit for Halo fractional laser is a client who has mild to moderate signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration from sun damage, or minor scarring from acne or other causes. A client who wants to avoid the risks and downtime of a traditional facelift while seeking a more youthful appearance will appreciate the non-invasive and gentle nature of Halo.
The client should have reasonable expectations for the process and prefer a temporary and renewable to a permanent surgical option. Clients should be in overall good health and free of major skin conditions or infections, like active acne, to ensure the laser doesn’t interfere with the healing process.
Those considering Halo treatments should not be undergoing any major medical treatments or taking medications that could interfere with the treatment, and any allergies should be discussed with your doctor. If you think you’re a good fit for Halo, contact one of our qualified doctors to begin your Halo journey.
What Should I Expect Before Halo Fractional Laser?
If you’re considering Halo treatments, the first step is to set up a consultation with one of the certified dermatologists at our Oklahoma City medical spa to discuss a treatment plan. At your first appointment, your dermatologist will examine your skin and discuss your goals for the treatment and what you can expect during and after the laser treatment.
If you and your doctor agree that Halo laser treatments are a good fit for your skin issues, we will schedule your first appointment and advise you on how to prepare for your treatment. As Halo fractional laser is a non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects and recovery time, preparations are minor compared to other ablative laser treatments.
The most important step is to make sure your skin is clean and free of foreign substances before your appointment, so we recommend giving your face a thorough but gentle scrub in the shower. The night before your appointment, remove any jewelry near the treatment site and get a good night’s sleep.
What Should I Expect at My Halo Fractional Laser Treatment?
At your appointment, your doctor will explain to you how the machine works and apply a topical anesthetic cream to your face to ensure the laser treatment is almost entirely painless. You’ll only feel an intense warming sensation on your face as the laser sends energy waves into the targeted areas, but most patients report the treatment is comfortable.
The average Halo fractional laser appointment is over in an hour, with the application of the laser taking under twenty minutes. When your laser treatment is over, you may experience some redness and minor soreness akin to a moderate sunburn, but this can be alleviated with over-the-counter painkillers and gentle application of an ice pack if needed.
Unlike most laser treatments, you will not need anyone to drive you home after the treatment, and most patients take the day off work to rest before resuming normal activities. Most patients report they’re back to work and other normal activities a day after treatment, compared to a week after other ablative laser treatments. Some clients return to work the same day.
When Will I See Results From Halo Fractional Laser?
Your dermatologist will advise you on how to care for your skin after the treatment, and for the first day to three days you won’t see many changes in your skin tone. After that, your skin will start to gently peel and expose the new and younger layers of skin under the targeted areas, revealing the first improvements.
You will continue to see results improve for two to three weeks as your pigment improves, and the dermal regeneration process will continue for several months. The effects of a Halo treatment will last for several years, and you can prolong its life through standard skincare techniques, including using sunscreen and avoiding excessive sun exposure.
Halo treatments are renewable, and many clients book more than one appointment to cover larger areas or to further enhance the effects. Your dermatologist will advise you on the ideal time between Halo treatments, but we recommend waiting until the healing process from the first treatment is complete and you can see the full benefits.
How Does Halo Fractional Laser Compare Cost-Wise to Other Treatments?
Halo fractional laser is a non-invasive and non-surgical treatment performed in an outpatient clinic setting, which reduces the costs because the facility doesn’t need to employ a surgeon for the treatment. The machine is an investment for any clinic and is considered the best in the field, but the speed of treatments reduces the manpower needed and allows doctors to work in several sessions per day.
The average facelift cost over $7,000 in 2018, while a popular CO2 laser treatment averaged $1,000 per session. Halo fractional laser treatments are close to the cost of a CO2 laser treatment but offer longer-lasting and more dramatic results.
What Other Services Are Offered at RefineU MedSpa?
Our state-of-the-art medical spa facilities offer a variety of treatments for wellness and youth restoration, including Broad Band Laser treatments and laser hair removal. We offer multiple non-surgical body sculpting treatments, including CoolSculpt, Kybella, and Body Contouring. Injectables like BOTOX, Dyspot, and Jeuveau are offered alongside dermal fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, and Sculptra for clients looking for a fuller facial appearance.
Our most popular treatments are a variety of options for facial rejuvenation and hair restoration, and many clients report looking and feeling years younger. We have many ways to help your body’s natural healing ability take over and reduce signs of aging, including Microneedling to stimulate the growth of healthy collagen.
The O-Shot is ideal for women looking to improve sexual appearance and function. Our treatments for improving skin health and appearance include the Vampire Facial, which uses your own Platelet Rich Plasma to reduce signs of aging, and the Thread Lift and Y lift as non-surgical alternatives to traditional facelifts.
Halo Laser Treatments: Your Ticket to Youthful Skin
If you’re looking to reduce mild to moderate signs of aging, including wrinkles, fine lines, and skin discoloration or minor scarring from acne, Halo fractional laser is a non-invasive alternative to surgical facelifts. Within days, you’ll see a healthy, youthful glow, and the restoration process will continue for months. This renewable treatment is over in under an hour per appointment, and most clients return to normal activities in only twenty-four hours, making it a popular choice for clients on the go.
The Halo Laser is only one of the non-surgical treatments we offer at our relaxing and luxurious medical spa offices for clients looking for a boost in youth and vitality. Contact one of our qualified dermatologists and doctors at RefineU MedSpa in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for more information on our services or to set up a consultation today.