How long does it take to heal from Halo?

As we transition from summer into fall, the days get shorter and our skin receives less direct sunlight. It’s the perfect time to renew your skin with Halo laser resurfacing.

During the summertime, the skin captures a lot of pigment. Sunshine and UV radiation can do immense damage to the skin, regardless of the weather forecast. UV rays can penetrate cloud cover, so your skin is receiving low-dose radiation constantly. The effects of long-term sun exposure include wrinkles, enlarged pores, laxity, scars, discoloration, melasma, and stretch marks.

Too much sun exposure is already bad for your skin, but it’s especially harmful for skin that has recently been resurfaced with laser energy. Lasers make your skin even more sensitive to sunlight and can cause hyperpigmentation and other post-treatment issues if done too close to excessive sun exposure. However, now that autumn is on its way, you have an opportunity to start on the Halo process without the risk of adverse effects related to sun exposure. 

What is Halo?

The Halo hybrid fractional laser addresses the effects of long-term sun exposure, the aging process, and environmental pollutants on the skin. It can be used on all skin types, and some popular treatment areas include the face, neck, arms, hands, and legs.

HALO is the first hybrid fractional laser ever developed, combining non-ablative wavelengths to coagulate tissue, stimulating collagen regeneration, and ablative wavelengths to vaporize damaged tissue.

While other laser resurfacing treatments treat only about 5% of skin, HALO treats 25-30%, yielding more dramatic results in less time. 

When will you notice the results? 

During the first few days after your treatment, you may experience some redness, swelling, and sensations similar to a sunburn. Usually the redness peaks about 3 days after the treatment and begins to subside within a week. 

Over the course of the following week, your skin may begin to look darker and flake off. This peeling process lasts for 5-7 days on the face, but may take up to 2 weeks for any other part of the body. The skin that is left behind will be naturally rosy pink and glowing, but this pinkness gradually fades. 

Within the next few weeks, you’ll begin to notice improvements to your skin. Your results will continue to improve in the next 3-6 months!

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