Are you tired of looking your age? Do you want to look as young as you feel? Today’s consumers have many options to remedy their anti-aging woes. Of all the options, lasers have become the fastest growing and most popular treatment on the market. There are many laser treatment options available and consumers can easily become overwhelmed when trying to determine the best treatment for them. In today’s fast paced, results driven society, most consumers are looking for the answer to the following question, “Which laser offers the best results with minimal downtime?” The experienced professionals at Premier Skin Clinic have the answer for you!
How Do Lasers Work?
Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” Simply put, lasers focus light energy onto a specific area in the skin. This creates a “controlled injury” that initiates the body’s healing process stimulating the production of collagen and new cells, which ultimately results in healthier looking skin. In general, laser resurfacing treatments fall under one of two categories: ablative lasers and non-ablative lasers. Ablative lasers are more invasive, but produce the best clinical results. They work by vaporizing the outer layers of the skin. This process causes the skin to heal and restructure, and increases collagen production. Ablative lasers are great for treating visible signs of aging and the results generally last for 1 to 5 years. They can also be used to treat acne scarring, pigmentation irregularities and unwanted lesions. It is important to note however, that ablative lasers present a longer recovery and a higher degree of risk than non-ablative lasers. Most patients require 1 to 2 weeks of recovery time.
Non-ablative lasers are less invasive than ablative treatments. They work by heating up the targeted tissue, without actually destroying it. This process stimulates your body’s collagen production to fill in unwanted skin imperfections such as fine lines or wrinkles. Because they do not resurface the skin as invasively as ablative lasers, multiple treatment sessions will be necessary to achieve modest clinical results. However, clients benefit from almost no downtime and the risk of undesirable side effects is greatly reduced
The Halo laser by Sciton is the first hybrid fractional laser to utilize both ablative and non-ablative technology! The Halo laser was awarded the RealSelf “Worth-It” Award for 2016 and the NewBeauty “Best Anti-Aging” treatment award for 2016. In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offered really great results but required a lengthy recovery, or a procedure with a fast recovery but marginal results. Now, with Halo, you get the best of both worlds: great results with minimal downtime. Halo combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal for a combined synergistic effect you can’t get with any other treatment. Halo creates beautiful results without the downtime of more aggressive treatments.
Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure and your body’s natural aging process. As a result, your body may develop sun spots, fine lines, and lose that natural healthy glow. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this damage, because the treatment was either too shallow or too deep. Halo eliminates years of damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Halo restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger.
Each Halo laser treatment is customized
Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone’s needs are different. Halo allows your clinician to customize your treatment to fit your lifestyle. Need to be back at work tomorrow? A light treatment creates smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the next day. Want to WOW them? A more intense treatment will give your skin that youthful glow with just a few days of downtime.
Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including discoloration, sun damage, visible signs of aging, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, poor texture and fine lines.
What results can I expect?
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
How many treatments will I need?
What’s great about Halo is that you can choose how many treatments you want! Discuss with your clinician your needs and you can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
What happens during the treatment?
Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your clinician may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. The clinician will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo handpiece over the skin until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.
What does Halo feel like?
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
How soon after my Halo laser treatment can I return to normal activities?
For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your clinician’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.
When will I see results?
You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
How long will my results last?
Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.
Considering using Halo?
Are you ready to reveal the true you? Premier Skin Clinic is northern Colorado’s premier medical aesthetics establishment, and we would love to help you take the next step towards great skin with our Halo laser treatments. If you would like a complimentary consultation about the Halo laser therapy treatment options available, please give us a call at (970) 221-1285. Our experienced team would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have!