What is Halo?
Over time, your skin can lose its youthful glow due to sun exposure. Previous lasers couldn’t effectively remove this sun damage because they were either too shallow or went too deep. Halo eliminates years of sun damage by precisely targeting the right depth. Halo restores the luminous glow you had when you were younger.
Great Results with Minimal Downtime
In the past, you had to choose between a procedure that offers really great results but 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.
What to expect
- Step 1Consultation
- Step 2Preparation
- Step 3Treatment
- Step 4Recovery
- Step 5Results
Step 1 Consultation
A thorough consultation is an important first step when deciding if Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is right for you. Everyone’s skin is different. Everyone’s needs are different. Halo allows your clinician to customize your treatment to the downtime you have available and the results you want. Need to be back at work tomorrow? A light treatment creates silky smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the next day. Want to wow them? A more aggressive treatment will give your skin a deep youthful glow with just a few days of downtime. All of our consultations are are conducted with the goal of making sure you feel comfortable, confident and informed about Halo.
Step 2 Preparation
The day of your treatment, please remove all makeup and lotion before you arrive and wear comfortable clothing that allows access to the treatment areas.
Step 3 Treatment
Before your treatment, we will answer any questions that may have come up since your consultation. Every effort is made to make certain that all of your concerns are addressed and you are as comfortable as possible. Thirty minutes to an hour before the treatment your physician will place a topical ointment on your skin to reduce the sensation during the treatment. Your clinician will then measure your face with motion tracking technology to ensure your face is treated evenly.
During the treatment, you will be seated or lying down (depending on what area of your body is being treated) and your eyes are covered with protective safety shields before the treatment begins. Your Detroit Plastic Surgery technician will customize your treatment specifically for your skin type.
The clinician will treat a section of your face at a time by rolling the Halo handpiece in a crisscross pattern until the system recognizes the treatment is complete.
Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. Depending on the size of the treatment area, a Halo therapy session takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
Step 4 Recovery
After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 30 minutes.
For the first 24 hours you should keep your skin protected according to your Detroit Plastic Surgery technician’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.
Step 5 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.
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.
Q: Why choose Detroit Plastic Surgery for my Halo therapy?
When choosing a cosmetic professional for your Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy, there are three important qualifications to consider: training, experience and personal attention. Your cosmetic technician should be overseen by a plastic surgeon who has completed an accredited plastic surgery residency program and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Above all, your cosmetic professional should be someone you trust to deliver exceptional results and perform a safe and effective treatment.
At Detroit Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic technicians are Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy specialists with years of experience. We spend the necessary time with every patient to answer any questions and address any concerns. We make it a priority to ensure our patients are well-informed and completely comfortable with their decisions. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we maintain an efficient treatment calendar and use the latest techniques and technology to maximize your results.
Q: Will my insurance cover Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy?
Insurance companies commonly do not cover an elective or cosmetic treatment like Halo.
Q: Will my Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy results look natural?
Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment, providing results without the need for any surgical procedures, thus eliminating the possibility of scarring or other signs that a treatment was performed. During your consultation, we will thoroughly explain what results to expect.
Q: How long will results last?
The longevity of results varies and is dependent on the amount of excess fat, the laxity of the skin and skin type. Typically, you can expect Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy results to be long lasting provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Q: Can I have additional treatments in combination with my Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser therapy to enhance results?
Yes, your Detroit Plastic Surgery technician can recommend additional services that may enhance your desired results.