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A Guide to Halo


Have you heard of Halo? It’s a hybrid fractional laser treatment designed to help restore your skin’s natural glow, and it’s one of the most versatile and precise laser treatments capable of reducing – even reversing – years of skin damage. If you haven’t been introduced to Halo, it’s time to say hello.

Your skin is as unique as you. Finding the right skincare strategies can be a challenge, and years of harsh skincare products, average sun exposure, and life events can all contribute to premature aging. Your skin can become encumbered by discoloration, damage, and more. Halo is designed to treat the most common culprits of early skin aging including:

  • Discoloration
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture
  • Fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone

Fractional Laser Treatment

How Hybrid Fractional Laser Treatment Is Reshaping Laser and Light Skincare

In the mid-1990s, CO2 lasers for resurfacing were introduced. The downside to these lasers was their continuous wave that offered very little control for clinicians. Next came pulsed resurfacing lasers known as ablative and non-ablative fractional lasers. Over the last decade, patients seeking skin damage correction and rejuvenation chose between them. Ablative fractional treatments offered few sessions with prolonged downtime. Non-ablative fractional treatments offered the opposite — lower downtimes but more sessions.

Halo uses the world’s first hybrid fractional laser. It combines the best attributes of ablative and non-ablative treatment options, offering clinicians greater precision and patients ablative-like results with non-ablative-like downtimes.

Hybrid Fractional Lasers (HFLs) make Halo one of a kind. Unlike previous laser treatments, Halo is highly customizable. Skin type, lifestyle, and downtime tolerance are all factors that go into treatment customization.

Previous laser treatments that sought to improve the appearance of damaged skin often fell short because their penetration was either too deep or too shallow. As a result, these more traditional treatments failed to effectively address the damage impeding the skin’s natural glow. But Halo’s hybrid technology involves more than its unique laser. It uses several carefully designed features to improve usability and safety.

Thanks to these features, the Halo laser treatment is more precise and able to correct targeted skin issues while versatile enough to best fit your lifestyle in terms of treatment schedule and resulting downtime.

Halo has made an amazing impact on the laser and light treatment field for patients and clinicians alike. Says Carrie Labert, Physician Assistant at Dermacare, “Halo is an incredible tool that allows us to treat sun damage, deep pigmentation, superficial texturing, fine lines, and even scars.  Combining an ablative laser with a non-ablative laser, Halo delivers the benefit of two lasers in a single treatment.  Since the parameters for each can be set individually, we have the ability to provide an exceptional, customized treatment for each patient, targeting primary concerns and controlling downtime.”

The Top Benefits of Halo

Halo is the most versatile and effective laser and light treatment currently available. Aside from its ability to restore your skin’s youthful glow, improve your skin’s appearance, and reduce – even reverse – the appearance of some types of skin damage, there are four major benefits to Halo that you need to know.

#1: Limited Downtime

Halo’s hybrid fractional laser treatment is what makes it so unique and beneficial. It has less downtime than a full ablative laser treatment, which can be up to 1 month. Thanks to Halo, downtime has been reduced. After just a few days, you can go outside during the day with a great sunscreen and a hat.

#2: Treatment Versatility

Everyone’s skin is different. No two people have exactly the same needs, and your lifestyle is just as unique. Halo’s treatment versatility is one of its most exceptional features. Not only can it treat a wide range of skin issues from discoloration to scar revision, but its treatment schedule can be adapted to best fit your lifestyle. You can choose the number of treatments you want. It all starts with an open discussion with one of our clinicians. After talking about your needs, you can choose to have one or two aggressive treatments or multiple, less aggressive treatments.

#3: Single Treatment

A single Halo treatment can produce stunning results. Initial results can be seen as soon as five days after treatment. Greater pigmentary improvement will be seen over the first two to three weeks, and dermal regeneration will continue to promote improvement for months. Halo’s hybrid fractional laser provides a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. It combines deep dermal rejuvenation with epidermal renewal to produce a synergistic effect you won’t find in any other treatment.

#4: Affordability

WOW them and your pocketbook. Sounds like a win/win, doesn’t it?

At Dermacare of Hampton Roads, we know you cannot put a price on a brighter, happier, more confident you. How you look can play a huge role. Halo is among our affordable treatments and it’s now part of our ForeverYoung membership. ForeverYoung members can trade four of their regular laser treatments for the potent power of Halo.

Halo’s Remarkable Clinical Results

Halo has been subject to years of testing with the goal of designing a better non-ablative fractional laser capable of being a viable alternative to Contour TRL™ and ProFractional™ with less downtime. During testing, investigators found that patients treated with Halo achieved far better appearance related to texture and pigment improvement than anticipated, and unexpectedly, pore size and number was improved.

The clinical study found that Halo can produce targeted, consistent, and reproducibly effective results that improve the appearance of skin or dermal damage with little to no side effects. In short, Halo is a giant leap for Dermacare. Halo’s hybrid fractional laser treatment is the future of younger, healthier looking skin that is achieved on your schedule.