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HALO Laser Treatment – Say “HALO” to Younger Skin

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Sun spots, redness, fine lines, brown spots, or pigmentation issues… whatever it is, it’s not how it used to be, and it can leave you feeling like your skin is aging faster than it should. 

HALO is for those who love the sun, but don’t love sun damage. Here in Hampton Roads we love a dose of sunshine, whether we’re enjoying the beach or sitting poolside. 

Today we all know to wear our sunscreen and stay in the shade – but unfortunately that can’t undo the damage caused by sun exposure from playing outside as a kid and tanning as a young adult. (In fact, 23% of all damage to our skin happens before we turn 18.) 

So how do we undo that damage?


Yep, lasers. It’s our favorite way to address UV damage, reduce sun spots and fine lines, and leave patients with a glowing complexion. Here’s why you will love it just as much as we do: 

  1. Only a few days of “down time” before you see beautiful results
  2. Crazy good results that can dial back the clock as many as 3-5 years
  3. Continuous improvement for 4-6 months after treatment… because HALO reminds your skin how to do what it did in your 20s: repair itself and produce collagen.

And, we can’t leave out the most important benefit – this treatment can eliminate some of the most common precancer, actinic keratoses, that is likely to turn into non-melanoma skin cancer. 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, so this is one of the most important benefits.

Wait, what is the HALO Laser Treatment anyway?

HALO is the world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment designed to help restore your skin’s natural glow and younger-looking skin with less downtime than other laser treatments. Because it’s so precise, HALO can reduce – and even reverse – years of skin damage.

HALO is an incredible tool combining an ablative laser with a non-ablative laser that allows us to treat sun damage, deep pigmentation, superficial texturing, fine lines, and even scars.

Said Carrie Labert, Physician Assistant at Dermacare of Hampton Roads:

“Fractional lasers give beautiful results, and HALO is my absolute favorite. A week out you’ll look nice. A month out you’ll look great. And 2, 4, 6 months out you’ll look even better! HALO gives your skin a gorgeous, youthful luminosity.”

The ablative laser is the equivalent of aerating a lawn, while the non-ablative laser tells your body to amp up its production of collagen and elastin, which minimizes wrinkles trying to wrangle their way to the surface. In just a week after treatment your skin is glowing like you got airbrushed in real life. (Ah, the joys of getting carded when you have kids old enough to drink!) 

Results after a single HALO treatment include a decrease in sun damage and uneven skin tone, with an improvement in visible signs of aging, including: 

  1. Fine lines
  2. Reduced wrinkles
  3. Smaller pores 
  4. Smoothed texture
  5. Firmer skin  

How to See if HALO is Right for You

If you have any of the following skin concerns, then HALO may be a good fit for you:

  • A good number of sun spots 
  • Sun-induced freckling
  • Dull or crepey texture
  • Some fine lines

If you’re still not sure, you can schedule a free virtual consultation. Simply fill out our 30-second telehealth consultation form, and one of our Patient Coordinators will follow up with you to schedule your telehealth video appointment.

Prepping for a HALO treatment

How do you prep for a HALO laser treatment? Be easy on your face. You want your skin to be in the best shape possible before coming in for this treatment, which means soothing it with moisturizer and sunscreen and skipping out on exfoliation or facial peels.

We love to help you prepare with a light chemical peel, SaltFacial or BBL FotoFacial treatment 2 weeks before HALO.  

We recommend – 

  • Avoid ALL significant sun exposure within the 3 weeks prior to your treatment (significant exposure within the 3 weeks before treatment may make you temporarily ineligible for the treatment)
  • Using sunscreen every time you leave the house
  • Applying your deepest lotion twice a day for 30 days prior to your treatment

Ready to Glow? 

HALO Hybrid Fractional Laser treatment is one of our most popular services and is now part of our ForeverYoung membership. ForeverYoung members can trade four of their regular laser treatments for the potent power of HALO. 

Something we consistently hear from our patients is how once you try HALO, you’re a believer for life. Be sure to make it a yearly “you day” for gorgeous skin for your future self. You can request a free consultation here, book your HALO Treatment appointment, or call us at 757-547-7546 . We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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