With the vast array of laser skin treatments on the market today, it can often be confusing to understand which option may be right for you. If you have begun doing your research, you have likely come across therapies that utilize either ablative or non-ablative wavelengths to target superficial concerns or the deeper layers of the skin. While both ablative and non-ablative lasers have their own unique set of benefits, certain characteristics of each treatment may be more appealing based on a patient’s specific needs. For example, ablative lasers can achieve a more dramatic transformation by addressing deeper, more severe concerns, but the longer downtime required following an ablative laser treatment can be inconvenient for patients who lead a busy lifestyle.
To bridge the gap between convenience and efficacy, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yonick and the exceptional team at Yonick Plastic Surgery are proud to offer their Midland, MI patients the only hybrid fractional laser treatment system currently available. The state-of-the-art Halo™ laser, engineered by Sciton, is one of the most innovative skin rejuvenation systems used today, offering the exciting benefits of an ablative treatment as well as the comfort and quick recovery times associated with non-ablative lasers. To find out how the Halo laser can help you achieve the more youthful, refreshed, gorgeous look you have been hoping for, here are some of the most commonly asked questions and answers regarding this innovative system.
1. What is Halo treatment?
The breakthrough Halo skin rejuvenation system is recognized as the only hybrid fractional laser treatment system offered today. The Halo laser delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to target superficial skin concerns as well as issues underneath the surface. With its ability to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, the Halo laser can help patients safely and effectively achieve significant results with a relatively short recovery period.
2. What does the Halo laser treat?
One of the most exciting aspects of Halo laser treatment is its ability to treat a wide variety of complaints. Some of the most common concerns that can be dramatically improved with Halo laser treatment include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Skin discoloration
- Uneven skin pigmentation
- Age spots
- Rough skin texture
- Loose skin
- Flushed/red skin
- Large pores
- Acne scarring
3. Does Halo tighten skin?
In addition to addressing surface flaws, the energy that Halo delivers deep under the surface of the skin boosts the production of collagen, a vital component for tighter, more youthful skin. Many patients achieve a noticeably firmer skin tone following Halo treatment.
4. How does Halo laser treatment work?
During your Halo laser session at Yonick Plastic Surgery, you will lie in one of our comfortable private treatment rooms. Our exceptional nurse practitioner will administer your Halo treatment, which typically takes about 30 – 45 minutes. The Halo laser utilizes highly advanced “smart” technology to measure the temperature of the skin and signal when an area has been treated to ensure uniform exposure across the face. The system also allows the practitioner to program a customizable treatment for each patient based on his or her individual needs, goals, available downtime, and other factors.
5. Does Halo laser treatment hurt?
While the Halo system has an integrated cooling system designed to minimize discomfort, the team at Yonick Plastic Surgery also applies a topical anesthetic numbing ointment prior to your treatment. Most patients tolerate Halo laser treatment fairly well and describe it as having a warm, prickling sensation.
6. When will I see results after Halo laser treatment?
For the first few days after a Halo treatment session, your skin will likely be red and inflamed, similar to having a sunburn. Most patients are able to return to work and social activities after just one day, and many notice an immediate difference in their skin tone, texture, and overall glow. These results will continue to improve over the next several weeks as the skin heals and new collagen is produced.
7. How many Halo sessions will I need?
The number of treatments each patient may need to achieve his or her desired goals can vary based on the severity of complaints and other factors. Because the Halo laser can be individually calibrated and programmed for each patient, another variable to consider is the intensity of the treatment. Patients may choose to undergo 1 – 3 more aggressive treatments to quickly achieve their ideal results, while other patients may choose to have several, less intense sessions over a longer period of time. During your initial consultation, the knowledgeable team at Yonick Plastic Surgery will thoroughly evaluate your skin, lifestyle factors, and health history in order to determine the number of treatments that may best help you reach your ultimate aesthetic goals.
8. How long do the results of Halo last?
While the longevity of Halo results can vary from person to person, most patients are able to enjoy their beautiful new look for many years following their final Halo session. To prolong your Halo results, it is essential that you avoid excessive sun exposure, maintain a healthy diet, stay hydrated, and practice routine skincare. Dr. Yonick and the experienced practitioners at Yonick Plastic Surgery can also recommend a number of beneficial treatment options that you can take advantage of before, during, and after your Halo treatment to further enhance your results and promote healthy, glowing skin.
Am I a good candidate for Halo laser treatment in Midland, MI?
The best way to determine with certainty whether or not Halo laser skin rejuvenation is appropriate for you is to be evaluated by a qualified, experienced, certified provider. Call the convenient Midland, MI location of Yonick Plastic surgery today to schedule your Halo consultation with one of our highly skilled team members, or take advantage of a virtual consultation from the privacy and comfort of your own home. We look forward to helping you restore your skin, boost your confidence, and enhance your look with the life-changing Halo laser treatment system!