With the exciting advances in cosmetic tools and technologies over the last several years, men and women are now able to maintain a youthful look for longer. For many people, the skin – and specifically the face – is the first to show signs of aging, with fine lines and wrinkles often being among the earliest complaints. Depending on a person’s skin type, genetics, and lifestyle factors, signs of aging may even begin to show for some people in their 20s and 30s, leading more and more men and women each year to seek a solution for smoother, more youthful skin. While there are countless over-the-counter topical agents on the market today, these are often weak, ineffective, and unreliable when it comes to producing visible, long-lasting results.
Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Yonick and the professional team at Yonick Plastic Surgery are proud to offer a wide variety of the most innovative and effective surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to help Midland, MI patients refresh their skin, look younger, and feel more confident overall. One of the most exciting and in-demand procedures performed at Yonick Plastic Surgery is the nonsurgical Halo™ by Sciton laser treatment for skin rejuvenation, which can address a long list of skin concerns, including signs of aging. To determine whether Halo laser treatment is right for you, it is important to understand some of the basics about the procedure, including what it is used for, how it works, and what results may be possible.
What does the Halo laser do?
As the only FDA-approved hybrid fractional laser treatment system, Halo by Sciton is quickly becoming one of the most popular anti-aging and skin rejuvenation options across the country. By using both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, the Halo laser is able to treat both the surface of the skin as well as the deeper, underlying layers of tissue. The combination of these wavelengths allows patients to achieve more dramatic and longer-lasting benefits than ever before. Some of the most common concerns that can be improved using Halo laser treatment in Midland, MI include:
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Large pores
- Acne scars
- Rough skin texture
- Uneven skin tone
- Rosacea or redness
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yonick and the knowledgeable team at Yonick Plastic Surgery will thoroughly evaluate your skin, discuss your specific concerns, answer all of your questions, and recommend a treatment option that will help you best achieve your goals. Because the Halo laser treatment system is customizable and can be tailored to meet each patient’s individual needs, including their available downtime, men and women of almost any skin type or tone can typically be considered candidates for the procedure.
Does Halo tighten the skin?
In addition to addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and other imperfections, many patients are also interested in the possibility of using Halo for skin tightening. For patients with mild skin laxity, Halo laser treatment can indeed result in tighter, more youthful appearing skin. As the laser energy heats and destroys the layers of tissue, the body’s natural response is to begin healing itself. As part of the healing process, new, healthy skin cells and collagen – a vital component of youthful, firm skin – are generated, resulting in a more refreshed, rejuvenated appearance.
How long is recovery after Halo laser treatment?
Arguably, one of the most beneficial aspects of laser treatment with Halo is that patients can achieve the results of an ablative laser with the downtime of a non-ablative laser. Following a Halo laser treatment session, patients can expect some mild redness, inflammation, and irritation for several days. Most patients describe the sensation as being similar to a sunburn. Typically, patients are able to resume the majority of their normal daily activities, including returning to work, after about 24 hours.
How many Halo laser sessions will I need?
The number of Halo sessions recommended for each patient can depend on the severity of the concerns, the patient’s specific goals, and other factors. In many cases, patients require only a single session to achieve their ideal results, which can last for several years. To maintain and prolong the results of Halo laser treatment, it is important that patients practice routine skincare, avoid sun exposure, and consider undergoing regular maintenance treatments with additional options, such as peels and resurfacing.
Am I a good candidate for Halo laser treatment?
Because the Halo software is designed to customize each treatment based on the patient’s skin concerns, goals, available downtime, and other factors, most men and women can be considered for the procedure. However, the best way to determine with certainty whether Halo laser skin rejuvenation or another treatment option is most appropriate for you is to be evaluated by the experienced and caring team at Yonick Plastic Surgery. Call our convenient Midland, MI office to schedule your consultation with double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Yonick today, or take advantage of an online consultation from the comfort and privacy of your own home, and learn more about how Halo laser treatment can elevate your look, boost your self-esteem, and help you finally feel comfortable in your own skin.