If you’re hoping to boost your skincare, looking at your options can seem overwhelming. That’s because the skincare market is full of products that promise healthy, radiant skin, and finding the ones that work can seem too big to handle – not to mention trying to understand your skin’s specific needs. If there’s one thing that remains true about skincare, however, it’s that lasers are some of the most effective options available with the help of your skincare specialist. The Sciton HALO laser is one of our most-recommended options for addressing a variety of skin concerns, so here’s what to know about it.
What is HALO?
HALO is different from traditional laser systems. In fact, it is the world’s first hybrid laser – that means it uses both ablative and non-ablative energy to treat both the surface and the deeper layers of the skin. This causes controlled wounding and regeneration of the skin through collagen contraction and production. This doesn’t cause harm to the skin. Instead, it takes advantage of your skin’s natural wound-healing response to rebuild the underlying structures that begin to effectiveness volume as you age.
How Can HALO Help My Skin?
One of the biggest benefits of HALO is that it can be used for a variety of skin concerns, making it truly customizable to your needs.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
One of the most common reasons for seeking professional-grade treatments is aging. Although most people think of the facelift or injectables as the best way to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, HALO can actually be a great option. It’s less invasive, comes with minimal downtime, and can be a regular part of your anti-aging regimen.
Pigmentation, Uneven Skin Tone, and Discoloration
Lasers are one of the most effective ways to break down unwanted pigmentation in the skin. There are a lot of different ways pigmentation can manifest – like moles, visible veins, sun damage, and hyper- or hypopigmentation. With a few treatments, HALO can even out your skin tone and reduce unwanted brown or red spots.
Scarring and Acne Scarring
Although scars can be a type of pigmentation (or lack of), they can also come with difficult concerns like texture that can be difficult to address. Fortunately, HALO can effectively break down scar tissue over time to allow new, healthy collagen and skin cells to form.
What Results Can I Expect?
One thing that surprises many patients is the drastic results seen after just one treatment. That’s because HALO is more powerful than other laser treatments thanks to its hybrid approach. You’ll see noticeable improvement in your skin in as little as 2-5 days, with your results continuing to improve over the course of the next few weeks. Your results can last for years with the right aftercare, and you can opt for re-treatment as needed.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re looking to dive in to your best options for professional-grade skincare, our team led by Dr. David Gilpin can help. To meet with us and create your ideal skincare package, we invite you to contact our Nashville office by calling or filling out our online form.