Using the Halo Fractional Laser in Depigmenting Treatments
The Halo fractional laser is a great choice for depigmenting treatments. The Halo is a revolutionary hybrid laser, and unlike many alternative treatments, it doesn’t require lengthy downtime.
It uses dual wavelengths, so treatments can be completely customized for patients. Some common conditions that can be treated with Halo are pores, acne, chickenpox scars, age spots, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles and fine lines.
Why is Halo Different?
If you’re considering depigmenting treatments with Halo, you’re probably wondering what makes it different. Halo is different because it’s a hybrid fractional laser, so it’s capable of delivering ablative and non-ablative wavelengths during a single pass over your skin.
For quite some time, the ablative laser was viewed as one of the best treatments for reversing the signs of aging. An ablative laser can remove the outer layers of your damaged skin, which causes healing to occur.
As a result of the skin’s healing process, new collagen is formed, and you end up with skin that is rejuvenated and tight. The major downside of ablative lasers is the required downtime, which can be one to two weeks.
The other popular option is the non-ablative laser, and this treatment option requires almost no downtime. A treatment with a non-ablative laser heats up your outer layers of skin, but it doesn’t remove them.
Non-ablative treatments are great for patients who must immediately return to their everyday activities. You might need several treatments with a non-ablative laser to achieve the desired results.
How Halo Laser Depigmenting Treatments Work
A typical treatment session may require about two hours of your time. During the first 30 minutes to an hour, the topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area. Next, the procedure begins, and it can take between 30 to 45 minutes.
After the procedure is finished, you can leave the office, and your face will look like you’ve spent some time in the sun. However, you’ll be able to resume your daily activities.
The Halo laser uses a 1,470 NM wavelength, which doesn’t remove the outer layer of your skin. The depth of penetration can be controlled, so it’s great for treating dermal and epidermal pigmented lesions.
The wavelength used by the Halo laser is effective because pigment is located at a specific depth within the epidermis. During the treatment, almost all of the textural changes occur within the papillary dermis.
Why Choose the Halo Laser?
Over time, your facial skin will fall victim to the effects of aging. Sun exposure will cause pigmentation, and your skin won’t look as good as it used to. You’ll develop unsightly fine lines and sunspots, and you’ll notice that your skin doesn’t have the healthy glow that it used to have.
If you have unattractive pigmentation, large skin pores, splotchy complexion, skin discoloration or uneven skin texture, you can benefit from Halo treatments at Longevity in Oklahoma City. The treatments are customized for your skin and can significantly reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.