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HALO: Shedding New Light On Your Skin

HALO: Shedding New Light On Your Skin

A halo, or ring of light that surrounds a person in art has been used for centuries to indicate holy or sacred figures. At various periods of time it’s been used in images of rulers or heroes. Now an ultra modern device; Halo by Sciton Laser Resurfacing, is bringing to “light” a system that allows nurses and physicians at Restora Austin Plastic Surgery Centre a treatment plan for nearly every skin condition.

By Ashley Gordon, MD
and Beverly Brooks
The Plastic Surgery Channel

Halo is the world’s first and only “hybrid” fractional laser. That means all the treatments can be customized!

Groundbreaking Technology

Restora Austin is the first in Austin and one of the few in the country to offer the device. Halo applies tunable wavelengths in a single pass to maximize results and reduce downtime.

“What’s truly exciting is that you get results with a less aggressive approach than we’ve seen from some lasers in the past,” says Ashley Gordon, MD of Restora Austin.

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What Conditions Can HALO Treat?

  • sun damage
  • elasticity
  • age spots
  • hyper pigmentation
  • melasma
  • wrinkles
  • vascular conditions 

Minimizes Pores

“One of the surprising things discovered with Halo is pore improvement,” says Gordon. “This ulitmately creates a fresher, cleaner appearance simply by shrinking the pores. It’s truly remarkable!”

Ease of Treatment and Recovery  

With Halo, you get results with minimal down time while rejuvenating the skin. “Patients are provided with a topical treatment (no oral anesthesia), and air is blown to cool the skin during the procedure,” says Gordon. “The downtime is determined by the number of passes each patient needs.”

During your treatment, the laser is gently passed over the surface of the skin emitting quick pulses of laser energy. Unlike many other lasers, the Halo only requires one pass over each area, providing safer and quicker results. To avoid any discomfort, the laser has an integrated cooling tip, which keeps the skin comfortable both during and after treatment.

“In a day or two you can apply makeup.  There’s no long recovery as seen in the past with other lasers.”

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When Will I See Results?

You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigment improvement in the first two to three weeks.  This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.

How Long Will A Halo Treatment Last?

Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen. Each additional Halo treatment will improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.

 

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