Halo Laser Treatment
The Halo Laser treatment will give your skin a refreshed vibrant look. The Halo Laser will reduce acne scars, sun spots, uneven skin tone, large pores, and wrinkles. May be used in combination with BBL for a stellar anti-aging boost. Typically 1-2 treatents are needed to reach goals.
Broad Band Light Therapy - Revive Deep Layers Of Skin To Reduce Sun Damage
Broad Band Light Therapy is a process of delivering light energy to deep layers of skin. The energy stimulates cell regeneration. It pulls up pigment, diminishes the look of redness and vascularities, and softens wrinkles. Typical treatment plan is for 5 sessions. And then maintenance treatments as needed, or once a quarter, to continue to halt the aging process in it's tracks!
Pre and Post Care Instructions
Pre Treatment Instructions:
Discontinue all products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents) 7 days before treatment.
Avoid sun exposure to the treatment area, and protect your skin with SPF, for at least 7 days prior to Halo. If you are combining the Halo with BBL, or BBL alone, you will need to be out of the sun for at least 4 weeks with no evidence of a tan.
If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, a course of antiviral medication pre-treatment may be advised. This will prevent an outbreak of cold sores if you are prone to them.
Please arrive at your appointment with no makeup on, or 10 minutes early with makeup remover, to remove your makeup in the bathroom. Sunscreen and skincare (untinted) are OK.
Consider the treatment areas when dressing for your appointment, and please bring a hair tie to pull your hair back.
What to Expect Post-Treatment
Redness is normal and expected and generally increases in intensity the first few days after treatment with day 3 being most intense. Redness can persist for up to 7 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.
Pinpoint bleeding may occur. This can last for a few hours - 12 hours depending on the treatment depth and may be isolated to certain treated areas.
Immediately after treatment, swelling is common and expected. The first morning post treatment is when swelling is more prevalent, especially under the eyes. Swelling may last 2-4 days depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.
The treated area may be extremely warm for 12-24 hours after the treatment.
On the 2nd or 3rd day after treatment, you will increasingly notice tiny dark spots and bronzed appearance to the treated skin. During this time, your skin will be very dry and have a sandpaper texture and will begin to flake and peel, this typically lasts 5-7 days on the face, but may last up to 2 weeks on other areas of the body.
Tylenol is recommended for any discomfort/pain
Sleep with your head elevated the first night to reduce swelling
Swelling may also be relieved with over the counter Benadryl
Frequent application of a cold compress or ice packs will help to relieve swelling and cool the skin.
You should use a high-factor sunscreen of at least 30 SPF starting the day AFTER your treatment
Cleanse the skin two times a day with plain, lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser; e.g. Cetaphil, beginning the morning after the treatment. Use your hands to gently apply the cleanser and water and finish by patting dry with a soft cloth. DO NOT rub, scrub, use an exfoliant or a skin care brush e.g. Clarisonic in the treated area. Doing so could result in scarring and pigmentation complications.
Moisturizer should be applied generously over the treated area and reapplied whenever your skin feels dry. For severe dryness, add Aquaphor on top of your moisturizer or mix it in with it.