Halo Recovery Timeline

I have recently had my second Halo treatment (lucky me) and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share with you what the recovery process was like. The below photographs have been taken with our Clinical Imaging System each day of the recovery with zero makeup, zero filters and in the same positioning and lighting.

I had no particular concerns to target with my second Halo given my skin was already in excellent condition following my first treatment. The goals were to show the down time based on standard Halo settings (not too intense, but not too mild either). I was pleasantly surprised with my results, especially in terms of the refinement of my pores and overall skin luminosity, and I continue to get compliments on my skin today.

As always, I am happy to answer any questions on my recovery or on the Halo laser treatment in general. We are seeing phenomenal results with the laser and the down time does appear to be similar regardless of how intense we make the treatment.

Happy reading.

Dr Kate x

BEFORE TREATMENT

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BEFORE TREATMENT

Skin in good condition

Slightly enlarged pores

Deep dermal pigment

Irregular skin tone

Loss of skin “glow”

immediately post treatment - day ZERO

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immediately post treatment

Skin extremely hot

Heat lasted 2-3 hours

Stinging with moisturiser application

Moderate discomfort

Sensitive and very red

Skin felt dehydrated and I felt like I had lost facial volume

POST TREATMENT - DAY ONE

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DAY ONE

Skin very dry and tight

Dark MENDZ starting to become apparent

Redness still present, less than day before

Very minor swelling (many people swell at this stage to much greater degrees, especially to the eyes. I am not a “sweller”)

No pain

Went to work as normal

POST TREATMENT - DAY TWO

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DAY TWO

Skin extremely dry and tight, feeling like thick sandpaper

MENDZ through, bronzed appearance

Unable to wear makeup due to dryness

Skin feeling itchy

Redness decreasing

No pain

POST TREATMENT - DAY THREE

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day three

Exfoliation occurring

MENDZ flaking off

Still extremely dry but majority of skin peeled by end of day (came off after warm shower)

Congestion and small whiteheads to chin

Large blind pimple to chin, painful (hormonal)

Fresh skin very sensitive and red, very smooth

Increased redness to chin

POST TREATMENT - DAY FOUR

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DAY FOUR

Chin sensitive and red

Breakout cleared, blind pimple remains (tender)

Exfoliated skin soft and smooth, however red and slightly tender

Flaking and dryness to areas eg hairline and periphery of face

Makeup worn and easily hiding redness

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DAY FIVE

Recovery hindered by break out, hormonal also

Painful and tender to breakout area

Remainder of face smooth with no further flaking

Makeup worn

Texture already feeling improved

Pores visibly reduced

Brighter skin tone

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DAY SEVEN

Breakout completely healed (accellerated recovery, normally takes a week for my hormonal acne to heal)

Pores visibly reduces

Redness improved

Skin feels smooth and soft

visible “halo glow”

People commenting on my skin

No makeup worn as I feel I have nothing to cover

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