Laser facial resurfacing is a procedure used to address the signs of ageing such as lines, wrinkles, skin laxity, pigmentation, scarring, uneven skin tone and texture.
As we age the effects of sun damage, environmental stress, lifestyle choices and the inevitable ageing process can change the quality of our skin quite significantly. With age and time comes wrinkles, textural changes and pigment irregularities.
Traditional laser skin resurfacing and rejuvenation have involved ablative lasers such as Erbium and CO2. Erbium lasers are the gold standard in resurfacing with less down time and less risk of complications than a CO2 laser.
The Halo is the world’s first laser to utilise both Ablative and Non-ablative wavelengths of light, delivering a new and exciting way to resurface the skin and maximise the results without the discomfort and downtime normally expected from fully ablative lasers.
The Halo uses fractionated laser technology, delivering laser energy in a series of dots or channels while leaving surrounding skin intact. Fractionated treatments allow the epidermis (top layer of skin) to heal quickly as long as the deeper dermis remains intact.
Traditional ablative resurfacing is a well established treatment that vaporises and removes aged skin but has risks and downtime and can be very painful. Non-ablative laser treatments cause a deep heating and ‘thermal injury’ to the skin and ‘coagulates’ which in turn stimulates collagen and skin healing. These lasers generally have much less down time but take many treatments for any noticeable results.
The Halo uses both an ablative Erbium (2940nm) and non-ablative diode (1470nm) wavelengths to deliver ablative results, with non-ablative down time.
This synergistic effect delivers better results, with a more tolerable recovery and less risks. The result is brighter and glowing skin that is unsurpassed when compared to other lasers.
The laser works to reverse the signs of ageing by damaging and removing the old and damaged superficial epidermal cells of the skin. The laser penetrates deep into the skin using heat energy, targeting water within the skin.
The controlled damage to the skin promotes the skin’s natural wound healing response which in turn switches on collagen and elastin production, new growth of healthy blood vessels to supply oxygen and nutrients and removes damaged skin cells which contribute to the appearance of ageing skin.
The skin is effectively plumped out from the inside revealing fresh and healthy new skin with healthy levels of collagen and elastin which are depleted with age.
The end result of the treatment are:
- Tighter more elastic skin
- Decreased appearance of lines and wrinkles
- Smoothing of raised and depressed scarring eg acne scars
- More even skin tone and reduction in sunspots, redness and pigmentation
- Decreased sun damage
- New and healthy collagen resulting in a plumper looking skin
- Improved appearance of pores
- Overall improved texture of the skin
- Reduction in hormonal pigmentation
- The undeniable Halo GLOW – increased luminosity and clarity
The Halo can also be customised to individual skin concerns and desired down time delivering perfectly customised results.
Although there are several different types of laser on the market to address these concerns and perform laser ‘peels’ the Halo has the benefits in controlling the depth of the treatment so precisely for each individual patient.
From performing full facial resurfacing to a more gentle peel, the skin will be treated with the precise amount of energy required, no more nor less.