Aesthetician Education – HALO Laser!
In our last post, our blog featured an interview with one of our patients about their experience with the HALO laser treatment. This week, our CANS-certified nurse, Kristi, will be answering some more questions and going further in depth about HALO from a provider’s point of view! Read on to find out more about this glowing treatment here at the MedSpa at Wake Plastic Surgery, and if it may just be the perfect fit for you!
What is the HALO Laser treatment?
HALO is a fractional laser that has two wavelengths that work together to address a multitude of concerns on the skin.
What are the Benefits of the HALO Laser?
HALO can reverse sun damage, soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce redness, help with appearance of large pores, reduce acne scars and help to even out skin tone.
Who is a candidate for the HALO Laser?
HALO can safely be used on all skin types but typically we recommend a consultation to see if it is the best treatment option for you.
How should I prepare at home prior to my HALO appointment?
You will want to stop any active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic or salicylic acids for approximately one week prior. Staying well hydrated will help you have the best outcome. We prep all laser patients with Alastin Skincare products for 1-2 weeks before treatment as well as while you are healing. We ask that you come for your procedure without any makeup on and refrain from wearing makeup for 4-6 days after the procedure.
What should I expect during the HALO Treatment?
We topically numb you for 45 minutes before the procedure. Typically, with the numbing you will still feel a heat and prickling sensation – and you will also feel very warm for 1-2 hours afterward. There is about 5-6 days of healing in which there will be some swelling and redness for a few days along with some flaking and peeling. The use of Alastin Nectar will help you to heal quicker after the procedure.
What is ProNox? Is ProNox a form of anesthesia?
Here at the MedSpa at Wake Plastic Surgery, we offer ProNox: a self-administered Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) that can help to ease the anxiety of an aesthetic procedure. Generally, it will help you to relax during the treatment, thus making it easier to tolerate. We offer ProNox at a small upcharge of $125.
What to expect after the Halo Treatment?
Typically, you will have some redness and swelling immediately after treatment. That is managed by using a Thermal Spring Water spray as well as continued use of the Alastin Procedure Enhancement Kit. We will track your progress while you are healing and do an in office follow up in one month. Your skin will continue to improve itself for about six months after treatment, but initial results can be seen in as little as one week.
If you are interested in getting that signature HALO glow, send an inquiry in here! You can also give our office a call here, so that one of our staff can help answer any of your questions and get you scheduled for a consultation.
For more information on other procedures offered here at the MedSpa at Wake Plastic Surgery, click here!