Halo Laser Treatment
What is Halo?
Halo is a state-of-the-art laser treatment that eliminates years of damage and restores your youthful skin. As you age, your skin develops sun spots and wrinkles, contributing to the loss of your bright, healthy skin tone. This laser treatment works wonders at removing any deep damage in the skin. It precisely targets the right depth and restores the luminous glow.
We often pair this treatment with BBL for optimal results; you can learn more about BBL here.
- Customizable treatment to precisely target skin damage
- Improvement in the appearance of tone, texture, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Reduces pore size
- Increases reflectivity and glow
- Can help with acne
- Flexibility in treatment levels and downtime
Plus, Halo is a great alternative for those who’ve tried peels or other light-based treatments but find they need deeper targeting for the results they want to see. (Peels and treatments like BBL Acne and BBL Anti-Aging are a good place to start if you want a more surface-level treatment or are new to skincare.)
How do I get started?
Call us at 513-791-9474 to book an appointment or free consultation.
If you are new to skincare, haven’t tried our lighter treatments (such as Peels or BBL), or aren’t using high-quality skincare products, Halo might not be the best place to start. I would recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation in our MedSpa to talk about your skin, what products you use (or don’t use), and what results you want.
Each private, one-on-one consultation lasts an hour with either myself or our licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, Alison. We’ll ensure you get your skin to where you want it to be, so don’t hesitate to call us at 513-791-9474 or fill out our consultation form online to get started with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Halo precisely targets years of damage to your skin, including:
- Sun damage
- Visible signs of aging
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Poor texture
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Scar revision
The most common areas include the face, neck, chest, arms, and hands.
A topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology are used so most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations.
After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 45-60 minutes or longer with deeper treatment levels.
The appointment is scheduled for 2 hours, but the actual treatment time is only 10-20 minutes. This ensures you have adequate time to numb, ask questions, and discuss your goals without feeling rushed.
We typically recommend 1-2 deep treatments or multiple less deep ones to achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time. Our trained providers will discuss your goals and skin to create a plan that works for your needs.
Pre-care steps include:
- Stop Retinol 5-7 days before Halo
- No active tan or recent sun exposure
- People prone to cold sores need pre-treatment with an antiviral medication
- People prone to acne need pre-treatment with an antibiotic
- Wear sunscreen every day
For a full post-treatment plan, please see the form “Halo take home instructions” in the box to the right. A quick run-down of post-care includes:
- Sleep in an elevated position for the first 2-3 nights
- Do not scratch or exfoliate your skin until MENDS exfoliate off naturally
- Avoid the sun and strenuous exercise until the skin has completely healed
- Use provided skin care kit daily
You will be able to see initial results between 2-5 days following treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first 2-3 weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
For more information, please see the “Halo take home instructions” form in the box to the right. Our licensed providers will work with you to minimize discomfort and/or side effects.
- Redness (first 36 hours)
- MENDS (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris) will appear on day 2-5
- Pinpoint bleeding
A skin care consultation is required before Halo can be scheduled. Halo is a good option for men and women who are looking for radiant, healthy skin. There are a few people Halo is not appropriate for:
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Anyone who has taken Accutane (or its generic forms) within the last year
- Anyone on anticoagulants