Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing

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The Halo laser is an innovative device that delivers the benefits of both ablative and non-ablative laser skin treatments in just one procedure. Board-certified dermatologist and skin rejuvenation expert Dr. Jason Emer is a leading provider of Halo laser treatments in Beverly Hills. He often recommends Halo laser procedures for patients who want to improve the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, enlarged pores, and wrinkles.

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What Is Hybrid Halo Laser?

The Halo laser is the world’s first dual-wavelength hybrid fractional laser (HFL). An ablative and non-ablative laser in one, this fusion device has the unique capability to deeply heat the skin, resurface and remodel the superficial layers of the skin, stimulate long-term collagen production, and restore skin elasticity. The Halo Laser can be used on all parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, and legs.

Halo laser treatments (and all laser treatments, for that matter) should always be performed by a reputable, board-certified dermatologist and skin specialist with ample experience with laser and anti-aging procedures. Dr. Emer is highly qualified and experienced in using the Halo laser as part of his own proprietary techniques and combination approaches, to create significant improvement in:

  • Acne scarring
  • General scars
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun damage
  • Pigmentation
  • Discoloration
  • Pore size
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin texture, color, and tone
  • Textural irregularities

The Halo laser is one of the multiple handpieces available on the versatile and cutting-edge Sciton Joule platform. Through the Sciton Joule platform, the Halo laser calculates the precise amount of energy needed to obtain the desired improvements in the treatment area, delivers both non-ablative (1470nm) and ablative (2940nm) wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone, and ensures a safe and even distribution of heat throughout the procedure.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing?

The Halo laser is an ideal treatment option for many patients seeking noticeable skin rejuvenation with minimal downtime. The Halo laser is safe for most skin types but must be performed meticulously on individuals with sensitive skin as well as those with ethnic skin types/darker skin tones. In these instances, it is essential to pre-treat the skin with peels (such as Cosmelan and Enlighten) and appropriate skin care products to help limit hyperpigmentation and improve the overall long-term outcome.

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What to Expect During Halo Laser Treatment

The first step in the Halo Laser treatment process is mapping. During this important step, the treatment area is defined and measured with the aid of the touchscreen on the Joule platform. Dr. Emer glides the Halo handpiece across the treatment area (with no energy being delivered) to determine the size of the zone and precisely how much energy is needed to treat that area.

Once the treatment area has been identified and measured, Dr. Emer applies topical numbing cream and/or administers injectable nerve blocks depending on the aggressiveness of the procedure and the patient’s comfort level. While there is some pain involved with Halo laser treatment, when nerve blocks and numbing creams are utilized, patients tend to tolerate the treatment quite well.

After the numbing medication has been applied, Dr. Emer uses the Halo laser to deliver energy both superficially and under the skin’s surface. The externally delivered laser energy produces white Erbium resurfacing dots on the surface of the skin. The non-ablative laser energy is sent deep beneath the surface of the skin without any effect on the outer layer of skin.

As the handpiece rolls across the skin, the Joule platform monitors the temperature in order to protect the patient’s skin. The Halo laser also scans the skin throughout the treatment to ensure even distribution based on the density and energy levels that Dr. Emer has set. As an added layer of protection, the Joule platform sounds an alarm, which is calibrated to your treatment’s customized energy and density settings, when the treatment is complete.

At the end of a Halo laser treatment, Dr. Emer and his staff apply soothing ice packs to the treated areas to reduce the skin’s temperature. Dr. Emer may also follow the Halo laser procedure with a light microneedling treatment with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), hydrating hyaluronic acid, topical serums, stem cells (A-Cell), and exosomes.

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How Does the Halo Laser Work for Acne Scarring?

The Halo laser has become one of Dr. Emer’s favorite treatments for acne scarring. Because the device is able to target various depths of the skin, Halo is able to provide improvement in superficial scars, rolling scars, boxcar scars, and even deep ice pick scars.

Dr. Emer’s world-renowned acne scarring treatments involve an innovative combination approach, a series of treatments, and a long-term strategy for significant and lasting improvement. For acne scarring patients, Dr. Emer will often pair the Halo laser with the Profractional laser (a companion device on the versatile Sciton Joule platform).

Profractional laser treatments allow for even deeper Erbium resurfacing in areas of the face with more severe scars. The Profractional laser creates channels in the skin up to 1,500 microns deep in a single pass and also promotes collagen remodeling.

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Halo Laser Treatment Results

Patients often notice initial improvements within five to seven days of a Halo treatment. As the skin regenerates over the next several weeks, continual improvements can be expected. Dr. Emer recommends that his patients follow a long-term maintenance protocol and skin care regimen for optimal Halo laser results.

Although the number of Halo laser treatment sessions is based on the patient’s unique condition and the aggressiveness of the Halo laser treatments, multiple sessions are necessary to see significant and long-lasting improvement. For anti-aging, it is recommended that Halo laser treatments be performed every two to four months. For acne scarring, more frequent sessions over a longer period of time may be necessary.

The Dr. Emer Difference

Halo Laser: The Dr. Emer Difference

Dr. Emer uses a combination treatment approach to achieve the best skin rejuvenation results with the Halo laser. He creates a customized protocol of complementary and maintenance procedures tailored to the skin care needs of each patient.

In addition to performing Halo laser treatments for acne scarring, sun damage, and superficial skin irregularities on the face, Dr. Emer often uses the Halo Laser to rejuvenate aging skin on the chest. Rather than using strong peels or CO2 laser resurfacing to treat sun damage, wrinkles, and textural issues on the chest, Dr. Emer prefers to employ the Halo laser. In his extensive experience, he has found that Halo provides a safe, dynamic, and powerful hybrid solution that stimulates collagen production for long-term improvements in the chest area.

While Dr. Emer will develop a unique combination treatment plan based on your skin rejuvenation goals, he often follows Halo laser sessions with microneedling with PRP. Microneedling with PRP is an incredibly effective post-laser treatment that can enhance your Halo results.

This procedure creates small channels in the skin, allowing Dr. Emer to infuse the skin with topical antioxidants, growth factors, vitamins, and peptides. Microneedling with PRP can promote collagen production, accelerate skin healing, and decrease inflammation after Halo laser treatments.

What to Expect After a Halo Laser Treatment

Downtime after Halo laser skin treatment varies based on the settings used and the intensity of the treatments. The majority of patients experience redness, swelling, scabbing, and some pinpoint bleeding for one or more days following treatment. Patients undergoing more aggressive treatments may experience one to two weeks of downtime. Dr. Emer will provide personalized aftercare instructions based on your specific procedure.

What Is the Cost of Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Halo laser treatments are tailored to the specific needs of the patient. The number of sessions and the size of the treatment area(s) will affect the overall price of your Halo treatment. Dr. Emer will review your treatment options and all pricing information in your consultation.

Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

With his meticulous technique, highly customized treatment protocols, and expertise in cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Emer provides the best Halo laser treatments. To determine if you are a good candidate for Halo laser skin resurfacing in Beverly Hills, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Emer.