Halo™ and Halo Pro
With the combined experience of Dr. Tamra and Rick Schue, Altaire Clinic provides the best resulting Halo™ laser treatments not only in Fargo, ND, but in the nation! We have been recognized by Sciton, Inc. as a Halo™ Distinguished Partner.
Everyone has different needs for their unique skin. At Altaire, we customize your Halo™ treatments to fit with your busy lifestyle. We can provide a light treatment to create smooth, vibrant skin that’s ready for makeup the very next day. Or, we can go with a more intense treatment that will give your skin a youthful glow with just a few days of downtime.
Halo™ Restores your skin’s youthful glow. Over time, sun damage and the body’s natural aging process can cause your skin to have sun spots, fine lines, and lose its natural, healthy glow. There are many benefits to Halo™ treatments such as:
- Fabulous results now
- Minimal downtime
- Typically comfortable
- Works on the damage you can and can’t see
Halo’s innovative photorejuvenation technology custom-targets age spots, sunspots, fine vessels that cause redness, unwanted melanin responsible for pigmented lesions, small facial vessels, epidermal dark spots, and large pores. Halo™ restores your skin to its natural luminous beauty, blending its natural colors and creating smoother, glowing, reflective, vibrant and younger-looking skin. Additional benefits include reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
Halo™ precisely targets years of damage to your skin and addresses the appearance of:
- Appearance of fine lines
- Appearance of scars
- Enlarged pores
- Poor texture
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
- Visible signs of aging
Interested In The Technical Details?
At Altaire Clinic, we offer two different laser options in this category. The basic “Halo” procedure is fast and easy while offering great results. The “Halo-Pro” procedure is used for more aggressive treatments. Below, you can see the difference between the two laser treatments.
The procedure requires a numbing time of about 10-20 minutes prior to the procedure. The laser uses a 1470 laser setting which is adjustable in depth and density of treatment area. The 1470 laser works by sending columns of heat-based beams under the skin destroying the epidermal and dermal layer in its path. This causes a denaturing of protein in the targeted areas ridding the skin of unwanted tissue and skin impurities. In reference to downtime, it is typical to see red and irritated skin for up to 5 days. The nice thing about the basic Halo is that you are able to put make-up on 24 hours after the procedure if you need to return to your daily activities.
If you have more damage and have more downtime, the “Halo Pro” would be a great option for you. This treatment requires a numbing time of about 20-30 minutes prior to the procedure. The laser utilizes both the Halo 1470 in addition to an ablative 2940 laser. The laser is a heat-based beam causing the denaturing of cellular protein (1470) and the ablative (2940) beam destroying all selected targets. The combination of the two lasers create synergistic results. Altaire Clinic recommends the more aggressive Halo-Pro for individuals with a lot of sun damage, acne scars, pre-cancers, large pores, wrinkling of the skin, and/or if a person desires/needs a more aggressive treatment. The downtime for the Halo Pro is 5-7 days. Altaire Clinic recommends not putting on make-up for 72 hours after the procedure to help optimize the results. A person can anticipate varying degrees of red inflammation, swelling, and rough texture for a few days.
Using PRP To Enhance Halo™ Results
At Altaire Clinic, we have the option to add Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to enhance results of your Halo™ or Halo-Pro treatment. This reduces the healing time by 30-40%. Halo-Pro is an ablative laser and that allows a channel for the PRP to utilize to get under the skin. The Halo™ can add micro-needling to open channels for PRP absorption (PRP Facial). The Halo™ and Halo-Pro can be aggressive laser procedures, but the results are phenomenal. Please keep in mind that every patient is unique and your results for each treatment may vary.
Halo Before & After:
Halo™ Patient Testimonials:
“Halo is my favorite laser! I love seeing the damage come out of my skin. The glow is real, my friends always comment how good my skin looks.” -JV
“I have been seeing my dermatologist for years and always getting treated for precancerous skin lesions. I started doing Halo treatments over a year ago and my dermatologist has not had to remove any lesions since!” -SR
“I do a Halo treatment twice a year to keep my skin looking young and healthy!” -RL
*Please keep in mind that every patient is unique and your results for each treatment may vary.
Halo™ Frequently Asked Questions:
Altaire recommends a consultation to discuss all treatment options. At the consult, we will take special photography to see what kind of damage is under the skin. This allows us to adjust your laser treatment to get desired results.
Yes, a light Halo™ requires minimal recovery time.
Halo is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
What’s great about Halo is that you can choose how many treatments you want! At Altaire, your provider will discuss your needs with you. You can then choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.
Fifteen to Thirty minutes before the treatment, your provider may place a topical anesthetic on your skin to reduce the sensation during the procedure. The area will be measured with motion tracking technology to ensure the area is treated evenly. Your provider will treat each measured section by uniformly rolling the Halo hand piece over the skin until the treatment is complete.
With a topical anesthetic and integrated cooling technology, most patients experience very little discomfort. Most patients describe the treatment as a feeling of heat with occasional prickling sensations, but are generally comfortable. After the treatment, most patients will continue to feel warm for an additional 15 to 30 minutes, or a bit longer with deeper treatment levels.
For the first 24 hours, you should keep your skin protected according to your provider’s instructions, but after that you should be able to go about your normal activities. For a facial treatment, you will see very little change on the first day. After two to three days, you will develop a light bronzing appearance. By day three or four, your skin will peel, revealing your new skin beneath.
You will see initial results between two and five days after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest pigmentary improvement in the first two to three weeks. This is followed by a dermal regeneration phase that continues to improve for months.
Your Halo results will last for years to come, but you should continue to keep your skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen to protect your new, healthy skin. Each additional Halo treatment you get will only improve the results, giving you even better looking skin.
At Altaire Clinic, every Halo treatment is customized for your skin, and your lifestyle. Depending on your needs, your provider may recommend a single treatment, or a series of treatments. In order to find out which is the best option for you, please contact us to setup a consultation.