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Halo Laser Treatment vs. Traditional Methods: A Comparative Analysis

Understanding the Basics of Halo Laser Treatment

Halo is an adjustable laser treatment that celebrities have come to love because of its results. The Benefits of Halo Laser Treatment

Halo can improve skin texture and clarity for all skin types. Many benefits are visible results upon completion. Halo’s targeted application for damage that you can see and deeper below the surface, and minimal downtime.

Although halo is effective at promoting more youthful, healthy looking skin, Halo can treat a variety of skin conditions as well. Halo precisely targets years of damage and can reduce the following:

  • Appearance of fine lines
  • Appearance of scars
  • Discoloration
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor texture
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Visible signs of aging

Debunking Myths and Addressing Concerns About Halo Laser Treatment

There are several myths floating around about Halo laser treatment. Many of these concerns are valid and we shed light on 3 of them.

Myth 1: Halo laser treatment has extensive downtime.

Debunked: Halo laser treatments do not exclusively require extensive downtime. Recovery time varies from person to person and is based on the depth of the procedure applied and the patient's individual needs. We recommend consulting with one of our experts on how you can enjoy the effects of Halo laser treatment while minimizing downtime and disruption to your daily routine. 

Myth 2: Halo laser treatment is a replacement for a facelift.

Debunked: Halo laser treatment is not a replacement for a facelift. Although you may experience overlapping results from halo vs. a facelift like firmer, more youthful looking skin, they are very different procedures with different approaches and levels of invasiveness. 

Myth 3: Halo laser treatments can’t work on darker skin tones. 

Debunked: Halo laser treatments are effective on a variety of skin tones, including some darker skin tones. Conditions that have been treated on darker skin tones using halo include hyperpigmentation and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). 

Traditional Methods Compared to Halo Laser Treatment

Traditionally laser treatment has used two different wavelengths. Patients and medical professionals could choose either one to help achieve the desired results for the skin. Halo is different because you no longer have to choose exclusively between one or the other. Halo laser treatments use two wavelengths, ablative and non-ablative, to target skin concerns on multiple levels.

By combining both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, patients can experience the results of both while minimizing downtime and recurring appointments. 


Microneedling is one of the safest, non-invasive treatments for enhancing the health and look of your skin. Its aim is to stimulate collagen production to treat a variety of skin conditions and effects of aging and skin damage.

These treatments are performed in a well spaced series of treatments and can be performed over the face alone, or over large portions of the body. The microneedling device contains a sterilized needle that gently pricks the skin at the site of application. As a result, the skin’s natural healing response is triggered, stimulating healing and improved appearance. 

IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) Therapy

Have brown spots or redness? IPL therapy treats these conditions by penetrating the top layer of skin and targeting cells that produce melanin. As a result, conditions like skin redness, sun spots, or even birthmarks can become less noticeable. A topical cooling gel is applied before application for the patient’s comfort, and results can typically be seen within several days depending on the individual’s skin. 

Traditional Laser Resurfacing

Traditional laser resurfacing treatments such as CO2 and Erbium laser treatments have grown in popularity in the US due to their ability to treat deep wrinkles in hard to treat areas on the face. A specialized laser is used to treat deep wrinkles around the mouth and eyes. This treatment is also generally effective on sunspots, fine lines, and actinic keratosis. Results vary based on the depth of the treatment, however results are typically visible after application and several weeks afterwards. 

Consult with Our Experts

Ready to see how cosmetic dermatology can support the health and look of your skin? Contact one of our experts to book a personalized consultation to learn more about how consultations can help tailor treatments to individual needs.

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