About Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing is a minimally-invasive procedure that utilizes laser technology to rejuvenate the facial skin. The laser breaks down the existing layers of the skin in order to allow fresh layers to be produced in their place. The promotion of collagen production leads to healthier, firmer looking skin to grow. Laser skin resurfacing is an effective technique that helps diminish the appearance of wrinkles, acne, sun damage, and other blemishes. Beautiful Orlando Medical Spa and Cosmetic Surgery center is the ONLY provider in North Orlando, Lake Nona, Kissimmee area offering this service.
Halo is the world's first hybrid fractional laser, delivering both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment area. This revolutionary dual-wavelength feature is unique among other lasers because it allows patients to attain gorgeous results with minimal downtime. We love to refer to the results as the "Halo Glow" because the Halo restores the skin's surface back to a radiant and youthful glow. Our Orlando spa and cosmetic surgery practice uses Halo laser skin resurfacing to address sun damage, as well as the effects that occur due to the body's natural aging process. The depth and aggression of the laser can be controlled based on the condition being treated. The more aggressive or deeper resurfacing approach is known as ablation. The less aggressive, non-ablative process is less intense and reduces the overall recovery time. The results are not as dramatic, but still natural and appealing.
HALO is good for:
- All Skin Types
- Sun Damage
- Visible Signs of Aging
- Uneven Skin Tone
- Enlarged Pores
- Poor Skin Texture
- Fine Lines
- Scar Revision
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What to Expect
During laser skin resurfacing, the doctor will aim brief, pulsating beams of light to the damaged skin. The laser will ultimately destroy the unwanted skin layer by layer. The depth depends on the patient’s particular condition and needs. The laser beam removes the outer layer of skin, which is known as the epidermis. At the same time, the laser is heating the dermis, the layer underneath, which stimulates the growth of collagen. Once the damaged layers of skin are destroyed, it will begin to crust, flake, and peel away over the course of several weeks. Once this process is complete, new skin will appear in its place that’s healthier, brighter, younger looking, and more even-toned.
Even though laser skin resurfacing is nonsurgical and is considered noninvasive, there generally is some downtime associated with the procedure depending on the level of aggression. To ease any discomfort during treatment, our practitioner may choose to numb the skin using a local anesthetic. A sedative can also be given to relax the patient. The doctor places the laser on the treatment area for a short amount of time and repeats this process until all of the damaged skin has been treated. After the ablative procedure, the treated skin will appear swollen, itchy and raw. New skin is usually generated in about 1 week. With non-ablation, a patient can expect swelling and redness which can be remedied with ice packs.
Frequently Asked Questions
What results can I expect?
You will see improvements in overall tone and texture in addition to significant removal of discoloration, reduction in the appearance of fine lines, reduced pore size, skin reflectivity and glow.
How many treatments will I need?
You can have one or two deeper treatments or have multiple treatments that are less aggressive and achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time with each treatment spread out 6 months apart.
Can I return to normal activities after treatment?
Absolutely. For the first 24 hours, you should keep your skin protected according to instructions, but after that you be able to go about your normal activities. After the first 24 hours, your skin will begin to peel, but you will be able to put on makeup.
When will I see results?
You will see initial results between day 2 and 5 after your Halo treatment, but your skin will continue to improve over time. Most patients see the greatest improvement in the first 2 to 3 weeks and more improvement can come in the months after.
How long will my results last?
Your Halo results can last for years to come, as long as you continue to keep your new healthy skin protected at all times using UV sunscreen.
What is the cost for HALO?The cost of a laser resurfacing treatment ranges on the area that needs to be treated but the most common area is the face. The treatment cost for that area is $1100 and that also includes a cleansing prep facial before the HALO treatment and a take home care kit of full sized medical products including sunscreen, moisturizer and a laser enzyme gel.
Plan Your Procedure
Treat Sun-Damaged Skin Today
Our office offers numerous treatment options for sun-damaged and aging skin. The decision whether to choose ablative or non-ablative laser skin resurfacing is dependent upon the patient’s individual condition, aesthetic goals, budget, as well as pain tolerance and allowance for recovery time. We can discuss your specific quest for healthier looking skin during a private and thorough skin consult. If you are interested in laser skin resurfacing, we invite you to call our Orlando, FL, office today and schedule an appointment for a thorough analysis.