Living in Torrance, California has its perks. For one, it’s on the coast offering access to the beach and beautiful coastal views. For another, even the winters can feel like summers. Warm, sunny days are a major selling point of the Los Angeles metropolitan area — and rightfully so!
Beautiful weather can do a lot to lift your mood. But unfortunately, it also does a lot to damage your skin. Coming in the form of wrinkles, sun spots, and large pores, the sun accounts for 90% of visible skin damage.
For those who want to erase visible sun damage, there’s Halo™ laser. Shantique Med Spa offers Halo as a revolutionary way to address multiple skin concerns with minimal downtime.
How it works
Did you know it only takes fifteen minutes of exposure before the sun begins to damage your skin? Even if you’re religious about applying sunscreen, spending your days under the California sun can still wreak havoc on your skin over time.
Halo laser is the first of its kind, featuring a Hybrid Fractional Laser. While many traditional laser treatments only offer one type of laser, Halo administers both non-ablative and ablative light.
Ablative technology gently removes and resurfaces the top layer of skin to smooth away imperfections and even your skin tone. Non-ablative light targets the underlying tissues to produce more collagen and heal your skin from the inside out.
By combining both technologies, you get the most dramatic results with minimal downtime.
What it helps
Clear, supple skin is a sign of youth and beauty. After years of unprotected sun exposure, you might feel like you’ve drifted away from your skin care goals. Halo laser resurfacing can help you get back on track with smoother, glowing skin.
Most Halo treatments take about 45 minutes and effectively addresses skin care concerns like:
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dull skin
- Enlarged pores
- Skin laxity
You’ll notice an improvement in your skin the week after your treatment, but it takes two to three weeks for the full results to appear.
Does it hurt?
They say, “beauty is pain,” but Halo resurfacing confirms that it doesn’t have to be. Most of our patients tolerate the procedure well and don’t describe as painful. You might feel some mild discomfort and a warm sensation, but most agree this is easy to tolerate.
Shahinaz Soliman, MD applies a topical numbing cream prior before your treatment to help keep you comfortable. Whether you have a low pain tolerance or not, the Halo procedure will be over and done with before you know it.
If you’re like most, you probably don’t want to return to work looking like you had work done. Halo laser allows you to get dramatic results with minimal side effects and downtime.
Immediately after your treatment, you might notice some redness and swelling which is normal and expected. Use an ice pack or cold compress to minimize swelling, and sleep in an upright position. You may experience a warm sensation similar to a sunburn after treatment. To help ease any discomfort, take an over-the-counter pain reliever like Tylenol or Advil.
You may notice tiny dark spots or a bronzed look to your skin two to three days after treatment. Don’t be alarmed, this is a sign that the treatment is working and your body will soon generate a fresh, new layer of skin. Do not scratch your skin during this time.
You’ll notice your skin becomes very dry and has a rough texture to it. Use a mild cleanser to wash your face and moisturize your skin whenever it feels dry. If severe dryness occurs, apply Aquaphor. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater must be applied daily for three months after your treatment.
Are you ready to get radiant, clear skin? Schedule your Halo resurfacing appointment by calling 310-530-7244 or book online.