What Can You Not Do After a HALO® Laser Treatment?

If you are looking for an effective nonsurgical treatment to improve sun damage, wrinkles, fine lines, and skin texture, HALO laser treatments might be right for you. While many laser treatments target only the top layer of the skin, the HALO hybrid fractional laser works to penetrate the deeper tissues and rejuvenate your skin from within.

What Are HALO Laser Treatments?

This treatment uses advanced laser technology to resurface the top layer of the skin and stimulate collagen production beneath the skin. It is the only fractional laser to use both ablative and nonablative wavelengths at the same time. Together, these wavelengths go to work on hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, acne scars, and rough skin texture. The treatment intensity can be customized to each patient depending on their desired results.

To learn more about other skin treatments, such as IPL and BBL, read our related blog post.

What To Avoid After a HALO Laser Treatment?

While you are waiting to see the full results of your HALO treatment, there are several things you should not do.

Don’t Pick, Rub, or Scratch Your Skin

When your skin starts to peel and flake during the healing process, you should keep your hands off your skin! Picking at flaking skin or constantly scratching can lead to scarring and discoloration. You should only touch your skin for gentle cleansing during this time.

Don’t Engage in Strenuous Activities or Exercise

While gentle movement can boost circulation and healing, you should avoid activities that can strain your skin and cause you to sweat excessively. You can stick to low-intensity activities such as yoga or slow walking while you’re waiting for your skin to heal.

Don’t Forget Sun Protection

Don’t forget the importance of sun protection after a cosmetic procedure. According to Healthline, your skin may be sun sensitive for up to 1 year after laser resurfacing, and you should always apply sunscreen daily.

Because it’s best to avoid the sun as much as possible immediately after a HALO treatment, autumn is a great time to schedule your treatment. In addition to shorter days, fall’s cooler temperatures mean you can cover up more skin to protect it from the sun’s harmful rays.

Don’t Exfoliate

You should also avoid using harsh skincare products after laser skin resurfacing. Be sure to check the ingredients of your skincare products to ensure they don’t include exfoliants, astringents, retinol, or other products that might irritate your freshly treated skin. Talk with your provider to learn about other skincare restrictions and find out when you can resume using harsher products.

Results You Can Expect From Your HALO Laser Treatment

You can see the results of your HALO treatment within 5 to 7 days. Redness and peeling or flaking skin are normal during the healing process. Around the 6- to 8-week mark, you will see an improvement in your skin texture and tone, revealing more radiant and youthful-looking skin.

If you want to restore volume loss in your face and lips, you can pair your HALO laser treatment with most dermal fillers. Your provider can discuss if you are a good candidate to combine these procedures.

HALO laser treatments are great for all skin types and various skin concerns. This laser can penetrate the deep layers of your skin and deliver precise treatment for optimal results. If you want to see how HALO laser treatments can help your skin issues, request a consultation or call us at (907) 279-8800 to schedule an appointment.