It’s that time of the year again. The weather is getting cooler, the decorations are starting to go up, and the stores are beginning to have sales. Just like the “infamous” show says “Winter is coming” and you need to prepare your skin. As the seasons are changing, so are your skin’s needs. Let’s talk about why your skin’s needs change when the temperature drops and what you can do to try to treat it. Spoiler Alert: The innovative Halo Fractional Laser Treatment will save your skin from the harsh winter conditions.

Why Your Skin is More Stressed in Winter

When the temperature starts to drop, the humidity level usually drops aswell. This may sound great for your hair, but it can wreak havoc on your skin. Your skin is a water containing barrier that aids in protecting you from environmental stressors. Skin is porous and is regularly losing water vapor through evaporation. Windy winter weather and low humidity can speed the process of water being lost through your skin. This is accelerated even more through indoor heating. Heating from cars, offices, and any other time indoor heat is used can take a toll on your skin. This causes your skin to become drier because it can not keep up with the loss of moisture into the air. As you become older, you may begin to notice that your skin becomes very different in the winter. This is often because aged skin is more susceptible to dryness. When skin is dry, fine lines and wrinkles become more exaggerated and apparent. So how do you fix these winter skin problems? You could spend all winter slathering expensive creams all over your face. Or you can get a treatment that can help balance the texture of your face, and SO much more, with long lasting results.

What is the Halo Treatment?

The Halo Treatment utalizes a fractional laser that combines ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same treatment area to give you optimal results, with no downtime. The innovative combination of lasers is able to address both mild and severe skin conditions. It can treat those annoying dry patches that appear during winter and other textural problems. This treatment can also correct sun damage, signs of aging, enlarged pores, fine lines, uneven skin tone, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other skin problems. It is completely customizable, for how much energy the device will emit depending on the severity of your skin problems. Results can often be seen in as little as 1-2 treatments. Unlike most laser treatments it is much more comfortable and less painful than other lasers on the market. Although it isn’t as painful and requires less downtime, the Halo laser still provides amazing, long lasting results.

How Does the Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser Work?

Traditional lasers that are used to address skin conditions are usually put into two classes, ablative or non-ablative. The Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser is able to combine both of these lasers to treat mild to severe skin conditions. This allows the laser to treat less serious problems in the epidermis and more severe skin conditions in the dermis, in one treatment.

Ablative lasers work by removing the damaged external layer of skin. This activates the healing process and stimulates collagen production. The increased collagen production results in tighter more youthful skin. Ablative laser procedures provides the best results, but requires a week or two of downtime.
Non-ablative lasers work by raising the temperature of the outer layer of skin, but does not remove it. In order to see results, multiple treatments are required. Because this procedure is not invasive, there is no downtime needed and you can return to your normal activities the same day.

By combining both ablative and non-ablative lasers, Halo is able to treat the dermis and epidermis at the same time. The ablative laser precisely treats tiny pathways that leaves no damage to the surrounding area. At the same time, the non-ablative laser makes very minor thermal wounds that will stimulate the production of collagen.
Collagen is a very important part of skin rejuvenation. It is a fibrous protein that is an essential building block in the structure of skin. Collagen is also key to hyaluronic acid and elastin production. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for your skin’s ability to retain and absorb moisture. Elastin is what helps your skin stay youthful, tight, and firm.

The Halo treatment provides amazing results that can be personalized to your precise skin needs. The machine only uses the amount of energy necessary to carefully and efficiently accomplish your desired results. These results can be achieved through one or two sessions of aggressive treatments, or multiple treatments over a longer period of time that are less aggressive. We can get you the results that you desire, no matter your lifestyle, pain tolerance, and needs.

Expected Results After a Halo Treatment

Results are not seen immediately and usually take three to four days to see complete results. After your treatment, you will not see much of a difference. Peeling may occur after the first 24 hours, but normal activates can continue and makeup can be applied. You may notice your complexion has a bronzed appearance after the first two to three days. This will disappear by day three or four when your skin will peel and your new refreshed skin will be revealed. Your new youthful appearance can last for a long time, many saying years. Touch ups may be required as your skin will continue to age and be exposed to the sun.

Give Your Skin the TLC it Needs

So what are you waiting for? Call to make your appointment to give your skin the treatment it deserves. The Halo treatment is perfect for getting your skin ready for the winter months and all of your upcoming events.
Are you interested in giving your skin a complete makeover with no down time? Call our office today!