*Exclusive to our Bethesda & Germantown Locations
The advanced HALO™ hybrid fractional laser combines two different wavelengths to improve skin tone, texture, and discoloration, treat fine lines, improve melasma and acne scarring, minimize pores, and stimulate collagen production for all skin types. In reference to downtime, it is typical to see red and irritated skin for up to 5 days, however, makeup can be applied gently after just 24 hours.
The difference between ablative and non-ablative treatments is that ablative lasers remove the top layer of skin, while non-ablative lasers work by heating up the underlying skin tissue (without harming the surface) so that your body will produce new collagen.
If you have more damage and have more downtime for recovery, the Halo® Pro would be a great option for you. Sona Dermatology recommends the more aggressive Halo® Pro for individuals with extensive sun damage, acne scars, pre-cancers, large pores, wrinkling of the skin, and/or if a person desires/needs a more aggressive treatment to see more dramatic results. The downtime for the Halo Pro is 5-7 days. Sona Dermatology recommends not putting on make-up for 72 hours after the procedure to help optimize the results.
Due to its fractionated nature, most patients require one to two HALO treatments to achieve their goals (depending on intensity). Then, patients can help maintain their results with a maintenance HALO treatment one or two times per year as needed.
*CONSULTATION REQUIRED PRIOR TO RECEIVING TREATMENT.