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Vein Specialist

Vein Specialist & Cosmetic Specialist in Woodbury, Edina, & Fridley, MN

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Halo™
Halo™ is a fractional laser that transforms deep and superficial layers of the skin to reduce scarring, discoloration, and wrinkles. At Afzal Clinics in Fridley, Edina, and Woodbury, Minnesota, providers Kamran Afzal, MD, Kristen Winter PA-C, Margaret Faust PA-C, and their skilled team perform Halo treatments safely and give you instructions to care for your skin as it heals. To schedule a consultation, call the nearest office, or book online today.
Halo™ Q & A

What is Halo?

Halo is a highly versatile laser by industry leader, Sciton®. This laser has numerous settings that change the light’s wavelength, so it serves many purposes within cosmetic medicine. It can treat pigment issues, tighten collagen fibers, and resurface the skin for a healthy renewed glow. 

Halo treatments are unique because they offer short-  and long-term benefits for your skin. You can choose which areas you’d like to target with Halo based on the location or locations of your most pressing skin concerns. A few of the most common areas to target are the face, hands, legs, chest, and arms. 

During your consultation at Afzal Clinics, the team reviews the treatment’s benefits with you and makes sure it’s the best fit to treat your concerns. If you aren’t a candidate for Halo for any reason, they can direct you to other options that may be a better fit in your case. 

What does Halo treat?

Halo improves both deep and superficial skin concerns by strengthening, tightening, and resurfacing your skin. After treatment, you leave the office with a renewed skin glow that stands out. You also have less:

Laxity

Laxity of the skin appears as your skin loses collagen and elastin. This leads to wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging, which Halo can treat. 

Scars

Halo can revise scars, no matter how large or small they may be. Scars are a result of your body’s healing process after injuries, acne, and surgery. 

Sun damage

Sun damage includes hyperpigmentation and dark spots. You leave treatment with a more even skin tone.

How should I care for my skin after Halo? 

The team at Afzal Clinics gives you detailed instructions on how to care for your skin following a treatment with Halo. Caring for your skin ensures your results stay as apparent as possible and new signs of aging appear slowly. The team at Afzal Clinics may recommend that you:

  • Wipe away any bleeding spots with sterile cloth or gauze
  • Use a cold compress to control swelling
  • Sleep in an upright position to minimize swelling
  • Take a short break from cosmetics
  • Avoid cleansing for 24 hours
  • Take any prescribed medications, like antivirals

Tiny dark dots appear on the skin after a fractional laser treatment like Halo. These are normal and should fall off or disappear within a few days. Soon after, your skin becomes temporarily rough and begins to peel. The exact length of healing time depends on the depth of your Halo treatment. 

To schedule an appointment for Halo laser treatments at Afzal Clinics, call the nearest office, or book an appointment online today.