Fillers and neuromodulators are great, nonsurgical quick fixes for wrinkle relief, but they’re temporary and they don’t address other skin imperfections, like sun damage, acne scars or uneven pigmentation. For a more lasting, aggressive approach to skin health, you might consider laser resurfacing.
In the past, laser resurfacing came down to an either/or approach: ablative and non-ablative. Patients had to chose between a very timid therapy or an aggressive one, with no options in-between and no way to customize your treatment.
Ablative lasers destroy the outer layers of the skin. When the skin repairs itself, it produces more collagen, which contributes to how youthful your skin looks and feels. But more isn’t always good for everyone. Even though the results are dramatic enough to significantly reduce mild to moderate wrinkles, acne scars and sun discoloration, your downtime is weeks’ long. More risks are associated with this treatment, as well as more discomfort. But, with greater risk was greater reward–results.
Non-ablative lasers heat up the skin, stimulating collagen production with each treatment. You require multiple visits to get results, but the exchange is minimal downtime with less discomfort and risk. Less risk: less reward.
Now, the HALO Laser® from Sciton® is the best of both worlds, less risk and greater reward, in that we can adjust the wavelength from ablative to non-ablative, customizing the treatment to each individual patient. This innovative laser produces ablative-type results with non-ablative downtime and discomfort.
To see if the HALO is right for you, as well as discuss the risks and post recovery care, schedule a free consult below with Dr. Botros today!
You can also click on our Patient Education section to learn about different procedures and the risks and benefits of each, based on current research.