Halo represents an entirely new approach, being the world’s first and only hybrid fractional laser. It has some similarities to ‘Fraxel’ but benefits from the addition of an ablative component to maximise the results which are completely tunable to the down-time you can tolerate.
Discussing the benefits, lead investigator Chris Robb , MD, PhD said “Halo changes the paradigm… The unique dual wavelengths deliver an unprecedented ability to customize treatments for each individual. Every patient has different needs in terms of sun damage and downtime. With Halo, I can finally have the best of both non-ablative and ablative wavelengths. I can precisely dial in the exact treatment patients need for amazing results within the desired downtime.”
Halo delivers both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to the same microscopic treatment zone: 1470 nm for coagulation and 2940 nm for ablation. The 1470 nm wavelength is used for delivering between 100 and 700 microns of coagulation to the epidermis and dermis, where solar damage exists. The 2940 nm wavelength is used to deliver from 0 to 100 microns of ablation to the epidermis of the skin. This gives Halo the unique ability to provide separate treatments for the epidermis, which heals quickly, and dermis which remodels more slowly over time. The operator may choose one of three coverage-base treatment levels, and Halo calculates the exact amount of energy necessary to complete a safe and effective treatment. Intelligent energy delivery, combined with Dynamic Thermal Optimization, ensures precise and even treatments, each and every time. The benefits of a Halo treatment include both epidermal and deeper dermal pigmentation and tone and texture in the skin.
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