Why Halo Laser Is THE Treatment for Sun Damage, Dark Spots, and Hyperpigmentation

Posted by Dr. Patrick Proffer on December 17, 2020


Few skin imperfections are more worrisome than skin damage caused by the sun. Sun damage can occur anywhere on the body, from your face and neck to your arms and legs.

Dark spots, discolorations, and areas of hyperpigmentation can also be extremely difficult to hide or remove completely. Worse, they can cause you to feel self-conscious about the way you look.


For women (and men) looking to dramatically reduce the appearance of sun damage, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation as quickly as possible, we often recommend Halo laser treatments. The Halo laser sets a gold standard in skin rejuvenation because it provides a safe, highly tunable and targeted, more comfortable option for skin resurfacing that also delivers remarkable results.

Here’s why.

What Causes Dark Spots And Hyperpigmentation?

Dark spots are areas of skin that are more intensely pigmented than the surrounding skin. Your risk of developing dark spots most often depends on sun exposure, although heredity, age, acne, illness, medication, psoriasis, melasma, skin injury, a reaction to hair or skin care products, and even insect bites can influence dark patches and discoloration in the skin.

Hyperpigmentation is the common skin condition that presents as dark spots and discoloration on the skin, which produces too much of the pigment that gives skin its color, called melanin. Hyperpigmentation affects all skin types.

Even people who take good care of their skin, wear plenty of sunscreen, and limit their time outdoors can find themselves struggling with dark spots and hyperpigmentation. While certain skincare products like retinol and vitamin C serum can minimize the appearance of discolored skin, often, you need something stronger to remove them completely.


How Halo Laser Treats Dark Spots

The Halo laser is different from traditional lasers because it is the world’s first hybrid, dual-wavelength, fractional laser. It uses one laser to treat the upper layers of the skin’s surface while another laser reaches the deeper layers of the skin. This allows it to provide personalized, dramatic results.

By combining the ablative wavelengths with the less invasive non-ablative wavelengths in one treatment, Halo is capable of treating different skin imperfections during the same skin resurfacing session. 

The Halo laser treatment is ideal for removing dark spots because it is capable of precise, even and safe treatment of a highly targeted area of skin, called the microscopic treatment zone, which maximizes results while the healthy skin surrounding it remains untouched.

Traditional non-hybrid laser treatments often require five or six treatments to achieve similar pigment correction and texture changes from a Halo treatment. However, with Halo, you can expect to see remarkable results in one or two treatments. The results will last for several years with appropriate skin care, sun protection and maintenance.

Can Halo Permanently Remove Dark Spots & Hyperpigmentation?

Because the Halo laser can reach the deeper dermis layer of the skin, ongoing collagen remodeling deep beneath the skin’s surface continues to improve results over time—and would be permanent.

That being said, it is nearly impossible to avoid exposure to the sun, which always has the power to cause further sun damage and hyperpigmentation. In addition to practicing an impeccable sun protection routine, some clients will maintain their beautiful results with annual or semi-annual Halo treatments.

How Much Does Halo Typically Cost

The average price for a single Halo laser treatment is about $2,000. The overall price for treatment can rise to about $3,000 if you have larger or difficult-to-treat areas, such as the neck, chest and décolleté, or more severe concerns about the skin on your face. 

Other chemical peels and traditional fractional laser rejuvenation are typically in the $100-$500 range per treatment. However, Halo often provides significantly better results in one treatment than multiple peels or fractional lasers provide. So there’s a good chance you're saving money by getting a Halo laser treatment.

The best way to determine what your treatment will cost is during your personalized consultation. When you meet with your doctor or esthetician, they can discuss the price of treating your specific area of concern.


Is Halo Worth It?

Typically, our clients can get more dramatic, longer-lasting results with fewer Halo treatments than if they were to opt for the multiple treatments. Halo also has an 88% “Worth It” Rating on RealSelf.com.

In terms of the treatment itself, the experience is extremely comfortable (only a topical anesthetic is recommended rather than nerve blocks), and patients can apply makeup within 24 hours after the procedure. 

Clients also get the results they love without the downtime they expect—in as little as two to five days after the first treatment.


Is Halo Right For You?

If you struggle with the effects of sun damage and worry that the resulting dark spots, discoloration or hyperpigmentation will never fade away, you need a laser treatment that reaches the deeper layers of your skin, provides a quick, personalized experience, and gives you long-lasting results.

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Halo laser skin rejuvenation is THE treatment for sun damage, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation. You’ll be able to remove these imperfections for a flawless look and renewed confidence that you’ve always wanted.

At Proffer Surgical Associates, you will receive Halo laser treatments under the care and supervision of a skilled surgeon, nurse, and top-notch estheticians.

Once you schedule a consultation, our team will answer any questions you have regarding your treatment, provide honest recommendations for your expectations, and offer personalized advice on what to do before and after your laser treatment to get the best results.

Schedule a consultation with Proffer Surgical Associates to get started. Together we'll address your specific needs and tailor a solution just for you.

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