17 Feb How to “Layer” the Halo Laser
Did you know that you can “layer” in-office treatments similar to how you layer your medical-grade products? At RefinedMD, we’ve long told clients that combining treatments is usually better than sticking with just one treatment. Another term for this is layering, and everyone else is finally catching up. Laser treatments are a fantastic tool for reaching all kinds of skin goals. They can produce collagen, smooth out lines and wrinkles, tackle hyperpigmentation, and tighten the skin. However, it can be a challenge at many clinics when it comes to scheduling appointments—especially if you want to layer treatments. That isn’t the case at RefinedMD, where we make scheduling multiple, different treatments a breeze.
Layering treatments is also different than layering products because many treatments require at least a little downtime. If skin is “stressed” and red, rough, or flaky, you need to give it time to rest before the next treatment. However, when done just right, you can use gentler treatments with little to no downtime in quick succession at the same appointment. Halo laser is one such laser with a light enough touch that you can undertake other treatments during your appointment. Your overall results will be better and you’ll minimize any disruption to your schedule. Layering is also called combination therapy, and it’s a means of maximizing the outcome while minimizing side effects—all while saving you time and trouble.
How to Layer Treatments
When you interweave non-surgical treatments, it’s a bit like living in the future of aesthetics. Some people call these “stackable treatments” because they are complementary to one another and synergistic. There’s a good chance that you’ll have at least a very small amount of downtime for any in-office treatment, even if it’s just a bit of pinkness and sensitivity for a day or two. Why not take advantage of that recovery period to get the best results? The trick is to not mix and match treatments that might be detrimental to one another or be too aggressive for the skin.
One of the best treatments to stack or layer with Halo is microneedling. This collagen-inducing therapy was first used at the turn of the last century, but of course has far evolved since that time. It works by creating micro-channels or micro-injuries in the skin, which tells the body to kick-start collagen production at that site. Only approved providers have access to medical-grade devices and have the training to offer microneedling. Any so-called at-home devices are either useless or can cause serious damage. Microneedling also preps the skin to be optimal for topicals since products can reach deeper into the skin. You can combine Halo, microneedling, and a facial to get skin that can’t get enough of an in-office applied medical-grade product.
Halo + RF + Microneedling
There are nearly limitless ways to stack treatments, but one possibility is Halo with radiofrequency and microneedling. This is a great combo for tightening the skin, removing hyperpigmentation, and promoting collagen production. Halo is a hybrid fractional laser that combines epidermal renewal with a deep dermal revitalization. Previous lasers might be too light or go too deep, but the fractional laser tech is very precise. It gets right to the layer of skin that needs treatment—no more, no less.
Plus, Halo is fully customizable by your provider so every treatment is just for you. Halo is great for reducing sun damage, minimizing pores, improving rough skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and the best part is that there is virtually no downtime or recovery period. It’s gentle enough to be stacked with other treatments, such as Botox or dermal fillers (as well as RF therapy or microneedling).
Get Your Halo
We highly recommend Halo for many patients, but it’s just one of many top-quality lasers in our large suite of lasers. The best way to determine which laser—or lasers—is best for you is by scheduling a consultation. We can discuss your skin condition, goals, and devise a layered plan to help you achieve these goals as quickly as possible. You can also opt for body sculpting treatments during your appointment, which is another way to layer treatments while allowing every treated site its own healing time that overlaps with another. To learn more and schedule your consultation, contact RefinedMD today by giving us a call or completing the online contact form.