Which is better Halo laser or Contour TRL laser? What are the differences between the two?
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Contour TRL vs Halo
Thanks for the great question. The main different between TRL and Halo is the amount of downtime and the overall results. Typically contour is a more aggressive treatment which does an excellent job of treating severely sun damaged skin with thicker wrinkles. Because it is more aggressive, the down time is typically 1-2 weeks. Halo on the other hand is able to treat all of the ares you specified (fine lines, crepey skin, sun damage, and pores) with 3-5 days of down time. When I had my halo, I still was able to go to work. The intensity of the Halo treatment does to a degree determine the downtime, but most patients are usually ready to put some make up on and go to work on days 4-5, often times much soon. That being said, if you have really bad skin you will only be able to get dramatic results using TRL. Multiple Halo treatments will also help, but will not be able to deliver the same results as TRL. Best of luck!
Halo vs. Contour
The primary distinctions is the amount of downtime, the degree of improvement, and the best modality for the conditions. When you mention crepey skin, you may benefit more from contour. However, Halo is excellent to address sun damage, reduce size of pore, and address early signs of aging.
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