Does the Halo laser change skin color? I am olive skinned and do not want turn white.
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Safe in all skin types
Skin color change with Halo?
and treat each patient and their skin conditions differently . We may
choose to place the patient onto certain products prior to halo to pre-
treat the skin prior to the halo . Also the halo is a tunable hybrid
laser that is capable of both ablative and non ablative treatments which
simply put means that we can adjust and fine tune the settings to come
to a individualized treatment parameter that is just right for that
patient to prevent hypo pigmentation or what they were speaking of as "
whiter " or lighter skin color .
Halo Laser and Skin Color
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Thanks so much for your question and I can appreciate your concern. With appropriate settings, Halo should only remove unhealthy pigment such as that you have developed from sun exposure. It should not change your natural coloration or leave you white. I have used Halo for several years and in many patients with darker skin and have never had a patient turn white or very pale with it. Halo is actually one of the better lasers for olive skin.
That being said, any lasers need to be used with more caution in darker skin types, particularly if you have quite dark olive skin. Make sure that your physician has experience with both your skin type and the Halo laser to determine the best settings for your goals.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.