Is there some reason that the Halo treatment would not work on me at all?
Doctor Answers 4
I'm sure where you're at right now is very frustrating! I'm not only a doctor who has been treating patients with Halo for 2 1/2 years (did some of the original research on this laser before it was released for sale), but I've also had many myself.You don't mention when you had the treatment, but if you're still flaking and dry, you're not done healing yet. Before you look better, you have to look worse, and frankly, the worse you look, the better you look in the long run! As Halo stimulates new skin, old damaged skin is pushed up to the surface and you shed it like a snake shedding it's old skin. The initial peeling usually happens around day 5, but you continue to have some further dull, dry skin on the surface for about 3 weeks - that's typically when you start to see the glow, so hang in there!Halo is also a treatment which a skilled practitioner can customize a great deal for you. You can do very light treatments with minimal peeling up to very intense treatments with lots of peeling. Halo typically takes several treatments to get your best results - the lighter the treatment, the more treatments you need to get your best results. The good news is that your first treatment usually has the least pleasant healing experience. As your skin gets steadily healthier, future treatments are often easier.
Any way, best of luck - I suspect much improved skin is not that far off for you!
It takes time!
Great question! If you had the Halo treatment recently then you are still in the healing phases. Most of the patients I have treated start to noticed results at least 4 weeks after treatment. Halo causes damage to the skin resulting in a lot of swelling and inflammation. Because of this you may look worse before you start to look better. It will take time for this to all resolve. If you have any other questions I would consult with the person who treated you! I hope this helps!