Halo Laser: Is There Any Downtime?
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Downtime with Halo
Customizing treatment, leads to customized downtime
The great thing about the Halo laser is that you customize it according to your needs, very much like the dimmer on a light switch. The shortest downtime for Halo, with slight skin redness and swelling, is approximately 2-3 days. If you decided to a more impactful treatment you may have as much as 5-7 days of redness, peeling, and swelling, however, the treatment results will be more dramatic.
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Downtime after Halo
This will greatly depend on the setting used and you particular response to the treatment. In general, minimal downtime is expected particularly with a "mild" setting. It common to have sweeling for about 2 days and then little brown spots will show up and fall in the next 2-3 day. Most patients don't really consider the process as downtime, unless a more aggressive treatment is performed. Best, Dr. RG
Downtime with Halo Hybrid
There will always be some downtime with the Halo Hybrid laser. Unfortunately there has been media that has deemed it a no downtime procedure. Typical downtime (although “downtime” is relative to each person) is about 5 days however the heat generated during this treatment can cause swelling and redness. Following Post care instructions is of the upmost importance and a homecare routine suggested by your provider to maintain results is beneficial. Two treatments are typically recommended.
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Downtime with Halo Pro
Halo - downtime
Downtime for Halo Laser
There is not down time as was envisioned in terms of traditional laser resurfacing. Patients are able to resume activities almost immediately. Patients will have swelling, redness, flaking, peeling especially in the next day (possible next two days) post treatment.
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