Downtime with Halo
You may experience some swelling in the midface for the first 2 days. You can reduce this by applying ice packs. Tiny brown spots will appear all over your face and your skin will feel like sand paper. However, these are all normal expectations. Those brown spots will fall off naturally. If you do not care about having the tiny spots on your face then you can go to work right away.
Hello, there is very little downtime after a Halo treatment. You will experience some redness in the first 3-4 days and start peeling and flaking after the first 24 hours. You should stay out of the sun for the first 48 hours after treatment. We normally recommend that our patients schedule their treatment on a Thursday so that they can return to work on Monday. Best of luck!
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.
Hope you found this answer helpful. All the best!
Downtime with Halo Pro
There will always be some downtime with corrective settings on
the Halo Pro laser. Downtime can be minimal however the heat generated during this treatment
can cause swelling and redness. The superficial flaking you will experience
will last approximately 5 days if you’re using appropriate after care products
and following at home instructions.
Halo - downtime
There is minimal downtime with the Halo. Patients may have mild to moderate swelling for a few days after the procedure. Redness and tiny brown spots will occur, but can likely be covered with make-up 24 hours after treatment. Hope this helps!
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.
Depending on the intensity of the settings it can range from 2 days to 7 days. I recommend you discuss your expectations with your provider for a more realistic "downtime".
Dr. Grant Stevens Marina Plastic
Surgery Associates Marina del Rey, CA The Institute