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Laser Skin Resurfacing (Halo™)

Exposure to the sun and the process of aging can cause the skin to lose its youthful, fresh glow over time, as sun spots, fine lines, and other skin issues develop. Dr. Christopher Schaffer at Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham performs Halo laser skin resurfacing to help correct the damage by precisely targeting the right skin depth to restore a healthy glow.

What Is Different about Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Traditionally, there are two types of lasers for treating the skin: ablative (involving the surgical removal of body tissue) and non-ablative. Halo is the first ever hybrid fractional laser combining ablative and non-ablative laser functions. In a single treatment, it addresses mild skin issues in the epidermis (the surface layer of the skin) and more severe issues in the dermis (the thick layer of tissue below the epidermis containing capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, etc.). This combined laser treatment provides comprehensive, dramatic results and involves minimal downtime.

Halo laser skin resurfacing is a completely customizable treatment that precisely targets skin damage. With the Halo system, Dr. Schaffer can determine the exact level of energy needed to treat your skin safely and effectively. This precise treatment evenly covers the target area for beautiful results.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing with Halo can treat a range of mild to severe skin issues. Depending on the skin concerns being treated and your cosmetic goals, you may need a single treatment or a series of treatments. When you come to Schaffer Plastic Surgery for treatment, Dr. Schaffer will tailor an individual, customized treatment plan for you.

Halo laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat:

  • Sun damage – sun spots, hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone and texture
  • Visible signs of aging – age spots, uneven skin tone, creases and deeper wrinkles on the face
  • Scarringscars from acne, chickenpox, blemishes, injuries

Benefits of Halo Laser Skin Resurfacing

Skin resurfacing with the Halo laser is a complete skin rejuvenation treatment. In one or more treatments, it can:

  • Soften and smooth skin texture
  • Improve skin laxity and tone
  • Address sun damage
  • Reduce deep hyperpigmentation
  • Diminish large pores
  • Remove dark spots
  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin reflectivity and glow

Dr. Christopher Schaffer is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a true passion for excellence in the art of cosmetic plastic surgery. He performs both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Contact Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham to learn more about Halo laser skin resurfacing, an exciting, breakthrough treatment that can reduce the effects of sun exposure and aging on the skin.