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Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser

The world’s first Hybrid Fractional Laser, Halo™ is changing the face of skin resurfacing.





John Q. Cook, M.D.

Chicago 312-751-2112
Winnetka 847-446-7562

Halo Hybrid Fractional Laser | Whole Beauty Institute

Give Your Skin the Halo Glow!

Remove years of damage to your skin and reveal healthy, radiant youthful skin that glows with the state of the art Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser.

How Do Lasers Work?

A laser is an amplified beam of light. Lasers are used to deliver targeted heat to layers of the skin, triggering the skin’s own natural process of healing and regeneration.

Traditionally, laser treatments have been separated into two categories: ablative and non-ablative. Non-ablative lasers leave the top layers of the skin intact, delivering energy into the deeper layers. These less aggressive lasers involve little discomfort and little to no downtime, but often require a series of treatments to achieve desired results.

Traditional ablative lasers removed 100% of the top layers of the skin. These aggressive lasers deliver impressive results with a single treatment, but are typically associated with extensive downtime and greater discomfort than non-ablative lasers.

A third category of microablative laser technology has been introduced in recent years. Microablative laser technology harnesses the power of the ablative lasers, delivering it in a fractional method that leaves part of the outer layers of the skin in tact. The treatment can be dialed up or down to depending on the results desired and the amount of downtime the patient can tolerate.

Dr. Cook explains more about lasers and how they work in greater detail here.

halo deviceHow is Halo Different?

The Halo hybrid fractional laser is unique in that it combines the wavelengths of ablative lasers with those of non-ablative lasers. This allows for treatment of multiple concerns in a single treatment, with minimal downtime.

Halo is used to treat:

Enlarged Pores
Rough Texture
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Sun Damage
Dull Skin
Uneven Skin Tone
Acne Scars

One laser targets the top layer of the skin, the epidermis, reducing pigment. The other layer targets the dermis, or bottom layer of the skin. As the skin heals, the pigment residing in the deeper layers will rise to the top and peel off in the days following treatment. As the deeper layers rejuvenate, texture improves and clear, radiant skin is revealed.

Halo treatments are customized to fit your schedule. You can choose to have one or two more aggressive treatments, or multiple lighter treatments to achieve a similar goal over a longer period of time.

What is the Halo™ Glow?

Aging skin becomes dull and uneven as the body’s natural cell turnover process slows down and dead skin cells cling to the surface. Sun damage, environmental pollutants, stress and aging all contribute to a decline in skin quality. Halo™ laser treatment removes the dull outer layers of skin, revealing glowing, youthful skin in its place.

What Happens During a Halo™ Treatment? Does it Hurt?

Prior to treatment, the skin is made numb with a topical numbing ointment. During treatment, the Halo™ handpiece delivers cooling air to decrease any discomfort experienced as a result of the laser’s heat. As the Halo™ handpiece is rolled over the face, most patients describe the experience as warm and prickly, but not painful.

Recovery from Halo™

Typical recovery from a Halo™ treatment is one to three days, depending on the intensity of your treatment. In the 24 hours following treatment patients may experience some redness and swelling. After 24 hours they can resume makeup application. Two to three days after treatment the skin begins to peel, revealing the youthful, glowing skin below.

Schedule Your Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser at the Whole Beauty® Institute

Contact us at 312-751-2112 to schedule your appointment or to learn more about this revolutionary, new skin resurfacing treatment.