Halo Laser near Minneapolis
Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has done more Halo treatments than anyone in the world!
This dual laser (made by Sciton) is a fantastic treatment for problematic skin texture and tone. It decreases fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen. It will decrease pore size and give the skin a “Halo” glow. It also improves or eliminates sun spots (age spots, “liver spots”), and unwanted discoloration. Our acne patients have seen significant improvements in their scarring, both in discoloration and skin depressions. It is perfect for the face and neck and other body areas. We like to call this treatment “the game changer” because the results are amazing!
Adding PRP (platelet-rich plasma) treatments after a Halo treatment permits the growth factors to access the deeper layers of the skin, enhancing the effects of collagen growth and cell turnover. Additionally, PRP actually speeds the healing process.
How it Works
Step 1: Consultation
A complimentary consult will determine if the Halo laser is the right treatment for you.
How it Works
Step 2: Treatment Planning
Based on our conversation, we will create a tailored treatment for your skin.
To see the best results, we may start you on a therapeutic skin treatment for two weeks prior to the treatment.
Depending on your medical conditions, we may write a prescription for cold sore medicine or acne medicine.
How it Works
Step 3: Treatment
We will apply a topical numbing cream to the areas of treatment for approximately 60 minutes.
Then your provider enters customized parameters that specifically for your condition into the Halo computer software. A cold air machine (a Zimmer) connected to the Halo handpiece is turned on to make for a more comfortable treatment.
We will then perform the Halo treatment in sectioned areas of the skin. For example, we divide the face into four quadrants.
Following the treatment, a moisturizing cream will be applied. You will leave with a complimentary skin care kit to use for the next two weeks.
How it Works
Step 4: Follow up
A follow-up visit will occur at one month post-treatment.
Procedure At A Glance
Best Best Results (# of Treatments)
Duration of Results
Long Lasting (years)
Risks & Complications
Certified Physician and AP Aesthetician
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What it Treats
- Fine lines
- Pore size
- Acne Scarring
- Uneven texture
- Age spots
- Sun spots
- Crepey skin
- Skin tightening
- Healthy appearing more youthful skin
- Fewer fine lines
- Tighter skin tone and texture
- Improvement in discoloration
- Decreased pore size
- Decrease acne scarring
- Melasma improvement (AKA the mask of pregnancy)
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are Halo treatments uncomfortable?
This varies from patient to patient. Some have no discomfort. Some find it to be mildly uncomfortable. Others find it to feel very hot and prickly.
- How long will I be warm?
The first ten to fifteen minutes are the most uncomfortable. Gradually the heat dissipates and will be gone in about two to three hours.
- What is used for pain?
Before the procedure, we apply a topical numbing cream and for most patients, it is sufficient to control pain. If needed, we can offer you Nitrous Oxide (“laughing gas”). We can also prescribe a mild relaxing medication if needed.
- How will I look when the right after the treatment?
You will be red for the first three days (longer if the treatment is more aggressive) and feel as though you have a sunburn. On the second and third day, as the dead skin cells move toward the top layer of the skin, you will notice fine little dark dots. Your skin will have some mild peeling and feel a little like sandpaper on days two and three. You may also experience swelling, especially on the upper cheeks and under the eyes.
Note: If the Halo body treatment is performed, the redness and small brown dots may be present for two weeks before resolving.
- What do I use for after care?
We will provide complimentary skin care products with instructions to use for the next two weeks.
- May I use makeup to hide the redness?
You may purchase our Oxygentix makeup to use after the Halo procedure. This is the only makeup product recommended as it allows the skin to breathe. It is also an excellent cover up that looks natural.
- How do I handle swelling if it occurs?
We recommend staying upright as much as possible. For the three days following the Halo sleeping on a stack of pillows or elevating the bed is helpful. If you are a person who is prone to swelling, taking allergy medication (such as Allegra, Claritin, Xyzal, or Zyrtec) the day of the treatment and for a few days after treatment will be beneficial. Occasionally oral steroids may be prescribed for significant swelling.
- Can I peel off those little brown dots?
We do not recommend manual, aggressive exfoliating of the skin as it is healing. However, gentle brushing with a washcloth when cleansing the skin is acceptable to reduce flaking.
- When do I see the "Halo Glow"?
You will see the Halo glow 1-2 weeks after the treatment. The stimulation of hyaluronic acid, besides better light reflectivity of the skin, contribute to this wonderful result. You will continue to appreciate pleasant changes for the next three months and beyond.
- How often can I do a Halo?
We recommend waiting at least one month between Halo procedures.
- Is the Halo good for darker skin tones?
Yes, we can use the Halo can on most patients with darker skin.
Movie star treatment!
– Lisa O.
I highly recommend the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic. I had a BBL and a Halo treatment and from the moment I walked in until the moment I left I felt so comfortable and well cared for. Dr. Mark Hagberg was perfect in every way. He took his time to explain the procedures and make sure I was comfortable with everything. The staff was exceptional and treated me like I imagine a movie star gets treated. The environment was clean, calm and friendly. I can’t say enough about my positive experience!
– Lisa O.
It was very gratifying to see the picture results of my Halo procedure at my follow up appointment.
– Kathy A.
It was very gratifying to see the picture results of my Halo procedure at my follow up appointment. I'm very happy with the results-better skin texture, smaller pores, skin taught, even acne control :-)
– Kathy A.
I'm a 63 year old male...
– Rod E.
I’m a 63 fair skinned male that grew up on a farm and mowed lawn all summer long without using any sunscreen. Needless to say, the skin of my face, neck and chest were extremely damaged by the sun. I have had two Halo treatments by Dr. Mark. I have to stress that I have also had a halo treatment at another skin clinic, and can not express how much better a result I received with a physician actually performing the procedure over a laser tech. Dr. Mark was extremely thorough and his expertise and experience was certainly revealed in my outcome. I without any hesitation highly recommend Dr. Mark and his staff!!!!
– Rod E.