A sunburn-like feeling is expected directly following the treatment and can be minimized by delicately applying a cool compress to the treated area. This burning sensation tends to dissipate within an hour or two following treatment.
Pinpoint bleeding may occur and is not uncommon or worrisome. Surface redness is expected and may increase in intensity through the third or fourth day following treatment.
Edema (swelling) is a side effect that may be minimized by keeping the treated area elevated/upright. In cases of extreme swelling, a steroid may be prescribed for a three-day treatment course.
Usually starting on days two and three, tiny bronze spots called MENDS (microscopic epidermal necrotic debris) will begin to surface on the skin. Itching and a sandpaper-like texture may accompany these spots.
It is very important NOT TO EXFOLIATE OR PICK AT these mends, as scarring or pigmentation complications may occur if the skin is not allowed to heal on its own.
Sunscreen is a requirement and should be used daily to avoid unwanted side effects. You may start using Oxygenetics mineral makeup immediately following the Halo procedure, and can safely continue your normal workout regimen 24 hours post-treatment.