Is the Halo Laser Safe for Dark Skin?

Laser resurfacing has been a go-to treatment for bringing out youthful skin, but there has always been an unfortunate exception — dark skin tones should not get laser treatments. But with the rise of the Halo laser, some people question, “Is the Halo laser safe for dark skin?”

We have one word for you: Yes! 

At AesthetiCare, we’ve performed countless Halo treatments in Kansas City on darker-skinned clients, and the results are just the same! Gone are the days where you have to worry about hyperpigmentation or even losing pigmentation. You’ll keep your beautiful complexion all while fighting visible signs of aging. 

Keep reading to learn exactly why the Halo laser is safe for dark skin. 

How the Halo laser is safe for dark skin

The main reason the Halo laser is safe for dark skin is because of its innovative hybrid technology. Halo is the world’s first laser that uses both ablative and non-ablative lasers to maximize results and reduce recovery time. 

Ablative wavelengths target the epidermis (top layer of skin) while non-ablative lasers target the dermis (deeper layer of skin). 

Because darker skin tones have more melanin (dark brown or black pigment), non-hybrid resurfacing lasers tend to be too harsh. They shed away a layer of skin, which can lead to hyperpigmentation in darker, melanin-rich skin tones. However, when combining ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, laser energy penetrates more evenly in the dermis and epidermis, reducing the risk of unwanted discoloration. 

Halo is also extremely customizable, allowing a technician to control the settings based on your skin tone. 

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What to expect when you get a Halo laser treatment at AesthetiCare

Our laser technicians are experts when it comes to treating dark skin tones. During your free consultation, we’ll examine your skin’s tone and texture to give us a full understanding of your needs. This includes using our VISIA Skin Analysis to take detailed images of your problem areas. 

During the procedure, we’ll treat the area(s) of your skin section by section, rolling the Halo handpiece in a criss-cross pattern until the system determines the treatment is complete. 

Most people don’t notice results right away, but as time passes, a boost in collagen and overall skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of: 


  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Sun spots
  • Discoloration
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • And more!

To maximize your benefits, you can even combine the Halo laser with other treatments such as ProFractional laser therapy

Schedule your Halo laser treatment at AesthetiCare today. 

Don’t miss out on smooth, youthful skin just because you’re wondering, “is the Halo laser safe for dark skin?” At AesthetiCare, our laser resurfacing treatments go beyond our expertise. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients of all skin tones look and feel their best every day. 

Our services are more than skin deep. The relationships we build with every single client helps us understand their needs to better serve them; not to mention, we love meeting new people and hearing their stories!

Contact us or use our virtual consultation tool to tell us about your needs and schedule a free one-hour consultation.

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What our clients are saying

Krissy is thorough and easy to talk to. She is confident in her skills and put me at ease.

Jessica is always keeping me up to date on new and exciting treatments. Although I have done multiple Intracel treatments in the past, this time she encouraged me to add on PRP. I highly recommend. Healing time was so fast!

Jessica did a great job always checking with me on how I was feeling. She was always concerned about how I was doing and doing the best job she could!

Jennifer explained everything in details and was very diligent in making sure that the procedure and follow up went well

I was given the proper guidance and steps to take to make my skin better. I truly love the honesty, care, and time taken to help find solutions to make my skin better. The before and after pictures truly show a difference on how well the procedure works. And I’m still noticing differences as my skin continues to heal.

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